View Poll Results: Best silver medal performance in pairs:

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  • Pang and Tong (2010)

    28 23.33%
  • Zhang and Zhang (2006)

    1 0.83%
  • Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze (1998)

    8 6.67%
  • Mishkutenok and Dmitriev (1994)

    80 66.67%
  • Bechke and Petrov (1992)

    2 1.67%
  • Other (pre-1992)

    1 0.83%
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    Best silver medal performance by a pair in the Olympics?

    You know what to do.. vote in the poll.

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    M&D should win this poll by a landslide .

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    M&D should win this poll by a landslide .
    Yeah, especially since they should have won gold.

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    I had thought of creating this poll when I created those for ladies and men, but I did not because no other silver medal pair could hold a candle to M&D's 1994 performance. They were the only pair from this list that skated well enough to win the gold.

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    I liked B & S, so elegant.

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    M&D, of course.
    But I don't think they were robbed ! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    I had thought of creating this poll when I created those for ladies and men, but I did not because no other silver medal pair could hold a candle to M&D's 1994 performance. They were the only pair from this list that skated well enough to win the gold.
    While they dont come close to M&D of 94 in caliber, Pang & Tong in 2010 argaubly skated well enough to win the gold that night too. They did win the LP phase.

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    I voted for M&D, (I know, I know, what a shock, get the smelling salts out . But I would go as far to say it was the best silver medal Olympic performance in any discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judgejudy27 View Post
    While they dont come close to M&D of 94 in caliber, Pang & Tong in 2010 argaubly skated well enough to win the gold that night too. They did win the LP phase.
    Yesss.

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    I voted for MD, my all time preferred skaters. I really also loved Bechke and Petrov's Nutcracker, but one can't vote twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minou View Post
    I voted for MD, my all time preferred skaters. I really also loved Bechke and Petrov's Nutcracker, but one can't vote twice.
    They had such beautiful lifts. And I lurve the sommersault they do towards the end of their routine.

    I always felt that they were Moskvina's "forgotten" pair, not that she forgot about them, just that when people are discussing Moskvina's pair teams, they sometimes seem to be left out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_idealist View Post
    Yeah, especially since they should have won gold.
    I agree! My consolation: their program was perfect, no mistake so as far as I'm concerned, they came out on top . G&G was not perfect, Sergei made two mistakes - minor but they're still mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickButtonFan View Post
    I liked B & S, so elegant.
    I love B&S dearly but in all fairness their programs in 98 had major mistakes. I'm glad they got the silver but I don't consider theirs being the best. They are still a great pair, just not quite ready at that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nguyhm View Post
    I agree! My consolation: their program was perfect, no mistake so as far as I'm concerned, they came out on top . G&G was not perfect, Sergei made two mistakes - minor but they're still mistakes.
    If you count small mistakes by Sergei, you have to count small mistakes by Natalia and Artur.
    Her 2Axel was slightly 2-footed (or at least, the high free leg made it questionable !) and Artur had a trouble on a twizzle in the last footwork sequence (here exactly at 4:11)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    I had thought of creating this poll when I created those for ladies and men, but I did not because no other silver medal pair could hold a candle to M&D's 1994 performance. They were the only pair from this list that skated well enough to win the gold.
    While I dont think they were better than M&D in 1994, Pang & Tong in 2010 skated well enough to win the gold and probably should have. Bechke & Petrov in 1992 skated well enough to win the gold in many other Olympics, even if not that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irinayunafanatc View Post
    Bechke & Petrov in 1992 skated well enough to win the gold in many other Olympics, even if not that night.
    This I think goes back to the issue of reputation in the sport. Bechke and Petrov (well, Bechke) had a reputation of inconsistency that preceded her by a country mile. They did not skate perfectly (she two-footed the 3T and they singled their 2A), but those mistakes were less obvious than Mishkutenok's fall. Even if B/P had skated truly cleanly and even if M/D had made a more serious error in the LP, I don't know if the judges would have given the gold to B/P over the world champions, especially if we add into the mix the possibility of a clean Brasseur and Eisler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchat123 View Post
    This I think goes back to the issue of reputation in the sport. Bechke and Petrov (well, Bechke) had a reputation of inconsistency that preceded her by a country mile. They did not skate perfectly (she two-footed the 3T and they singled their 2A), but those mistakes were less obvious than Mishkutenok's fall. Even if B/P had skated truly cleanly and even if M/D had made a more serious error in the LP, I don't know if the judges would have given the gold to B/P over the world champions, especially if we add into the mix the possibility of a clean Brasseur and Eisler.
    Just a slight correction, Mishkutenok didn't fall in the LP, she doubled a side-by-side triple and singled the side-by-side double axel (IIRC)-but M&D didn't actually fall on any element.

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    Haha, I knew I wasn't remembering that correctly as I was typing it but I was too lazy to watch the whole LP on youtube. Thanks for the correction. I think they fell at Trophee Lalique in the LP, that's where I made the confusion :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchat123 View Post
    This I think goes back to the issue of reputation in the sport. Bechke and Petrov (well, Bechke) had a reputation of inconsistency that preceded her by a country mile. They did not skate perfectly (she two-footed the 3T and they singled their 2A), but those mistakes were less obvious than Mishkutenok's fall. Even if B/P had skated truly cleanly and even if M/D had made a more serious error in the LP, I don't know if the judges would have given the gold to B/P over the world champions, especially if we add into the mix the possibility of a clean Brasseur and Eisler.
    This is true. B&P put themselves at a huge disadvantage reputation wise by not skating well at the 91 Worlds and generally not being very consistent for years. Yes I agree due to that even had they been totally clean I dont think they would have won, and as it was had Brasseur & Eisler skated better I doubt they would have even won silver.

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    Also to add to them not skating well in 1991, they didn't even make the 1990 worlds after winning bronze in 1989.

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