Drobiazko & Vanagas
Shishkova & Naumov
Yu Na Kim
Denkova & Stayviski
Weaver & Poje
Usova & Zhulin
Selezneva & Makarov
Delobel & Schoenfelder
I didn't say Yuna had much greater musicality than others two. I did mean she much more popular although she not above them in that aspect. And that's the world-wide popularity here, let alone in their respective countries. Lambiel and Kostner are no doubt one of the most famous athletes in their country, then Yuna is the most famous person in her country. Different, no?
Kostner in Sochi
The true Olympic Champ!
I voted Yu Na and I am not even a Yu Na fan. Imagine how many more titles she would have won if she were from a powerful federation like Japan or the U.S or most all Russia. She had to earn every mark and placement she got coming from a federation with no power at all. That and Sochi was the biggest highway robbery I ever saw in the sport. The judges should literally be charged with treason.
A toss up between Slutskaya and Yu Na Kim. I would give Irina Slutskaya the slight edge.
The short program points in Sochi should have been:
1. Kim 79 points
2. Kostner 75 points
3. Sotnikova 69 points
There is no way Kostner should have lost to Sotnikova in the short, but there is also no way she should have beaten Yu Na Kim. In the LP I could see a case for Kostner beating Kim, but even then maybe not. Kostner didnt do two triple lutzes or any triple-triple while Kim did one of the hardest, and Kostner has the worst spins in the top 10, so I would say Kim easily outskated Kostner technically even with 6 triples to 7. I would give Kostner the higher PCS in the LP though (not in the SP). I would have Asada 1st in the LP, but even if Kim was 3rd in the LP she would easily deserve to win overall.
Sotnikova should have been 4th overall behind Asada who deserved to beat her by atleast the needed 15 point margin in the LP.
Last edited by Fiero425; 05-26-2014 at 09:39 PM. Reason: Punctuation
What is wrong about your post is it implies Sotnikova fully deserved her technical scores when in fact her technical scores were probably even more questionable than her outrageous PCS. She wasnt called for a flutz on either of her lutzes, her triple toe on the end of her triple lutz was clearly < or even << but wasnt called as such, her footwork did not merit level 4 in either program while Kim and Kostner were both wrongly given level 3, and generous GOE galore across the board (and purposely stingy for Kostner, Kim, and Asada in the LP). In no way did she deserve the gold medal, and I dont care about any of those skaters on a personal level.
Drobiazko & Vanagas are way overrated in this poll. They arent that underscored. They maybe deserved a bronze or two more but that is it. Is there anyone really that clueless on ice dance they think they are world champion material. They arent in the league of people like Yu Na Kim, DelSchoes, Eldredge, Weaver & Poje category of underscoring.
Delobel & Schoenfelder were much more underscored since they actually deserved a bunch of world titles and maybe the 2006 Olympic gold or atleast silver. They are a stronger team than D&V and also skated in a weaker era where they should have had an easier time winning medals than D&V who faced some really strong teams, including ones that were clearly better than them like Anissina & Peizerat and Krylova & Ovsiannikov.
I just want to say: This theard (and most overmarked too) is on the Korea media right now
As far as I know, Arirang chanel and countless Korea news site reported this
I voted for Todd Eldredge. Was robbed of the 95 and 97 world titles, and the 96 and 97 grand prix final titles.