View Poll Results: Would Kristi have continued to 1994 had she not won in 1992?

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  • yes, she would have definitely gone for 94 but retired after 94 win or lose

    82 92.13%
  • no, she still retires after the 92 season at only 20, even without the Oly Gold

    2 2.25%
  • if she were to lose the gold in 94 too she continues possibly to 98 as well

    5 5.62%
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    It is interesting people keep saying 93-94 was a weak field. It was work in terms of a truly great or legendary skater leading the way but as far as depth both amongst the contenders, and amongst the whole field I think it was probably one of the strongest ever. Kerrigan, Baiul, Chen, Sato, Bonaly, past her prime Harding, Chouinard, Szewcenko, past her prime prime Witt, is not exactly what I call a "weak field" and it had potential to be even stronger had Butyrskaya, Preston, Kiellmann, Markova, been there. And then looking at the entire field outside the contenders the overall depth was quite good too. The problem is there wasnt really an Olympic Champion caliber skater in the field, kind of 6 or 7 silver or bronze medal skaters clustered together at the top, some of them inconsistent.

    However people look at that field and say someone like Chouinard would finish only 7th if everyone skated their best behind Kerrigan, Chen, Bonaly, Sato, Baiul, and maybe Harding. Yet one looks at say the field of the 96 Worlds which everyone said was so brilliant and where would Chouinard have finished if everyone skated their best? Probably 4th behind Kwan, Chen, and Ito, since her presentation was much better than a 17 year old Slutskaya, Butyrskaya was a relative nobody around then, and Bonaly had regressed and was well out of favor by then. So in a certain sense as strange as it seems the 94 field was probably deeper than the 96 field even amongst the contending skaters, just alot less top heavy as far as the leaders and probable winners went. Then in the 97 field with everyone skating their best people like Sato, Chouinard, and a past her prime Harding were far more likely to medal than they ever would have been in 94.

    I think the 93 and 94 field was overall a very strong field actually, even as far as just the contenders went. The only thing missing was a truly potential great gold medalist.

    The 95-98 field was definitely not a stronger overall field, it just had greater people leading the way with Chen in 95, Chen and Kwan in 96, Kwan in 97 (before her problems and then the women field really became unbearable that year), Kwan and Lipinski in 98. A field where the teenaged version of Slutskaya (pumping back, style that made her adult self look like a ballerina, junior level maturity on ice) was a 100% lock to atleast medal with a clean skate is not a great field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olympic View Post
    Oksana at her best was only doing 5 solo triples and little else besides fanny-wiggling and high-kicking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrichnova View Post
    Now if you wanna talk Baiul and thievery, take a look at her LP dress at Skate America in '93 and tell me the designer wasn't inspired by Kristi's Malaguena costume for the Olympics...
    Omg, it's identical!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabrichnova View Post
    Now if you wanna talk Baiul and thievery, take a look at her LP dress at Skate America in '93 and tell me the designer wasn't inspired by Kristi's Malaguena costume for the Olympics...

    So, one program in her entire career, but at least 4 dresses for it !
    Anyway, a program on Broadway or Malaguena, it's the same, right !?

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