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    Tara Lipinski in 1998 was the huge one.

    Shizuka in 2006 and Oksana in 1994 were also special.

    Going way back, Scott Hamilton in 1984 was wonderful.

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    Will anyone vote for Baiul '94 . Oops, I see Frau Muller did

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    Many, MANY people were thrilled that "anyone but Nancy or Tonya" won. I felt a bit of that too but I genuinely fell in love with Baiul's musical slinkiness at '93 Worlds-Prague, so was rooting for her despite 'Tonya-Nancy Saga.'
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    I have been extremely happy about the following wins:

    - Lysacek, Kulik, Urmanov, Cousins and Curry
    - Kim, Arakawa, Baiul, Witt, Hamill and Fleming
    - Shen & Zhao, Gordeeva & Grinkov, Rodnina & Zaitshev/Ulanov
    - Anissina & Peizerat and Torvill & Dean

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    Arakawa 2006, Virtue/Moir 2010, Yagudin 2002, Anissina/Peizerat 2002, Klimova/Pomonarenko 1992, Kazakova/Dmitriev 1998, Mish/Dmitriev 1992, YuNa Kim 2010

    as much as i like G/G in 94, i still think M/D deserved the gold just as much as them in '94.
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    Boitano '88

    Kulik '98

    Yamaguchi '92 . . . for about 15 years

    G/G '88 . . . which was a big deal because it was still during the Cold War

    M/D '92

    V/M '10

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    Boitano, Kim, Lysacek, Shen & Zhao.

    Not overjoyed because they weren't my favorites, but satisfied that the judges got it right:

    Yagudin and Arakawa.

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    Pairs- 1994 G&G

    Ice Dance- 2010 V&M

    Men- 2002 Yagudin

    Ladies- 1994 Baiul (she will always be my favourite ladies Oly champ I think)
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    Paul Wylie's silver medal. I know, not a victory, except it *was*!
    Disclaimer: The post contained herein represents the opinions of a fan and may or may not bear any relation to reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escaflowne9282 View Post
    Arakawa's in 2006. Yagudin in 2002
    Yes. I have only good feelings about their victories given the way they and everyone else skated. Shizuka's LP may not be widely regarded as one of the best ever, but it certainly was the best at that Olympic competition and without question, the right lady did win.

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    First one to come to mind for myself was Lysacek. He deserved to beat Plushenko, but more so considering Plushenko thought the OGM was going to be handed to him regardless of how well he did.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Yu Na Kim 2010 women

    I would say Yamaguchi since I like her alot but I wanted Ito to win in 1992 and Yamaguchi to win in 1994. I think Kristi still had alot more to put out as an amateur and was planning on doing so but winning in 1992 abruptly stopped that. And the standard of skating in 93-94 (or beyond) would have been so much higher with her there. And of course the great Ito deserved an Olympic Gold medal.

    Alexei Yagudin 2002 men
    Ilia Kulik 1998 men

    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze 2002 pairs

    Virtue & Moir 2010 dance
    Anissina & Peizerat 2002 dance

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    actually now---NONE_--why they cheated for everyone single one of them.
    If they cheat, rig events now. you can beat your bottom dollar they did back then.

    Used. to be happy with boitano, yagudin, arakawa, kulik, yu-na,
    kristi, katarina, scott hamilton.
    gordeeva & grinkov, russian dance team in 1992, pair team in 92,
    most of them.
    except for tara, sarah, anyone winning after 1998.

    rigged events all of them.
    they want you to win, they will overlook everything, every mistake to let you win and say how great you did this/that and win.

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    Yagudin, period. Really, noone else. Olympics are not my best event, my favourites never win...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    First one to come to mind for myself was Lysacek. He deserved to beat Plushenko, but more so considering Plushenko thought the OGM was going to be handed to him regardless of how well he did.
    Ain't that the truth!! I am glad he got knocked down a couple notches personally. His completely dull 2006 LP to this day makes me appreciate all the more what Yagudin and Kulik did the prior 2 Oly's. Technically superior but so amazing presentation wise. Lysacek was amazing and deservedly won the competition.
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    Well, with time, i don't really care about the medals. I'm more interested in good skating.
    Anyway, I was happy with some victories :
    YuNa Kim, Virtue&Moir for 2010.
    Shizuka Arakawa for 2006.
    Alexei Yagudin for 2002.
    Ilia Kulik for 1998. And even as a Kwan, I'm really happy each time I watch Tara's LP in Nagano (of course, a Gold for Michelle would have been so much better for me !). I'm happy that Grishuk&Platov won their second title, but I didn't like their programs in 1998.
    Gordeeva&Grinkov for 1994.
    Kristi Yamaguchi for 1992. Sooooo happy !

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    Yagudin in 2002, V&M 2010 and Yuna Kim 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    First one to come to mind for myself was Lysacek. He deserved to beat Plushenko, but more so considering Plushenko thought the OGM was going to be handed to him regardless of how well he did.
    For me, also. Plus I was so happy a favorite of mine won after all the Olympic heartbreaks for Kwan and Eldredge.

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    Kulik in 1998 and Yagudin in 2002.
    Kristi Yamaguchi 1992.
    Yu-Na Kim 2010.
    G&G both times.
    Shen/Zhao 2010!
    Klimova/Ponomarenko 1992.
    Virtue/Moir 2010.
    "In no way do I think I stopped commanding a spotlight. I think I travel with one." -- Johnny Weir

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