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icellist
09-30-2012, 10:44 PM
It just dawned on me that Laura Lepisto is the only world medalist of any discipline to never have made it to the Grand Prix Final in her career (can someone check?). Albeit, I know her career was cut short by an injury, but are there any other rare skaters like her?

I have to say she's really lucky that she brought "it" at the right time and event.

falling_dance
09-30-2012, 10:51 PM
Vanessa Gusmeroli, 1997 World bronze medalist, never made the Grand Prix Final.

modern_muslimah
09-30-2012, 10:58 PM
Artur Gachinski, 2011 World bronze medalist, has also never made the GPF as a senior.

falling_dance
09-30-2012, 11:03 PM
Stefan Lindemann (2004 World bronze medalist) never competed in the GPF either.

icellist
09-30-2012, 11:03 PM
:D I love to be proven wrong. (but IMHO Gachinski didn't really deserve that medal)

caseyedwards
09-30-2012, 11:59 PM
Gachinski brought it at the right time and event. He didn't zayak for all a lot or single any jumps and was on. Sure lots say he should only get 3 or 4 in PCS but that's not the norm for the last flight of skaters.

smarts1
10-01-2012, 01:01 AM
It just dawned on me that Laura Lepisto is the only world medalist of any discipline to never have made it to the Grand Prix Final in her career (can someone check?). Albeit, I know her career was cut short by an injury, but are there any other rare skaters like her?

I have to say she's really lucky that she brought "it" at the right time and event.

Brought what? She doubled three triples in the free and landed only three triples. Her bronze medal was a fluke and was hotly debated around these parts if I remember correctly. ;)

Jammers
10-01-2012, 01:20 AM
Brought what? She doubled three triples in the free and landed only three triples. Her bronze medal was a fluke and was hotly debated around these parts if I remember correctly. ;)

Agreed if Mirai hadn't had a meltdown Laura would never have been on the podium.

misskarne
10-01-2012, 05:55 AM
Artur Gachinski, 2011 World bronze medalist, has also never made the GPF as a senior.

You can't exactly count someone who a) is only just about to start his third Senior season and b) someone who is only 19 years old.

Vash01
10-01-2012, 06:05 AM
Did Gusmeroli ever make it to GPF? What about Elena Sokolova?

DimaToe
10-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Did Gusmeroli ever make it to GPF? What about Elena Sokolova?

As stated above, Vanessa never made the GPF, and if I recall correctly Cupcake made it 3 or 4 times, the last being back in the 05-06 season.

briancoogaert
10-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Did Gusmeroli ever make it to GPF? What about Elena Sokolova?
Yes, for Elena Sokolova, it's the contrary. IIRC, she made the GPF, but didn't make World team, in 1999 (???) !

essence_of_soy
10-01-2012, 11:17 AM
What about 1995 World Bronze Medallist, Nicole Bobek.

There is also footage of Bobek in her last season as an eligible skater competing at the 1998 Lalique Trophy where she skated her long program to Evita.

She won the short ahead of Maria Butyrskaja (who went on to win the World title in 1999) but she doubled three of six triples in the free skate.

Other than that, it was a pretty good skate.

snoopysnake
10-02-2012, 04:42 AM
I almost hate to bring this up, but Sonja Henie won 10 Worlds and never skated in a GP Final! :rofl::yikes::scream::lol:

Domshabfan
10-02-2012, 04:49 AM
:D I love to be proven wrong. (but IMHO Gachinski didn't really deserve that medal)

So who should have medalled instead.