I'm starting this thread just because yesterday I rewatched the dvds from the Olympics 2010 and I was wondering - which are your favourite performances (in competitions) in which you really felt like the skater was "skating his heart out" on the ice?
I mean, it may not have been the best performance of the night, or of the skater, but for some reason it was a really important chance for the skater to achieve something - not a medal, more like a personal accomplishment - and he/she/they did it with their hearts.
I've always like this way of saying in english - is it correct, btw?
Anyways, these are mines:
Johnny Weir 2010 Olympic Free Program - I've never been a fan, but that program was the real highlight of his career and I couldn't help feeling excited for him - the music,the mistake on the spin, his final expression, it was like in a movie..
Rochette SP & FP 2010 Olympics - no need to explain this..
Kostner 2010 Worlds Free Skate still the most overwhelming moment I've ever experienced since I like figure skating. Nice 2012 was a highlight as well, but it was not the same. That could have been the turning point of her career, she was so close to quitting after her second disappointing olympics (and she would have not given us those fantastic programs she did in the last 2 years) and the arena in Torino was PACKED, just like in 2006..I can hear myself screaming out loud right before the beginning of the step sequence.
Hanyu 2012 Worlds Free Skate - I really felt that boy was giving EVERYTHING of himself on the ice. At one point we were all clapping and he was doing his step sequence and I had the feeling he must have felt so little in front of such a supporting crowd, and he also had a stupid fall of a transition, but still delivered a majestic performance.
These are just a few that I can think of right now..the most recent ones..what do YOU think?