Olympic Champion SURVIVOR: Ladies ROUND 1

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by skateboy, Jul 20, 2012.

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Who is the weakest link?

Poll closed Jul 24, 2012.
  1. Sjoukje Dijkstra

    13 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Peggy Fleming

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  3. Beatrix Schuba

    38 vote(s)
    17.1%
  4. Dorothy Hamill

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  5. Anett Poetzsch

    25 vote(s)
    11.3%
  6. Katarina Witt

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  7. Kristi Yamaguchi

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  8. Oksana Baiul

    14 vote(s)
    6.3%
  9. Tara Lipinski

    6 vote(s)
    2.7%
  10. Sarah Hughes

    91 vote(s)
    41.0%
  11. Shizuka Arakawa

    18 vote(s)
    8.1%
  12. Yuna Kim

    12 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Okay, now for the Olympic Champion SURVIVOR!

    The rules are: vote for the weakest link. For the first three rounds, we'll eliminate the bottom two. After that, one at a time. Other than that, there are no rules.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  2. falling_dance

    falling_dance Well-Known Member

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    :sarah1: is one of my favorite ladies. Even so, I voted for her.
  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    :lynch: :saint:
  4. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Sarah was the second to go in Champions survivor rounds, so she'll be out in this first round:rolleyes:
  5. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    And three votes for Yuna already? Wow!
  6. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Schuba deserves to be voted out early... her free skating was meh, but her figures were far and beyond what any woman or man ever achieved in that aspect.
  7. falling_dance

    falling_dance Well-Known Member

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    I feel the same way. Two World silvers, two European golds, two World golds, Olympic gold, and reputedly the best compulsory figures skater ever. She was a respectable fifth in Grenoble (a great event IMO), and had to beat an all-rounder like Magnussen and a prodigious talent like Lynn in order to win in Sapporo. That makes her an all-time great in my book.

    That said, I can understand why her vote count is so high right now, as the discipline in which she excelled is no longer a part of ISU competition.
  8. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    Sarah or Oksana...Sarah or Oksana...? HMMM...
  9. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Save Schuba!!
  10. falling_dance

    falling_dance Well-Known Member

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    Respect for Trixi! :mitchell:
  11. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

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    Schuba skated like a truck driver so i voted for her.
  12. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    Wtf Anett Poetzsch deserves to go this round. She was way behind technically when compared to her competitors. She did a frickin' double loop-double toe when her competitors were doing double axel-double loops and triple toe-double loops in the SP.
  13. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    So Michelle Kwan won't win this poll?:)
  14. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    FSU will find a way to make that happen
    Anyway, I voted for Sarah who disguised UR double salchows as double axels
  15. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Sarah gets no love around here. She had a very good double axel.
  16. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    There was a huge prerotation and underrotation
  17. pollyanna

    pollyanna Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you guys. I used to be so upset about my idol Janet Lynn not winning, but over the years, I have come to respect Schuba's extraordinary talent and how she dominated the scoring system in which she competed.

    For me, it's a no-brainer, it's Oksana Baiul. She had the potential to be one of the greatest ever, but she was gifted the gold too early for a long program that was choreographically crappy and not all that well performed.
  18. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    I wish people would stop saying stuff like that about skaters' jumps. :rolleyes:
  19. Macassar88

    Macassar88 Well-Known Member

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    I wish the skaters would stop doing these things. It isn't all skaters that do them, so it's a matter of good vs bad technique. Skating is a sport and needs rules. Not penalizing prerotation is like allowing false starts in track/swimming.
    kwanette and (deleted member) like this.
  20. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    The great Trixi Schuba was probably the greatest compulsory figures skater ever at a time when figures was over half of the competitive score and had been for decades. That already makes her greater than half of the skaters on this list of great skaters IMO.

    I know she probably wont go this round but my vote is easily for Annette Poetzsch. She isnt that good a skater and won in a really weak year, probably the weakest ladies field ever from 1977-1980 is where all her titles came. She was the best figures skater of her time, but not one of the best figures skaters of all time, and just an ok free skater, and very inconsistent, usually bombing atleast 1 program per major event, and did in Lake Placid with the short program.
  21. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough, but while I'll be the first to admit that Sarah had her share of less than fully rotated triples, it's simply not true about her double axel, especially the one in her Oly LP.
  22. shady82

    shady82 New Member

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    I too voted for Poetzch, because I don't think she was getting enough votes and is weak enough to be eliminated this round.
  23. gingercrush

    gingercrush New Member

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    I voted for Hughes. But can we not vote off Schuba she rocks and Poetzsch needs to stay around too. How can you not like Germans that beat the terrible Americans ;;;)

    Oh and while Witt has the two Olympic Golds and multiple world championships. I think the winner should ultimately be Hamill.
  24. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Oksana Baiul. Granted, I don't know much about Poetzsch, Schuba, or Dijkstra.
  25. robinhood

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    :confused:Sarah's double axel was easily her best jump. Very good height and distance and great flow coming out of it
  26. Jaana

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    Schuba was the most awful freeskate skater... I voted though for Hughes, because Slutskaya should have won that Olympics (Hughes was way overscored for her UR jumps and Slutskaya should have won the sp and because of that she would have won the gold medal).
  27. berthesghost

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    Poetzsch: Cheesy Frau Muller clone. 4th in SP (should have been 6th) and 3rd in LP, she won due to questionable insurmountable lead in figures.
    Schuba: clunky free skater who won because she was/is the undisputed queen of figure skating. It's a travesty she's losing this poll to Poetzsch.
    Dijkstra: another clunky free skater who none-the-less completely dominated skating for 4 years: Oly silver, 3 WCs, and OGM she was like completely undefeated for 4 years.
  28. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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  29. ZuZu

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    At last a poll kwawn cannot win!!! :cheer:
  30. ChelleC

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    There'll be a sizable write in vote for the Kween at the end. :slinkaway
  31. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Getting my pens out..and all of my pseuds..:)
  32. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    You can write in vote on fsu?
  33. Badams

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    Come on now. She doesn't win them all. She didn't win the men's polls, the pairs polls, the dance polls...:rofl:
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  34. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

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    If Katarina Witt wins this, then this poll does belong in the trash can
  35. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    I watched an old program of Poetzsch's this afternoon, and I understand why people are underwhelmed by her. It was her 1980 Olympics SP btw. OTOH, Denise Biellman's LP from the same competition was awesome. Darn figures. lol.
  36. os168

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    Oh hush, clearly you know nothing.

    Tara will be voted out :p So Kwan will win in the end!
    :lol:
  37. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    Poetzsch is the one closest in votes to Schuba at the moment...everyone vote for Annett to save Trixie! :cheer:
  38. skateboy

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2012
  39. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    Trixie is absolutely working that black mane wig and drag queen showgirl ensemble -- all the more reason she needs to stay, and why Annett (or any other "lesser" champion, for that matter) needs to be kicked to the curb with Sarah.
  40. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

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    All I can say is :rolleyes:. It's all a part of natural jump mechanics especially on edge jumps.