View Poll Results: Which was the greatest performance of a program by a ladies singles skater ever?

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  • Midori ito - 1989 World Championships - LP

    47 18.36%
  • Katarina Witt - 1987 World Championships - LP

    4 1.56%
  • Kim Yu-Na - 2010 Olympics - SP

    36 14.06%
  • Michelle Kwan - 1998 US Nationals - LP

    96 37.50%
  • Janet Lynn - 1970 US Nationals - LP

    8 3.13%
  • Tara Lipinski - 1998 Olympics - LP

    14 5.47%
  • Oksana Baiul - 1994 Olympics - LP

    5 1.95%
  • Kristi Yamaguchi - 1992 US Nationals - LP

    6 2.34%
  • Elizabeth Manley - 1988 Olympics - LP

    8 3.13%
  • Denise Biellmann - 1981 World Championships - LP

    2 0.78%
  • Other

    30 11.72%
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    Seconded!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ainouta View Post
    Seconded!
    What performance is it? I really dislike when people post stuff like that and then it won't load on my computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrett View Post
    What performance is it? I really dislike when people post stuff like that and then it won't load on my computer.
    Chen's FS at 1996 Worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    You really don't know the impact of Midori's 1988 Olympic Freeskate, do you.
    Excuse me, but the skater who delivered the best free skate at the 1988 Olympics was Liz Manley. I'm sorry, but that simply eclipsed Midori on the night. What were you watching??? Midori was very good, but nowhere near as good as she was a year later.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frau Muller View Post
    Midori 1989 Worlds, by a mile!
    Thank you Frau Muller - I'm glad somebody has got a brain in their head!


    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    In the context of Midori's 1989 performance, the 3A was not meant to be "the end all and be all". It was a historic landmark in ladies skating, and don't forget that she landed all the other jumps flawlessly in that program.
    And thank you too Vash01!!

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    Someone is wrong on the internet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    Thank you Frau Muller - I'm glad somebody has got a brain in their head!
    Are the insults really needed on either side? Jeez guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    Chen's FS at 1996 Worlds.
    I agree this should have been included. I'm not sure if it's the greatest ever because of some telegraphing on the jumps, but marvellous all the same.

    What I find fascinating about this and Kwan's FS that both had a triple toe right before the end. I can't think of any other program where a skate practically ends with a (triple) jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    Yuna's 2010 Olympics LP performance did nothing for me. I felt like her only mission was to land the jumps. The performance was pretty uninspired IMO. You compare it to what Sarah Hughes did in '02 (who even screamed at the end of her performance and got a standing ovation even before the program ended) and what Tara did in 98 and Yuna's 2010 Olympics LP performance was quite reserved.

    You know what? Everybody has their own cup of tea.
    Therefore, each person's taste will be different.
    You may not agree with that but you should respect other's taste.
    Because it's just their own taste. Am i right?

    ["You like it? Really?? It's nothing to me. ]
    sigh.....
    I regret to say that I'm very disappointed with your post.

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    ^ I'm not expecting everyone to agree with me (especially with all the Yunabots in this world); I'm just voicing my opinion on her performance. I'm sure there are certain skaters' performances that did nothing for you either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny81 View Post
    You may not agree with that but you should respect other's taste.
    Agreed. And I don't see aything smarts1 said that was rude or overly negative. It was just an opinion - a matter of taste, if you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    Yuna's 2010 Olympics LP performance did nothing for me. I felt like her only mission was to land the jumps. The performance was pretty uninspired IMO. You compare it to what Sarah Hughes did in '02 (who even screamed at the end of her performance and got a standing ovation even before the program ended) and what Tara did in 98 and Yuna's 2010 Olympics LP performance was quite reserved.
    The three situations were quite different. There was tremendous pressure on Yu na- carrying the weight of her nation- while there was no pressure at all on Sarah. The pressure on Tara was somewhere between those two. She was the reigning world champion, but not the favorite to win the OGM; the real pressure was on Michelle. So it is only natural that you saw so much excitement after the skate, from Sarah and Tara. What I saw from Yu na was a tremendous LP performance, under incredible pressure, and she did not make a single mistake. After she finished, she cried- tears of relief and joy. There are different ways of expressing one's joy after a great performance.

    About Sarah getting a standing O before her performance ended, don't forget that she was skating in front of the home crowd (USA). That is not to say that crowd would not have done that for a skater from another country (the Canadian crowd did that for Midori Ito at the 1988 Olympics).

    Even though I did not vote for Yu na (for some reason the poll had her SP while all other skaters had their LP's- that's always hard to compare), I do consider her 2010 LP performance one of the greatest ever. She did not dilute any of her content, and she delivered. JMO, of course.

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    Vash, I agree with your whole post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny81 View Post
    You know what? Everybody has their own cup of tea.
    Therefore, each person's taste will be different.
    You may not agree with that but you should respect other's taste.
    Because it's just their own taste. Am i right?

    ["You like it? Really?? It's nothing to me. ]
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    I regret to say that I'm very disappointed with your post.
    Uh... where did he say somethign remotely bad? And not just because I agree with the poster but I was let down with Yu-na's LP at the Olympics. Yes she landed the jumps and won by one million points but I didn't see the spark/fire that I had come to love about her.

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    But Gershwin's Concerto in F isn't a fiery piece of music. Yu-Na captured the essence of the theme by being cool, serene and sophisticated - and performed it perfectly.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    Yu-Na's LP is Vancouver was brilliantly skated (especially all things considered) but (in my eyes) is one heck of a dreary programme. She still deserved her gold 100%.

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    To be correct, there was definitely standing O after Yuna's performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
    To be correct, there was definitely standing O after Yuna's performance.
    I don't think anyone said there wasnt?

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    Chen Lu 1996 Worlds FS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    Yu-Na's LP is Vancouver was brilliantly skated (especially all things considered) but (in my eyes) is one heck of a dreary programme. She still deserved her gold 100%.
    Of course she deserved the gold medal 100%. Mao made two major mistakes in the LP skating to dreary music and Joannie made some major mistakes also in the LP.

    What I'm saying is that the performance was very reserved (as in I don't go back and watch it over again like I do for other performances, and quite frankly, I don't remember much from it besides that she cried after the program and her scores were . And like Jarrett said, the spark and fire were lacking from that LP) and IMO that Gershwin program did not display her artistic potential. Her Lark Ascending LP was soooooooo much better.

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    IMO, if Baiul must be up there for 'greatest performance,' maybe her '93 Worlds LP performance should be a choice, not that turd she laid in Lillehamer

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