View Poll Results: Who is the weakest link among these past ladies champions?

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  • Lu Chen

    12 4.00%
  • Michelle Kwan

    12 4.00%
  • Tara Lipinski

    60 20.00%
  • Maria Butyrskaya

    98 32.67%
  • Irina Slutskaya

    6 2.00%
  • Shizuka Arakawa

    9 3.00%
  • Mao Asada

    9 3.00%
  • Yuna Kim

    11 3.67%
  • Carolina Kostner

    83 27.67%
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    Figure Skating Champions SURVIVOR: Ladies ROUND 4

    Well, well, we sure had a rollercoaster race with last round! First it seemed Tara was leaving sooner than expected, then Carolina took the lead until the very last minute but finally with just ONE vote difference our third champion who gets the axe is :


    10th place: MIKI ANDO (24.90% of votes)

    The remaining contenders are:

    01. Lu Chen - CHN - 1995 World Champion.
    02. Michelle Kwan - USA - 1996,1998,2000,2001 and 2003 World Champion.
    03. Tara Lipinski - USA - 1997 World and 1998 Olympic Champion.
    04. Maria Butyrskaya - RUS - 1999 World Champion.
    05. Irina Slutskaya - RUS - 2002 and 2005 World Champion.
    06. Shizuka Arakawa - JPN - 2004 World and 2006 Olympic Champion.
    07. Mao Asada - JPN - 2008 and 2010 World Champion.
    08. Yuna Kim - KOR - 2009 World and 2010 Olympic Champion.
    09. Carolina Kostner - ITA - 2012 World Champion.

    Already eliminated:
    11th place - Sarah Hughes (53.06% votes)
    12th place - Kimmie Meissner (50.26% votes)


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    I still say off with Lipinski. Contagious energy and hard jumps but she retired in the blink of an eye and IMO before reaching her peak, so we never saw what could have been.

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    Oh NO!!! So unfair. Carolina should've left. My vote goes to her now. Poor Miki .

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    I guess this means bye-bye Carolina this round?

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    Voting Kostner until she is gone.

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    Shizuka (again). Greatest Turandot ever, but couldn't crack the top 5 when she skated to anything else.

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    Lipinski, without a doubt. (Will be voting her until she's gone).
    'Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.'--John Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD View Post
    Voting Kostner until she is gone.
    Ditto

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    I was ok with either Miki or Carolina leaving last week. Since Miki is gone, I think Carolina should be next.

    I suppose Maria and Tara will be the other contenders. The one WC Maria won, I thought she was everything she needed to be at the time: strong jumps, sophisticated mature presentation, excellent skating skills. Tara has such ease and finesse in her skating, yet she was skating the most challenging tech programs of her time.

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    Maria‘s turn.

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    Tara for me. I didn't like her then, and I don't like her now. Wishing her nothing but sunshine in her peronal life, but she was far and away my most un-favorite skater ever. Her head was too big for her body, and she just didnt look right. Not a pretty image on the ice, and a zillion girls can jump. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berthesghost View Post
    Ditto
    Me too.

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    Cmon people... Vote out Maria !!!!!! Dont know how miki was voted out when she has won 2 world championships and at a point in her career could do 4S and numerous different 3-3 jumps. People vote for miki just because she isnt as pretty as everyone else.. And atleast Carolina can do 3-3, and she has done plenty of times in competition. Maria won worlds in a weaker field too, there was no tara lipinski and Kwan skated bad in the short. VOTE FOR MARIA....

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    Voting for Kostner again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8ingcoach View Post
    Cmon people... Vote out Maria !!!!!! Dont know how miki was voted out when she has won 2 world championships and at a point in her career could do 4S and numerous different 3-3 jumps. People vote for miki just because she isnt as pretty as everyone else.. And atleast Carolina can do 3-3, and she has done plenty of times in competition. Maria won worlds in a weaker field too, there was no tara lipinski and Kwan skated bad in the short. VOTE FOR MARIA....


    Miki is gorgeous. I mean, my mancrush, the studly Morozov, was with her for a few years.

    Maria's win thirteen years ago was against a much deeper field than this years. Places 1 - 7 (excepting poor Sarah Hughes in 6th) all would have easily medaled this year.

    She also had a killer 3toe+3sal combo. And 2000 Worlds SP is one of the best ladies SP EVER.

    Kostner, Arakawa, and Lipinski should go next.

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    I couldn't vote for Kostner, I just couldn't...went with Lipinski, though honestly I believe this round should be between Kostner and Arakawa.

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    Strongly debated between Carolina and Tara; chose Tara because, even though Tara has an OGM, Carolina is, on the whole, more accomplished (IMO).

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    Caro because she didn't win with a flawless program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan View Post
    Shizuka (again). Greatest Turandot ever, but couldn't crack the top 5 when she skated to anything else.
    Don't forget the emotionless face, dropping her leg in order to do her donut spin, questionable combos which were underotated most of the time and major wedgies.. I vote Arakawa..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8ingcoach View Post
    Cmon people... Vote out Maria !!!!!! Dont know how miki was voted out when she has won 2 world championships and at a point in her career could do 4S and numerous different 3-3 jumps. People vote for miki just because she isnt as pretty as everyone else.. And atleast Carolina can do 3-3, and she has done plenty of times in competition. Maria won worlds in a weaker field too, there was no tara lipinski and Kwan skated bad in the short. VOTE FOR MARIA....
    Maria skated one of the best ever SP's in Nice 2000. That should've pulled 6.0's. This as well as her defying her federation and proving them wrong, saves her in this round. She had attitude, fire, spirit.. She brought drama and emotion when she skated.. You could see her passion for the sport.. I voted Arakawa because she showed very little of those things. She might have had them but she didn't show them.. That means something..

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