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    Widest age spreads on a worlds or olympic podium

    This year, Julia Lipnitskaya (15) and Carolina Kostner (27) were both on the worlds podium with a 12 year age difference between them. That's pretty incredible. I can't recall the last time there was over a decade between of the medalists on the same podium (not including team stuff since they mix disciplines).

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    I'm too lazy to calculate exactly, but I think there was a similar spread between Christopher Dean and Oksana Grishuk in 1994 on the dance Olympic podium

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    In 2008 Tessa was 18 and schoenfelder(sp?)was in late 20's wasn't he? Possibly even 30?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlscouse62 View Post
    In 2008 Tessa was 18 and schoenfelder(sp?)was in late 20's wasn't he? Possibly even 30?
    He's 36 now, so yeah, 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xela M View Post
    I'm too lazy to calculate exactly, but I think there was a similar spread between Christopher Dean and Oksana Grishuk in 1994 on the dance Olympic podium
    Dean is now 55 and Pasha is now 43, so yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    Dean is now 55 and Pasha is now 43, so yes.
    Torvill is even older than Dean, she's 56 now. Born in October '57, she was 36 when she competed in Lillehammer, while Dean was still 35.

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    Martin Stixrud was 44 when he won the bronze medal at the Olympics in 1922. Andreas Krogh, the silver medalist, was a youthful 25. That's 19 years.

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    In more recent memory, Evgeni Plushenko was 11 years younger than Todd Eldredge when both were on the podium at both 1998 and 2001 Worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moviechicko_o View Post
    This year, Julia Lipnitskaya (15) and Carolina Kostner (27) were both on the worlds podium with a 12 year age difference between them. That's pretty incredible. I can't recall the last time there was over a decade between of the medalists on the same podium (not including team stuff since they mix disciplines).
    That wasn't even the biggest age gap at this year's Worlds: Robin Szolkowy is 12 and a half years older than Ksenia Stolbova.

    2006 Worlds: Alexei Tikhonov is 14 years older than Dan Zhang (or more, depending on which birth certificate one chooses to believe ). You have the same age gap between Elena Berezhnaya and Todd Sand, who were on the podium at 1998 Worlds. Plus Sand is 13 years older than Natasha Kuchiki, with whom he won his first Worlds medal in 1991.

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    Radka Kovarikova was either 16 or 17 when she won the world silver (1992). Her partner Rene Novotny was 11 or 12 years older than her. I don't remember the ages of others on the podium. M&D(G) were fairly young I think. Not sure how old Brasseur & Eisler were at that time.

    In 1985 Katia Gordeeva was just 14. Others on the podium (except Sergei) were probably a decade older than her.

    At the 1989 worlds, Cindy Landry was just 17. Her partner Lyndon Johnston was 27. That's 10 years. Katia Gordeeva was also 17, so that's a 10 year spread.

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    Another pairs one - 1969 Worlds: Irina Rodnina was born in 1949, the Protopopovs in 1935 (her)/1932 (him).

    Rodnina herself is ten years older than Tai Babilonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Martin Stixrud was 44 when he won the bronze medal at the Olympics in 1922. Andreas Krogh, the silver medalist, was a youthful 25. That's 19 years.
    Interesting fact (thanks for posting), but the year was 1920.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFOS View Post
    Interesting fact (thanks for posting), but the year was 1920.
    The 20's all seem to blend together now it seems...

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    Don't worry; the next lot of 20s will be here soon.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    This one isn't that drastic, but Maxim Shabalin is 32 and Tessa Virtue is 24, and they were on the 2010 Olympic podium together.

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    Plushenko (31) and Lipnitskaya (15) stood on the Sochi team event podium together. That's a 16 year difference.

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    Maria Butyrskaya had an 11 year 'advantage' on Julia Soldatova on the World podium in 1999. I don't know if 'advantage' is the right word, but you know what? I'm using it. With age comes wisdom.

    If there's a cake, I think people like Joseph Savage, Ethel Muckelt, Martin Stixrud and Chris Christenson win it, though: http://skateguard1.blogspot.ca/2014/...geism-and.html
    Last edited by N_Halifax; 04-27-2014 at 03:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimaToe View Post
    Plushenko (31) and Lipnitskaya (15) stood on the Sochi team event podium together. That's a 16 year difference.
    Forgot about the team event podium!

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