and my second choice is...........Michelle Kwan
Michelle Kwan of course.
She's so great that even today there are media mistakenly calling her Olympic Figure Skating Champion Michelle Kwan.
Kwan is my favorite skater of all time and I am so sorry I jinxed her in 98 and 02
Easy. Janet Lynn, closely followed by Denise Biellmann and Midori Ito. The reason? All three of these skaters revolutionised women's figure skating in their own unique ways - Lynn with her artistry, Biellmann with her innovation and athleticism, and Ito with her incredible jumping. They were pioneers. In the case of Lynn and Ito especially, their impact was so great that they forced a sea change in the way the sport was judged.
Michelle Kwan, as unquestionably talented as she was, didn't really bring anything new or unique to the table.
Last edited by marquise; 09-16-2011 at 11:26 PM.
I'd rather watch Cohen a thousand times, falls included, than anyone else on this list.
Not to say that I don't appreciate or love others on this list, but no one will ever beat Sasha to me.
Between Lynn and Ito, but I went with Ito.
Last edited by Pierre; 09-17-2011 at 01:26 AM.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
If circumstances had been different for her she might have been a 2 time Olympic Champion in both 88 and 92. It is too bad.
Between Janet Lynn and Midori Ito. Janet for the total package; Midori for the athletics.
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "With them it's all about the most movement per measure." (commenting on Bestemianova/Bukin, during the 1988 Olympics, Calgary)