Yu Na Kim
KimGOAT = kwanlysacek = Andofanatic (who created this thread and is a yuna hater pretending to be an ando fan) = ...
To be continued...
Last edited by EricRohmer; 04-20-2013 at 11:03 AM.
Hmmm... I wonder if KimGOAT/Kwanlysacek/Andofanatic is ESTA's disowned 2nd generation naughty cousin fresh off the boat. He/She/It clearly have the black mark for Yuna, never mind Ms Kim Yu Na continues to be black mark resistant since Korean cosmetics are known to be light years ahead in the anti-black spots whitening solution multi-billlion dollar industry. Or that she is currently on a streak of going 'clean'.
It is a lost cause really.
May be it would be wiser to focus on watching a bit more tennis instead. How about create a poll on: is Kim the greatest tennis player of all time and annoy someone else on the tennisthrashinguniverse.com instead?
Michelle Kwan is my choice.
Oksana Baiul should be on the poll, although she is not the greatest female skater.
Baiul is the only top-level female skater in history who is ‘near‘ to true artist. (Interestingly there is no true artist in ladies discipline unlike men.) Of course, unfortunately Baiul did not actualize fully her potential as an artist.
Last edited by t.mann; 04-20-2013 at 06:14 PM.
It's funny that whenever I see Andofanatic's poll, I can always see an evil intention.
Sonja Henie. Undefeated in 10 years and gave birth to professional ice shows.
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Last edited by RickInSanJose; 04-20-2013 at 11:38 PM.
I can see about the only intention for certain handful of posters (with multi ids, probably) who create the polls of this kind over and over is: to solicit negative comments and controversies on certain skater(s). And it’ll never end!
I didn’t make a pick. But, since it was set up again by an obvious Yu-Na hater, and me being a Yu-Na fan, my two cents: Kim is already among the greats like Lynn, Witt, Yamaguchi and Kwan.
There have been only a few skaters who can match or better Kim in ANY ONE of the following categories:
Precision / Control
Elegance / Grace
Body of quality works
Intangibles / Star quality (wow factor)
She’s on an amazing tour de force.
Pairs: G/G and the Protopopovs, with a nod towards Irina Rodnina.
Men: I'd be interested to see how the consensus would be formed here, and I think one consensus favourite (Dick Button) suffers from the same thing that Henie does - his achievements all happened a while ago.
Well, this poll speaks the truth, doesn't it?
Miki Ando: 5
Janet Lynn: 4
Dorothy Hamill: 1
Has to be Yu Na Kim. Nobody in the triple jump era (the era beginning with Witt`s retirement) has dominated to the extent of Yu Na, including Kwan. If one wants to compare Kwan to Kim I believe Kwan lost 16 times in 8 seasons in her prime (1996-2003) while Kim has lost only 6 times in 6 seasons in her prime (2007-2013 excluding the 2011-2012 season). This despite that Kim had much tougher competition.