Top 10 Ice Dance Teams 1989 to present

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  1. longingfornia

    longingfornia New Member

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    1 Marina Klimova & Seegei Ponomarenko Russia
    2 Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat France
    3 Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov Russia
    4 Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay France
    5 Angelika Krylova & Oleg Ovsiannikov Russia
    6 Maya Usova & Alexander Zhulin Russia
    7 Tessa VIRTUE & Scott MOIR Canada
    8 Tatiana NAVKA & Roman KOSTOMAROV Russia
    9 Albena DENKOVA & Maxim STAVISKI Bulgaria
    10 Oksana DOMNINA & Maxim SHABALIN Russia

    HM
    1 Irina LOBACHEVA & Ilia AVERBUKH Russia
    2 Shae-Lynn Bourne & Victor Kraatz Canada
    3 Susanna Rahkamo & Petri Kokko Finland
  2. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    1. Marina Klimova & Seegei Ponomarenko Russia
    2. Oksana Grishuk & Evgeny Platov Russia
    3. Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat France
    4. Tatiana NAVKA & Roman KOSTOMAROV Russia
    5. Tessa VIRTUE & Scott MOIR Canada
    6. Angelika Krylova & Oleg Ovsiannikov Russia
    7. Maya Usova & Alexander Zhulin Russia
    8. Albena DENKOVA & Maxim STAVISKI Bulgaria
    9. Tanith Belbin & Benjamin Agosto U.S
    10. Isabelle Delobel & Olivier Schoenfelder France
  3. pumba

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    Based on medal record + my bised preferances
    1. Grischuk/Platov - Russia
    2. Klimova/Ponomarenko - Russia (The best ice dance couple ever for me)
    3. Usova/Zhulin - Russia
    4. Navka/Kostomarov - Russia
    5. Krylova/Ovsiannikov - Russia
    6. Domnina/Shabalin - Russia
    7,8. Anisina/Peizerat - France
    8,7. Virtue/Moir - Canada (I prefer V/M)
    9. Denkova/Staviski - Bulgaria (for representing a small federation. Could have been Rakhamo/ Kokko, or Drobiazko/Vanagas though)
    10. Duchesnay/Duchesnay - France - (only for their programmes. Would not have even made my top 50 list, if it was about skating skills)
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  4. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm let's see:

    1. K&P
    2. U&Z
    then the rest who have been mentioned above but in no particular order - too hard to decide.
  5. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    My favourite ten in no particular order are:

    Punsalan / Swallow
    Virtue / Moir
    Klimova / Ponomarenko
    Rahkamo / Kokko
    Wynne / Druer
    Bourne / Kraatz
    Winkler / Lohse
    Dubriel / Lauzon
    Wing / Lowe
    Usova / Zhulin
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  6. wustfan

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    1. Klimova & Ponomarenko
    2. Usova & Zhulin
    3. Grishuk & Platov
    4. Krylova & Ovsiannikov
    5. Anissina & Peizerat
    6. Navka & Kostomarov
    7. Denkova & Staviski
    8. Rahkamo & Kokko
    9. Delobel & Schoenfelder
    10. Davis & White
  7. IRIS1975

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    1.Klimova/Ponomarenko (the best of the best for me)
    2.Anisina/Peizerat
    3. Grishchuk/Platov
    4. Navka/Kostomarov
    5.Usova/Zhulin
    6.Grushina/Goncharov
    7. Bourne/Kraatz
    8. Delobel/Schoenfelder
    9. Krylova/Ovsyannikov
    10. Domnina/Shabalin
  8. casken

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    1. Klimova and Ponoramenko
    2. Grishuk and Platov
    3. Krylova and Ovsiannikov
    4. Usova and Zhulin
    5. Anissina and Peizerat
    6. Delobel and Schoenfelder
    7. Denkova and Staiviski
    8. Virtue and Moir
    9. Navka and Kostomarov
    10. Bourne and Kraatz

    There should be a " Top ten individual male and female ice dancers" poll. That would be interesting.
  9. HSGP21

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    1. Kilmova and Ponoramenko- amazing
    2. Grishuk and Platov- 2x olympians, lots of attention
    3. Anissina and Peizarat- dynamic, 2x olympic medalists
    4. Usova and Zhulin-
    5. Bourne and Kratz- public about the judging bloc, started the NA surge
    6. Belbin and Agosto- really started the NA surge, lots of attention
    7. Virtue and Moir- 1st North American gold
    8. Navka and Kostomarov
    9. Delobel and Schonefelder- beautiful and classical
    10. Denkova and Staiviski
  10. briancoogaert

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    1-Grishuk&Platov
    2-Klimova&Ponomarenko
    3-Anissina&Peizerat
    4-Delobel&Schoenfelder
    5-Virtue&Moir

    Many more greats dance teams but they don't have the same skills or class, IMO ;)
  11. museksk8r

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    In no particular order:

    Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko - Russia
    Isabelle Delobel & Olivier Schoenfelder - France
    Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir - Canada
    Tatiana Navka & Roman Kostomarov - Russia
    Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat - France
    Angelika Krylova & Oleg Ovsiannikov - Russia
    Maya Usova & Alexander Zhulin - Russia
    Shae-Lynn Bourne & Victor Kraatz - Canada
    Meryl Davis & Charlie White - U.S.
    Marie-France Dubreuil & Patrice Lauzon - Canada

    I agree! Then, Evgeny Platov would have definitely made my list. Sorry to her fans, but I can't stand Pasha.
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  12. BellaSTRARSSA!

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    In a sort of order, but K&P are a definite #1 for me:

    Klimova & Ponomarenko
    Grishuk & Platov
    Anissina & Peizerat
    Virtue & Moir
    Usova & Zhulin
    Krylova & Ovsiannikov
    Denkova & Staviyski
    Delobel & Schoenfelder
    Navka & Kostamarov
    Belbin & Agosto

    HM: Bourne & Kraatz, Rahkamo & Kokko, Punsalan & Swallow, Davis & White, Dubreuil & Lauzon
  13. longingfornia

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    2001,2003,2007 and 2008 all had questionable placings imho
    4 Isabelle & Paul Duchesnay France
    pumba
    10. Duchesnay/Duchesnay - France - (only for their programmes. Would not have even made my top 50 list, if it was about skating skills)
    Yesterday 08:46 PM

    I agree 100% but their Fs's in 89 to 91 where amazing

    cheers
  14. BlueAranjuez

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    just my favorites in no particular order:
    -Virtue/Moir
    -Davis/White
    -Grishuk/Platov
    -Anissina/Pezirat
    -Belbin/Agosto
    -Bourne/Kraatz
    -Punsalan/Swallow
    -Usova/Zhulin
    -Navka/Kostamarov
    -Dubreiul/Lauzon
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  15. nuge

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    1.Klimova/Ponomarenko Olympic medals of every colour !
    2.Grishuk/Platov TWO olympic golds!
    3.Anissina/Pezerait Olympic bronze /gold Passion drama
    4.Krylova/Ovsiannikov Olympic silver Not my cuppa tea but great team .
    5.Usova/Zhulin Olympic silver beautiful team .
    6.Navka/Kostomarov Olympic gold.Classy russians :D
    7.Virtue/Moir Olympic gold.Sooo young what an achievement!
    8.Denkova/Staviski Two world golds so original /different .
    9.Delobel/Shoenfelder One world gold Mature smooth gorgeous skating .
    10.Belbin/Agosto Olympic silver

    Special mentions to B/K and D/W
  16. blue_idealist

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    It's too hard to make a definite order, so here are my top 10 in no particular order. Well, it might end up being kind of chronological based on years of competition.

    Klimova & Ponomarenko
    Grishuk & Platov
    Usova & Zhulin
    Duschesnay & Duschesnay
    Anissina & Peizerat
    Krylova & Ovsiannikov
    Belbin & Agosto
    Bourne & Kraatz
    Virtue & Moir
    Navka & Kostomarov

    Honourable mentions:
    Denkova & Staviyski (at first I had them on the list, but then I realized I forgot N&K!)
    Delobel & Schoenfelder
    Davis & White
    Lobacheva & Averbukh
    Fusar-Poli & Margaglio
    Drobiazko & Vanagas
    Dubreuil & Lauzon
  17. gk_891

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    I'll go by both my preferences and results (although more with the former than the latter).

    1. Grishuk & Platov (tie)
    1. Klimova & Ponomarenko (tie)
    3. Virtue & Moir
    4. Anissina & Peizerat
    5. Denkova & Staviyski
    6. Krylova & Ovsiannikov
    7. Delobel & Schoenfelder
    8. Drobiazko & Vanagas
    9. Navka & Kostomarov (I actually hate this couple but I can't deny her abilities)
    10. Belbin & Agosto
  18. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    What about Torville and Dean for the 1993-1994 season?
  19. TalentedButHumble

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    Good grief, I was just going to say that!
  20. icedance21

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    These are my top 3 for their creativity...

    1 Denkova/Staviyski (I lurve to death their 2006 worlds Adagio FD)
    2 Duchesnay/Duchesnay
    3 Krylova/Ovsyannikov (1999 worlds African Dance FD was just brilliant)
    ...
    4 Grishuk/Platov
    5 Anissina/Peizerat
    6 Virtue/Moir

    The rest...I'll have to think about.
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  21. LLLLutz

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    1. Klimova & Ponomarenko
    2. Usova & Zhulin
    3. Grishuk & Platov
    4. Krylova & Ovsyannikov
    5. Annisina & Peizerat
    6. Delobel & Schoenfelder
    7. Navka & Kostomarov
    8. denkova & Staviysky
    9. Virtue & Moir
    10. Domnina & Shabalin
  22. SkateElectric

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    Of course I had to jump in :)

    1. Klimova/Ponamerenko - duh
    2. Grishuk/Platov - double duh's
    3. Anisina/Peizerat - triple duh
    4. Krylova/Ovsiannikov
    5. Navka/Kostamarov
    6. Usova/Zhulin

    This is where it gets a little more difficult:
    7. Virtue/Moir
    8. Denkova/Staviiski
    9. Bourne/Kraatz
    10. Delobel/Schoenfelder

    I left out the Duchesnays - yes I loved their routines...but the originality wasn't theirs, and they never looked to me like they truly mastereed their dances. Top 20 perhaps, but not top 10. Isabelle had a few scary Babs moments of her own IIRC.

    Honorable mentions: Domnina/Shabalin, Rahkkamo/Kokko, Punsalam/Swallow, and Drobiako/Vanagas. Although they didn't appeal to me, Lobacheva/Averbukh could be very impressive technically too.

    For the life of me, I can't see anyone placing Belgosto or Fusar-Poli/Margaglio in the top 10.
  23. shine

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    Restuls + Personal preference:

    Klimova & Ponomerenko
    Krylova & Ovsiannikov
    Usova & Zhulin
    Denkova & Staviyski
    Anissina & Peizerat
    Grishuk & Platov
    Delobel & Schoenfelder
    Virtue & Moir
    Lobacheva & Averbukh (but more for Averbuhk)
    Rahkkamo & Kokko
  24. longingfornia

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    After watching a ton of Dance comps from this era the last few weeks i have to move Pasha & Evgeny up to #2 and Angelika & Oleg up to #3

    Cheers