Has no one mentioned the "whack heard 'round the world" yet?
Last edited by Jaana; 01-08-2012 at 10:53 AM.
I found more emotion in the Russians free skate but thought the way they were treated by some people in the media was terrible. Like they were to blame.
I did not agree with a second set of Gold medals being given out. It was a close call. I liked both but found the Russians more interesting.
The media over reacted (my opinion).
A link! A link, I say!
ETA: I take it this is it? ...or this? "Memorial" was a tribute to Gianni Versace?! Amazing. And what the hell was Oksana Baiul going on about?!
ETAagain: NOTHING to do with this thread really, but amusing nonetheless
Last edited by Loves_Shizuka; 01-08-2012 at 09:22 PM.
Maybe not shocking or dramatic, but certainly heartwarming for me Todd Eldredge's tributes to his parents:
Todd placed the silver medal around his father's neck as a show of appreciation for his support throughout the years.
Be kind to others, you never know when you might need some kindness in return. Unless of course, you drive a death banana, then anything goes
Sandhu beating Plushenko at the 2004 GPF was pretty shocking!
shocking! or was this too obvious?
And Sarah Hughes was shocking to me because I thought Irina had won as the results before she skated were MK, Sarah, Sasha. I totally did not see the flip in placement between Sarah and Michelle due to Irina being in 2nd place so I was totally shocked to see her win but only because I was just not expecting it. If she had been in first before irina skated, I don't think the result would have been as "shocking". if that makes sense.
This is a beautiful one. Sarah Meier wins Europeans on her last try.
Quite a shocking moment indeed, given it was her first (and last) competition of the season, and she was coming off of an injury. A podium finish would have been a triumph in and of itself.
What is it with these Sarahs and their shocking wins?
I was happy for Meier, finally she won. I often rooted for her and was disappointed when she didn't/couldn't medal. This is still amazing to watch. :-)
^Those were the days
This fall Kiira Korpi had at the very beginning of her LP at 2009 Euros was really shocking and scary. Poor girl looked in so much pain!
Also, Tanith's slip during CD at 2008 Worlds: came totally out of nowhere and ruined their chances for Gold medal. I remember watching this live and couldn't believe my eyes when it happened.
Mukhortova/Trankov's LP at the same Worlds in Goteborg: they suddenly stopped in the latter half of the program. It appeared that Maxim had some problems with his right hand. Thankfully they managed to finish their routine and ended up in 7-th place overall.
Really the entire 2006 Olympic OD was a drama fest, capped by the death glare, which was truly a moment for the ages. Years later Barbara mentioned that there were loads of Savarovski crystals on the ice from all the previous falls (though she did not attribute their fall to tripping on any of them ).
As for good shocks, another vote for Sarah Meier last year; it was wonderful to see her end her career like that.