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Best Bronze medal performance by a man in the Olympics

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Vash01, Aug 29, 2012.

Best bronze medal FS performance by a man in the Olympics

Poll closed Nov 27, 2012.
  1. Jozef Sabovcik- 1984

    3 vote(s)
  2. Viktor Petrenko-1988

    6 vote(s)
  3. Petr Barna - 1992

    1 vote(s)
  4. Philip Candeloro-1994

    9 vote(s)
  5. Philip Candeloro-1998

    17 vote(s)
  6. Tim Goebel - 2002

    35 vote(s)
  7. Jeffrey Buttle - 2006

    11 vote(s)
  8. Daisuke Takahashi-2010

    75 vote(s)
  9. Other

    3 vote(s)
  1. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Bronze medal performances are not always forgettable. There have been some pretty good ones in the Olympics. Which is the best in your opinion?
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  2. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    Definitely Takahashi or Cadelero 1994. I think it's possible if both of them didn't fall they would have won the gold. Takahashi's quad would have to have been totally rotated and landed with good GOE which he didn't do all season but if you factor him losing by 10 and getting zero points for the quad attempt-he lost a whole jumping pass. It was also even with errors the best performance really.
  3. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Tim Goebel was never my favorite skater, but that was one hell of a bronze medal performance.
  4. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

    I voted for Takahashi 2010, actually the almost only real memorable LP performance then ... :shuffle:
  5. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

    Although Takahashi is one of my big favourites, I don´t think his lp performance at the Olympics was great. I definetely prefer

    Candeloro from 1994 and 1998.

    As far as I remember, also Petrenko in 1988 was really great.
  6. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

  7. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

  8. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    I would have to say Goebel in 2002. For all his flaws he landed 3 quads which is pretty amazing. Takahashi in 2010 is also a good choice, I think his errors were too harshly scored relative to his competitors that night btw. I cant believe some are saying Candelero. In 1994 Candelero was 5th in the LP (I think Takahashi was in 2010 but that just shows how retarded the judging was there) behind two skaters who werent even in the final flight. In 1998 he medaled due to Stojko's injury, Yagudin's illness, and Eldredge's meltdown.
  9. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

    I have to go with Tim G. Dai has done too many really great performances for the Oly skate to be anything but tragic, but Tim's Oly performance was his best (at least up to that date), if not his best ever (while I think his 2003 Worlds skate was better, there may be others who disagree)
  10. DimaToe

    DimaToe El Chen-te Fernández

    Why is Dai winning this? although his SP was fantastic in Vancouver, his LP was underwhelming and not near his best.
  11. Simone411

    Simone411 FSU Uber fan

    I went with Timothy Goebel. Loved his program and he was the first skater to land a quad salchow in combination at the Olys.
  12. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

    Because he's recent, still competing and a great skater even if not on that night, and more popular that Timothy who clearly had the skate of his life and possibly the best men's oly bronze medal skate of all time.
  13. t.mann

    t.mann Member

    His SP&LP all were impressive.
    2002 Olympics Men podium gives a similar feeling to 2010 Olympics Ladies podium.
    All three were great!
  14. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Somewhat OT: The 2002 mens LP competition was one of the best, if you are looking at athleticism.

    If you just look at the top 3,

    They landed 2+2+3 = 7 quads, 3 of those in combination, and there were two types of quads.

    There were very few mistakes made by these 3.

    Yagudin had one minor mistake.

    Plushenko had a step out at the end of his 4-3-3 combination, and I think he may have doubled a salchow (I will have to watch the tape again)

    Goebel made zero mistakes.

    That's pretty amazing.

    I think Goebel is a very worthy choice for this poll

    (although I picked Petrenko's 1988 LP which was a very complete performance by an 18 year old; his natural artistic ability and his technical ability really shone through).
  15. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

    Candeloro did not medal because of Stojko´s injury, he would have gotten the bronze anyway (whether Stojko and Kulik in different order), :lol:. And the meltdown of Eldredge, :eek:, hasn´t that happened in every Olympics where he was expected to medal?
  16. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

    I pick Candeloro's 1998 for the innovative footwork. That was a very memorable program even to non-skating fans.
  17. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

    It was between Tim and Viktor for me. I picked Tim because it was the skate of his life full of technical difficulty and joy. He wasn't my favorite skater, but he skated like he was trying to win gold or silver even though it wasn't going to happen. Viktor had a great skate too - a breakthrough skate.

    Daisuke is my favorite skater on that list. But I feel like Daisuke had the potential for gold or silver, but he just hung onto bronze.

    I also love Jeff, but I sort of feel he hung onto bronze too due to a bad SP by Lysacek and a bad LP by Weir. Of course, gold was already locked up so I didn't get the feeling that anyone else was really trying to skate for gold.
  18. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    I voted Candeloro 1998 because it was entertaining and almost perfect, and finished in 2nd in the LP. But it's definitely not my favorite program, nor my favorite skater, lol.
  19. kukkura

    kukkura Active Member

    I think this refers to Urmanov's injury, not Stojko's? I picked Candeloro's 2nd bronze because it was so unexpected. He had finished 9th in his previous Worlds and only 5th in Europeans just a few weeks before. When the 97-98 season began there were at least five skaters that most felt were beyond his reach (Kulik, Stojko, Urmanov, Eldredge, Yagudin) and yet he got an Olympic medal with a skate that was worthy of it.
  20. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

    I voted "other" for Goebel.
  21. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Goebel is on the poll.:)
  22. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

    I went with Takahashi in 2010, because without the fall on the quad flip it was probably the BEST performance (better than Lysacek's or Plushenko's) and the quad flip was an extra element that no one else was doing anyway. Goebel's performance also deserves mention because it was chocked full of tons of technical difficulty, even though I prefer Takahashi's artistically.
  23. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member


    Takahashi went for the quad toe at the Olympics. He tried the flip a little later at worlds.
  24. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    It was a toe at Olympics and flip at worlds
  25. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

    Voted Tim geobel... For 3rd place to do so many quads, I think he deserves to win this poll.

    Yeah I liked takaheshi, especially the short, but he had bigger flaws in the long
  26. stevlin

    stevlin Active Member

    I really loved Jeffrey Buttle's 2006 Olympic long program. Yes he made two mistakes but his program was so beautiful. Samson and Delilah is such a lovely piece of music and jeff interpreted it so well. His heart was into it. His transitions are amazing. So glad that he won the 2008 Worlds with a perfect program and great music. His artistry is fabulous.
  27. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

    Ooooops, sorry. :( Still, it was great, since so many men DIDN'T even TRY quads at the '10 Olympics (including the Champion - no disrespect to Evan though, I think he did deserve the win that day).
  28. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    Very true and he made it pretty obvious everyone he was talking to was telling him not to do it.
  29. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member


    Buttle's 2008 program is one of my all time favorites. Just gorgeous.