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VIETgrlTerifa
08-27-2012, 04:45 AM
Also, NBC chacked it. I had to watch it online.

judgejudy27
08-27-2012, 05:03 AM
Speaking of 2010, I can't believe nobody mentioned Suzuki's absolutely awesome LP.

Probably since almost nobody saw it unfortunately. I didnt until you mentioned this and then looked it up to see it. It definitely was great.

Marco
08-27-2012, 08:14 AM
I see someone else mentioned them, but I forgot about P/T in 2006.

P&T (CHN) really deserved a medal more than Z&Z in 2006, even with the harder jumps and without all the interruption deductions for Z&Z. They were just that much better than Z&Z.

I think P&T were underscored at both Olympics so it's great that they at least won both post-Olympic worlds.

I&Z were robbed of 4th in 2002 but I wouldn't put them on the podium.

Marco
08-27-2012, 08:32 AM
For the ladies, Nagasu and Lepisto in 2010 immediately come to mind. I personally would have them on the podium with Kim. I would have kept Lepisto in the final group, replacing Flatt. IMO Nagasu and Lepisto easily had the 2nd and 3rd best skate that night, all things considered.

IMO, Suguri had a good case of wuzrobbed in both 2002 and 2006.

A case can be made for Sato in 1994 because, even with the mistake in the short, she still produced one of the two best performances of the night (together with Chen). Same for Chen herself in 1992.

And of course, Ito in 1988.

sk8ingcoach
08-27-2012, 07:52 PM
Midori Ito - 1988

Fume Suguri - 2006

Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu, Laura Lepisto, Akiko Suzuki - 2010

Joannie was good but I thought one of these long programs were better. Rachael Flatt was flawless and I don't think those 3flips should have been downgraded which would have placed her higher in the free. Mirai was good too I guess. Laura surprised me and I thought she did really well. Akiko was fantastic especially considering how hard it was for her to get to the Olympics after fighting anorexia and having to place well at nationals.

VIETgrlTerifa
08-27-2012, 11:35 PM
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or not, and I'm not saying they should have medaled or anything, but I absolutely loved Delobel/Schoenfelder's routines in Vancouver. Despite the lack of prep/training time due to Isabelle's injury and then pregnancy, they put so much heart and personality in their routines that I couldn't help but enjoy them. They were more enjoyable than most of the teams competing (and I found their OD and FD to be much more watchable than Belbin/Agosto and Domnina/Shabalin's efforts).

briancoogaert
08-28-2012, 06:41 PM
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or not, and I'm not saying they should have medaled or anything, but I absolutely loved Delobel/Schoenfelder's routines in Vancouver. Despite the lack of prep/training time due to Isabelle's injury and then pregnancy, they put so much heart and personality in their routines that I couldn't help but enjoy them. They were more enjoyable than most of the teams competing (and I found their OD and FD to be much more watchable than Belbin/Agosto and Domnina/Shabalin's efforts).
I love DelShoes twizzles sequences from Vancouver !
I love their programs from Vancouver.

Simone411
08-28-2012, 09:09 PM
Punsalan & Swallow - 1998 Olympics. :cool:

blue_idealist
08-28-2012, 10:16 PM
Also, NBC chacked it. I had to watch it online.

I watched it on one of CTV's affiliates, I think, probably Sportsnet.

matti
08-31-2012, 05:20 AM
Trixi Schuba 1968 (figures)
Julie Lynn Holmes 1972 (e.g. paragraph bracket)
Isabel de Navarre 1976 (back paragraph loop)

Torvill and Dean 1980

Midori Ito 1988

jdonavan
08-31-2012, 11:22 AM
Oooh, I forgot about Denise. She was definitely the head of the class at Lake Placid in both the SP and LP.


I didn't think Ina & Zimmerman's was medal worthy at all. For them to be on the podium would have meant that either B&S, S&S, or the Canadians was off the podium. I & Z was not the same league as those pairs.

rewatch the video: they were in the league that night and should have been ahead of the Chinese.

Not on subject but....Pang and Tong should have won Gold in Vancouver

nguyhm
02-05-2014, 06:59 PM
2002 - Drobiazko/Vanagas (FD)

2006 - Denkova/Staviski (FD), Delobel/Schoenfelder (FD and overall). B/A and G/G were so bad in the FD :scream:
I agree about Drobiazko/Vanagas (FD) in 2002.

bardtoob
02-05-2014, 07:46 PM
Janet Lynn's infamous 1971 Worlds Freeskate, which probably changed the course of skating history.

Sasha'sSpins
02-05-2014, 08:43 PM
Nagasu & Lepisto's FS were two of my favorite performances from the 2012 Olympics

2012 Olympics were the Summer Games in London. I think you meant 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. :D

2002 Sasha Cohen

2010 Mirai Nagasu

1988 Midori Ito - the Duchesnays

1980 Denise Biellmann.


Bronze ahead of Joannie Rochette ?

I wouldn't given it to Mirai. She was held way down in the SP too. Should've been no lower than 4th imo.


I kind of agree with blue_idealist also... Quite honestly, even though Joannie became the darling of those Olympics due to personal circumstances, she made 4 major glaring errors in her LP and it was definitely NOT worth the 130+ that she received in the LP. She had a major step out on the flip (and was leaning) and the double axel had a slight turn out, which were her two most visible errors. Her second lutz and her triple salchow (in the sequence) were both clearly underrotated and if the technical panel wanted, they could have easily given them < marks. Besides, I hated the choreography for Joannie's LP anyway-- that step sequence was horrendously put together. And on top of that, Mirai was undermarked on PCS in the SP (considering she was pretty unknown still to the international panel at that point).

Even the Eursport commentators thought Mirai would place second ahead of Mao and Joannie in the LP, but ended up placing 5th in the LP (behind Kim, Asada, Rochette, and Lepisto), and they were appalled when her LP mark didn't even break 130, despite the fact that Mirai was going bonkers over her LP score and placement.

^^^
THIS!


The ones that come to my mind.

2006 & 2010 Johnny Weir
1998 Bourne & Kraatz
1992 Grishuk & Platov
2010 Belbin & Agosto

I'd add these to my list too!


Punsalan & Swallow - 1998 Olympics. :cool:

THIS!

briancoogaert
02-05-2014, 09:19 PM
Janet Lynn's infamous 1971 Worlds Freeskate, which probably changed the course of skating history.
It was not an Olympic performance, but I agree with you.
I would have loved to live this moment. It seems it was amazing.