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It's always nice to see skaters (and athletes in general) singing on the podium.
How far back are you intending to go? These are the ones I remember most fondly, regardless of medal or not, just emotion:
Elizabeth Manley - 1988 Olympics after FP, realizing that she won the silver.
Rudi Galindo - 1996 Worlds after FP (already mentioned)
Isabelle and Paul Duchesnay 1991 Worlds after FD, immediately after finishing their program, and even better, 1990 Worlds after FD.
Marina Klimova/Sergei Ponomarenko - 1992 Olympics after FD.
Barbara Fusar-Poli/Maurizio Margaglio 2006 Olympics after FD (without a medal, but that's what I call reconciliation, love them!)
Albena Denkova/Maxim Staviski - 2006 Worlds backstage when realizing they won.
Silvia Fontana at 2001 worlds after her FP.
I would have been here sooner, but the bus kept stopping for other people to get on it. - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
More Canadian moments..... Sale & Pelletier 2001 Worlds in Vancouver.
Shawn Sawyer, 2011 Canadians in Victoria
Meagan Duhamel, 2013 Canadians in Mississauga
I know there are others, but those come to mind immediately.
I'm going to twizzle into a triple axel and spiral out of it.
Kevin van der Perren in general is gives great happy reactions when he's done well - his 2011 Euros SP in particular (fist pump so enthusiastic I thought he dislocated his shoulder!) is a favourite.
Megan Duhamel starts cheering while being held upside down on a lift (Canadian Nationals, 2012 LP), but I can't find video.
Todd winning 1996 Worlds & putting the gold medal on his mom. (also loved his reactions after his free skates @ 1998 Worlds, 1998 Goodwill Games, & @ the 2002 SLC Olympics)
Midori Ito's reaction @ the end of her 1988 Olympic free skate.
Shen & Zhao @ 2003 Worlds
Jeff Buttle when he won worlds
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One of my favs Michelle Kwan's reaction at 03 Worlds..total elation in the kiss n cry and then her being overwhelmed during the backstage interviews.
Her redemption after another Oly heartbreak.
Yuna at 2009 worlds and olympics both after free skate. They were the moments that she realized her long-hoped dreams and the expressions on her face are priceless.
Kevin Reynolds at this 4cc. You should definitely get those moments.
Arakawa at Torino Olympics when it became clear that she is the winner at the backstage.
And all the kwan moments I thought of are already mentioned
When Meryl and Charlie confirmed their world title making history.
Brian Boitano at Calgary olys. That was something.
It is not a skater's reaction but Tarasova right after G/P finished their memorial requiem FD at Nagano. That made me more fall in love with the whole performance.
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Sale & Pelltier 2002 SLC right after their performance and especially right after their marks.
Adam Rippon U.S. Nationals 2012 SP
Grzegorz Filipowski 1989 Worlds
All of mine have been mentioned, floskate.
Looking forward to the "magic" you do, with whatever you choose, as always!
Took long enough for someone to mention Boitano's 88 OGM LP!
Paul Wylie 1992 Olympics SP (even better than the LP)
Sarah Hughes 2002 Olympics LP (I'm not sure if anyone else mentioned that one yet; if I'm redundant, sorry!)
Dorothy Hamill before she skated when she thought she was being booed (crowd was booing the judges) -and afterward when she knew she had skated great even so.
Jeremy Abbott making pig faces in the KnC when he won, I think it was his first US championships