Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by blue_idealist, Sep 4, 2012.
Same thing as the ones for bronze.
I would Klimova & Ponomarenko 1988, the only one of the silver performances that actually deserved gold.
Regöczy & Sallay in 1980 did not just divide the judges so much that they almost won but they also won 1980 worlds so they seemed to have a real momentum and skill that was not just isolated to an Olympics. It may not be the best but came to mind almost immediately!
That was a good one, I decided not to include the '80s because I'm not too familiar with MOST of the performances myself.
That is why I voted "other".
Yay Davis and White
None of those are phenomal just good. Davis & White werent that developed artistically yet in 2010 and their POTO was pretty bland but technically superb. Belbin & Agosto were 4th in the FD in 2006. Lobacheva & Averbuhk had a much better OD than FD, I cant believe they nearly won with that program, but then again no FDs were great that night. I did not like Krylova & Ovsiannikov's Carmen which was way overdone. Usova & Zhulin's FD in 94 was very dissapointing, even if they were .1 from winning gold. The Duchensays programs in 92 were nowhere near their creative standards, and they were never exceptional technicians.
I honestly dont know who to pick. Maybe I should vote for the best OD. In which case my choice would be Krylova & Ovsiannikov in 98, although Usova & Zhulin in 94, Lobacheva & Averbuhk in 2002, and Belbin & Agosto in 2006 were also great. K&O and U&Z both had very strong CDs as well
I went with 'other'. I loved Klimova & Ponomarenko's performances at the 1988 Olympics. Their skating skills completely blow B&B's out of the water.
and they were easily better than anyone on this poll too Seriously are there any great FDs on this poll? The 80s silver FDs were all better, plus M&M in 76, even B&B in 84 (desite that vs the field present that year I had them only 3rd or 4th).
I think K/P's skating skills blow every other skaters' skills out of the water.
Therefor, my vote goes to the Duchesnays, who were one judge short of winning against them (K/P) in '92, with a very difficult program.