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  • Željka Čižmešija at the 1988 Olympics

    7 21.88%
  • Paul Robinson at the 1984 Olympics

    5 15.63%
  • Sonia Lafuente at the 2010 Olympics

    11 34.38%
  • Franziska Schmidt in 1960 Olympics

    3 9.38%
  • Lexie Winston in 1980 Olympics

    10 31.25%
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    Happiest 22nd Place Finish Ever

    Here are the choices.

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    Sonia since the way the 2010 Olympics was skated she probably had to land atleast 3 triples to finish 22nd.

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    I voted for Schmidt. Marit Henie (1948) gets my honorable mention.
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    Lexie, until they threw the roses.

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    Silvia Fontana, 22nd finisher at the 2006 Olympics... her husband, John Zimmerman, makes her happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    Silvia Fontana, 22nd finisher at the 2006 Olympics... her husband, John Zimmerman, makes her happy.
    Now that's an argument I can get behind.

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    I"ll vote for that.

    ETA: (opps ... or maybe not. Who the hell did I vote for?)

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    Here are a few video clips to help jog people's memories of some of these skaters.

    1990 American Coverage of the Last Figure (Željka Čižmešija) This footage includes a brief interview with Čižmešija
    Željka Čižmešija 1990 World Original Program
    Paul Robinson 1987 St Ivel Exhibition
    Sonia Lafuente 2010 Winter Olympics Short Program She was the leadoff skater in the SP and earned a Personal Best with her program.

    IIRC, Željka Čižmešija looked up at the scoreboard at the end of the Free Skate in Calgary, saw that her name had all of the háček marks in their proper place, and did a happy dance.
    Last edited by Vagabond; 07-15-2013 at 04:51 AM.

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    I have been waiting for a thread like this one. I voted for Lexie because of the pretty blue dress with white collar.

    Although I think a better topic would have been "Who was the happiest 35th placed after the SP who didn't make it to the freeskate?"
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Willy View Post
    I have been waiting for a thread like this one. I voted for Lexie because of the pretty blue dress with white collar.

    Although I think a better topic would have been "Who was the happiest 35th placed after the SP who didn't make it to the freeskate?"
    You're right. I was remiss in my duties. I'm a little that anyone took this seriously but it's all in good fun.

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    (((Paul Robinson)))
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    Quote Originally Posted by fenway2 View Post
    You're right. I was remiss in my duties. I'm a little that anyone took this seriously but it's all in good fun.
    There has to be an andidote to the current crop of polls and other crap that is currently filling the trash can.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Why only the Olympics after 1960? I protest on behalf of all the 22nd place finishers in the Olympics before that!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by overedge View Post
    Why only the Olympics after 1960? I protest on behalf of all the 22nd place finishers in the Olympics before that!!!
    Well, I did honestly considered Estelle Weigel, the 22nd finishet at the 1936 Olympics, but I figured that the 21st finisher, her sister, Louise, probably never let her hear the end of it.

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    I thought Cecile Mochere, the 1977 world champion who went bonkers, came back and placed 22nd in Lake Placid.

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    22 is my lucky number, but I have never seen any of those performances, except Sonia Lafuente's. So I voted for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essence_of_soy View Post
    I thought Cecile Mochere, the 1977 world champion who went bonkers, came back and placed 22nd in Lake Placid.
    Cecile Mochere!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    Well, I did honestly considered Estelle Weigel, the 22nd finishet at the 1936 Olympics, but I figured that the 21st finisher, her sister, Louise, probably never let her hear the end of it.
    Or vice versa, perhaps?
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    IMO, Paul Robinson wuzrobbed of the 21st place.

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