Oh come on, the title's not that hard. I got it. Can't think of any more examples though.
Harding beating Ito at the 1991 Worlds but losing to Yamaguchi who she had beaten easily at U.S Nationals that same year.
Galindo beating favorites Stojko and Urmanov at the 1996 Worlds but losing to Eldredge and Kulik who he was supposed to beat.
Plushenko beating favorites Takahashi and Lambiel in Vancouver Olympics but still losing in a big upset to Lysacek.
2011 Europeans: after a disastrous SP, Kostner surpassed Korpi's 10 point lead but was overtaken by Sarah Meier.
Maybe only the first one is really good.
"I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"
Oda almost won the gpf. He did 4/3 in practice sometimes but never ever in a competition. I was surprised when SI didn't include Oda because of his great success in the gp season. He was doing the same program jumps as Lysacek and Chan with 3/5 all triples-3a second half. I don't remember any indication ever that he was going to do a 4/3 in a real competition as morozov was his coach.
This one isnt very good but ill still say it
Yuna Kim dominating Mao Asada 2011 worlds, but losing to Miki Ando ??
Also Mao Asada beating Yuna Kim at 2007 Worlds but losing to Miki Ando
Oh wait.. it wasn't his jumps that time.. or was it that too? There was something wrong with his skate.. laces?
I don't recall Bobek being a favorite at 95 worlds. I remember everyone expecting Lu Chen to be in top form coming back from her injury. If anything, there wasn't any one favorite but Bobek was not it. That is my favorite Worlds, by the way, I've watched in on tape countless times.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
I also agree Eldredge winning gold was an upset but I don't know if anyone thought Dai & Stephane would beat Plushenko.
Asada was probably the favorite for the 2007 Worlds, even over Kim, so I dont think is a good one either. Again a huge upset Ando won over both though.