I am a bit of a stats freak, lol, so I decided to look at those individual/ teams who won 3 or more Worlds medals of any colour and yet did not win an Olympic medal. I only looked at Worlds Post-WWII. Some of the skaters listed are still eligible.
T. Eldredge (6 world medals)
B. Joubert (6)
K. Browning (5)
A. Fadeev (4)
E. Danzer (3)
P. Chan (3)
A. Giletti (3)
T. Brown (3)
E. Kiraly (3)
M. Ando (3 world medals)
E. Zayak (3)
M. Butyrskaya (3)
S. Bonaly (3)
F. Suguri (3)
C. Kostner (3)
Baess/ Thierbach (5 world medals)
Petrova/ Tikhonov (4)
Jelinek/ Jelinek (4)
Nicks/ Nicks (4)
Shishkova/ Naumov (3)
Eltsova/ Bushkov (3)
Meno/ Sand (3)
Kauffmann/ Kauffmann (3)
Bourne/ Kraatz (6 world medals)
Denkova/ Staviyski (4)
Green/ Watts (3) (all medals came in 1973-76 period, yet placed out of medals at 1976 Olympics)
Blumberg/ Seibert (3)
Last edited by paulee; 05-17-2011 at 11:22 PM.
Reason: forgot to say I only looked at Worlds post-WWII
I am sure the change of schedule/location affected everyone's mental preparation, but I think everyone gave his/her best shot. I was just happy that worlds took place only one month later.
Originally Posted by pinky166
Okay, now I'm curious about skaters who have two world medals (any color) and no olympic medal.
Originally Posted by paulee
Non-definitive list going back to 1970 or so:
Julie Lynn Holmes USA (bronze 70, silver 71)
Caudio Kristofics-Binder Austria (bronze 81, 82)
Tiffany Chin USA (bronze 85, 86)
Jill Trenary USA (bronze 89, gold 90)
Claudia Leistner FRG (silver 83, 89)
Sergei Volkov USSR (silver 74, gold 75)
Norbert Schramm FRG (silver 82, 83)
Christopher Bowman USA (silver 89, bronze 90)
Takeshi Honda Japan (bronze 02, 03)
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May need some blanks filled in...
Originally Posted by Mafke
JoJo Starbuck/Kenneth Shelley (bronze 71, bronze 72)
Tai Babilonia/Randy Gardner (bronze 77, bronze 78, gold 79)
Irina Vorobieva/Alexander Vlasov (bronze 76, silver 77)
Sabine Baeß/Tassilo Thierbach (bronze 79, silver 81, gold 82, silver 83, bronze 84)
Marina Pestova/Stanislav Leonovich (bronze 80, silver 82)
Barbara Underhill/Paul Martini (bronze 83, gold 84)
Evgenia Shishkova/Vadim Naumov (bronze 93, gold 94, silver 95)
Radka Kovaříková/René Novotný (silver 92, gold 95)
Marina Eltsova/Andrei Bushkov (bronze 94, gold 96, silver 97)
Jenni Meno/ Todd Sand (bronze 95, bronze 96, silver 98)
Maria Petrova/Alexei Tikhonov (gold 00, bronze 03, silver 05, bronze 06)
Yuko Kavaguti/Alexander Smirnov (bronze 09, bronze 10)
Last edited by julieann; 05-19-2011 at 02:07 AM.
Tai and Randy won gold in 1979.
Originally Posted by julieann
Vorobieva/Lisovsky won gold in 1981. It was Vorobieva/Vlasov who won bronze 76, silver 77,
Last edited by pollyanna; 05-19-2011 at 01:16 AM.
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Fixed, thank you!
Originally Posted by pollyanna
Putting Chan on this list is rather ridiculous. Yes he's already won 3 World medals but he's still early in his career and was only 19 and not a real medal favorite in Vancouver. Now if he doesn't medal in Sochi he'll be at the top of the list.
Originally Posted by bbkenn
Well, the person wasn't saying that he will never win an Olympic medal. They acknowledged that some of the skaters on the list, like Chan and Ando, are still eligible.
Originally Posted by Jammers
I agree Chan doesnt belong on that list considering he is the obvious favorite for 2014 already. Ando is 26 and unlikely to even be around, let alone medal if she is, in Sochi so her inclusion makes sense.