What's your favorite skater's best performance?

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  1. pinky166

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  2. JockProf

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    Michelle Kwan - 1998 Nationals SP

    Rudy Galindo - 1996 Nationals LP

    Caryn Kadavy - 1988 Olympics SP
     
  3. neptune

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    Ludmila Nelidina -- 2002 Skate America LP (where she landed the triple axel)

    Claudia Leistner -- 1989 Worlds LP (where she wuz robbed of the world title)

    Patricia Neske -- 1992 Worlds LP

    Trixi Schuba -- just about everything, but especially the '72 Olympics LP

    There must be more...

    ;)
     
  4. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    :rofl::rollin:
     
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    I have to say I like watching Trixi Schuba perform figures. It's strangely mesmerizing. :)
     
  6. NONKO

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    If you ask the best performance, all in all,
    Alexei Yagudin in 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic:rollin:

    2002 Salt Lake City Olympic SP “Winter”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEfR4dQ8wAw

    2002 Salt Lake City Olympic LP “Man in the Iron Mask”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On65xmS5Xls&feature=related

    But if you ask my favorite performance, I like passionate and emotional performances of Alexei better!

    2000 Skate Canada LP “Gladiator”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxcDYqSRljI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FZUPjXzrGU&feature=related

    2001 World Championship SP “Revolutionary Etude”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og59QN4L_ko

    2002 Hallmark “Overcome”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-WQE0vTQUg

    2004 World Team Challenge “Winter”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylMZJqq7A6g

    2003 Skate Canada Farewell “Memorial”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDHQj10I4Yo
     
  7. mia joy

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    Aww, sweet times when Requiem for a dream wasn't overused and annoying yet. And yes, it was breathtaking. I really miss that Tomas.

    some of my fav skaters' bests:
    Drobiazko/Vanagas 2000 and 2006 Worlds FD
    Davis/White 2009 Worlds FD and 2009/2010 OD anytime, anywhere :p
    Kerr/Kerr 2008 Worlds OD
    Joubert 2006 CoR FP
    anytime Yagudin performed Winter and Overcome - even if with mistakes or less emotion, those two programs were masterpieces on a still unreachable level (the funny thing is, I think he wouldn't have been scored too high under today's system :p back then noone cared about countable details, people cared about passion and I kind of miss that)

    well, obviously there's a lot more :p
     
  8. Squibble

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    Michael Chack, 1993 U.S. Nationals

    (You had to be there.... ;))
     
  9. shady82

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    Michelle Kwan: 1998 Nationals - Lyra Angelica
    Yukina Ota: 2003 Skate Canada - Picasso's Dance
    Mao Asada: 2006 Skate America - Etude in Eb
    Daisuke Takahashi: 2007 World Championships - Phantom of the Opera
    Ryan Jahnke: 2004 Nationals - Brazilian Medley
    Shen/Zhao: 2003 Worlds - Turandot
    Anissina/Peizerat: 2002 Olympics - Flamenco OD
     
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    Plushenko (in chronological order): Carmen 2003 Worlds QR, Flamenco 2004 Worlds SP, Godfather 2004-2005 GPF LP
    Yagudin: Gladiator 2000 Skate Canada, SLC Olympics SP+LP
    Yu-Na Kim: 2009 Worlds SP+LP (Danse macabre, Sheherezade),Tango de Roxanne 2007 Worlds SP
    Daisuke: La Strada 2010 Worlds LP, Swan Lake 2008 4CC SP
    Kurt Browning: Casablanca 1994 Olympics LP
    etc.
     
  11. BmcC102

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    Tara Lipinski: 1997 Worlds (both programs), 1998 Olympics
    Michelle Kwan: 1996 Worlds, 1997 Worlds LP, 2000 Worlds LP, 2001 Worlds LP, 2003 Worlds
    Sasha Cohen: 2002 Olympics SP, Sears Open Interpretive free to R & J, 2004 Worlds SP, 2006 Olympics SP
    Midori Ito: 1988 Olympics, 1989 Worlds, 1990 Worlds LP
    Sarah Hughes: 2000 Worlds, 2001 Worlds LP, 2002 Olympics LP
    Todd Eldredge: 2001 Worlds LP, 2002 Nationals LP
    Johnny Weir: 2004 Worlds SP
    Jeremy Abbott: 2010 Nationals LP
    Carolina Kostner: 2005 Worlds SP
    Naomi Nari Nam: 1999 Nationals, 2000 Nationals SP (I know it wasn't clean, but I LOVE that program)
    Mirai Nagasu: 2008 Nationals SP, 2010 Olympics LP
    Caroline Zhang: 2009 4CC LP
    Nicole Bobek: 1995 Worlds SP, 1997 Nationals LP
     
  12. BellaSTRARSSA!

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    Mishketunok & Dmitriev - 1994 Olympics FS
    Shen & Zhao - 2003 Worlds FS

    Stephane Lambiel - 2006 Worlds FS (or 05 & 06 Worlds Qs if that counts)
    Jeffrey Buttle - 2008 Worlds FS

    Klimova & Ponomarenko - 1992 Olympic CD & OD & FD
    Belbin & Agosto - 2005 Worlds OD & FD
    Virtue & Moir - 2010 Olympic CD & OD & FD

    Michelle Kwan - 1998 Nationals SP & FS
     
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    Spinner Where's my book?

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    Another vote for Jeff at 2008 World's. I cheered my lungs out!
     
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    Oops! I forgot to include the Kerrs' 2008 Worlds OD (so glad they brought it back this past season) :encore:

    Shawn Sawyer's Mozart program and Ryan Bradley's Mozart program too!
     
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    Katarina - 1987 Worlds LP.
     
  20. modern_muslimah

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    These.

    I would add:

    Mirai Nagasu SP from 2010 Nationals
    Jeremy Abbott SP from 2010 NHK
    Michelle Kwan SP from 1998 Nationals
    Yu-Na Kim SP from 2007 Worlds
    Alexei Yagudin's SP from 2002 Olympics
     
  21. IneZR

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    Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze: 1999 Worlds LP (even Elena's fall didn't destract me from the pure beauty of their skating), 2002 Olympics SP - so clean and elegant, this routine is the standard of pairs skating in my book.

    Mukhortova/Trankov: 2009 Euros SP. Just one word - P.E.R.F.E.C.T.:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM0f2Ar216U (I just realized that I'll really miss them skating together :()

    Maria Butyrskaya: 2000 Worlds SP

    Carolina Kostner: 2005 Worlds SP

    Stephane Lambiel: 2010 Euros LP - I am so happy to have seen it live!

    Evgeni Plushenko: 2003 Grand Prix Final LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVplv_v4B4M. That 4T + 3T + 3Lo was awesome!

    Krylova/Ovsiannikov: 1998 Olympics FD

    Anissina/Peizerat: 2002 Olympics OD

    Domnina/Shabalin: 2006 Olympics OD and FD, 2007 Euros OD
     
  22. briancoogaert

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    Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze : 2000 Euros LP (Valse sentimentale)
    Gordeeva and Grinkov : 1990 Euros LP (Romeo and Juliet). If we include Exhibitions, my favorite is 1994 Olympics "Reverie".
     
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    Alexander Abt – 2002 Europeans (He should have won!!): SP (Armenian Selections) & LP (Rachmaninoff) & Many versions of Zorro

    Alexei Yagudin – 2002 Olympics: SP (Winter), LP (Man in the Iron Mask) & Exhibition (Overcome)

    Evgeni Plushenko – 2001 Worlds: QF (Gypsy Dance), LP (Once Upon a Time in America) & Exhibition (Sex Bomb)

    Johnny Weir – 2006 Olympics: SP (The Swan), 2008 Worlds: Exhibition (Ave Maria), Many versions of Poke Face

    Philippe Candeloro – 1998 Olympics: SP (d'Artagnan)
     
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    Yu-Na Kim: 2007 Worlds SP - El Tango de Roxanne and 2009 Worlds SP - Danse Macabre
     
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    My favorites :


    Yu-Na Kim- 2007 Worlds SP - El Tango de Roxanne

    ---------- 2009 Worlds SP - Danse Macabre

    ---------- 2010 Olympic LP - Gershwin

    Alexei Yagudin – 2002 Olympics SP - Winter

    Michelle Kwan - 1998 Natioal LP - Lyra Angelica

    --------------- 1995 Worlds LP - Salome
     
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  26. Spinner

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    Could not agree more on "Reverie". It is the definition of art.
     
  27. PrincessLeppard

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    Matt Savoie's SP at 2004(?) Nationals. Where he wore the red velvet costume. Yeah. :smokin:

    I can't find it on youtube! :wuzrobbed

    Evgeni Plushenko - Portrait of an Artist, GPF 2001. I liked Carmen as well, but I wish he'd kept this one.

    Alexander Abt - Europeans 2002, Rachmaninoff FS. He should've won.
     
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    Few performances, before or since, have ever touched me as much as Michelle's Lyra at the 1998 Nationals. One of the truly great iconic moments in the history of the sport.
     
  30. leesaleesa

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    Not my favourite skater, and the performance doesn't have even one full revolution jump, but I think it's the greatest performance I've seen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Izl1CA1uA

    Perfection, down to the lighting. Every movement makes sense, there is no corny, glittery costuming, and Mr. Browning exudes pure masculinity and total command and mastery. The only other skaters who could pull this type of performance off is Gary Beacom, and maybe Ilia Kulik.