Rank the Olympic medal winning FDs from 1992 to 2010

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  1. shady82

    shady82 Active Member

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    This is, once again, difficult because of the huge changes in standards/emphasis, but here is a general ranking, only from what I've watched:

    Amazing
    Grishuk & Platov 1998
    Virtue & Moir 2010

    Good
    Krylova & Ovsiannikov 1998
    Anissina & Peizerat 2002
    Davis & White 2010

    Fair
    Anissina & Peizerat 1998
    Lobacheva & Averbukh 2002

    Blech
    Everything in 2006 (general skating that year was utterly sloppy. The top 3 teams, IMO, did not give the best 3 free dances).
    Fusar-Poli & Margaglio 2002 (should have ranked 5th)
    Domnina & Shabalin 2010 (started with a terrific CD, then sank to this sloppy FD)
     
  2. akkto

    akkto New Member

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    My list:

    FANTASTIC
    1.Grishuk Platov 1998
    2.Virtue Moir 2010

    VERY GOOD
    3.Anissina Peizerat 2002
    4.Klimova Ponomarenko 1992
    5.Krylova Ovsiannikov 1998
    6.Anissina Peizerat 1998

    GOOD
    7.Navka Kostomarov 2006
    8.Davis White 2010
    9.Domnina Shabalin 2010
    10.Usova Zhulin 1992
    11.Grishuk Platov 1994
    12.Torvill Dean 1994

    RATHER FORGETTABLE
    13.Belbin Agosto 2006
    14.Lobacheva Abervukh 2002
    15.Grushina Goncharov 2006
    16.Usova Zhulin 1994
    17.Duchesnay Duchesnay 1992

    WTF???
    18.Fusar-Poli Margaglio 2002
     
  3. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

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    Given that these dances took place under three different scoring systems, it would hardly be fair to actually try to score them or rank them by the rules of any of these eras. So, I have ranked them purely based on how much I enjoyed them and how much they impressed me with their ice dancing abilities.

    My rankings:

    1) Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992
    2) Davis & White 2010
    3) Usova & Zhulin 1994
    4) Torvill & Dean 1994
    5) Grishuk & Platov 1994
    6) Usova & Zhulin 1992
    7) Anissina & Peizerat 1998

    --- The above separate themselves from the rest in my mind because they are the ones I remember watching over & over and over weeks & months after the event. ---

    8) Virtue & Moir 2010
    9) Grishuk & Platov 1998
    10) Anissina & Peizerat 2002
    11) Belbin & Agosto 2006
    12) Duschesnays 1992
    13) Lobacheva & Averbukh 2002
    14) Navka & Kostomarov 2006
    15) Krylova & Ovsiannikov 1998
    16) Grushina & Goncharov 2006
    17) Domina & Shabalin 2010
    18) Fusar-Poli & Margaglio 2002
     
  4. mia joy

    mia joy New Member

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    It's kind of funny for me that you have them in this order, because out of these three Russian teams, L/A were the only ones acceptable for me and the only ones whose performance I actually liked. And their FD stood out for me as well, which I couldn't say about N/K or D/S.
    But in the end, I think it's just a matter of taste.

    but I would add a WTF description pretty much next to the whole 2006 podium and D/S 2010 as well as to F-P/M. Those Olympic Games podiums will kill me one day :p