View Poll Results: Which pair of figure skating sisters was the most talented?

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  • Karen and Michelle Kwan

    40 38.83%
  • Mai and Mao Asada

    27 26.21%
  • Emily and Sarah Hughes

    20 19.42%
  • Viktoria and Yoshie Helgesson

    9 8.74%
  • Amber and Alissa Czisny

    1 0.97%
  • Other

    6 5.83%
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    Figure Skating Sisters

    Which pair of figure skating sisters was the most talented?

    The Kwans - Karen and Michelle

    The Asadas - Mai and Mao

    The Hughes - Emily and Sarah

    The Czisnys - Amber and Alissa

    The Helgessons - Viktoria and Yoshie

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    I voted Karen and Michelle. Mostly because I was a fan of Michelle Kwan, and loved the elegance of Karen.

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    It's Joshi, not Yoshie, Helgesson.

    I didn't vote, as I've only seen some of the lesser known siblings skate.

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    I've never seen Amber Czisny skate, but everyone else is widely available on YouTube!

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    I definitely prefer Michelle and Karen. Michelle is widely known of course but I don't think most people know how lovely a skater Karen was. She only competed for 3 seasons so she wasn't around very long...but her skating was very soft and lyrical.

    1996 nats SP: Close Without Touching (Christina Gao's music from last season ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ0xJoshfkw

    In terms of success I suppose you could say Sarah and Emily. Sarah was a world competitor and medalist and of course the OGM...Emily was an Olympian and won silver and bronze nationally. I wasn't a fan of either but both of them did have a decent amount of success at the elite level.

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    For sisters It is the Hughes sisters

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    Since we are talking of talent, and not placements at world level, I have to go with the Kwans. IMO both Hughes sisters benefitted from extraordinarily lucky breaks very early in their careers Emily went to the Olympics because of Kwan's injury. Sarah won the Olympics due to extraordinary set of circumstances (skating in the USA after a 'scandal' in pairs, both favorites not skating as well as they could, Kwan dumping her coach of many years during the Olympic years, the rules not penalizing Sarah's ur jumps, and so on).

    Karen did not have the international success that Emily had, but she was a lovely skater.

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    You forgot Carol and Nancy Heiss.

    http://www.corbisimages.com/images/C...2-c6f88c984812
    http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/505...1MjzgLQA%3D%3D

    Nancy was the US Senior/Championship Silver Medalist in 1959.

    She was the 1955 U.S. junior champion.
    At the senior level she placed 4th at the United States Figure Skating Championships in 1957 and 1958,
    In those three years she also qualified to skate at the World Figure Skating Championships, where she placed 8th, 6th, and 8th, respectively
    Last edited by skatesindreams; 06-13-2013 at 09:16 PM. Reason: to add information

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    We can't leave out Laurence and Maribel Owen. Who knows what they could have accomplished had their lives not been cut so short.

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    ^^^
    Absolutely!

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    Gracie Gold has a twin who competes at either junior or senior level.

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    Carly Gold placed 5th in Senior Ladies at 2013 Midwestern Sectionals this past November (Mids 1st alternate to Nationals).
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    There are two sisters that compete in pairs (Cadee Denny and ? Denny). Cadee won the US nationals in 2012, and I think her sister still competes in the junior ranks.

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    It's Caydee Denney. Her younger sister, Haven Denney, placed 5th in Senior Pairs (with Brandon Frazier) at 2013 U.S. Nationals and then they won the 2013 Junior World title. Denney/Frazier will make their Senior Grand Prix debut this fall.

    Re-posting from the U.S. Ladies thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    USFS tweeted this "Throwback Thursday" video today:
    "#TBT Alissa Czisny's winning 2001 U.S. Championships free skate as a junior." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8OLyiFslCw
    Alissa was 13 years old when she won her first National medal (silver) at her first Nationals in Boston. She skated to music from Gounod's Faust ballet. Her twin sister Amber finished 5th in the same event.
    I thought Amber was more of athletic "power" skater when I watched her in 2001-2003 -- I liked her skating. She rotated her jumps counter-clockwise and could spin very well in both directions. I hope an old competition video or two of Amber's might make it to YouTube someday.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 06-14-2013 at 01:31 AM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Gracie and Carly for the WIN!

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    Karen Kwan looks like she is quite tall for a skater, but I enjoyed watching her. Emily Hughes looks chubby in photos, but is surprisingly petite when you see her in person.

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    The Crapova Sisters, hands down.

    So to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvia View Post
    It's Caydee Denney. Her younger sister, Haven Denney, placed 5th in Senior Pairs (with Brandon Frazier) at 2013 U.S. Nationals and then they won the 2013 Junior World title. Denney/Frazier will make their Senior Grand Prix debut this fall.
    Caydee and Haven, huh? Their mother selected interesting names.

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    I love the skating style of both Viktoria and Joshi Helgesson. I feel bad when one of them has to miss out on a competition because there's only one spot.

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    Helgesson sisters all the way!

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