Who should have won the 1980 Olympics Ladies competition?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Maofan7, Sep 29, 2011.

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Who should have won Gold in the 1980 Olympics Ladies Competition?

Poll closed Oct 30, 2011.
  1. Anett Pötzsch

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  2. Linda Fratianne

    13 vote(s)
    52.0%
  3. Denise Biellmann

    9 vote(s)
    36.0%
  4. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Away

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    In tandem with the retrospective I did on the 1980 Olympics, here is a poll on its most controversial element - the Ladies competition.

    By way of background, the following is the segment on the Ladies competition from the retrospective

     
  2. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    I voted for Biellmann since even though I know about the figures, Poetzsch and Fratianne compared so unfavorably to her in free skating they deserved 4.9s if she was getting 5.9s. Realistically speaking I guess Poetzsch.
     
  3. escaflowne9282

    escaflowne9282 Well-Known Member

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    IMO Beilmann and ,to a lesser extent ,Watanabe of Japan were the only engaging skaters of this era. For me, Fratianne vs. Poetsch is the Plushenko vs. Lysacek of the past.
    The two of them were just so uninspiring and blah, that it's hard for me to have any type of opinion ,whatsoever, about who should have won. In both cases I wish the gold medalist could have been the Swiss or Japanese skater.

    However, I will admit that Fratianne's entitlement whining makes me :rolleyes: