Redone poll: Awesome OGM winning LPs since 1980 (pick 4)

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Nov 26, 2010.

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Pick 4: Great OGM winning LPs since 1980

Poll closed Feb 24, 2011.
  1. Boitano 1988

    82 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. Kulik 1998

    59 vote(s)
    22.5%
  3. Yagudin 2002

    158 vote(s)
    60.3%
  4. Tara Lipinski 1998

    52 vote(s)
    19.8%
  5. Sarah Hughes 2002

    23 vote(s)
    8.8%
  6. Yu na Kim 2010

    118 vote(s)
    45.0%
  7. Mishkutenok-Dmitriev 1992

    52 vote(s)
    19.8%
  8. Gordeeva-Grinkov 1994

    88 vote(s)
    33.6%
  9. Totmianina-Marinin 2006

    18 vote(s)
    6.9%
  10. Torville-Dean 1984

    142 vote(s)
    54.2%
  11. Klimova-Ponomarenko 1992

    70 vote(s)
    26.7%
  12. Virtue-Moir 2010

    69 vote(s)
    26.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

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    I voted for:
    1984 Torvill & Dean
    1988 Boitano
    1992 Klim + Pon
    1998 Kulik
    Why isn't Lysacek on this poll?

    I would like to have voted for Mish/Dmitriev because I loved that program so much it is still my all time favorite pairs LP. Unfortunately, the Olympic performance has two clear technical flaws that make me feel my vote has to go to the folks who did all their technical content cleanly (at least viewed in real time). I can't vote for G&G 1994 for the same reason - Sergei really struggled thru the last minute or so. (OTOH, I'd have been hard pressed not to vote for their 88 free skate, had the poll maker included it as an option.)

    Honorable Mention
    1994 Baiul
    2002 Yagudin, Hughes
    2006 Tot-Mar
    2010 Lysacek
     
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  2. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    I would have picked G/G 88 if it were there. So I picked T/D, K/P, Yags, Kim.
     
  3. mia joy

    mia joy New Member

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    Watching skating since 1999, having missed about 20 years of a given period, I went with only two: Yagudin and Kim. Two outstanding skaters, both masters of their times. Big names, will go down in history as the best of the best.

    But honestly, there hasn't been too many Olympic champions since 2000 who I would be crazy about. If we did this for short programs also, I would have placed D/W's OD very riddiculously high.
     
  4. Karpenko

    Karpenko Well-Known Member

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    :) My 4 as well.
     
  5. BmcC102

    BmcC102 Active Member

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    I proudly voted for Sarah Hughes... I always enjoyed her skating and I make no apologies.
     
  6. let`s talk

    let`s talk Banned Member

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    Yag. Just because his and his rival's Plush programs were away ahead. The gap between Yag/Plush stuff and the rest of skaters was much huger than the gap between other OG winners and their opponents.
     
  7. robinhood

    robinhood Active Member

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    I loved Arakawa's performance. It's my all time ladies favourite
    If I to pick the men, it'd be kulik. Untouchable jumping wise and in his ss ability (Patrick who?)
    In ice dance, for me K/P are the clear winners, even over T/D. their class was unrivalled and that program is a Masterpiece with capital M
    as for the pairs, why didn't you include B/S Meditation? For me it was totally mesmerizing and breathtaking and even though G/G or M/D were exquisite too, they had better performances of their programs in other competitions
     
  8. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Yagudin, Lipinski, G&G, Virtue/Moir.
     
  9. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    Boitano (what a fabulous LP competition that was)
    Yagudin (again, just a great LP with Pluschenko, and Goebel with all the quads)
    Kim (first ladies OGM-winning program in a long time that really delivered in every respect with meticulous technique and tremendous linking moves.)
    T&D -- (first time ice dance ever grabbed me and made me watch. Just mesmerizing.)
     
  10. liv

    liv Well-Known Member

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    I'd go for Gordeeva Grinkov 1988. 1994 was their weakest performance in a big event, other than world's 1990.

    Toller Cranston called the 1988 skate the "skate of the decade" and said as a judge, he would have held up a 6.1.
     
  11. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    Me too! I feel no shame. :p

    But I really can't decide what was better; her performance or her reaction to winning! :lol:
     
  12. eyh201

    eyh201 New Member

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    Kim, Yagudin, T&D, G&G
     
  13. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Boitano, Kulik, T&D, K&P

    I loved G&G in 1994, but I also loved their performances in 1988.
     
  14. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I loved the 88 performance too, and it was cleaner. I did not want to split the votes, so I didn't include it.
     
  15. ponta1

    ponta1 Active Member

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    Me too!
     
  16. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Well don't be ashamed, there are at least 5 judges who enjoyed her skating at the 2002 Olympics LP ! :watch:
     
  17. RunnersHigh

    RunnersHigh Well-Known Member

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    :rofl:
     
  18. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

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    Easy poll for me!

    I went with:

    Brian Boitano
    Alexei Yagudin
    Gordeeva/Grinkov
    Torvill/Dean

    Close runners-up:

    Klimova/Ponomarenko
    and
    Mishkutenuk/Dmitriev

    If Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze had been available, they'd be up there, too!

    And, where's Kristi?

    -Bridget :)
     
  19. stanhope

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    WORD. And it still blows my mind how they didn't even get one 6.0 for that performance. Yeah, yeah they skated first in the last group and so the judges had to "hold back" the higher mark. But still - at least ONE 6.0 should have popped up somewhere!
     
  20. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    I loved Sarah's performance in SLC, too. Her reaction was priceless!

    I still consider the Battle of the Brians the greatest men's competition in figure skating, ever (from all of the Olympics and Worlds to date). Both Brian's were superb, IMHO. :encore: