Agreed, let us see . . . thank goodness we won't have to wait very long
I am in the K&C at the 1980 Olympics telling Frank Carroll he will have a male skater from KAZ with a 4T, 3A-3T and a World Silver going into the 2014 Olympics ...
Can anyone tell me the starting order of the ladies for the short? because on the old system that would have affected the scoring!
Flutzing Around, Tuesday July 6, 2010 It has all the video links too.
Short Program Skate Order
- Nancy Kerrigan, USA
- Anisette Torp-Lind, DEN
- Joanne Conway, GBR
- Kristi Yamaguchi, USA
- Lu Chen, CHN
- Patricia Neske, GER
- Nathalie Krieg, SWI
- Laetitia Hubert, FRA
- Surya Bonaly, FRA
- Yuka Sato, JPN
- Karen Preston, CAN
- Marina Kielmann, GER
- Josée Chouinard, CAN
- Tonya Harding, USA
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Incidentally, concerning the mentions of Gold, is she working on a triple axel? Meissner made a brave attempt at one, but it was puny at best compared with Tonya's. However, I do think Gold could do the jump justice. OTOH, under the IJS, it's really not worth the trouble to acquire one IMO.
These are the results i agree with
1st: Kristi - 5.8 5.9
2nd: Chen - 5.7 5.8
3rd: Josee - 5.6 5.7
4th: Karen - 5.6 5.6
5th: Latetia- 5.5 5.5
6th: Nancy - 5.2 5.5
7th:patricia- 5.2 5.4
8th: Yuka - 5.1 5.4
9th: Surya - 5.1 5.3
10th:Tonya - 4.9 5.3
Feel free to agree or critisize
Apart from Yamaguchi, Neske and Harding, it's funny to think that Bauil would beat them all the following year.
Interesting that Karen Preston beat Chouinard at 1993 Worlds. Did she have a problem after 1993? Why did she not qualify to the Olympics?
I agree. My recollection is that everyone assumed Kerrigan (the highest ranking skater returning after 92) would win 93 Worlds pretty easily. She did have a strong SP then totally imploded in the FS. While Bonaly was able to win Europeans, the judges at Worlds so hated her technique flaws and lack of presentation they were never willing to put her on top, regardless of how many jumps she landed. So that left Baiul with a strong clean skate. Even though she was a comparative newcomer, she was so obviously and extraordinarily gifted, I think the judges were happy to give it to her.But, I think the one skater the judges would've put over Oksana Baiul was Nancy Kerrigan and she was a disaster, only to be out-disastered by Josee Chouinard!
The most significant repercussion of Kerrigan's meltdown from the US POV was that left us with only 2 ladies spots at Lillehammer, meaning a very young Michelle Kwan didn't get to go.
At 93 Worlds, Bonaly actually produced 7 clean triples and 2 2axels. No 3/3s but no URs either. But yes she was a very flawed skater. However, as strong as Baiul was, her whole package was also severely lacking when she didn't do any combination jumps, a fourth spin, a step sequence and both of her 2axels were flawed. Definitely not a well balanced program (although I am not sure if this term existed in 1993).
In hindsight, I would give the free to Chen (5.8/5.8) who produced 5 solid triples and a 6th slightly flawed triple together with a complex program, and also have Bonaly (5.8/5.5) ahead of Baiul (5.6/5.6).