Best Bronze Medal Olympic performance by a Lady

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Aug 29, 2012.

Best Olympic Bronze Medal performance by a Lady

Poll closed Nov 27, 2012.
  1. Debbie Thomas (1988)

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  2. Nancy Kerrigan (1992)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Chen Lu (1994)

    20 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. Chen Lu (1998)

    51 vote(s)
    29.7%
  5. Michelle Kwan (2002)

    24 vote(s)
    14.0%
  6. Irina Slutskaya (2006)

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. Joannie Rochette (2010)

    67 vote(s)
    39.0%
  8. Other

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    We might as well pick the best bronze medal performance by a lady in the Olympics.

    I chose not to list anyone before 1988, but it does not mean you cannot vote for someone before 1988 (the 'Other' option)

    In 1984 Kira Ivanova because of school figures, and I have never seen Dagmar (I forget her last name) who won the 1980 bronze. In any case, the more recent ones seem to get more votes, so 1988 is as far back as I want to go on this list.
     
  2. Shyjosie

    Shyjosie Active Member

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    Lurz. ;)
     
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  3. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    It's between Joannie Rochette and Lu Chen 1994 for me.
    I voted for Lu Chen as I think she deserved to be higher than 3rd (ahead of Baiul, IMO)...
     
  4. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Lu Chen in 1998 for me. I really enjoyed that one, artistically, and none of the others really stand out technically to me.
     
  5. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    Chen Lu-1998. Beautiful performance, especially since she didn't even make the free skate in the 1997 World Championships.
     
  6. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    I'd say it was most similar to Nancy's 92 win. The cof-avorites were battling it out for gold and took the top two spots. 3rd was up for grabs between about a half dozen ladies. Lurz's lp was well choroegraphed by rob Paul, but the delivery kinda fell a bit flat.

    P.s. her lp costume actually looked very much like nancy's 94 lp costume.
     
  7. BmcC102

    BmcC102 Active Member

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  8. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Michelle Kwan is not winning?! LOL. She was still Kwan-esque in many respects and in many details.
     
  9. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Chen in 1994 for me. Many felt it was the best long program of the night, or atleast superior to Oksana's. By 1998 she was mediocre in technical abilities for a top skater even when she skated cleanly. Rochette in 2010 had too many mistakes, although under COP she would still easily beat all others on that list, and under 6.0 would beat Chen of 98 and possibly Chen of 94. The others dont even factor in, although Kwan of 2002 was atleast better than the remaining 3 which were plainly mediocre at best.
     
  10. Karpenko

    Karpenko Well-Known Member

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    Sucks that Lulu has to split her votes, buy even so I think her 98 Olympic LP is one of the most graceful, beautiful, and genuinely emotional performances ever.
     
  11. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    It's Lu Chen in 1994 vs Lu Chen in 1998. 1994 was technically superiors but 1998 was so full of emotions.
     
  12. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Ethel Muckelt :swoon:
     
  13. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
  14. giselle23

    giselle23 Active Member

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    Why isn't Janet Lynn included in this poll? I voted "other" because Janet's first place free skate in 1972, which received a 6.0 from one judge, is one of my favorite free skates of all time.
     
  15. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Sorry, I did not go that far. I should have included Janet; I did not think of her Olympic bronze because it was so long ago. I stopped at 1980 while trying to remember (and did not even inclde 1980 & 1984).
     
  16. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

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    I picked Kwan, that was a beautiful program and loved the dress.
     
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  17. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    She also finished fourth in pairs at the same Olympics. :respec:
     
  18. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    I voted Kwan too, not not because of the program. Chen in 98 was more magical, and in 94 was perhaps better tech content, but I went with Kwan because she's the only bronze I can think of that I consider wuz robbed of gold.
     
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  19. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    Lu 98! Amazing artistry.
     
  20. DimaToe

    DimaToe Well-Known Member

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    :eek:So... looks like the Kween might not win this poll :lol:
     
  21. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    She's in 3rd now, so maybe she'll take bronze in the bronze poll :p
     
  22. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i'm still not convinced that joannie should have had bronze to begin with, interesting to see her lead
     
  23. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    At the age of 38, no less. :kickass:
     
  24. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    Eighties kids are unstoppable! :rockstar:

    :p
     
  25. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Purple, still...
     
  26. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    So, it means all her other wins were well deserved ! :p
     
  27. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could change my vote. I rewatched Lu Chen's '98 and '94 performance, and I actually decided I like the '94 one better even though I originally thought '98 was better.
     
  28. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe Joannie is winning this poll...
     
  29. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I know. Artistically, yes, that performance was nice, but technically.. far from wonderful.
     
  30. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    LOL, that's why she "only" won the bronze !
    It was far from being wonderful, but it was very good and a strong performance. Minor errors in jumps, good spins, good skating qualities...
    Anyway, I didn't vote for her !