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    Gold costume; no gold medal

    How many skaters in gold medal contention have worn a gold costume (short, long, gala) and not gotten a gold medal? I came up with Virtue, Kwan, Kerrigan and Thomas. More examples, counter examples?

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    Plushenko, Oly's 2002, "Michael Jackson" - SP?

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    Torvill and Dean won gold in gold with Mack and Mabel FD in 1982

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey2 View Post
    How many skaters in gold medal contention have worn a gold costume (short, long, gala) and not gotten a gold medal? I came up with Virtue, Kwan, Kerrigan and Thomas. More examples, counter examples?
    Does gold braiding count? Surya Bonaly wore a red Toreador costume heavy on the gold braiding in her 1992 Olympic LP.

    She was in third after the SP going into the LP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIX416mqKO0

    Sasha also wore a red dress heavy on the gold braiding in her 2006 Olympic LP.
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    Didn't Kristi Yamaguchi have gold coloring on her 1992 Olympic dress or would it be considered yellow?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dozwFZ5NoNs

    Also, I guess it was mostly black.

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    Michael Kwan had special exibition for 2002 "Filds of gold" in Gold dress. She were in tears after she skated this program. This was one of the most memorable moment at OG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Michael Kwan had special exibition for 2002 "Filds of gold" in Gold dress. She were in tears after she skated this program. This was one of the most memorable moment at OG.
    I actually pictured a man skating to that program of Michelle's and had a big laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zokko! View Post
    Plushenko, Oly's 2002, "Michael Jackson" - SP?
    Plushenko actually had three versions of that costume, but the Olympic one was silver.

    The black/red/white costume (he used this in the early part of the season, with one minor alteration (removing the "laces" effect over his crotch) before the judges basically said to change it, too obscene...it's my favourite one) : http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...0144502df6.jpg

    The gold one (he wore this at the GPF, which he failed to win): http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...lushy/44ea.jpg

    And the silver one, which he wore at Salt Lake City and won silver with: http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1165/olysp1.jpg

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    There was a dance team at 1992 US Nationals that wore a gold costume - assuming they would win National and make the Olympic team. They didn't do well. I want to say it was Punsalan and Swallow, but I'm not sure.

    The anecdote I always loved was from Cecelia Colledge (1930's). Her mother made her a silver dress for the Olympics. She was competing against Sonje Henie. I recall her saying she was pretty disgusted with the dress - like her own mother assumed she couldn't win.

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    Nancy Kerrigan skated in a gold dress in '94.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco View Post
    Nancy Kerrigan skated in a gold dress in '94.
    Yes she did! Casey2 mentioned her at the beginning of the thread. I LOVED that dress btw!

    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    Plushenko actually had three versions of that costume, but the Olympic one was silver.

    The black/red/white costume (he used this in the early part of the season, with one minor alteration (removing the "laces" effect over his crotch) before the judges basically said to change it, too obscene...it's my favourite one) : http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...0144502df6.jpg

    The gold one (he wore this at the GPF, which he failed to win): http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...lushy/44ea.jpg

    And the silver one, which he wore at Salt Lake City and won silver with: http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1165/olysp1.jpg
    Somehow the gold one gives Plush a Tin Man effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    Plushenko actually had three versions of that costume, but the Olympic one was silver.

    The black/red/white costume (he used this in the early part of the season, with one minor alteration (removing the "laces" effect over his crotch) before the judges basically said to change it, too obscene...it's my favourite one) : http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...0144502df6.jpg

    The gold one (he wore this at the GPF, which he failed to win): http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...lushy/44ea.jpg

    And the silver one, which he wore at Salt Lake City and won silver with: http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1165/olysp1.jpg
    I don't know which one is the worst.

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    Yag's MITIM costume had a gold mask on the chest, and he won.

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    B&B wore black & gold costumes in their 1988 FD and won.

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    Sasha's only national title was in her gold dress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    Yag's MITIM costume had a gold mask on the chest, and he won.
    It looked to be more of a bronze color to me.

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    Color, like artistry, can be highly subjective ... but you're right. Now that I think about it, the mask was probably more bronze than gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    Color, like artistry, can be highly subjective ... but you're right. Now that I think about it, the mask was probably more bronze than gold.
    Wasn't it supposed to be iron ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pani View Post
    Michael Kwan had special exhibition for 2002 "Fields of gold" in Gold dress. She were in tears after she skated this program. This was one of the most memorable moment at OG.
    One of the reasons the whole thing was so upsetting was because everyone thought the stars were finally lined up for her, with being the defending world champion and skating on home soil. Ironically, this was how happy she was to have won Vancouver Worlds in 2001. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcqzgDwz4_A

    There was added pain for Kwan fans (at least for me) about skating to Fields of Gold because that season (2002) she also lost her World title. (of course she regained it in 2003 and also skated to Fields of Gold)

    But then no one could blame the program because it was so beautiful and she absolutely did it justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triple_toe View Post
    Sasha's only national title was in her gold dress.
    That color did not look like gold to me. It was a pale shade of yellow, IIRC.

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