Your Worst Moment As A Figure Skating Fan?

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  1. Maofan7

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    Mine - today's Mao meltdown. Absolutely gutted! Apart from that though - it's been a really great Olympics.
  2. AndyWarhol

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    Tonight.

    I am so devastated for Mao.
  3. Vash01

    Vash01 Well-Known Member

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    Today- Mao's SP skate

    Past- Midori's fall in the 92 Oly SP

    Overall, the death of Sergei Grinkov (speaking of off-ice)
  4. Jessiebanana

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    Watching S/S be devastated. I'm still not over it.
  5. AndyWarhol

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    Thank you for pointing out there are more upsetting things in life than a bad short program.
  6. Johnny_Fever

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    When Jill Trenary snubbed me at a party. I had her full attention until Kurt Browning showed up. :(
  7. lyneyuki

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    I am torn between Kurt in 94 (92 was a right off due to injury) or Patrick last week. I think the ladder, I still can't believe it let that gold slips out of his hand (actually I believe it due to history but still so upsetting).

    Very sad for Mao today but the writing has been on the wall for a long time due to her technik issues.
  8. caitinlv

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    Off-ice, nothing even comes close to the day Sergei Grinkov died.

    On ice, yes, Mao today is pretty bad. I think seeing her in 16th is worse than watching her deflate during her program.

    Personal, getting so excited that I yelled at Rosalynn Sumners when I spotted her across a hotel atrium. I'll get over it one day, I'm sure.
  9. cbd1235

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    I was most gutted watching Akiko Suzuki's at Worlds last year where she melted down in the FS. I was watching it live in the building and it was a very sad moment as a skating fan.
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    Bourne and Kraatz in Nagano - I was an Irish dancer and I loved their program so much and wanted them to be on the podium. I also wanted to throw things any time Fusar-Poli and Margaglio were anywhere near a podium.
  11. mia joy

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    Drobiazko/Vanagas realizing they wouldn't medal in Nagano 2002

    Irina holding back her tears on the 2006 Olympic podium

    Drobiazko/Vanagas falling during their 2006 Olympic OD (my heart stopped, my world fell apart)

    Siudek/Siudek withdrawing from 2007 Worlds

    Brian Joubert's disastrous SP from Vancouver 2010, especially the lutz fall

    Aliona crying on the podium during the Sochi flower ceremony
  12. genevieve

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    Doing my best to stay completely unspoiled for the ladiezz LP in 1998, only to spy a GIGANTIC front page picture of Lipinski's KnC reaction while crossing the street by my office.
  13. Lucy25

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    The moment Tara Lipinski's scores came up in Nagano. Just devastated for Michelle. Still hurts.
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  14. Johnny_Fever

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    Do you think Rosalynn took offense to that? I doubt it.
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    Nobody has mentioned Tai & Randy's withdrawal at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid. It was before my time, but I people in the USA and even outside (FS fans or not) must have felt terrible since they were the reigning world champions, trying to win an OGM against the legends of pairs skating R&Z.
  16. mia joy

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    It's been a really bad Olympics, if you ask me. Numerous pairs bomb in the free. Numerous men, including the champion, MAJORLY bomb in the free. Mao MAJORLY bombs in the short. Even Julia couldn't hold it together.

    Seriously, so far only the dance event was at an Olympics-appropriate level. The rest has been a disappointment.
  17. caitinlv

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    You're right, she loved it, actually. I just felt ridiculous.
  18. iarispiralllyof

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    2002 Salt Lake City.

    I usually move on and forget about it, but then get bitter and nostalgic about it every time the Winter Olympics rolls around.
    I'm not one to really freak out about Michelle being "robbed". For the most part, I agree that she deserved her placements both times. But she is my emotional favorite and my role model. Sigh. I can't believe Sarah Hughes has an OGM
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  19. Johnny_Fever

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    Been there, done that. ;)
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    Oh, yes Salt Lake City Michelle Kwan, how could I forget!

    And I think the worst I've actually ever felt pertaining to skating was when the American public crucified Ashley Wagner after Nationals this year. It was really hard to stomach A) how hateful (and dare I say dense?) people really can be, and B) how Ashley must have felt among it all. Glad it's all in the past, and that Ashley has come out stronger.
  21. brina

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    I was so gutted when Sasha fell in Torino. I was convinced she was finally going to put it together when it counted.
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  22. Spareoom

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    For me, it was Alyssa Cizney's free at 2012 Worlds...that was just horrible to watch. Mao today is a close second.
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    Mao's performance today :(:(:(
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    Mao today, Irina 2006.
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    Savoie's 2002 Nationals & not making the team.

    Yukina Ota's early retirement.

    Abbott's 2010 Olympic SP (and many other competitions since then).

    Lambiel's 2010 Olympic LP.

    V/M's 2014 Olympics.
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    Tai and Randy in 1980. We can argue about placements and how our favorite got the shaft all we want. But to have an injury and have to withdraw before even getting to compete. I cried then and I still feel bad for them.
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    A/P falling at Euros 2001 BLN FD Then sKating it at world's and still lost to FP/M :(
    Denstas coming second with their Handel FD even with six's couldn't beat the Pink Panther :rolleyes:
    Denstas mistakes in the OD at 06 olympics after doing so well in the CDS.

    Denstas dropping down to fifth in 2005 from second year before .
    P/B Well no need for word's :(

    The worst hearing about Maxim Staviski and the DUI accident :eek::(
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  28. mia joy

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    :rolleyes:

    Two great performances and two Olympic silver medals. Hardly a heartbreaking story.
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  29. blue_idealist

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    Looking back, this was an overreaction, but when Elvis Stojko lost to Plushenko at the 1998 Skate Canada, I bawled my eyes out. I was only 12 at the time and thought that Elvis was unbeatable by anyone, except Kulik. To see him lose to some young guy was devastating to me.

    A close second is when Shawn Sawyer didn't make the Olympic team in 2010. I got a bit teary about that one, although I wasn't bawling. Bourne and Kraatz finishing 4th in 2002 was also bad, and Sale and Pelletier's 2nd, although that was assuaged a bit by the second gold medal. Oh yeah, and the whole OD in 2006, that was heartbreaking for so many teams. And I won't forget B&A's 4th-place finish in the 2010 Olympics or P&B's 4th-place finish just a few days ago.
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    Oh yeah, I forgot to add the worst thing about the dance in 2002 was not B&K's 4th but the fact that FP/M were 3rd with that horrible fall! It was one of the worst falls I've ever seen in ice-dancing, not from the point of view of how much it would hurt, but from an aesthetics/skill point of view!
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  31. CynicElle

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    Being in the audience at Skate America when Totmianina and Marinin had their accident is my worst moment. That was devastating to see. I knew she was a rock star when she was on the Pittsburgh news a couple days later complaining that her coach wouldn't let her practice yet.
  32. Cyn

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    Tai and Randy at Lake Placid having to withdraw.

    Ditto for Meno and Sand at 1998 Nationals.

    Totmianina's fall at 2004 Skate America :yikes:

    Sasha Cohen's FS in Torino

    Jeremy Abbott in Vancouver

    Johnny Weir's FS at 2003 Nationals in Dallas

    Olga Prokuronova/Karel Stefl - 2006 Euros in Lyon

    Sergei's death

    Alissa Czisny at 2012 Worlds
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  33. DFJ

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    It is to her and that was the question asked.
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    This thread should have included "spoiler alert" in its title.

    I opened it too fast because my worst moment came so quickly to mind: when I had Nationals in Boston in 2001 and was forced by my employer mid-week to return to work for the entire rest of the competition. I saw novices, some Sr. practices, short dance and pairs short, and that was it.
  35. duane

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    This is SO easy...the 2002 Olympics mens SP. When Plushenko fell, I literally SCREAMED in agony...not because I was a huge Plushenko fan, but because I was a huge Yagudin non-fan!
  36. shady82

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    Michelle Kwan, '98 and '02 Olympics
    Bebe Liang not making the '06 team
    Yukari Nakano not making the '10 team
    Takahashi and Mao in Sochi
    Takahashi at Nationals this year
    Mirai's meltdown at the 2010 Worlds
    Adam Rippon, Mirai Nagasu, Agnes Zawadzki at Nationals this year
    Yukari Nakano's robbery, Takahashi's poor performance, and B/A's robbery or low placement at 2008 Worlds. I had enough of skating results and IJS at that time that I finally stopped following regularly.
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    That was mine, too. I was just at the right age for the DRAHMAH to be huge, too (13). The only thing that ever hit me harder in skating was the death of Sergei Grinkov.
  38. Dave of the North

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    1998 - Elvis Stojko not skating as well as he could due to the groin injury

    1988 - Brian Orser losing the Battle of the Brians
  39. mia joy

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    Wow, there were any Yagudin non-fans in the world who weren't huge Plushenko fans?

    Just out of curiosity, what did you not like about him? For me the guy is the ideal everyone should strive for.
  40. berthesghost

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    When the crazy casino guy got on the ice with Kwan in Dortmund. I was in the audience, we had no idea it was just a prank and not some Seles-type psycho and security were useless, like keystone cops trying and repeatedly failing to catch him for minutes that seemed like hours. So unsafe and unprofessional, unbelievable.