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Vash01
08-23-2012, 09:08 AM
There have been some memorable Olympic performances (I am mainly thinking of LP but great SP cannot be excluded either) by skaters that did not win a medal in that Olympic. If my memory serves me right,

1984- Blumberg & Seibert, Tiffany Chin

1988- Midori Ito, Kurt Browning, Annenko-Sretenski

1992-Christopher Bowman, Kovarikova-Novotny, Grishchuk-Platov

1994-Katarina Witt (despite her mistake at the end, and the lack of difficult triple jumps, this was a wonderful emotional performance), Viktor Petrenko (LP), Kurt Browning (LP)

1998-Bourne & Katz (Riverdance)

2002- Ina & Zimmerman, Sasha Cohen, Takeshi Honda (SP)

2006- Johnny Weir (SP), Petrova-Tikhonov (SP)

2010- Kawaguchi-Smirnov (SP)

falling_dance
08-23-2012, 09:23 AM
I'm not an uberfan of any of the following, but I'm sure a case could be made for Denise Biellmann (1980 FS), Elaine Zayak (1984 SP and FS), and Mirai Nagasu (2010 SP and FS).

Libertango
08-23-2012, 10:19 AM
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:

skateboy
08-23-2012, 10:48 AM
I'm not an uberfan of any of the following, but I'm sure a case could be made for Denise Biellmann (1980 FS), Elaine Zayak (1984 SP and FS), and Mirai Nagasu (2010 SP and FS).

Yes! (Especially Zayak.)

mia joy
08-23-2012, 11:19 AM
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:

Ditto to Drobiazko/Vanagas and Delobel/Schoenfelder. Those were magnificent dances by two of the most charismatic dance teams in the recent years.

floskate
08-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Some obscure ones.....

1976 Robin Cousins. Everything I've ever read says he was completely robbed. This was also his hardest ever LP with 5 triples. A video of this performance is one of my holy grails.

1972 Starbuck & Shelley. Haven't seen it but from magazine reports, they skated better in Sapporo to finish 4th than they did at 1972 Calgary Worlds to finish 3rd. Total politiks.

paskatefan
08-23-2012, 12:18 PM
Midori Ito - 1988 Calgary - If it hadn't been for compulsory figures, I have no doubt she would have been on the Olympic podium.

briancoogaert
08-23-2012, 12:21 PM
Joannie Rochette 2006 Olympics LP :)

Skater91
08-23-2012, 01:14 PM
Rachael Flatt 2010 LP - Those flips should not have been downgraded.

Shyjosie
08-23-2012, 01:27 PM
2006 - Denkova/Staviski (FD)
Absolutely. Instantly thought of them when reading the thread title.

And let me add Moniotte/Lavanchy 1994 (FD).

oleada
08-23-2012, 01:45 PM
Nagasu & Lepisto's FS were two of my favorite performances from the 2012 Olympics

orbitz
08-23-2012, 03:17 PM
Tiffany Chin. She was at her career peak Sarejevo.

matti
08-23-2012, 04:01 PM
Virginia "Ginny" Baxter of USA won the free skating in Oslo 1952, but ended 5th overall. I don't know anything about her performance, though...

PashaFan
08-23-2012, 04:37 PM
Drobiazko/Vanagas FD 2006.
Ina/Zimmerman FS 2002.

blue_idealist
08-23-2012, 05:17 PM
The first one I thought of is Mirai Nagasu's FS in 2010. I really think she should have got the bronze.

Some people may want to pelt me with objects, but B&K in 1998 and 2002 (judging by the FD in 1998, I know their OD wasn't the greatest, and judging by both dances in 2002).

Oh, and B&A in 2010. They totally were robbed for the bronze.