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Your all time favourite skaters

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Xela M, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Xela M

    Xela M Well-Known Member

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    Who are your all time favourites?

    Here are mine...

    Pairs: Mishkutenok & Dmitriev

    Men: Alexei Urmanov

    Dance: Grishuk & Platov

    Ladies: Oksana Baiul

    :cheer2:
     
  2. staceyliving

    staceyliving New Member

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    Pairs: Sale & Pelletier- such wonderful skaters and such classy and wonderful people.

    Men: Kurtina Browning

    Dance: Klimova & Ponomarenko

    Ladies: Oksana Baiul
     
  3. Xela M

    Xela M Well-Known Member

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    I didn't say BEST skaters but your FAVOURITE skaters by the way :p
     
  4. Xela M

    Xela M Well-Known Member

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    Nooo! They caused all the drama in 2002 :scream:
     
  5. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

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    Pairs: Brasseur/Eisler
    Dance: Bourne/Kraatz
    Men: Kurt Browning/Shawn Sawyer
    Ladies: Elizabeth Manley

    I could list way more, but I tried to stick to one or two for each category. :p
     
  6. staceyliving

    staceyliving New Member

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    They didnt, the media them. Dont blame them for that. They humbly accepted their controversial silvers, saying they were happy they skated their best, but the media and fans angry they were so robbed insisted on a gold for them and they grudgingly accepted the help as a duty.
     
  7. Emdee

    Emdee Well-Known Member

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    Patrick Chan
    Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir
    Gordeeva and Grinkov
    the Kween
     
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  8. nguyhm

    nguyhm Active Member

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    Pairs: a tie between Mishkutenok&Dmitriev and Berezhnaya&Sikharulidze
    Dance: Krylova&Ovsyannikov
    Men: Kurt Browning
    Ladies: Mao Asada
     
  9. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

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    Pairs: 3 way tie - Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze & Gordeeva/Grinkov & Savchenko/Szolkowy

    Men: Stephane Lambiel

    Dance: tie - Krylova/Ovsyannikov & Virtue/Moir

    Ladies: Carolina Kostner
     
  10. el henry

    el henry still fangirling for Toller

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    Anyone here born before 1970? Gotta represent...:cool:

    Men: Toller Cranston
    Women: Janet Lynn
    Pairs: Protopopovs
    Dance: Torvill/Dean
     
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  11. Marta24

    Marta24 Active Member

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    Men: Stephane Lambiel
    Women: Carolina Kostner
    Pairs: Shen/Zhao
    Dance: Weaver/Poje
     
  12. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

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    Men: Stephane Lambiel (can't help it, although I have other favorites from days before, like John Curry, Robin Cousins, Kurt Browning)
    Women: Carolina Kostner (was Lu Chen before)
    Pairs: Gordeeva/Grinkov
    Dance: Torvill/Dean (currently - Virtue/Moir)
     
  13. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

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    Men: Brian Boitano
    Women: Michelle Kwan
    Pairs: Shen & Zhao
    Dance: Torvill & Dean
     
  14. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    Pairs:Brezhnaya Sikharulidze
    Men:plushenko
    Ice dance:Klimova Ponomarenko
    Ladies: Midori Ito

    ETA: It was hard to pick just one from each discipline because I have other favorites too. I had to do some hard thinking and make some tough decisions in my choices.
     
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  15. quartz

    quartz I still believe in 398.2

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    Kurt Browning
    Michelle Kwan
    Shen and Zhao
    Bourne and Kraatz
     
  16. riveredge

    riveredge Active Member

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    the kween and the queen..

    and kurt browning
     
  17. love skating

    love skating Clueless American

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    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Brian Boitano
    Mishkutenok/Dmitriev and Becke/Petrov
    Usova/Zhulin and Davis/White
     
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    icespin31 New Member

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    Ladies: Oksana Baiul
    Men: Plushy
    Pairs: Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Dance: Denkova & Staviski (mainly Staviski), Virtue & Moir
     
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  19. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Ladies : Michelle Kwan
    Men : Kurt Browning and John Curry
    Pairs : Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Dance : Virtue & Moir and Torvill & &Dean
     
  20. moebius

    moebius Well-Known Member

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    Gordeeva / Grinkov
    Grishuk / Platov
    Ilia Kulik
    Oksana Baiul
    Usova /Zhulin
    Klimova / Ponomarenko
     
  21. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I have no problem with you liking them; it's a matter of taste, and here we are just listing our favorite skaters. However, I strongly disagree with the rest of your post (and really there was no need for it for a zillionth time).

    There was nothing controversial about the silvers. They skated an outdated and easy program and narrowly lost a 5-4 decision to a pair that skated a much more difficult program and had better pairs skating skills. It was just another close competition. Jamie sobbing on the podium was not a humble acceptance of the silver medals. She milked all the media attention to get sympathy from the ignorant fans in the USA. The media circus and the politics were not their fault, but S&P did not exactly grudgingly accept the gold, "as a duty". They made statements like we want it resolved as soon as possible instead of letting the ISU follow the due process. In that whole circus the only class was shown by B&S when they were forced to smile and stand on the podium again, while their glory was taken away from them.
     
  22. coraczek

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    dance - Torvill and Dean
    men - Yagudin
    ladies - Ito
    pairs: never had a favourite one
     
  23. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Women: Sandy Lenz (go ahead and laugh, I dont care)
    Men: Stephane Lambiel
    Dance: Anissina & Peizerat
    Pairs: Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
     
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  24. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't laugh, she was gorgeous..............
     
  25. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Why would we laugh ? I don't know much about her and her skating, but the programs I've watched makes me think she was a good and elegant skater.
     
  26. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

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    Her programs are sheer genius, especialy for the time. Everything she did was interesting and beautifully done. Shame she wasnt that strong in figures and didnt have any triple jump, which meant she had no hope in that era competitively, but I could watch her programs many times over.
     
  27. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Ladies - Midori Ito, Michelle Kwan
    Men - Todd Eldredge, Brian Orser, Paul Wylie, Kurt Browning
    Pairs - G&G, Shen & Zhao
    Dance - Meryl & Charlie
     
  28. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Midori Ito, with Chen Lu close behind
    Alexei Yagudin and Daisuke Takahashi
    Anjelika Krylova/Oleg Ovsiannikov
    Elena Berezhnaja/Anton Sikharulidze and Xue Shen/Hongbo Zhao
     
  29. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Tough topic

    Past-Present

    Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Mao Asada

    Men: Paul Wylie, Daisuke Takahashi

    Pairs: Kitty and Peter Carruthers, Pang/Tong

    Dance: Judy Blumberg and Michael Siebert, Meryl and Charlie
     
  30. nicolas23

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    pairs :savchenko solkowy
    dance : anissina peizerat
    men : yagudin
    ladies : don't know never really interested