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    Smile Which Olympic victory left you really, really "satisfied"?

    They've been so many controversal results in the past, but which one was the the most wonderful, unforgettable and "satisfying" winning Olympic performance in your mind? The one that left you with great, warm emotion, kinda, yeah ... the right one(s) finally, finally made it!!!

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    For men, Yagudin's.
    For ladies, none. The Olys haven't been kind to my favorites.

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    Nastia Liukin's

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    I think Yagudin's victory without questions, he was so greate in Solt-Lake.
    Maybe Torvill-Dean, but i dont remember how it was. But they did so much for FS overall.
    Klimova-Ponomarenko
    Gordeeva-Grinkov in 1994. I know, M-D were greate, but i remeber this magic feeling after G-G "Moonligthe sonata"
    I know, most of people will disagree with me, but i notice Baul and Huge and Lipisky.
    And moybe 2010 OG was my favorite. I was "satisfied" with all champions with different reasons. But maybe most - Yu-Na and Tessa-Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbjanderson View Post
    Nastia Liukin's
    O yes - she was so classy!

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    Lysacek's, BION, for men's.
    For ladies...Arakawa's and Yama's. I totally agreed with the judges, and they were clear cut victories to my eyes.

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    Ilia Kulik in 1998. Apart from wanting him to win, the skate itself was just about everything he could have wanted.

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    Virtue and Moir's. It was such a showdown with Davis and White, and it was so long since Canadians had won a medal in Olympic ice dance, for our country to win gold it was like a dream come true. It kind of erased all the bad feelings about the alleged conspiracy against Bourne and Kraatz, and also about Dubreuil and Lauzon's withdrawal after her injury in the OD in 2006.

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    Ilia Kulik in 1998. Apart from wanting him to win, the skate itself was just about everything he could have wanted.
    Completely agree on Kulik.

    Also, Torvill & Dean

    I was also very moved and impressed with Grishuk & Platov winning with their FD (Memorial) in Nagano.

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    Kulik and Yagudin - the whole podium for both those Olys was really satisfying (although I was heartbroken for Eldredge in '98 that he fell in the LP)

    It was satisfying to have Shen and Zhao win this year, but it wasn't a perfect skate.
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    Arakawa's in 2006. Yagudin in 2002

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    Quote Originally Posted by escaflowne9282 View Post
    Arakawa's in 2006. Yagudin in 2002
    Yup. Ditto that.

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    I would only say Yagudin's and that is about it. :\

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    I cracked my toe in excitement when G&P won in 1994. So that definitely stands out for me.

    But I think V&M winning was the happiest moment.
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    Arakawa in 06 and Shen/Zhao 10

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    Brian Boitano's '88 victory & Dorothy Hamil's '76 win.

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    Goordev & Grinkov, 88. That was a magical LP peformance (even with that hideous flowery thing on their shoulders ).

    T&D won by a landslide in 84 ... but I hated Bolero. So boring!

    Dorothy, 76.

    John Curry, 76.

    Boitano, 88.

    Tara, 98.

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    Shen and Zhao...their gold medal free skate wasn't their best, but it seemed, even with the rough skate, that this win was the fitting, crowning achievement of a lifetime journey. Not just for them, but for their coach, for China's figure skaters, past and present.

    And John Curry...I remember watching the 1976 Olympics with my mom when I was little. I was even more fascinated by the men's event - Curry, Cranston and Tickner - because of their contrasting styles and personalities. I loved Dorothy Hamill, too, but there seemed no doubt that she'd win (at least in my mind: she was super, perfect, ideal). The men's event was so exciting, a demonstration of every possibility of this sport and art that I was just beginning to learn. I was awestruck.
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    B&S 2002 Pairs

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