View Poll Results: In PCS, which Olympic Gold Medallist gets the highest in Skating Skills?

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  • Dorothy Hamill

    41 34.17%
  • Anett Pötzsch

    1 0.83%
  • Katarina Witt

    3 2.50%
  • Kristi Yamaguchi

    5 4.17%
  • Oksana Baiul

    6 5.00%
  • Tara Lipinski

    2 1.67%
  • Sarah Hughes

    1 0.83%
  • Shizuka Arakawa

    19 15.83%
  • Yuna Kim

    37 30.83%
  • Other (please specify)

    5 4.17%
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    Which Olympic Ladies Gold Medallist would get the highest Skating Skills score?

    One of the Program Component categories that is probably easiest to compare in different eras is the Skating Skills (SS).

    Which Olympic Ladies Gold Medallist would get the highest in SS?

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    Trixie Schuba

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    This question underscores the absurdity of having the components scored on an absolute vs. relative scale.

    Clearly we all miss ranking and ordinals, because hierarchy and rankings are what skating thrives on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    Trixie Schuba
    Poor Trixie is thrown into "Other".

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    Dorothy Hamill gets my vote!
    DH - and that's just my opinion

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    Dorothy moved like buttah. I'm curious about how many of the poll respondents who have seen both of them skate in their prime voted for one vs. the other.

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    Would Shizuka done well?

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    Hamill without question. Pure edges. Even today, you can see the quality of her technique.

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    Definitely Dorothy Hamill. Unbelievably smooth edge work.

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    Dorothy Hamill.
    Then Shizuka Arakawa and Yu-Na Kim.

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    Peggy Fleming!

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