The way they were

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  1. vivika1982

    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    Figure skating champions and the way they were: young, talented and destined-to-succeed.

    Evgeni Plushenko-1992-1996

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ph-iyZIR_w
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZegtnW4RVYQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40M3l2jZ35w

    AlexeyYagudin-1994

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENIy4xMsSCI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf3dK0ay8eQ

    Stephan Lambiel-1997

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYmRyFkRj1A
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoNMgegp5Uc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1sAPuZkhyE

    Michelle Kwan-1992

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42l8lZ7m9qY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htevMS0Vnyc

    Irina Slutskaya-1993

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e00A9aXMEzQ

    Sasha Cohen-1999

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ6xEyAyiXM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtDoQu9DdP0

    Tara Lipinski-1995

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AxgLITjPBk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OaXanVdv50
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOXNx1_IfEc

    Johnny Weir (or Johnny Weather :) )-2001

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x5_dIIf844
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op38RgGe8xc

    Kristi Yamaguchi and Rudy Galindo-1986

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUMg2-eHUMk

    Torvill/Dean -1977 @0518 and Jane with Michael Hutchinson @0152
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrjqIQz0rpc&feature=related

    Angelica Krylova-1989
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34qwKyr40JU

    Okasana Grishuk-1987
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpqEsbeCnO8

    Evgeni Platov with Elena krykanova-1983-1985

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyIQwRHJBtM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aiurqm7kh48
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSqLBi5vc6g

    Rachel Flatt @ 0241-2004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iIUeJ2josM

    Carolina Kostner-2002

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT7LH6WYdQw

    Marina Anissina and Ilia Averbukh @0036-1990

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

    Canadian Stars : Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds, Jessica Dube, Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir, Andrew Poje, Vaughn Chipeur-2001

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy38EleBZ2s

    Meryl Davis and Charlie White-1999

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

    Mao Asada-2002

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEyU1Baaaeg

    Yu-na Kim-2003

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26V0QOr_UUQ

    Elena Berezhanaya with Oleg Shlyachov-1994

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwbVPET_r9o
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57BeVlzkR5Q

    Anton Sikharulidze with Maria Petrova-1994

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_kO98lcjDo

    Elena Ilinyh and Nikita Katsalapov-2005

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srqBo5xjLbU

    Delobel/Schoenfelder-1995

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNJ0Q3sOY28

    Roman Kostomarov with Ekaterina Davidova-1996

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwij78ak2X4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6pbuVdpMY4

    Tatiana Navka with Samuel Gezalian-1991

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUu1QS3nvog

    Evan Lysacek-2001

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMf77ij4VWo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLglkhozLe4

    Johnny and Evan -2001 fluff

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdcFjyr_XY4

    Denise Biellmann-1978

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJRlnZ8qk98

    Katarina Witt-1978

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cNaD7yYNA

    Jana Khokhlova-1996

    http://en.khokhlova-novitski.com/index/0-31
    or
    http://rutube.ru/tracks/1765030.html
     
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  2. ChelleC

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    Thanks for posting these!
     
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    Cherub721 YEAH!

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    Thank you for those .They were soo cute.
    I also hope people add more videos or photos.

    Meanwhile few more i was able to find on youtube.

    Viktor Petrenko-1983-1984

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gne15929OXc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbJLI6Zbt9A

    Oksana Baiul-1993
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqVcHhIC0pk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwKd8oRgK_4

    Brian Joubert-2000
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnn2N4dh2yM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04GInGX0zEI

    Tomas Verner-2002
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaU0-pTvqfI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eeN5B-yAE0

    Maxim Shabalin and Elena Khalyavina-2001
    http://rutube.ru/tracks/1578991.html


    Some of the following skaters weren't champions but have successful career as coaches and choreographers.

    Irina Zhuk and Oleg Petrov-1988

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-pB9oy9KkE

    Alexander Svinin and Olga Volozhinskaya-1981
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX2GDSmyZ2A

    Igor Shpilband and Elena Krikanova
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRy5GFF9EEE

    Marina Zoueva and Alexander Vitman-1977 @ 0222
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T0GqcXT3sg

    Elena Kustarova with Oleg Ovsyannikov-1993
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLWT_H8SqsE
     
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  6. vivika1982

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    Thank you so much for posting all these, vivika1982 and thank you, Cherub721, for the Elena and Nikita vids! I had heard about the Elena solo dance vid, but could never find it, so I really appreciate you posting it!
     
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  8. Aussie Willy

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    Vivika1982 - you must have a lot of time on your hands to dig all these out which we all appreciate very much :)
     
  9. vivika1982

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    Not really,just occasional insomnia :)
     
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    Thank you, vivika1982, so very much for these treasures!
     
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    Thanks Vivika1982 for the vids. This is the time to sit back to watch the old vids to check out how far the current skaters have 'changed' or 'grown'.
     
  13. briancoogaert

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    This is really interesting to see that those skaters were already so good at such a young age. So, even if you don't like their style, it's easy to see they were super talented !
     
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    Well we appreciate your insomnia then. There are some real gems amongst them. I have posted a couple of them on our skating club's Facebook page for others to see.

    Just goes to show that with skaters like Plushenko they are freaks.
     
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    Pretty amazing that Miki had only been skating for 7 seven years in 2002. Incredible talent.
     
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    The 1st time I ever noticed Irina S was in 1996...she looked so different in 1993. She was good for her age but there was no hint of the powerhouse to come. I saw most of these performances at the time they occurred but I've enjoyed the stroll down memory lane today. I had forgotten how much I loved Kristi & Rudy and how much Rudy was the one to watch in that twosome. He was so elegant. I (of course) enjoyed seeing Michelle again in her debut at senior nat's in 1993. Was that Irina Rodnina in the K&C with her?
     
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    She is indeed.


    Albena Denkova and her first partner Hristo Nikolov @0318(around 1987-88)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpCiaKokhLc
     
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    Wow thanks for those Marta24 especially for C/C.
    Nathalie and Fabian looked great in A/P hand-me-downs.Are those B/A greeting them at the end of the video.

    Belbin/Agosto-2000

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isE0JoUx5qo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYZRzdRuwbE
    TL 2001
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D50ZmkRldss

    Naomi Lang and John Lee-1995
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzuskZD2mzI
     
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    What a great thread!!! Thank you all for posting the links. vivika1982 - you rock! :respec:

    Here are a few more:

    Anissina / Averbukh at 1992 JW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGMGYa2XPm8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzCNFnUaLSw&feature=relmfu

    Elena Sokolova in 1996/1997:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAF_Ul0PedE

    Lu Chen - 1991 JW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pORBzunfPxg&feature=related

    Alexander Abt - 1991 JW:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMRB2GuEdww

    Ilia Kulik - 1993 JW (unfortunately not very good quality):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb67eqyT6qg

    Alexei Urmanov - WC 1991:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbGX6CBep9g
     
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    Does anyone else find it absolutely astounding that Michelle performed Salome and Romanza to win nationals and worlds 4 years after that 1992 program? Talk about growth as a skater...every year between 1992-1996 she improved by leaps and bounds.
     
  26. Alex Forrest

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    She did. In 1995 with her Violin LP had she made any attempt to look older than 12 y/o, I think she could have won. But Danny, who always called all the shots, said NO HAIR NO MAKEUP. At least he opened his eyes after Birmingham when she legitimately could have won. So Frank and Lori finally appealed to his competitive nature and told him she needs an older look. And look what we got a few months later. The change was astounding, but she was just about ready in Birmingham too, but just didn't look the part.
     
  27. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to GP & U.S. Sectionals!

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    Gordeeva/Grinkov's "Zorba the Greek" SP (1984 Junior Worlds in December 1983 in Sapporo, Japan): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AeOkEdvTQc

    This is their earliest known televised (outside of the U.S.S.R.) competition video - she was 12 and he 16. G&G were 6th in the SP, 5th in FS, and 5th overall. They won Junior Worlds one year later and their first World title just a little over 2 years later!
     
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    vivika1982 Well-Known Member

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    Just precious.:respec:

    Karen Barber and Nicky Slater-1980
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1x2QyDdkcY

    Tara Lipinski -1991 (rollerskating)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcYnDX0KL9E

    Scott Williams 1979
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiVqmnxocfY
    Christopher Bowman 1983
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmLX0nsB8lA
     
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    Thank you for posting this. It seems unbelievable that they would be paired together since she was soooo small. I guess the fed still wanted the gorilla and flea thing. But it is hard to watch because what, 11 years later, they are grown adults with a child and he dies of a cardiac arrest on the ice with her. It's sad to see Sergei and then know the countdown. At least they grew up and achieved greatness in the sport which is their legacy. But this skinny kinda cute guy died 11 years later. Very sad. I enjoy this performance so much because it catches a young pair that don't have "IT" yet, but transcended the sport just a few years later. Thanks, Sylvia.
     
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    Joubert (1998 gala performance here) didn't really have any great success as a junior, and I think looking at his skating in 2000 compared to what he did in his first senior season, you can see why.

    I wonder if there's any video of Florent as a child, say, pre-2002? The pictures on his website make me think that the cuteness would be extreme.

    Some more:
    Aliona Savchenko and Stanislav Morozov in 2000.
    Nobunari Oda at his first Junior Worlds (2004), where I believe there were no counting mistakes?
    And Yuzuru Hanyu in 2004 and in 2006.