View Poll Results: Which of these jump "firsts" was the most significant and impressive?

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  • Brandon Mroz - First Quad Lutz

    1 0.65%
  • Miki Ando - First and only Quad Jump (4S) by a Lady

    8 5.16%
  • Kurt Browning - First Quad Jump (4T)

    24 15.48%
  • Donald Jackson - First Triple Lutz

    5 3.23%
  • Vern Taylor - First Triple Axel

    0 0%
  • Grzegorz Filipowski - First Triple-Triple Combination

    1 0.65%
  • Dick Button - First Double Axel & First Triple Jump (3R)

    47 30.32%
  • Cecilia Colledge - First Double Jump (2S) by a Lady

    3 1.94%
  • Petra Burka - First Triple Jump (3S) by a Lady

    2 1.29%
  • Midori Ito - First 3A by a Lady & First Triple-Triple Combination by a Lady

    60 38.71%
  • Denise Biellmann - First Triple Lutz by a Lady

    1 0.65%
  • Elvis Stojko - First Quad Jump in Combination (4T+2T)

    3 1.94%
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    For me, it is hands down Dick Button's achievement(s), especially since the poll included both his double axel and triple loop.
    Disclaimer: The post contained herein represents the opinions of a fan and may or may not bear any relation to reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    I admire Miki for trying them, but her attempts are all under-rotated, I feel bad for Surya Bonaly, she would have been credited for the first quad.
    What??? Credited by blind judges? Or corrupt French ones? Miki's 4s is high and she has the quad technique. IIRC what Surya saw fit to include in her programs as "quads" were unfortunate.

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    I would like to evaluate Miki Ando very much because she was the only woman who not only succeeded the quad Salchow jump in the ISU official competition in 2002 under old judging system but also continued to challenge it till the very recent year such as 2008 under the new judging system which was adopted from 2004.
    Almost women did not even attempt the quad except Miki Ando, because they were afraid of the 'downgraded evaluation' which may suffer under the new judging system.
    I think that Miki Ando is the true athlete which has the courage not to fear even risk to challenge a difficult skill.
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 01-18-2013 at 04:19 AM.

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    I know it's not on the list, but David Jenkins' 3axel in 1957! It wouldn't be landed in competition for more than 20 years, and not with as good of a landing (OK, David's takeoff is a funky looking and pre-rotated, but come on ).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2unFSmlNjI

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFOS View Post
    I know it's not on the list, but David Jenkins' 3axel in 1957! It wouldn't be landed in competition for more than 20 years, and not with as good of a landing (OK, David's takeoff is a funky looking and pre-rotated, but come on ).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2unFSmlNjI
    I am surprised he never attempted that in competition because it wasn't bad at all.
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    Can't believe there's even a question, Dick Button of course, hands down. Period.


    Btw, David Jenkins 3axel was G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!!

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    Other: First wuz-robbed of jump history (Sabovcik's 4T jump in competition a year or two before Browning's that wasn't ratified due to camera angle)
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    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    National pride ? PML ! So, I guess you're from Japan !
    日本人じゃないよ. アメリカのデスよ.

    (For those who don't know, I'm an American and not particularly a fan of either Ando or Bonaly.)

    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    On this video you're talking about, you can clearly see she ends the rotation at 3.5 turn, then finishes the jumps on the ice.
    http://youtu.be/Fi1331g-qcI?t=24s
    Okay, I confess. I watched this video a few times too many and got mixed up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR68Q4X45hg



    The video in Post #1 isn't from the Junior Grand Prix Final; I think it's from 2003-04 Japanese Nationals. The JGPF jump is shown at about 15 seconds into the video to which I have linked. To my eye, it looks like four full rotations. As for most of the other attempts on that video, the less said the better.

    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    Surya Bonaly's 4Toe are not any better, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by briancoogaert View Post
    I feel bad for Surya Bonaly, she would have been credited for the first quad.
    Make up your mind.

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    Well, if Bonaly's and Ando's attempts were equally bad, then either neither of them should be credited or Bonaly's should be credited as the first quad by a woman because it was earlier, and Ando could get "first quad salchow by a woman."

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    Quote Originally Posted by gkelly View Post
    Well, if Bonaly's and Ando's attempts were equally bad, then either neither of them should be credited or Bonaly's should be credited as the first quad by a woman because it was earlier, and Ando could get "first quad salchow by a woman."
    I'm sorry but I can't agree your opinion which assume that Ando's attempt was bad, because it's an unquestionable fact on the history that Ando' attempt had been credited by ISU.

    The quotation from Surya Bonaly's wikipedia
    She is also known for having attempted a quadruple toe loop jump at the 1991 World Figure Skating Championships ? the first and only female skater to have done so. Though she landed the jump, she was not fully rotated in the air and had to complete the rotation on the ice, making it a triple and not a quadruple jump. Bonaly was never credited with successfully landing the jump by the International Skating Union.
    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/b...2FSurya_Bonaly

    The quotation from Miki Ando's wikipedia
    Ando made history the next season at the 2002-2003 Junior Grand Prix Final, when she landed a quadruple salchow and became the first female skater to land a quadruple jump of any kind in a competition. She remains the only lady ever to perform this feat.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miki_Ando
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 01-19-2013 at 12:00 AM.

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    I voted for Midori Ito! The time when she started landing triples axels some men would have killed someone to have that kind of jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    The video in Post #1 isn't from the Junior Grand Prix Final; I think it's from 2003-04 Japanese Nationals. The JGPF jump is shown at about 15 seconds into the video to which I have linked. To my eye, it looks like four full rotations.
    Thanks for clearing that up Vagabond and apologies for the error. The link in post 1 is from the Junior Japanese Nationals 2003/04 and has not been properly labelled by the YouTube uploader. Apologies for not noticing.

    Here is the correct link again (thanks again, Vagabond):-

    Miki Ando - JGPF 2002/03 - 4S (First & Only Quad Jump By A Lady) - 15 seconds in

    Quote Originally Posted by RFOS View Post
    I know it's not on the list, but David Jenkins' 3axel in 1957! It wouldn't be landed in competition for more than 20 years, and not with as good of a landing (OK, David's takeoff is a funky looking and pre-rotated, but come on ).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2unFSmlNjI
    Unfortunately, Jenkins never performed it in competition. Hence, for the purposes of this thread it does not count, as the thread only focuses on competition firsts. Nevertheless, as you point out, he landed it over 20 years before it was landed in competition. Hence, extremely impressive!!
    Last edited by Maofan7; 01-19-2013 at 01:04 AM.

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    Most significant: Dick Button
    Most impressive: David Jenkins

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    But Bonaly's quad at 1991 worlds was sooo close to be fully rotated, only a very tiny less than a 1/4 rotated on the ice for me. It should had been credited.
    I never liked Ando and her performances disapeared from my memory as soon as she was leaving the ice but I have to say she must be credited for trying quads. Her attemp at 08 GPF was nice. The thing is I'm always a bit reluctant to call a jump a quad when you almost do one revolution on the ice. The landing is almost the same as Bonaly's at 1991, just the tiny bit more, though the video's quality isn't great. And a big laugh at wikipedia entries ! Seriously, does anyone trust such websites ? Why not trusting Google too. It's not because "journalist" does it we should all do it. Anyway anything is good to poo on Bonaly back then & now.
    As for the one credited by the ISU, it's nowhere near a full quad for me. She starts the jump facing it (yes, I know, it's a salchow, still more than 1/3 on the ice before jumping is too much to credit anything) and the landing is clearly not complete. The video isn't very good though.
    It's a matter of who performed them rather than how it was performed, and in Bonaly's case it's easy to see why it wasn't ratified. What I don't understand is why they didn't give Sabovcik his quad.

    The first quad for men IMO is either Sabovcik or if you think it wasn't then it's Urmanov, I can't think of somebody else trying them successfully enough in between.
    Didier Guaillaguet in one of his early book ("Les secrets du patinage" writed with Jean Marquet, 1979) says Ronnie Robertson landed several triple axel during training sessions. He also says Ronnie landed a quad loop in 1974 on Lake Placid's olympic ice. He saw this one by himself and actually taped it. R.R. was 37 yo.

    As for the triple toe, DG saw Tom Litz landing one during his 1964 olympic FS. Actually I never thought about it but there was such a huge hype surrounding the men event that year in France, because of Calmat, that I'm pretty sure they have a nice coverage of it. One more lost treasure (and pretty sure we can add 1964 euros in Grenoble to the list too).
    Last bit which is not really related to this thread (sorry) : he says Nepela fell once within eight long years of internationals competitions .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nours View Post
    Didier Guaillaguet in one of his early book ("Les secrets du patinage" writed with Jean Marquet, 1979) says Ronnie Robertson landed several triple axel during training sessions. He also says Ronnie landed a quad loop in 1974 on Lake Placid's olympic ice. He saw this one by himself and actually taped it. R.R. was 37 yo.
    I skimmed through that book in 1998 and was surprised to read that part. I mentioned it on rec.sport.skating.ice.figure, and one of the other posters there who skated at the rink where Robertson was teaching at the time asked him about. Robertson did confirm that he had done quad loops.

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    Under the old judging system, Miki Ando is the only woman whom ISU gave credit for having succeeded in the quad jump.
    It is true that ISU evaluated the Miki Ando's quad under the 'new judging system' as the under-rotated jump, nevertheless it is not fair to compare the 'Miki Ando's under-rotated quad' under the new judging system with the 'Surya Bonary's under-rotated quad' under 'the old judging system' as the equal attempt.
    Under the new judging system, it is because the risk which the player in case of having failed the attempt may suffer increased remarkably than before.

    It is the obvious cause that no woman came to challenge the quad jump except Miki Ando after having adopted the new judging system.
    Under the new judging system, Miki Ando could not succeed in the quad, but she was evaluated as having succeeded in the under-rotated quad by ISU at least.

    Under the new judging system, there is no woman whom ISU gave credit for having succeeded in the quad jump, and Miki Ando is the only woman whom ISU evaluated as having succeeded in the under-rotated quad jump.
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 01-19-2013 at 05:09 AM.

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    It annoys me to no end that Miki Ando is credited as the "first and only lady to have landed a quad" when her "quad" salchow was nowhere near fully rotated.

    Out of those listed, I'd pick Ito's incredible, huge and solid 3axel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Make up your mind.
    My opinion is that Surya's and Miki's quads are equally as under-rotated.
    So, if Miki, why not Surya ?

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    Ladies:

    Most important =

    gold - Colledge (first to make jumps an important part of ladies skating)
    silver - Burka (first triple)
    bronze - Biellmann

    most impressive = Ito! (since 3ax are still so rare for ladies her jump isn't necessarily so significant)

    most robbed = Bonaly (I think they just flat out decided ahead of time they weren't going to ratify any attempt of hers)

    Men (most important)

    gold - Button (invented modern freeskating
    silver - Taylor (since 3ax's became so important for men)
    bronze - Filipowski (more's the pity that 3-3's aren't more imporant for men than big ugly quads

    most impressive = Jenkins! (honestly! considering that jump training was so basic then his 3ax is about the equivalent of a 4-4 (or quint) would be now)

    most robbed = Sabovcik

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