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skateboy
08-16-2012, 04:21 AM
The voters have spoken!! The FSU ultimate OLYMPIC CHAMPION SURVIVORS in DANCE are (drum roll)...........


1st place and Gold Medalists:

TORVILL/DEAN

2nd place and Silver Medalists:

KLIMOVA/PONOMARENKO


3rd place and Bronze Medalists:

GRISHUK/PLATOV


4th place: PAKHOMOVA/GORSHKOV
5th place: ANISSINA/PEIZERAT
6th place: BESTEMIANOVA/BUKIN
7th place: LINICHUK/KARPONOSSOV
8th place: NAVKA/KOSTOMOROV
9th place: VIRTUE/MOIR


Do you agree with the results, or is there "wuzrobbing" going on here? How would you have ranked the champions?

judgejudy27
08-16-2012, 04:22 AM
Since it is a game about the Olympics mainly I dont think T&D should have beaten G&P (2 time gold medalists) nor K&P (3 time medalists). All 3 are all time greats though.

flipforsynchro
08-16-2012, 04:25 AM
I thought it was about the champions themselves, not the Olympics. ^

skateboy
08-16-2012, 04:31 AM
I thought it was about the champions themselves, not the Olympics. ^

There were no rules. Some people voted on actual Olympic performances/records, others voted for overall career performances and still others voted for their favorites (or against their non-favorites).

My own opinion: Virtue/Moir in 9th (last) seems wrong to me. I would have had them a couple of places higher and I would have ranked Linichuk/Karponossov last. Other than that, I must say...

What an incredible podium!!

gingercrush
08-16-2012, 04:39 AM
Torvill & Dean have an excellent Olympic record though.

5th in 1980
Gold in 1984
Bronze in 1994 10 years later.

They completely dominated in 1984 and arguably would have dominated post 1984 if they wanted to as well. And we know they're good because 10 years later they were back at a level as good as anyone.

And neither of those others dancers received perfect 6.0s either nor are they as iconic.

blue_idealist
08-16-2012, 04:48 AM
I agree with the winners but I think V/M should have been ranked above L/K and N/K.

judgejudy27
08-16-2012, 05:35 AM
Torvill & Dean have an excellent Olympic record though.

5th in 1980
Gold in 1984
Bronze in 1994 10 years later.

They completely dominated in 1984 and arguably would have dominated post 1984 if they wanted to as well. And we know they're good because 10 years later they were back at a level as good as anyone.

And neither of those others dancers received perfect 6.0s either nor are they as iconic.

Excellent but not as much as:

G/P- 4th, gold, gold

or

K/P- bronze, silver, gold

and I agree they could have easily stayed in and won in 88, and I would have expected them to at the time, but it was their choice not to. Yamaguchi could have probably won 5 or 6 Worlds in a row and the 94 Olympics, and Fleming probably could have won 7 Worlds in a row and the 72 Olympics, but they dont get credit for doing that.

I do think T/D might be the best dance team ever, just not the greatest Olympic team ever. Anyway I am confused at the inconsistency. It isnt all about medals or Olympic results fine, but if it is about skating as opposed to Olympics wins or medals then why on earth is Katarina Witt on the verge of winning the ladies. Due to her superior quality of skating and not her 2 Olympic Golds. :lol: :lol: It seems people flucuate on what is important in the voting.

zilam98
08-16-2012, 06:04 AM
v/m shouldve placed higher, say at least higher than b/b.

skateboy
08-16-2012, 08:57 AM
It seems people flucuate on what is important in the voting.

As is the case with pretty much any poll on the FSU boards. ;)

pollyanna
08-16-2012, 02:51 PM
I think the results of the top 3 are correct. I am not a fan of Grishuk, but you can't argue 2 Olympic golds, even if I disagree about the one they won in 1994.

IMHO T&D and K&P are the two greatest ice dance teams in history, but T&D get the slight edge from me because of how they advanced the sport between 1980 and 1984. And all perfect scores for presentation at the Olympics Games? Unheard of until they came along.