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    Rank the Olympic medal winning FDs from 1992 to 2010

    Since there's one for men and one for ladies, I thought I'd do one for dance..

    My rankings:

    1) Grishuk & Platov 1994

    2) Krylova & Ovsiannikov 1998 *runs and hides from G&P fans*

    3) Anissina & Peizerat 2002

    4) Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992

    5) Virtue & Moir 2010

    6) Davis & White 2010

    7) Torvill & Dean 1994

    8) Grishuk & Platov 1998

    9) Belbin & Agosto 2006 *runs and hides from N&K fans*

    10) Navka & Kostomarov 2006

    11) Duschesnays 1992

    12) Usova & Zhulin 1992

    13) Lobacheva & Averbukh 2002

    14) Usova & Zhulin 1994

    15) Anissina & Peizerat 1998

    16) Grushina & Goncharov 2006

    17) Domnina & Shabalin 2010

    18) Fusar-Poli & Margaglio 2002 - would have been a lot higher if not for MAURIZIO'S FALL.

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    1) Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992
    2) Grishuk & Platov 1998
    3) Krylova & Ovsiannikov 1998
    4) Usova & Zhulin 1992
    5) Usova & Zhulin 1994
    6) Navka & Kostomarov 2006
    7) Domnina & Shabalin 2010
    8) Lobacheva & Averbukh 2002
    9) Anissina & Peizerat 2002
    10) Anissina & Peizerat 1998
    11) Davis & White 2010
    12) Virtue & Moir 2010
    13) Grishuk & Platov 1994
    14) Torvill & Dean 1994
    15) Grushina & Goncharov 2006
    16) Belbin & Agosto 2006
    17) Duschesnays 1992
    18) Fusar-Poli & Margaglio 2002

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    1) Grishuk & Platov 1998
    2) Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992
    3) Usova & Zhulin 1992
    4) Krylova & Ovsiannikov 1998
    5) Navka & Kostomarov 2006
    6) Anissina & Peizerat 2002
    7) Virtue & Moir 2010
    8) Grishuk & Platov 1994
    9) Lobacheva & Averbukh 2002
    10) Usova & Zhulin 1994
    11) Torvill & Dean 1994
    12) Davis & White 2010
    13) Domnina & Shabalin 2010
    14) Belbin & Agosto 2006
    15) Anissina & Peizerat 1998
    16) Grushina & Goncharov 2006
    17) Duschesnays 1992
    18) Fusar-Poli & Margaglio 2002

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    Seems unanimous that FP&M are the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumba View Post
    1) Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992
    2) Grishuk & Platov 1998
    3) Krylova & Ovsiannikov 1998
    4) Usova & Zhulin 1992
    5) Usova & Zhulin 1994
    6) Navka & Kostomarov 2006
    7) Domnina & Shabalin 2010
    8) Lobacheva & Averbukh 2002
    9) Anissina & Peizerat 2002
    10) Anissina & Peizerat 1998
    11) Davis & White 2010
    12) Virtue & Moir 2010
    13) Grishuk & Platov 1994
    14) Torvill & Dean 1994
    15) Grushina & Goncharov 2006
    16) Belbin & Agosto 2006
    17) Duschesnays 1992
    18) Fusar-Poli & Margaglio 2002
    wow..

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    Yeah, I was kind of wondering about that one. Not really the D&W ahead of V&M thing, but the D&S ahead of both D&W and V&M. I'd like to hear the rationale for that one!

    Also noticing I was the only one strongly impressed with G&P 1994.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    wow..
    second that (or third that by now).... :S yea...D/S ahead of V/M and D/W

    Personally I'd put both V/M and D/W at the top of the pile 2002 and onwards (yes ahead of A/P, I have to review the 1990s dances to see how the rest pan out.

    and Fusar-Poli/Margaglio last ahaha agreed

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    Grushina/Goncharov and Lobacheva/Averbukh at the very, very bottom of the list... by FAR. Shouldn't even be on the list, if you ask me.

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    Yay, ranking threads!

    Clearly the best
    1. Klimova & Ponomarenko
    2. Grishuk & Platov (1998)
    3. Anissina & Peizerat (1998)
    Almost there, but not quite
    4. Krylova & Ovsiannikov
    5. Usova & Zhulin (1992)
    6. Virtue & Moir
    7. Grishuk & Platov (1994)
    8. Torvil & Dean
    Not bad, not great
    9 . Anissina & Peizerat (2002)
    10. Duchesneys
    11. Davis & White
    12. Lovacheva & Averbuck
    13. Navka & Kostomarov
    14. Fusar-Poli & Margaglio
    Painful to watch
    15. Usova & Zhulin (1994)
    16. Belbin & Agosto
    17. Domnina and Shabalin
    18. Grushina and Goncharov

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumba View Post
    pumba I’m as to why you put V/M two spots below D/S, (or for that matter, behind all 8 Russian couples…! is this list…non-biased? I don’t necessarily agree with most of it, but could you explain your choices please

    I prefer my ice dancers with a) content and b) competent skating skills most of all. Good taste in music and choreography is an added bonus.

    1) G/P 1998- no team here, not even K/O, had more ambitious choreography or could come close to the level of difficulty of G/P (particularly transitions, holds, ability to move and turn in tighter positions) More
    impressively was how they managed to gain speed and weave between their elements without the excessive use of crossovers and two-footed stroking. IMO the most complex pre-COP FD i've seen yet. Theme was heavy and dramatic but i absolutely [I] loved [I] it. They really did set the bar for ice dance. The fact that they even skated that program clean is just . Can't blame Tarasova for getting the fits right after

    2)Klimova/Pomonarenko 1992
    3) Usova/Zhulin 1992- their second best ever FD imo next to Blues.
    4) Virtue/Moir 2010- best skating skills of all the couples that night, little to no weaknesses, technically brilliant, choreography highlighted all of these things about them. Just
    5) Krylova/Ovsiannikov 1998
    6) Anissina/Peizerat 2002- in terms of content, they win easily over the eventual medalists. Very ambitious program skated with way more fire and spark than L/A.
    7) Usova/Zhulin 1994- Technically the best but did not a fan of this program.
    8) Grishuk/Platov 1994- loved this FD but watching it again the program was fairly simple, much side by side skating, full of filler moves, and content meter was 10x below they were capable of.
    9) Navka & Kostomarov 2006
    10) Davis/White- technically speaking they are among best in the world. they way they can even keep up their stamina and maintain the power from start to finish is the impressive thing for me.
    11) Lobacheva/Averbukh 2002
    12) Torvill/Dean 1994
    13) Anissina/Peizerat 1998-sorry did not like their R/J back then...same thing I felt above L/A's Jesus christ superstar that year. Their technique was very iffy and unmatched, not great at the time. Placing 4th in the FD was deserved.
    14) Belbin/Agosto 2006- not their best FD...
    15) Domnina/Shabalin 2010- both in terms of content and skating skills, not at the level of the top 2.
    16) Grushina/Goncharov
    17) Duschesnays 1992- i really liked this WSS program and the idea behind it but it was not competitive enough for gold.
    18) Fusar-Poli/Margaglio 2002

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallcolor View Post
    pumba I’m as to why you put V/M two spots below D/S, (or for that matter, behind all 8 Russian couples…! is this list…non-biased? I don’t necessarily agree with most of it, but could you explain your choices please
    could not foresee that public interest, really. I did not put D/S 1st and even in the top 5. They are 7th on MY pumba list. And I did not put V/M or D/W 17th or 18th but put them where I feel they are for ME. And what is wrong with 8 Russian couples on the top of my list? Was I supposed to dilute it with 1-2 European or preferably NA couples to make it more "appropriate"?

    Well, it's simply an order I would rewatch the performances. The skates on top give me a couple of really wonderful moments, while at the bottom vary from to .

    Hopefully noone takes such lists too seriously

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    We don't. Thank you for providing rationale.

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    Only the Gold medals :
    1-Klimova and Ponomarenko 1992
    2-Virtue and Moir 2010
    3-Grishuk and Platov 1994
    4-Anissina and Peizerat 2002
    5-Grishuk and Platov 1998
    6-Navka and Kostomarov 2006

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumba View Post
    And what is wrong with 8 Russian couples on the top of my list? Was I supposed to dilute it with 1-2 European or preferably NA couples to make it more "appropriate"? Well, it's simply an order I would rewatch the performances.
    Well, nothing is wrong with that of course. but at least it makes more sense (to me) now that you've explained your POV. Different strokes for different folks!

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    Technical aside because it is hard to rate them based on that as it really would be V&M, D&W, D&S, N&K, G&G etc above...

    1. K&P (Reason.I.Watch.Ice.Dance)
    2. U&Z '92 (see above)
    3. V&M '10
    4. G&P '98
    5. A&P '02 (if Carmina Burana had been their Oly FD then that would actually be #3)
    6. D&W '10
    7. K&O '98
    8. G&P '92
    9. N&K '06
    10. L&A '02
    11. T&D '94
    12. G&P '94
    13. A&P '98
    14. D&S '10
    15. U&Z '94

    Programs that I scratch my head at still...

    1. G&G '06
    2. B&A '06
    3. A&P '98 (sorry...if it was an exhibition I would love it...if the first 45 sec was actually not knees on ice I would love it but that 1st bit does nothing for me at all)

    Just Oly Gold...

    1, K&P
    2, V&M
    3, G&P '98
    4, A&P
    5, G&P '94
    6, N&K
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    Going with casken's ranking system and my very biased opinions.....

    Clearly the best
    1. Klimova & Ponomarenko (1992)
    2. Virtue and Moir (2010)
    3. Grishuk & Platov (1998)
    4. Davis/White (2010)
    5. Anissina and Peizerat (2002)
    Almost there, but not quite
    6. Krylova & Ovsiannikov (1998)
    7. Usova & Zhulin (1992)
    8. Torvill & Dean (1994)
    9. Belbin and Agosto (2006)
    Not bad, not great
    10. Grishuk & Platov (1994)
    11. Anissina & Peizerat (1998)
    12. Duchesneys (1992)
    13. Lovacheva & Averbukh (2002)
    14. Navka & Kostomarov (2006)
    Painful to watch
    15. Usova & Zhulin (1994)
    16. Domnina and Shabalin (2010)
    17. Grushina and Goncharov (2006)
    18. Fusar-Poli & Margaglio (2002)
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    It is interesting to see where people rank the 3 medal winning programs of 94 as it basically tells which of the 3 teams people think should have won the 94 Olympic dance event.

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    Like briancoogaert, I'll rank just the gold medalists:

    1. Marina & Sergei (1992)
    2. Tessa & Scott (2010)
    3. Marina & Gwendal (2002)
    4. Oksana & Evgeni (1994)
    5. Oksana & Evgeni (1998)
    6. Tatiana & Roman (2006)

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    I'm probably the only person in this world who enjoys U&Z from 1994 more than their 1992 FD but who cares!!

    EXCELLENT:
    KLimovaPonomarenko 92
    VirtueMoir 10
    GrishukPlatov 98
    AnissinaPeizerat 02
    KrylovaOvsiannikov 98
    TorvillDean 94

    REALLY GOOD:
    LobachevaAverbukh 02
    NavkaKostomarov 06
    AnissinaPeizerat 98
    DavisWhite10

    NICE EFFORT:
    UsovaZhulin 94
    GrishukPlatov 94
    BelbinAgosto 06
    FusarPoliMargaglio 02
    UsovaZhulin 92

    BLAH:
    Duchesnays 92
    DomninaShabalin 10
    GrushinaGoncharov 06

    HONORABLE MENTIONS A.K.A. WUZROBBED:

    DelobelSchoenfelder 06
    DenkovaStaviski 06
    DrobiazkoVanagas 02
    FaiellaScali 10
    BourneKraatz 98

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    It is interesting to see people ranked U&Z's FD from '94 higher than 4 Season's from '92. I always thought 4 Season's was far and away their best freedance ever. lol!!
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