I see someone else mentioned them, but I forgot about P/T in 2006.
Joannie Rochette was utterly boring in 2010 as well.
Speaking of 2010, I can't believe nobody mentioned Suzuki's absolutely awesome LP.
Also, NBC chacked it. I had to watch it online.
I think P&T were underscored at both Olympics so it's great that they at least won both post-Olympic worlds.
I&Z were robbed of 4th in 2002 but I wouldn't put them on the podium.
For the ladies, Nagasu and Lepisto in 2010 immediately come to mind. I personally would have them on the podium with Kim. I would have kept Lepisto in the final group, replacing Flatt. IMO Nagasu and Lepisto easily had the 2nd and 3rd best skate that night, all things considered.
IMO, Suguri had a good case of wuzrobbed in both 2002 and 2006.
A case can be made for Sato in 1994 because, even with the mistake in the short, she still produced one of the two best performances of the night (together with Chen). Same for Chen herself in 1992.
And of course, Ito in 1988.
Last edited by Marco; 08-27-2012 at 08:48 AM.
Midori Ito - 1988
Fume Suguri - 2006
Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu, Laura Lepisto, Akiko Suzuki - 2010
Joannie was good but I thought one of these long programs were better. Rachael Flatt was flawless and I don't think those 3flips should have been downgraded which would have placed her higher in the free. Mirai was good too I guess. Laura surprised me and I thought she did really well. Akiko was fantastic especially considering how hard it was for her to get to the Olympics after fighting anorexia and having to place well at nationals.
I don't know if this is an unpopular opinion or not, and I'm not saying they should have medaled or anything, but I absolutely loved Delobel/Schoenfelder's routines in Vancouver. Despite the lack of prep/training time due to Isabelle's injury and then pregnancy, they put so much heart and personality in their routines that I couldn't help but enjoy them. They were more enjoyable than most of the teams competing (and I found their OD and FD to be much more watchable than Belbin/Agosto and Domnina/Shabalin's efforts).
Punsalan & Swallow - 1998 Olympics.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde
Trixi Schuba 1968 (figures)
Julie Lynn Holmes 1972 (e.g. paragraph bracket)
Isabel de Navarre 1976 (back paragraph loop)
Torvill and Dean 1980
Midori Ito 1988
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