Skater's favourite skaters

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  1. jl22aries

    jl22aries Active Member

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    Just wanted to see if we could make a fun compilation of tids and tads from interviews/conferences/etc.

    From the lp small medal ceremony in Nice:

    Patrick's faves are Kurt Browning and Lambiel

    Daisuke's faves are Patrick, Lambiel, Davis/White, and one more but I couldn't catch the name?

    Yuzuru's faves are Patrick, Plushenko, and Johnny Weir.


    And in the coach/choreographer category:

    Anjelika Krylova honourably mentioned Zhulin, Ponomarenko, and V/M (especially Moir) in a recent interview.


    Please share!
  2. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    Irina Slutskaya loves Alena Leonova in a recent interview

    Michelle Kwan's fave is Kristi Yamaguchi

    Kim Yuna's fave is Michelle Kwan

    Adelina's fave is Mao Asada

    Gao loves being compared to Yuna , lol

    Shelepen likes Daisuke's skating

    Mao looks up to comparison with Midori Ito

    Gold's fave is Kim Yuna

    Julia Lipnitskaya looks up to Carolina Kostner and Adelina

    Yuzuru's Idol is Pluschenko

    Elizaveta enjoys Evgeni Pluschenko

    and Evgeni Pluschenko is Evgeni Pluschenko :cool:
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  3. figuristka

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  4. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Liza used to list Kim as one of people she looks up to in her facebook page;)
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    Oksana Baiul's favorite was Jill Trenary.Oksana said in 1993: She (Jill) is a real woman on ice.

    Meno and Sand had said -they take inspiration from Gordeeva-Grinkov.

    Berezhnaya-Sikharulidze took inspiration from G&G. Anton also liked Underhill-Martini.

    Yuka Sato was considered a "skaters' skater". Scott Hamilton and Kurt Browning liked her skating. Also in Katia's book 'My Sergei' she wrote that during the 92 Olympics Sergei called her from another room and said(while watching)- hey, she is really good (I am paraphrasing; I don't have the book in front of me).

    Shen & Zhao admired B&S, particularly during the 2002 Olympics. They said they (B&S) deserved to win the gold. It is to be noted that S&Z chose to skate to music used by B&S in the past (Meditation from Thais and Impossible dream).
  6. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    really ? :confused:

    in her interviews, she mentioned she doesn't have any female skater idols
    and doesn't want to be compared although she likes Yuna and Mao's skating

    though Liza looks up to a male skater called Pluschenko :)
  7. Yukari Lepisto

    Yukari Lepisto New Member

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    Although S/Z said they liked B/S's skating... I'm 100% sure S/Z's idols are G/G as well. They said that many times in chinese interviews.

    Feel like G/G are really the "God" of pairs skating, and rightly so. Still the best pairs team ever imo.
  8. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Yeah, but it was a couple of years ago so(shrug).
  9. Bournekraatzfan

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    cool thread!

    -Yes, I saw a fluff piece in which S&Z cited G&G as the ideal pairs team and noted that they frequently watched videos of their skating and tried to emulate their style (G&G are my all-time favourite pair team, too:))

    -I remember Katia saying that B&S were reminiscent of her and Sergei

    -I believe one of Lu Chen's idols was Kristi Yamaguchi

    -I read somewhere that Fumie looked up to Michelle and that Michelle taught her her first triple

    -Joannie stated that Oksana Baiul and Michelle Kwan were inspirations when she was younger (and also expressed admiration for Mao Asada and Kim Yu Na)
    http://www.figureskating-online.com/joannie-rochette.html

    -In the Q&A after the 4CC small medal ceremony, Patrick cited Daisuke as an inspiration and said that he had learned a lot from him
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcPQNItAd_Q

    -Elena and Nikita have expressed admiration for Tessa and Scott on twitter and in an interview, respectively

    -Tessa and Scott mentioned in the 4CC Q&A that they looked up to Shae and Vic and Marie-France and Patch
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV5xkzhc7Ws&feature=relmfu

    -In the same Q&A session, Meryl said that she and Charlie spent a lot of time around and looked up to Punsalan&Swallow and Belbin&Agosto. She also mentioned that Charlie has always looked up to Todd Eldredge, and said that they both admire Scott Hamilton and Kristi Yamaguchi (for how they have handled their success)

    -And also in this Q&A, Kaitlyn Weaver said that even when they were skating in different parts of the continent, she and Andrew really admired Bourne&Kraatz and Kaitlyn mentioned that Shae is a great role model (and Andrew nodded in agreement); Kaitlyn said that they also admire Kurt Browning as a skater and person
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  10. pani

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    Zhulin favorite skaters were Torvil-Dean, Bobrin.
    Lambiel like Iliynih-Katsalapov
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  12. jl22aries

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    Oh I remember some more.

    Adam angel curls said he really loves Shae's skating. I seem to recall him saying he thinks she is the best skater.

    Also Patrick mentioned in a QA with Kurt that he really admires Eldredge.
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  14. l'etoile

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    Zijun Li, Bingwa Geng, Vanessa Lam and Agnes Zawadzki expressed more than one times that their skating idol is Kim.

    Polina S looks up to Dai and Yuna.

    And, of course, every Korean skater competed internationally after Kim lists their no.1 idol as Kim:)

    Yuna's no.1 idol is Kwan, as already well known, and she says her favorite skaters are Kwan, S/S, Stephane Lambiel, Jeremy Abbot, and V/M.
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    Patrick Chan said many favorite skaters-Kurt Browning, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Todd Eldridge, Alexei Yagudin, Ilia Kulik, Evgeni Plushenko, Elvis Stojko, Michelle Kwan, Stephane Lambiel, Jeffrey Buttle....
    Especially, Kurt Browning is the best skater about Chan.
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  16. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

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    who would have thought, I never thought tuk tuk would like Chan, but i don't think Chan is her idol, maybe just admire him
    and off topic, she looks like she gained weight. :wideeyes:

    hope she sheds those extra fats for next season, she still has 5 months to go for a healthy diet.
    but I am happy she has 2 new programs for next season.

    btw I think it was mentioned, Yuna is also a fan of Chan
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    :rofl:
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    Also lists Lambiel's fav male skaters as Ilia Kulik, Alexei Yagudin on his website. V&M is one listed in ice dance for present time.
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    Some skaters seem to give different answers to this depending on whom they are speaking to, where and when; I think it's something that can evolve over time.

    The Kerrs have referred to the Duchesnays as an inspiration.

    In his recent IN interview, Kevin van der Perren mentioned liking Brian Joubert's skating style.

    Joubert is of course a fan of Yagudin's, and I remember him speaking very positively about Michelle Kwan and Savchenko/Szolkowy in the past.

    Hurtado/Diaz like Anissina and Peizerat, and Hurtado I think is a fan of Davis and White (Diaz may be too, for all I know ;)).
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    Brian Joubert's fave is Alexei Yagudin.

    Brian Joubert looks up to Alexei Yagudin.

    Joubert's Idol is Yagudin.

    :hat1:
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    Michelle Kwan's favorite is Brian Boitano

    Misha Ge, Michal Brezenia and Tomas Verner like Dai

    Ashley Wagner likes Tara L.
  23. misskarne

    misskarne Spirit. Focus. Ability. Tenacity. Aussie Grit.

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    :lol: Actually, this is incorrect. Plushenko's idol was Viktor Petrenko!

    And of course, we all know the old story of Artur Gachinski having a Plushenko clock in his bedroom.
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    Todd has said in interviews that his skating idols are Scott Hamilton & Brian Boitano.
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    Michal Brezenia's idol is Jeffrey Buttle.

    Javier Fernandez said when he was young he really loved Plushenko and that now he likes Patrick Chan's skating.

    As far as I know, Kurt Browning likes Kozuka,Chan.

    Kozuka said he looks up to Kurt Browning,Yuka Sato and mentioned Lambiel,Todd as favorite skaters.
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  26. love_skate2011

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    Pluschenko had an idol ? :eek:

    and that's an understatement
    Gachinski is a poor man's Pluschenko clone :rofl:
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    I remember an old fluff where it was announced that Michelle's idol was Tonya Harding!
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    Boitano was Michelle's mentor during the most course of her career. And in this year's WFSHOF induction ceremony, Brian introduced her!
  29. pani

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    Moirs favorite skaters is Chan :D
  30. l'etoile

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    From Lambiel's official website.

    His favorite skaters are:
    Quite a long list! Poykio, I wonder what she's doing lately. She had such potential.
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    Now that it's mentioned, I can see the Tara influence in Ashley's skating.
  32. aftershocks

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    Your above link is to the small medal ceremony for the men's free skating.

    Here is a link to Pat's 2012 Worlds exhibition skate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M5Oxe272bU

    Another link -- Eurosport version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka1KF4Y1HVM&feature=related

    Nice choreo from Buttle, and with this choreo I see Patrick is improving artistically. I can see Jeff performing beautifully to this. Very clean and smooth execution from Patrick. Can hear a baby's cry out toward the end. Maybe, closing his eyes works for Patrick, but it doesn't make me feel any deep emotion from his skating. As a skating commentator who loves Patrick recently said about his skating: "His passion is in the blade."

    Skaters do love skaters and as Tanith said during her Worlds commentary, "The number of skaters found in the audience at events proves that skaters love to watch skating too."
  33. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Adam Rippon: Michelle Kwan, listed her as his favorite ATHLETE

    Jeremy Abbott: Robin Cousins, his inspiration to begin to skate

    Grant Hochstein: Michelle Kwan

    Melissa Gregory: Brian Boitano

    Kimmie Meissner: Michelle Kwan

    Sarah Hughes: Michelle Kwan

    Kaitlyn Yankowskas: Michelle Kwan

    Brooke Castille: Michelle Kwan

    Kurt Browning referred to Scott Hamilton as his "skategod for life.."
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    Saturday, October 09, 2004


    Kevin van der Perren quote:


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    Michelle Kwan is probably going to be my all-time favorite forever...on the ice - she's "The Queen." Off the ice, she's so nice to everybody and never puts on an act. Always spontaneous - I like people like that.
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  34. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Didn't Susanna Poykio once say that Kwan was her favorite skater?

    IIRC, Johnny Weir once said that Irina Slutskaya was his favorite female skater.
  35. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Poykio did.

    Irina ultimately became a fav of Johnny's, all things Russian.
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    Mao Asada's favorite is Tara Lipinski :)
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    Huang/Zheng's fav. ice dance team is Davis/White
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    In an interview years ago, Oksana Baiul was asked who of the up-and-coming skaters had the most artistic promise, she replied "Definitely Sash Cohen!".
  39. Simone411

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    Thanks so much for sharing. I have a lot to catch up on, and I really loved the interview with Joannie. Thanks also for the YouTube video with Patrick after the 4CC ceremony.
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    :lol: