Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by SamuraiK, Jul 24, 2012.
I am really curious, what happened to your Irina fandom ? For years I thought you argued her high placements , and now you have her below Meissner? I'm not her fan, but even I have her higher than that.
I disagree. If Yu Na did not have her consistant 3/3 she would not seem that amazing. Michelle was not considered a great jumper and many consider her amazing. Yu Na is stronger at more difficult jumps.But the more talented skater is very debateable. #ubering.
Actually I have always valued attention to detail and finesse and care much about quality to difficulty. If you know what I mean.
However, I typed my list in a haste. I probably would have had her above Ando and had her around even with Meissner. When Meissner lost her jumps, I really started to appreciate the quality of her skating.
One thing to keep in mind though is that they are all champions in some way, and coming in last in a list like this is still nothing to be sneezed at.
FIRST - I would have had Tara first as I became a fan of figure skating because of her. Also, she won an Olympic gold at 15 & Grand Prix Final gold at 15, a National, Grand Prix Final and World gold at 14 which is just incrediable!!! She made skating look so easy which is very hard to do! Olympic gold is the big prize and I think without that a skater, regardless of how talented you think they are, can't be considered the greatest.
SECOND - I would have Yuna second as she won all the big prizes too. Her skating didn't particularly move me, but she accomplished everything very well.
THIRD - I would have Shizuka third as she won the Olympic gold too, her competition skated badly and she didn't have that much difficulty at the Olympics, but she did what she needed to do so good for her! I wish she could have skated her Olympic program like her World 2004 program because that was so good.
Sarah won an Olympic gold, but I still can't put her fourth. If the skating order had been judged correctly after the short program at the Olympics, Sarah wouldn't have won. I just can't put her fourth. FOURTH - Instead that belongs as a tie to Irina and Michelle. They both won so many competitions and they both brought a lot to skating. I enjoyed Michelle's competitive programs from 1996 until 2001. One of my all time favorite programs will be her Song of the Black Swan as she was so musical in that number and interpreted the program wonderfully. I liked Irina's short programs better then her long programs, but I really enjoyed most of her non competitive programs. She was so competitive and skating competitions were fun to watch when she was competing.
I would put Mao fifth, Lu Chen sixth, Maria seventh and Carolina eighth.
I'd wager a bet that one or two people here will disagree, but everyone's entitled to their opinion...
Actually, I really like all the skaters listed, other than Yu-Na, who does nothing for me. Even though Maria is ranked last (due to her REALLY jerky jump landings), I did love her SP at 00 Worlds, and of course her big LP win in 99 was inspiring too.