Streaks

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  1. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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    I was just thinking about the fact that the US ladies won 8 consecutive bronze medals at Worlds, 1984 to 1991.

    Of course, in some of those years they also won gold or silver, or both in 1991 when they swept the podium.

    So what are some other interesting or fun medal streaks?
  2. Ozzisk8tr

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    Australia to date has never won a medal. Does that count? :slinkaway
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  3. oleada

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    Obvious one: Russian or Soviet pairs won the Olympic gold for 12 consecutive Olympic games.

    Russian ladies won the gold at Europeans 8 consecutive times, from 1996 to 2003.Granted, it was the same two ladies winning over and over

    American ladies won JW bronze for 6 consecutive years - 2004-2009.
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    Urmanov-Kulik-Yagudin-Plushenko-Olympic Gold

    Joubert's streaks at both Euros and Worlds
  5. attyfan

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    Sonia Henie ... 11 medals straight (10 straight golds)

    Michelle Kwan ... 9 medals straight
  6. ryanbfan

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    What about the every reigning American World Champion winning Olympic Gold until after Scott Hamilton?

    ETA: not sure if this is right, but I remember them mentioning something of the like in commentary at the Olympics.
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    Laura Lepistö has competed three times in the Europeans and she has one of each medal: bronze-gold-silver.
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    Worlds:

    US men won from 1948 - 59
    Russian men won from 1998 - 2004
    At least one US lady has been on the podium from 1995 - 2006
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    Sasha Cohen has a pewter (1), bronze (1), silver (2), and gold (1) from US nationals.
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    2000-silver
    2002-silver
    2003-bronze
    2004-silver
    2005-silver
    2006-gold
    2010-pewter

    1 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze, 1 pewter ;)
  11. pinky166

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    Brian Joubert has medaled at every Europeans for the past 9 years and has earned all 3 colors, and has medaled at every Worlds for the past 5 years and has earned all 3 colors :).
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    Did anyone else think this thread was going to be about hair color? :shuffle:
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  13. emason

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    That is not quite correct; it is that every American male who has gone into the Olympics as reigning world champion has won the gold medal, up to and including Evan Lysacek. This streak is still alive.
  14. gkelly

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    Grishuk & Platov's results at Worlds 1990-1994 were 5-4-3-2-1.
    Platov was 6th in 1989 with his previous partner, so he went 6-5-4-3-2-1.

    Nancy Kerrigan's results at US Nationals 1989-1993 were also 5-4-3-2-1. When I mentioned this on another site years ago, another poster pointed out that she could be considered to have finished "0th" in 1994.
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    I like Yu-na Kim's never off the Podium streak since her Junior years.
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    Thank you, I was in a hurry when I looked and only went to a certain year :).

    Thank you, I can never get it right!
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    I sort of thought maybe a skater was seen running naked.:lol:
  18. crzesk8dad

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    That's a skid mark..not a streak.
  19. attyfan

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    Does half-naked count? (I was thinking of the guy in the tutu and no shirt who appeared at Worlds 2004, just before Kwan's free)
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    Viktoria Volchkova won 4 consecutive bronze medals at Euros (1999-2002)

    I did :D. and I expected loads of photos of very bad haircuts :p.
  21. essence_of_soy

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    If we're talking about senior worlds, yes.

    But, at junior worlds in 1976, Peter and Liz Cain won bronze at the innaugural event in 1976.

    Also, Michael Pasfield has won the compulsory figures silver at junior worlds (I think it was '77 or '78), and Stephanie Zhang won silver in the short program (in 2002).
  22. essence_of_soy

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    Skaters who won medals at their first senior worlds include

    Rodnina and Ulanov (Gold, 1969),
    Holly Cook (Bronze, 1990),
    Tonya Harding (Silver, 1991),
    Nancy Kerrigan, (Bronze, 1991)
    Oksana Bauil, (Gold, 1993)
    Rudy Galindo, (Bronze, 1996)
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    Michelle Kwan medaled at every event she skated in between 1996 until her 4th place at worlds in 2005 which was her last event. She also did not place lower than 2nd at any event between 1996-2001.
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    Kimmie Meissner 2006 Gold!:)
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    Not sure if Rudy qualifies, since he was at Worlds as a pairs skater before winning the bronze in the singles event.

    I think Evan Lysacek's first Worlds was in 2005, when he won Bronze.
  26. essence_of_soy

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    From memory, I think Yagudin won bronze in 1997 as well.
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    Mao Asada (silver, 2007)
    Yu-Na Kim (bronze, 2007)
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    YuNa Kim's 7 consecutive GP golds from 2006 TEB to 2009 SA.
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    Kwan won Skate America 7 out of the 9 times she competed there. She also won 6 consecutive GP titles from 95-96 (Skate America 95, Skate Canada 95, Nations Cup 95, Champions Series Final 95/96, Skate America 96, Trophee Lalique 96).
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    Usova and Zhulin (silver, 1989)
    Plushenko (bronze, 1998)
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    Plushy has probably many gold streaks to count! From 2002-2006 he lost the gold only 2 times i think.
    Most impressive from his debut senior 1998 till 2006, he got one time off podium!:cheer2:(worlds 2000 :fragile:)
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    Irina Rodnina with both partners never placed lower than 1st in any portion of any international competition from the 1971 Worlds LP right through to the 1980 Olympic LP. THAT is amazing! :respec: What's more amazing is that other than the 1971 Worlds SP where she placed 2nd due to Ulanov botching his sbs 2t, and 1968 Euros; her first major international where she was only 5th, I can't think of any other instance where she finished behind anybody.
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    add Gordeeva and Grinkov to the list of medalist at first time senior worlds.
    I'm sure Katarina Witt has many streaks that still go on...
    Shen and Zhao won every phase of a competition they entered from 2006 gp till the lp of the Vancouver Olympics in 2010!! hehe
  34. Susan M

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    I'm not sure how this got from streaks to skaters who won medals on their first trip to senior Worlds, but you can add Angelika Krylova & Vladimir Fedorov (RUS). They won bronze in ice dance on their first trip to Worlds in 1993.
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    Russian ice dancing four Olympic gold 1988-1998.
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    Yes. :lol:
  37. Marco

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    Except for 2004 Worlds, Sasha Cohen has fallen at every Worlds and Olympics she has entered into.
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    Júlia Sebestyén
    went for streaks late in her career. She ought to be known as "Glammy Hair." ;)

    Anastasia Gimazedinova was a skater given to streaks.

    Jeffrey Buttle tended to have more streaks as the season went on, but usually gave in to the blond side by the time Worlds rolled around.

    I'm not sure, but I think Joannie Rochette is just naturally streaky.

    :hat1:
  39. Finnice

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    I was. But kudos to all the medalists, anyway. And betting that Joubert and Lepistö will have some more medals 2010-11.
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