M Kwan Election -World Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by sk9tingfan, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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  2. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    I guess my concerns about IN calling her election a "virtual lock" were completely unfounded.

    Yay Michelle!
  3. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Congrats, Michelle, so well-deserved.
  4. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

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    Well-deserved! And unsurprising. ;)
  5. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

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    Great news! Congratulations to Michelle!
  6. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

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    Yay for Michelle! :cheer2:
  7. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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    I'll bet Sonia Bianchetti is totes jelly. :p
  8. skatingfan5

    skatingfan5 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to the Kween! :cheer2:
  9. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I'm so happy for her.
  10. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

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    YAY KWEEN!!!

    So deserved! Michelle is amazing!!

    I am so proud to be a fan.
  11. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Well deserved honor!
  12. CoyoteChris

    CoyoteChris New Member

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    Can you say, "No Brainer?" If they DIDNT elect her I would be buying tar and feathers.
    Wouldnt you just love to know the vote totals?
    I am still pretty sore about Rudy not making the nats hall of fame....but I bet he gets it next year....
  13. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    Do you feel better, dear? :rolleyes:

    Congratulations to Michelle - IMHO a very well-deserved honor.
  14. taf2002

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    I didn't realize he hadn't made it. With his pairs records, his nat'l title, & his world bronze, he should already be there IMO.

    Congrats to Michelle.
  15. Karpenko

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    She deserves it so much, and I love that how - just like in her skating career - she sweeps a US and World "title" in the same year ;) And they both have only her in the spotlight, sigh just perfect. She deserves it.

    I could drone on and on like any Kwan fan with love in their eye.. but I'll sum it up by saying that she is the epitome of what every sports fan dreams of having in the athelete that they are rooting for, and I'm very proud to have stuck by her during every amazing high and crushing low moment of her career. She handled every moment better than I did as her fan, and she did it all as if a 5 year old were watching and judging her every move at all times. She is the greatest role model and will forever be my favorite athlete of all-time. I'd like to thank her for making my job as an uber fan very easy for many years and her style of skating will always be my favorite. :)
  16. DimaToe

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    :cheer2::cheer::glamor:!!!LONG LIVE THE KWEEN!!!:glamor::cheer::cheer2:
  17. bardtoob

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    LONG LIVE THE KWEEN! LONG LIVE THE KWEEN! LONG LIVE THE KWEEN!
  18. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Such a deserving inductee!! Congrats to one of our sport's greatest Legends :D
  19. jlai

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    Me too me too. Thrilled for Michelle for both hof but sucked for Rudy for not making it when nationals returned to San Jose.
  20. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to Michelle!! I'm so happy for her!

    (As an aside, I went to their website to see who is in the WHOF, but their website is so poorly designed and half the links don't work so I never found anything. I don't know who built their site but they need to find someone else. Pronto.)
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  21. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

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    The Kween's honors are well deserved, taking nothing from anybody else.

    Rudy was quite prominent at Nationals, including being a featured performer in the opening ceremonies with shades of his winning performance and even skating with Yamaguchi's daughter, and I heard a buzz that he would be getting his the next time Nationals comes to San Jose.

    In fact, the only thing that really disappointed me about San Jose was that there should have been chants of 6.0 for Michelle in the arena.
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  22. Iceman

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    The inductees through 2010 are shown in this Wiki link


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Figure_Skating_Hall_of_Fame

    Some I have never heard of.
  23. skipaway

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    Congratulations Michelle, well earned and deserved.
  24. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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    No! Won't someone think of Sonia? :drama:
  25. paskatefan

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    Congrats to the Kween! :encore:
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    Congratulations to Michelle. This is a well deserved honor.
  27. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    It is just amazing to have been a fan of Kwan's since I first saw her skate at 94 Nationals. How lucky am I to have fallen in love with her? She gave me so many great years of skating and never let her fans down on a personal level and now we get to continue to watch her have success after skating. I am so proud of her and so thrilled for all of her continued success.
  28. briancoogaert

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    Same here, since I first watched her at 1994 Junior Worlds. :swoon:
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  29. RunnersHigh

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    She deserves it!
    Congrats to Michelle!!
  30. lexeoe

    lexeoe New Member

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    when is the induction?
  31. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    You are, sweetie - I am sure that's quite enough since I do believe one of the things you love most about this sport is the :drama: , right? ;)
  32. l'etoile

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    Words don't even begin to describe how I feel now. Much congrats to MK! I'll always seek out for you :)
  33. l'etoile

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    Maybe during worlds at Nice?
  34. kwanatic

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    Karpenko, you are awesome! This mirrors my exact sentiments...PERFECTLY SAID.
  35. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Isn't this a U.S.-sponsored and maintained World Hall of Fame (USFS), even though members come from all over the world? I would bet that Michelle will be inducted during the next Nationals....unless Skate America or some other major event is held in Colo Springs in the coming year. I don't think that this Hall of Fame is run by the ISU.

    Regardless - Congratulations to Michelle! I'll do jumping jacks with Mrs. Obama over this!!!
  36. Iceman

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    In 2009 the induction ceremony was held at a hotel during Worlds and was hosted by Dick Button. Worlds was in the US that year, so I am not sure the same procedure takes place when Worlds is outside the US, but I would think so.

    I did some further checking and it does appear that in other years the induction has taken place during Worlds. As to whether the format is always the same as in 2009 (away from the competition), I don't know. Maybe some who have attended Worlds can let us know.
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  37. worldsnice12

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    Michelle is the reason why I fell in love in figure skating back in 94 and one of my biggest regrets in life is that I never had the chance to see her live during her competition years..Now, I live in Nice and will attend Worlds so if the induction were to be done here, I would be extremely happy :cheer2:
  38. Iceman

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    Am I remembering correctly that Michelle won one of her World titles at Nice?
  39. skatesindreams

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    In 2000, Iceman.
  40. Morry Stillwell

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    Yes she did, and she demonstrated just what a credit to the sport she is backstage after being released from testing. Sorry, if this is too long.

    While taking to friends and officials, I noticed two young girls that were trying to get autgraphs of skaters as the came out. This was somewhat strange since not everyone was allowed back stage. I wondered who they were. I started to talk to them and realized they both spoke only Spanish. They wanted autographs and I saw them rudly rebuffe by skaters finishing second and third.

    They did get it across that they wanted Michelle's autograph so when Michelle came out I asked her to sign the two autograph books. Even though Michelle was being overrun by press she readily agreed, to the joy of the girls.
    A true class act from Michelle and she even stood for pictures

    Some time after, I learned that the two young girls were the Grand Daughters of Smaranch, President of the International Olympic Committee.