Olympic Champion SURVIVOR: LADIES Round 5

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by skateboy, Aug 8, 2012.

Who is the weakest link?

Poll closed Aug 12, 2012.
  1. Peggy Fleming

    10 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. Dorothy Hamill

    12 vote(s)
    8.4%
  3. Katarina Witt

    11 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Kristi Yamaguchi

    66 vote(s)
    46.2%
  5. Yuna Kim

    44 vote(s)
    30.8%
  1. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Here we go, Round 5 -- Ladies!

    In Round 4, we said goodbye to:

    6th place: TARA LIPINSKI


    We eliminate one skater per round.
     
  2. Skater91

    Skater91 Member

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    really Yuna is going next? -_-
     
  3. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    It kind of blows my mind that the skater with possibly the most perfect two programs in Olympic history appears to be the next one to go over someone like Yamaguchi, whose program was far from perfect.
     
  4. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    This isnt just based on oly performances
     
  5. t.mann

    t.mann New Member

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    Yamaguchi
     
  6. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Kristi Yamaguchi, like last time
     
  7. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I think Fleming should go but since it is clear she wont I voted for Yamaguchi only since her OGM winning performance was sluggish and dissapointing, and I am dissapointed she didnt come back to win a 2nd gold in 94.
     
  8. jatale

    jatale New Member

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    Kristi is the weakest link in this round IMO.
     
  9. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Yep, except for the part about Fleming.
     
  10. SkateBlades17

    SkateBlades17 New Member

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    I voted Yamaguchi, but it's hard to compare some of these people because as time went on, jumps and things became more difficult.
     
  11. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you and voted the same way this time.
     
  12. johndockley92

    johndockley92 New Member

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    This is a joke. Dorothy and Peggy aren't anywhere near as good as the others. The sport has evolved, meaning the skaters have gotten better and better.
     
  13. brightphoton

    brightphoton New Member

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    Yeah, and Dorothy and Peggy are old 'n stuff too. They can't even do double jumps now.
     
  14. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
    Thanks for the hearty laugh! You are a gifted comedian.
     
  15. johndockley92

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    I feel like Fleming and Hamill may obviously be better at things such as figures, but otherwise their technical was clearly lacking compared to the other skaters. Not only that, since the new system was put into effect, skating has really gotten a lot more intricate. When you watch programs from 15 or so years ago, all you see is skate-skate-skate- jump. Now you see tons of connecting steps and intricate moves, jumps that are seamlessly linked with footwork, etc.
     
  16. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I think Hamill might be the best pure skater of the whole group in many ways. Fleming on the other hand never amazed me even considering her era, and her free skate at the 68 Olympics was lamer than Hamilton's winning skate.
     
  17. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    :rofl::rofl: now do you dig this hole for yourself with a shovel, or are you using more advanced technology? :lol:
     
  18. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    Meh, shovels are sooooooooo 19th century. If it or anything else came into prominence more than ten years ago -- y'know, during the Stone Age -- then it's obviously useless and not worth anyone's attention.
     
  19. johndockley92

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    Every sport evolves - figure skating included. The skaters of yesteryear wouldn't stand a chance in competition against the top Juniors.
     
  20. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    I feel like I've heard this before from fans of Caroline Zhang, Mirai Nagasu, Adam Rippon, Naomi Nari Nam, Christina Gao, Nobunari Oda, the list goes on and on and on, and we've only seen evidence that the opposite is true, so :blah:. Sasha Cohen and Mao Asada certainly did not achieve everything that was predicted for them either.

    I don't know how many times it can be said, but I'll say it again, success and potential in the junior level does not always translate into success in the senior level.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2012
  21. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: oh, the gift that keeps on giving.

    Although she'd never beat Peggy in competition, I still think Gracie Gold would benefit a lot from training figures.
     
  22. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    You're absolutely right. Why, by that logic, Sonja Henie is a total nothing compared to today's juniors -- that broad didn't even do a 2Axel! The shame! And yanking her skate over her head? Fuhgettabouddit! Who cares that she's the only singles lady skater to win 3 Olympic Gold Medals and 10 World titles, and is considered by most other people to be one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, lady skater in the history of the sport. Doesn't matter, because she didn't have a time machine to travel to post-2004 to prove herself under COP, because *that's* what really matters! Yeah, Sonja's such a loser.
     
  23. johndockley92

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    She was great during her time, but she'd be nothing today. Her accomplishments are fantastic, however she obviously lacks the skill to compete in today's skating.
     
  24. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    Are you sure your real name isn't Ryan Lochte?
     
  25. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure why Ryan Lochte would be an appropriate reference in this case but maybe he had some comments I am unaware of.
     
  26. flipforsynchro

    flipforsynchro New Member

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    there was an article going around on why Ryan is a sexy dbag