Underhill/Martini, 1984 Sarajevo was just such a shock I will always remember.
One of the worst LPs skated in the final group: Kiira Korpi at 2008 Worlds. 60+ points in the SP, only 85 in the LP.
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Jill was never the strongest competitor. After her win at the 87 Nationals over reigning World Champion Thomas and Kadavy people expected big things from her, but it never came to fruition except for when she won the 1990 Worlds due to Ito`s figures disaester and a really weak field.
Laeticia Hubert in Albertivlle was quite a mess... L/K in Kake Placid was somthing too, like they never put a foot an the ice before.
Mao clearly should have won the SP at the 2008 Worlds and the LP at the 2010 Worlds (although I would have had Kim or Nakano winning the 2008 Worlds overall probably).
Any Free Skate performance by KAREN ITEN of Switzerland.
She was one of the best ever at figures, often placing first, only to place LAST in nearly every free skate.
Lu Chen, 1997 Worlds SP.
She singled 2 elements in the SP, placed 25th, and didn't even make the long program. This after winning gold in 1995 and silver in 1996.
Brasseur & Eisler 1992 Olympics LP- looked like a complete meltdown, but they were given the bronze.
Elene Gedevanishvili's SP at last year's Worlds
How did I forget this?
Plushenko's LP at the 2000 worlds. He was 1st in the SP, but at age 17 he couldn't handle the pressure, it seems. He fell on the quad, then he tried another quad and fell on that too. It was the worst performance of his career, I think. He finished in 4th place overall.
The following year, at 18 years of age he had matured enough to skate two great performances and win his first world title (2001).
In failure there are seeds of success - for some, or may be most?
Sarah Hughes's 6th place finish at 2003 Worlds has to be one of the worst finishes for a still-competing reigning Olympic champion (especially since it was just the year before).
"In no way do I think I stopped commanding a spotlight. I think I travel with one." -- Johnny Weir