View Poll Results: Your fav. Decade of Skating,and Skaters
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The 2000's today and on.
Your fav. Skaters from your fav. Decade of Skating.
Ok,I thought I would do a follow-up to LuLu's Thread. LuLu asked you what your fav. Decade of Figure Skating is...NOW I want you to please tell ME,who your fav. Skaters FROM your fav. Decade are. Please use the following format....For me as I answered for Lu-Lu it's the early 60's,and my fav. Skaters (all from the Crash) are...Laurence Rochon Owen = Freestyle,Maribel Vinson Owen = Freestyle/Pairs,Maribel Yerxa Owen = Freestyle/Pairs,Diane Carol Sherbloom and Larry Pierce = Ice-Dance,Stephanie Westerfeld = Freestyle,ILa Ray Hadley and Ray Hadley = Pairs.
That's all I can think of right now. Anyone else?....GO!!!!
1970s - Janet Lynn, John Curry and Toller Cranston. Tai and Randy. Didn't know much about ice dance, but I found Ludmila Pakhomova captivating. Rodnina with any partner. And Dorothy Hamill wasn't too bad.
Amen to pollyanna's choices.
The skaters that followed built on their technical/artistic innovations.
The 1990s, though I have two biases: one, it is when I began watching and two, it is when there was extensive TV coverage and extensive skating happening period.
Favorite skaters: Maria Butyrskaya, Midori Ito, Tonya Harding, Caryn Kadavy (she was a pro), Denise Biellmann (as a pro), Chen Lu, Yuka Sato, Oksana Baiul, Nicole Bobek, Christopher Bowman, Viktor Petrenko, Paul Wylie, Mishkutenok/Dmitriev, Woetzel/Steuer, Torvill/Dean, Usova/Zhulin, Duchesnay/Duchesnay, and many more!
I voted for the 90s. Some favourites..
Men - Elvis Stojko, Kurt Browning, Michael Weiss, Viktor Petrenko
Ladies - Maria Butyrskaya, Michelle Kwan, Tara Lipinski, Lu Chen, Nicole Bobek
Pairs - Brasseur/Eisler, Petrova/Tikhonov, Savard-Gagnon/Bradet, Mishkutenok/Dmitriev, Meno/Sand
Dance - Bourne/Kraatz, Krylova/Ovsiannikov, Anissina/Peizerat, Klimova/Ponomarenko, Duschesnays, Grishuk/Platov
90s - Candeloro, Yagudin, Plushenko, Abt, Petrenko, Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze, Abitbol & Bernadis, Gordeeva & Grinkov, Kazakova & Dmitriev, Kovarikova & Novotny, Shishkova & Naumov, Mishketunuk & Dmitriev, Bonaly, Baiul, Witt, Bobek, Chen, Grishuk & Platov, Klimova & Ponomarenko, Anissina & Peizerat, Winkler & Lohse, Denkova & Staviyski, Drobiazko & Vanagas, Lobacheva & Averbukh, Fusar-Poli & Margaglio, Chait & Sakhnovsky
Men: Yagudin, Plushenko, Kulik, Browning, Petrenko, Abt
Ladies: Michelle, Irina, Midori, Kristi, Tara
Pairs: B&S, M&D, G&G, K&D, S&N (G&G more as pros)
Ice dance: K&P, U&Z, K&O
(I don't really consider T&D a 90's team, even though they competed in the 94 Olympics)
Pairs: M&D, B&S, G&G (their professional routines), K&D, A&B
Ice Dance: G&P, U&Z, A&P, K&P, K&O
Ladies: Ito, Yamaguchi, Slutskaya, Chen, Markova
Men: Browning, Kulik, Plushenko, Yagudin, Candeloro, Klimkin (although probably more of a '00 skater), Bowman
There are a lot more skaters who skated in the 1990s, but I tend to view them more as 80s skaters or 00 skaters, rather than 90s skaters.
the 90's to0 many to name
the Golden Age of Figure Skating
So many from the 1990's!
Ladies - Michelle, Kristi, Midori, Yuka, Caryn Kadavy
Men - Kurt, Todd, Elvis, Paul, Ilia Kulik (esp. as a pro), Takeshi, Alexander Abt, Brian Boitano & Brian Orser as pros
Pairs - G&G, M&D,K&D, Brasseur & Eisler, Meno & Sand, Ina & Dungjen
Dance - K&P, U&Z, K&O, B&K, Roca & Sur, Punsalan & Swallow
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Men - Yagudin, Goebol, Takahashi
Ladies - Kwan, Cohen, Kim, Suguri
Pairs - Savchenko/Szokowsky (Sp?), Salle/ Pelletier, Yankowskas/Coughlin, Ina/ Zimmerman
Dance - Belbin/Agosto, Domnina/Shabalin, Davis/White
Ladies- Kwan, Lipinski, Baiul (before her problems), Yamaguchi
Men- Browning, Petrenko, Elderidge, Kulik
Dance- G/P, K/O, T/D
Pairs- M/D, G/G, B/S
It's tough though because a lot of skters I like are from the 2000's as well.
90's - counts eligible and pro - those were the days, when both of them were in their heyday, in person and on TV
Men - Boitano, Wylie, Petrenko, Galindo, Eldredge, Kulik
Ladies - Ito, Yamaguchi, Kerrigan, Chen, Sato, Kwan
Pairs - G&G, Meno & Sand, Ina & Dungen, Bechke/Petrov, and both Dmetriev teams
Dance - K&P, U&Z, T&D, K&O, Punsulan & Swallow
70s all the way.
Ladies: Janet Lynn
Men: Robin Cousins
Pairs: Tai & Randy
Dance: didn't like Dance then that much frankly. T&D didn't burst out really until '81