View Poll Results: Who is the weakest link?

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  • Sjoukje Dijkstra

    13 5.86%
  • Peggy Fleming

    2 0.90%
  • Beatrix Schuba

    38 17.12%
  • Dorothy Hamill

    1 0.45%
  • Anett Poetzsch

    25 11.26%
  • Katarina Witt

    1 0.45%
  • Kristi Yamaguchi

    1 0.45%
  • Oksana Baiul

    14 6.31%
  • Tara Lipinski

    6 2.70%
  • Sarah Hughes

    91 40.99%
  • Shizuka Arakawa

    18 8.11%
  • Yuna Kim

    12 5.41%
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    Olympic Champion SURVIVOR: Ladies ROUND 1

    Okay, now for the Olympic Champion SURVIVOR!

    The rules are: vote for the weakest link. For the first three rounds, we'll eliminate the bottom two. After that, one at a time. Other than that, there are no rules.
    Last edited by skateboy; 07-20-2012 at 09:26 PM.
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    is one of my favorite ladies. Even so, I voted for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    is one of my favorite ladies. Even so, I voted for her.

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    Sarah was the second to go in Champions survivor rounds, so she'll be out in this first round

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    And three votes for Yuna already? Wow!

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    I don't think Schuba deserves to be voted out early... her free skating was meh, but her figures were far and beyond what any woman or man ever achieved in that aspect.
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    I don't think Schuba deserves to be voted out early... her free skating was meh, but her figures were far and beyond what any woman or man ever achieved in that aspect.
    I feel the same way. Two World silvers, two European golds, two World golds, Olympic gold, and reputedly the best compulsory figures skater ever. She was a respectable fifth in Grenoble (a great event IMO), and had to beat an all-rounder like Magnussen and a prodigious talent like Lynn in order to win in Sapporo. That makes her an all-time great in my book.

    That said, I can understand why her vote count is so high right now, as the discipline in which she excelled is no longer a part of ISU competition.
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    Sarah or Oksana...Sarah or Oksana...? HMMM...

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    I feel the same way. Two World silvers, two European golds, two World golds, Olympic gold, and reputedly the best compulsory figures skater ever. She was a respectable fifth in Grenoble (a great event IMO), and had to beat an all-rounder like Magnussen and a prodigious talent like Lynn in order to win in Sapporo. That makes her an all-time great in my book.

    That said, I can understand why her vote count is so high right now, as the discipline in which she excelled is no longer a part of ISU competition.
    Save Schuba!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    Save Schuba!!
    Respect for Trixi!
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    Schuba skated like a truck driver so i voted for her.

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    Wtf Anett Poetzsch deserves to go this round. She was way behind technically when compared to her competitors. She did a frickin' double loop-double toe when her competitors were doing double axel-double loops and triple toe-double loops in the SP.

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    So Michelle Kwan won't win this poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanette View Post
    So Michelle Kwan won't win this poll?
    FSU will find a way to make that happen
    Anyway, I voted for Sarah who disguised UR double salchows as double axels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    Anyway, I voted for Sarah who disguised UR double salchows as double axels
    Sarah gets no love around here. She had a very good double axel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    Sarah gets no love around here. She had a very good double axel.
    There was a huge prerotation and underrotation

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateboy View Post
    I don't think Schuba deserves to be voted out early... her free skating was meh, but her figures were far and beyond what any woman or man ever achieved in that aspect.
    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    I feel the same way. Two World silvers, two European golds, two World golds, Olympic gold, and reputedly the best compulsory figures skater ever. She was a respectable fifth in Grenoble (a great event IMO), and had to beat an all-rounder like Magnussen and a prodigious talent like Lynn in order to win in Sapporo. That makes her an all-time great in my book.
    I agree with you guys. I used to be so upset about my idol Janet Lynn not winning, but over the years, I have come to respect Schuba's extraordinary talent and how she dominated the scoring system in which she competed.

    For me, it's a no-brainer, it's Oksana Baiul. She had the potential to be one of the greatest ever, but she was gifted the gold too early for a long program that was choreographically crappy and not all that well performed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macassar88 View Post
    There was a huge prerotation and underrotation
    I wish people would stop saying stuff like that about skaters' jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarts1 View Post
    I wish people would stop saying stuff like that about skaters' jumps.
    I wish the skaters would stop doing these things. It isn't all skaters that do them, so it's a matter of good vs bad technique. Skating is a sport and needs rules. Not penalizing prerotation is like allowing false starts in track/swimming.

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    The great Trixi Schuba was probably the greatest compulsory figures skater ever at a time when figures was over half of the competitive score and had been for decades. That already makes her greater than half of the skaters on this list of great skaters IMO.

    I know she probably wont go this round but my vote is easily for Annette Poetzsch. She isnt that good a skater and won in a really weak year, probably the weakest ladies field ever from 1977-1980 is where all her titles came. She was the best figures skater of her time, but not one of the best figures skaters of all time, and just an ok free skater, and very inconsistent, usually bombing atleast 1 program per major event, and did in Lake Placid with the short program.

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