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I haven't noticed any admins posting in this thread?
"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
As it is a Ladies' poll, all my current favorites go under "other"- Kostner, Asada, Suzuki. I enjoy many Ladies from the poll, though. Loved Sasha in her competition days.
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The problem with that kind of list is that we will have many Other !
My current favorites are YuNa Kim and Carolina Kostner.
I also really like Akiko Suzuki and Gracie Gold.
From the past: Midori Ito, Lu Chen, Alexei Yagudin, Irina Slutskaya, Alexei Urmanov.
At the moment: Daisuke Takahashi and Yuna Kim. I also like Javier Fernandez, Akiko Suzuki, Elena Radionova, Julia Lipnitskaya, and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva.
I like most of the skaters, really. I always feel sorry when someone's disappointed with their performance, unless it appears that they haven't tried very hard.
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Sasha Cohen is my favorite figure skater.
Past: Michelle Kwan
Present: Akiko Suzuki
On this poll: Yuna Kim or Ashley Wagner
*perplexed wondering what made the OP choose the skaters listed in the poll*
Of those listed, I'd say Ashley Wagner; however, no one listed is my personal #1 favorite skater . . . that would probably be Stephane Lambiel.
Favorite Men: Stephane Lambiel, Matt Savoie, Alexei Yagudin, Alexei Urmanov, Kurt Browning, Viktor Petrenko, Jeff Buttle, Brian Boitano, Robin Cousins, John Curry, Jeremy Abbott, Joshua Farris, Jason Brown, Patrick Chan, Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Adam Rippon, Maxim Kovtun, Artur Gachinski
Favorite Women: Michelle Kwan, Nicole Bobek, Joannie Rochette, Carolina Kostner, Akiko Suzuki, Angela Nikodinov, Maria Butyrskaya, Debi Thomas, Janet Lynn, Ashley Wagner, Polina Edmunds, Julia Lipnitskaia, Kaetlyn Osmond
Favorite Pairs: Gordeeva/Grinkov, Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze, Mishkutenok/Dmitriev, Volosozhar/Trankov, Savchenko/Szolkowy, Shen/Zhao, Wötzel/Steuer, Kovarikova/Novotny, Ina/Zimmerman, Babilonia/Gardner, Scimeca/Knierim, Duhamel/Radford, Caitlin Yankowskas
Favorite Dancers: Klimova/Ponomarenko, Krylova/Ovsyannikov, Torvill/Dean, Anissina/Peizerat, Virtue/Moir, Cappellini/Lanotte, Faiella/Scali, Dubreuil/Lauzon, Lang/Tchernyshev, Punsalan/Swallow, Hubbell/Donohue, Bobrova/Soloviev, Péchalat/Bourzat, Ilinykh/Katsalapov, Gilles/Poirier, Papadakis/Cizeron
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On This Poll: Yuna
From the poll options: Wagner and Cohen.
"...some people are moulded by their admiration, others by their hostilities.”
― Elizabeth Bowen, The Death of the Heart
Current ladies: My favorites are Mao Asada and Yu-Na Kim. If I absolutely had to choose between them, it would be Mao. But I love them both. Runner-ups? Akiko Suzuki and Gracie Gold.
Current men: Jason Brown. I like almost all the other men too, except for Gachinski and Chan.
Current pair: Savchenko/Szolkowy. I enjoy them far more than any other pair.
Current dance: Davis/White. I really like a lot of other dance teams too--Weaver/Poje, Cappellini/Lanotte, Pechalat/Bourzat, Hubbell/Donohue, Shibs. Am warming up a bit to Ilinykh/Katsalapov.
As to past champions, I can't really choose, there are so many great skaters whom I love.
I was hoping Jenna McCorkell would win this poll, she certainly deserves it. Drat!
All Time Favorite: Michelle "The Kween" Kwan
Honorable Mentions: Kristi Yamaguchi, Oksana Baiul, Lu Chen
Current favorites (in alphabetical order):
I like a lot of skaters ...each one for different reasons. I don't have a #1 favorite which makes the sport a lot easier to watch BTW...
Alltime favorite woman: Dorothy Hamill
Alltime favorite men: John Curry, Todd Eldredge
However, I admire all competitive skaters for their dedication & hard work whether they place 1st or last.
All time fav: Michelle Kwan
Fav current lady: Mao Asada
Fav current American lady: Mirai Nagasu
Male: (in the past) Paul Wylie
Current: Daisule Takahashi
Fav American man: Adam Rippon