Best female skater of the 2000-2010 decade

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Best female skater of the 2000s decade

  1. Kim

    134 vote(s)
    45.1%
  2. Slutskaya

    46 vote(s)
    15.5%
  3. Asada

    22 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Arakawa

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  5. Kwan

    82 vote(s)
    27.6%
  6. Cohen

    11 vote(s)
    3.7%
  1. ohashibiles

    ohashibiles Member

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    People must just be voting for their favorite since results dont go in line with these results. Results from best to worst:

    1. Slutskaya- 2 World titles, 2 Olympic medals, 4 Grand Prix final titles

    2. Kwan- 3 World titles, 1 Olympic medal, 0 Grand Prix final titles

    3. Asada and Kim- 1 World title, other World medals, 2 Grand Prix final titles each, no Olympic appearance.

    5. Arakawa and Cohen- Cohen lots of non gold medals. Shizuka World and Olympic gold with a bunch of really awful results otherwise.


    So the order should be Slutskaya best, Kwan second best, Kim third best not Kim best, Kwan second best, Slutskaya third best. Such biased and awful votes. People on this forum just really hate Slutskaya and love overrated Yu Na Kim I guess.
     
  2. kwanoverrated

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    1 Kim- 5 combined World titles 2007, 2008, 2010 Grand Prix final, 2009 Worlds, and 2010 Olympics. 2010 winter counts for both 2000s and 2010s decades.

    2. Arakawa- Only skater to win all of Worlds, Grand Prix final, and Olympics in decade besides Kim.

    3. Slutskaya- 6 combined Worlds titles in decade 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005 Grand Prix finals, 2002 and 2005 Worlds. Not higher since didnt get Olympics title.

    4. Cohen- was most consistent skater of decade, winning medals and always in contention every major event from 2002-2010. Would be first if she had just won a couple more big titles with 2003 Grand Prix final title only World victory.

    5. Asada- won 4 World events and Olympic silver, but not as consistent as Sasha, and wasnt around whole decade like Sasha.

    6. Kwan- won 3 World events and Olympic bronze, but also wasnt as consistent a threat for whole decade like Sasha.
     
  3. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    I guess you mean 2006.
     
  4. kwanoverrated

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    Well yeah I guess that makes more sense. Cohen was the only constant of the 2003-2006 quad though which was smack dab in the middle of the decade. Kwan was not a contender after 2004 except at Nationals, and Slutskaya was not a contender in 2003 and 2004. Arakawa was never a contender outside 2004 Worlds and 2006 Olympics. Cohen was always top 3 favorite, always big gold contender, practically always on the podium, and she was the only one you can say that of the middle quad, the most important quad of the decade. She should have established herself as best of the decade had she taken all her opportunities. Nobody doubts she should have easily won the 2004 Worlds, 2006 Olympics, and 2006 Worlds. 2002 Olympics and 2003 Worlds were big chances for her at gold too.