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    Famous skaters when they were young. Can you guess who they are?

    I found a 1978 US Championship program book at a thrift store last week. It had photos of some great skaters when they were children competing at the 78 US Nationals. Can you guess who they are?

    Skater #1
    http://i51.tinypic.com/2bqlp5.gif

    Skater #2
    http://i54.tinypic.com/2ia5vs7.gif

    Skater #3
    http://i56.tinypic.com/2ags2nd.gif



    Skater #1 Answer

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    Skater #2 Answer

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    Skater #3 Answer

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    Adding more difficult photos

    Skater #4: Hint - She's a coach now. Coaching one of the top US Ladies
    http://i53.tinypic.com/28vwvhz.jpg

    Skater #5:
    http://i56.tinypic.com/9fs7lh.jpg

    Skater #6: She's a choreographer now
    http://i53.tinypic.com/o5rgcg.jpg

    Skater #7: Don't know if you know her, but you should know who he is!
    http://i52.tinypic.com/20u3mgg.jpg

    Skater #8: She had a different partner later when she competed in World Championships
    http://i53.tinypic.com/2i74r6f.jpg

    Skater #9: She is a famous choreographer now
    http://i56.tinypic.com/2wn6at5.jpg

    Skater #10: He's a famous coach now
    http://i55.tinypic.com/1563knk.jpg


    Answers:

    Skater #4

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    Skater #5

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    Skater #6

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    Skater #7

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    Skater #8

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    Skater #9

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    Skater #10

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    Last edited by luenatic; 10-19-2011 at 06:28 PM.

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    Brian Boitano?

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    I am guessing this before I look at the answers so I think Boitana, Sumners and Zayak.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    I am guessing this before I look at the answers so I think Boitana, Sumners and Zayak.
    Me, too.

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    I identified 1 and 3 correctly, but was actually stumped by the 2nd pic. Even looking at it again after viewing the answer it still doesn't look like her to me. Number 3's pic reminded me of just how much she and Rachael Flatt resemble one another.

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    I got only Boitano correct.

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    The second one is the only one I recognized !

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    I got the first two, but couldn't figure out #3. Now it seems so obvious!

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    Thanks for the photos.

    Quote Originally Posted by luenatic View Post
    That's about what she looked like when I used to skate at the same rink with her 2 years earlier. Looks like the picture might have been taken at that rink.

    Adding more difficult photos
    Got them all except #4, whom I'm not familiar with.

    Skater #7: Don't know if you know her, but you should know who he is!
    http://i52.tinypic.com/20u3mgg.jpg
    Funny, I knew who they were because I recognized the girl from other Skating magazine photos of that era and a video I've seen from 1981 Nationals.

    Yes, I certainly know more about the boy's later career, but I wouldn't have recognized him with the floppy 70s hair.

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    Without looking at your answers, my immediate responses:

    #1 Brian Boitano
    #2 Rosalyn Sumners
    #3 Elaine Zayak

    #5 Priscilla Hill
    #6 Sandra Bezic
    #7 Paul Wylie?
    #8 Tracy Wilson

    Not sure on the others ...

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    I got the first 3 right but totally bombed my guesses on the next set of pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyCharm View Post
    Number 3's pic reminded me of just how much she and Rachael Flatt resemble one another.
    Totally!

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    Well, I bombed on #6 and #8 -- U.S. Championships, not Canadian I had no clue on #4 and #9, but I did think #10 might be Peter Oppegard -- he just looks so different!

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    Great pictures! I am embarrassed to say that I recognized just one (Boitano). I did not recognize even Paul Wylie, and I had just finished watching his skate at the 1990 US nationals on DVD.

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