Which Olympic victory left you really, really "satisfied"?

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  1. Fandango

    Fandango New Member

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    They've been so many controversal results in the past, but which one was the the most wonderful, unforgettable and "satisfying" winning Olympic performance in your mind? The one that left you with great, warm emotion, kinda, yeah ... the right one(s) finally, finally made it!!!

    Hey, and Christmas is just around the corner, so let it flow! :slinkaway ;)
     
  2. miki88

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    For men, Yagudin's.
    For ladies, none. The Olys haven't been kind to my favorites.
     
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  3. jbjanderson

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    Nastia Liukin's:lol:
     
  4. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    I think Yagudin's victory without questions, he was so greate in Solt-Lake.
    Maybe Torvill-Dean, but i dont remember how it was. But they did so much for FS overall.
    Klimova-Ponomarenko
    Gordeeva-Grinkov in 1994. I know, M-D were greate, but i remeber this magic feeling after G-G "Moonligthe sonata"
    I know, most of people will disagree with me, but i notice Baul and Huge and Lipisky.
    And moybe 2010 OG was my favorite. I was "satisfied" with all champions with different reasons. But maybe most - Yu-Na and Tessa-Scott ;)
     
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  5. pani

    pani Well-Known Member

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    O yes - she was so classy!
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Lysacek's, BION, for men's.
    For ladies...Arakawa's and Yama's. I totally agreed with the judges, and they were clear cut victories to my eyes.
     
  7. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

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    Ilia Kulik in 1998. Apart from wanting him to win, the skate itself was just about everything he could have wanted.
     
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  8. blue_idealist

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    Virtue and Moir's. It was such a showdown with Davis and White, and it was so long since Canadians had won a medal in Olympic ice dance, for our country to win gold it was like a dream come true. It kind of erased all the bad feelings about the alleged conspiracy against Bourne and Kraatz, and also about Dubreuil and Lauzon's withdrawal after her injury in the OD in 2006.
     
  9. Willowway

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    Completely agree on Kulik.

    Also, Torvill & Dean

    I was also very moved and impressed with Grishuk & Platov winning with their FD (Memorial) in Nagano.
     
  10. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Kulik and Yagudin - the whole podium for both those Olys was really satisfying (although I was heartbroken for Eldredge in '98 that he fell in the LP)

    It was satisfying to have Shen and Zhao win this year, but it wasn't a perfect skate.
     
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  11. escaflowne9282

    escaflowne9282 Well-Known Member

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    Arakawa's in 2006. Yagudin in 2002
     
  12. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

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    Yup. Ditto that. :)
     
  13. Jarrett

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    I would only say Yagudin's and that is about it. :\
     
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  14. Twilight1

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    I cracked my toe in excitement when G&P won in 1994. So that definitely stands out for me.

    But I think V&M winning was the happiest moment.
     
  15. L'amour

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    Arakawa in 06 and Shen/Zhao 10 :D
     
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  16. merrywidow

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    Brian Boitano's '88 victory & Dorothy Hamil's '76 win.
     
  17. orbitz

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    Goordev & Grinkov, 88. That was a magical LP peformance (even with that hideous flowery thing on their shoulders ).

    T&D won by a landslide in 84 ... but I hated Bolero. So boring!

    Dorothy, 76.

    John Curry, 76.

    Boitano, 88.

    Tara, 98.
     
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  18. viennese

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    Shen and Zhao...their gold medal free skate wasn't their best, but it seemed, even with the rough skate, that this win was the fitting, crowning achievement of a lifetime journey. Not just for them, but for their coach, for China's figure skaters, past and present.

    And John Curry...I remember watching the 1976 Olympics with my mom when I was little. I was even more fascinated by the men's event - Curry, Cranston and Tickner - because of their contrasting styles and personalities. I loved Dorothy Hamill, too, but there seemed no doubt that she'd win (at least in my mind: she was super, perfect, ideal). The men's event was so exciting, a demonstration of every possibility of this sport and art that I was just beginning to learn. I was awestruck.
     
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  19. LordCirque

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    B&S 2002 Pairs
     
  20. ChelleC

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    Yagudin
    Shen and Zhao
     
  21. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Tara Lipinski in 1998 was the huge one.

    Shizuka in 2006 and Oksana in 1994 were also special.

    Going way back, Scott Hamilton in 1984 was wonderful.
     
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  22. olympic

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    Will anyone vote for Baiul '94 :p. Oops, I see Frau Muller did
     
  23. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller President of Dick Button Appreciation Club

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    Many, MANY people were thrilled that "anyone but Nancy or Tonya" won. I felt a bit of that too but I genuinely fell in love with Baiul's musical slinkiness at '93 Worlds-Prague, so was rooting for her despite 'Tonya-Nancy Saga.'
     
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  24. Jaana

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    I have been extremely happy about the following wins:

    - Lysacek, Kulik, Urmanov, Cousins and Curry
    - Kim, Arakawa, Baiul, Witt, Hamill and Fleming
    - Shen & Zhao, Gordeeva & Grinkov, Rodnina & Zaitshev/Ulanov
    - Anissina & Peizerat and Torvill & Dean
     
  25. Fallcolor

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    Arakawa 2006, Virtue/Moir 2010, Yagudin 2002, Anissina/Peizerat 2002, Klimova/Pomonarenko 1992, Kazakova/Dmitriev 1998, Mish/Dmitriev 1992, YuNa Kim 2010

    as much as i like G/G in 94, i still think M/D deserved the gold just as much as them in '94.
     
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  26. bardtoob

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    Boitano '88

    Kulik '98

    Yamaguchi '92 . . . for about 15 years

    G/G '88 . . . which was a big deal because it was still during the Cold War

    M/D '92

    V/M '10
     
  27. PDilemma

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    Boitano, Kim, Lysacek, Shen & Zhao.

    Not overjoyed because they weren't my favorites, but satisfied that the judges got it right:

    Yagudin and Arakawa.
     
  28. Twilight1

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    Pairs- 1994 G&G

    Ice Dance- 2010 V&M

    Men- 2002 Yagudin

    Ladies- 1994 Baiul (she will always be my favourite ladies Oly champ I think)
     
  29. AYS

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    Paul Wylie's silver medal. I know, not a victory, except it *was*! :lol:
     
  30. museksk8r

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    Yes. I have only good feelings about their victories given the way they and everyone else skated. :cheer2: Shizuka's LP may not be widely regarded as one of the best ever, but it certainly was the best at that Olympic competition and without question, the right lady did win.