View Poll Results: Your Favorite Lady with 3 or More Titles (You may select Two)

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  • Sonja Henie

    2 2.82%
  • Tenley Albright

    3 4.23%
  • Peggy Fleming

    4 5.63%
  • Katarina Witt

    4 5.63%
  • Michelle Kwan

    42 59.15%
  • Mao Asada

    39 54.93%
  • Sjoukje Dijkstra

    3 4.23%
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    Your favorite lady with 3 or more world titles

    Please select TWO from the pantheon of greats who have won three or more world championships.

    Sonja Henie

    Tenley Albright

    Carol Heiss

    Peggy Fleming

    Katarina Witt

    Michelle Kwan

    Mao Asada

    Sjoukje Dijkstra
    Last edited by TheIronLady; 03-30-2014 at 12:44 AM.

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    Mao and Michelle of course. My two favorite skaters of all time.

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    Tenley Albright won Worlds in 1953 and 1955, but that's it, I'm afraid.

    Or do you just refuse to accept Gundi Busch's 1954 win?
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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    Mao Asada!



    There are also a few others who have won 3 or more World titles:-

    Herma Szabo (5 World titles: 1922-26)
    Opika von Méray Horváth (3 World titles: 1912-14)
    Lily Kronberger (4 World titles: 1908-11)

    Lily Kronberger was the first to achieve the feat. Mao Asada is the 10th (the 10 in chronological order are: Kronberger, von Méray Horváth, Szabo, Henie, Heiss, Dijkstra, Fleming, Witt, Kwan, Asada).

    In terms of who has won the most World titles, the list is as follows:-

    1. Sonja Henie - 10 (1927–1936)
    2. Michelle Kwan - 5 (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2003)
    = Herma Szabo - 5 (1922-26)
    = Carol Heiss - 5 (1956–1960)
    5. Katarina Witt - 4 (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988)
    = Lily Kronberger - 4 (1908-11)
    7. Opika von Méray Horváth - 3 (1912-14)
    = Mao Asada - 3 (2008, 2010, and 2014)
    = Sjoukje Dijkstra - 3 (1962–1964)
    = Peggy Fleming - 3 (1966–1968)
    Last edited by Maofan7; 03-30-2014 at 07:29 AM.

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    I wish I could vote for both Mao and Michelle. Both are so special.

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    Two worlds gold medals by Asada are from anticlimactic post-Olympics events, which makes the meaning somewhat less significant. I pick Kwan over Asada for the reason. Also, none of her wins were by clean programs either.
    Last edited by amaro; 03-30-2014 at 03:31 AM.

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    I made the poll to choose two because it's too hard to pick one.

    I will never accept Gundi Busch!

    ETA: I shouldn't attempt to do polls on my phone because I make all sorts of mistakes :/

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    I thought two choices were allowed. Under the 6.0 system, Mao's 2010 WC performances would have been deemed as clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amaro View Post
    Two worlds gold medals by Asada are from anticlimactic post-Olympics events, which makes the meaning somewhat less significant. I pick Kwan over Asada for the reason. Also, none of her wins were by clean programs either.
    Asada is doing so much more technically than Kwan ever did though. Yuna skated at 2010 worlds so I would hardly call that anticlimactic.

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    As I mentioned in post 4 above, Lily Kronberger was the first Ladies skater to win 3 or more World titles. In winning her 4th and final World title in 1911, Kronberger also became the first skater to use musical accompaniment during her entire free program. Hence, a real pioneer!

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    I love Michelle, but how Mao has endured through so many hardships on and off the ice, so many up and downs, and still emerged triumphant, I couldnt not vote for her. Her LP and her reaction at the end at the Olympics was one of the most heart warming moments ever in the sport, and shows victory isnt always a gold medal. I also just love her skating, the incredible jumping with such willingness to take risks and do such hard diffculty, and even if some of her jumps arent as clean as Kim or big as Kim or Sotnikova, the rotation and aerodynamics of them are to perfection. The excellents and gorgeous spirals, and the delicateness, musicality, and beautiful posture, carriage, style, and positions.

    Ooops I just noticed you can vote for 2 so I voted both Mao and Michelle.

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    Can I vote for Mao twice??

    OK, Mao and Michelle.

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    Kwan!

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    Michelle Kwan, by far

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    Michelle & Mao!

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