That being said, she is a better skater than I'll ever be.
I remember seeing some girls from Greece, Ireland, and Lithuania that were actually not bad. Many didn't have triples, but their skating skills were pretty decent and they really worked on things like spirals and spins. Gotta hand it to them for trying.
Anna Rechnio skated at the 39th United Arab Emirates National Day 2010, yesterday. And she has given birth only a few months ago. She truly is a legend!
Zuzanna Szwed > Parchem got married to Aaron Parchem and she's a choreographer now.
Popova is just hopeless. Poor basics and skates like a piece of a brick hauled around the ice.
Glebova is similarly expressive.
I am sure she could have achieved a lot with proper coaching. I mean she was landing all the triples as a teenager already.
PFSA seems to blame sport psychology for Wojtala's inconsistency. /sigh
And people in Poland people seem to still regard psychology as something to do with serious mental ilness. :/
WHY IS NOBODY SKATING TO THIS?
but definitely a wasted potential . she could medal so many times. I'll never forget her "GWTW" programme...
Lavrenchuk for me was very wooden and non-expressive at all. yet she still managed to medal at Euros (once, iirc)...
does Mikkeline Kierkegaard also qualify as OES of a gone era?
As far as I know, Sonia Radeva is still skating, so the "of days gone by" doesn't apply, but I had to give her 2009 SP a mention. Love the crows cawing around the 2 minute mark.
"...some people are moulded by their admiration, others by their hostilities.”
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
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It's really too bad that neither Natalia Popova nor Irina Movchan have been able to really break through even though they've had their chances...Tatiana Volosozhar could probably have done singles and do better than these two
Amanda Dobbs reminds me so much of Mikkeline, right down to that killer triple toe.
Kierkgaards' qualifying round free skate in 2000 was even better if I recall, which had her second in her group despite only having up to the triple loop in difficulty.
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I also like Roxana Luca of Romania. I couldn't find the Enigma program she did that I love, but this is her 2007 long to Amelie.
Someone already mentioned Vanessa Giunchi, but her and her headbands are very OES to me. Here is her 2003 "Indian" short program.
I thought Nella Simaova might become an OES of note, but she kind of disappeared before the Olympics. This is her short program from 2009 Euros.
Teodora Postic is another skater that I thought might become somewhat well-known, but kind of disappeared. This is her 2009 Euros sp.
Isabelle Pieman's "Catwoman does Take Five" routine is OES at its best to me.
Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem
Nella Simaova and Teodora Postic have now retired.
Isabelle Pieman has been competing this season but didn't show up at Nationals. Perhaps she's injured?
Or perhaps she noticed Vannut's results and decided to throw in the towel.
Kierkgaard was a gorgeous skater, indeed!
The dress, the facial expressions, the crows, the WTF factor of the whole program is just epic.
The 2003 Euros were just INCREDIBLE!
Kostner did two triple triples which I'd never seen before, and an axel/3 sal. Sokolova may have done two ur 3/3's too, whilst Slutskaya attempted one. Was Sebesteyen 3rd? The standard was unbelievable!