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Figure Skating Champions SURVIVOR: Ladies ROUND 4

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by SamuraiK, Jun 9, 2012.

Who is the weakest link among these past ladies champions?

Poll closed Jun 15, 2012.
  1. Lu Chen

    12 vote(s)
  2. Michelle Kwan

    12 vote(s)
  3. Tara Lipinski

    60 vote(s)
  4. Maria Butyrskaya

    98 vote(s)
  5. Irina Slutskaya

    6 vote(s)
  6. Shizuka Arakawa

    9 vote(s)
  7. Mao Asada

    9 vote(s)
  8. Yuna Kim

    11 vote(s)
  9. Carolina Kostner

    83 vote(s)
  1. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

    Well, well, we sure had a rollercoaster race with last round!:eek: First it seemed Tara was leaving sooner than expected, then Carolina took the lead until the very last minute but finally with just ONE vote:eek: difference our third champion who gets the axe is :

    10th place: MIKI ANDO (24.90% of votes)

    The remaining contenders are:

    01. Lu Chen - CHN - 1995 World Champion.
    02. Michelle Kwan - USA - 1996,1998,2000,2001 and 2003 World Champion.
    03. Tara Lipinski - USA - 1997 World and 1998 Olympic Champion.
    04. Maria Butyrskaya - RUS - 1999 World Champion.
    05. Irina Slutskaya - RUS - 2002 and 2005 World Champion.
    06. Shizuka Arakawa - JPN - 2004 World and 2006 Olympic Champion.
    07. Mao Asada - JPN - 2008 and 2010 World Champion.
    08. Yuna Kim - KOR - 2009 World and 2010 Olympic Champion.
    09. Carolina Kostner - ITA - 2012 World Champion.

    Already eliminated:
    11th place - Sarah Hughes (53.06% votes)
    12th place - Kimmie Meissner (50.26% votes)

    Who needs to leave now??? Share!;)
  2. SamuraiK

    SamuraiK Well-Known Member

    I still say off with Lipinski. Contagious energy and hard jumps but she retired in the blink of an eye and IMO before reaching her peak, so we never saw what could have been.
  3. bartek

    bartek Active Member

    Oh NO!!! So unfair. Carolina should've left. My vote goes to her now. Poor Miki :(.
  4. smarts1

    smarts1 Well-Known Member

    I guess this means bye-bye Carolina this round?
  5. RD

    RD Well-Known Member

    Voting Kostner until she is gone.
  6. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

    Shizuka (again). Greatest Turandot ever, but couldn't crack the top 5 when she skated to anything else.
  7. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

    Lipinski, without a doubt. (Will be voting her until she's gone).
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  8. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

  9. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

    I was ok with either Miki or Carolina leaving last week. Since Miki is gone, I think Carolina should be next.

    I suppose Maria and Tara will be the other contenders. The one WC Maria won, I thought she was everything she needed to be at the time: strong jumps, sophisticated mature presentation, excellent skating skills. Tara has such ease and finesse in her skating, yet she was skating the most challenging tech programs of her time.
  10. t.mann

    t.mann Member

    Maria‘s turn.
  11. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    Tara for me. I didn't like her then, and I don't like her now. Wishing her nothing but sunshine in her peronal life, but she was far and away my most un-favorite skater ever. Her head was too big for her body, and she just didnt look right. Not a pretty image on the ice, and a zillion girls can jump. Sorry.
  12. babayaga

    babayaga Well-Known Member

    Me too.
  13. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

    Cmon people... Vote out Maria !!!!!! Dont know how miki was voted out when she has won 2 world championships and at a point in her career could do 4S and numerous different 3-3 jumps. People vote for miki just because she isnt as pretty as everyone else.. And atleast Carolina can do 3-3, and she has done plenty of times in competition. Maria won worlds in a weaker field too, there was no tara lipinski and Kwan skated bad in the short. VOTE FOR MARIA....
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  14. Vash01

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

    Voting for Kostner again.
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  15. alchemy void

    alchemy void blowing kisses with bitchface

    :mitchell: :scream: :blah: :rolleyes: :mitchell:

    Miki is gorgeous. I mean, my mancrush, the studly Morozov, was with her for a few years.

    Maria's win thirteen years ago was against a much deeper field than this years. Places 1 - 7 (excepting poor Sarah Hughes in 6th) all would have easily medaled this year.

    She also had a killer ;) 3toe+3sal combo. And 2000 Worlds SP is one of the best ladies SP EVER.

    Kostner, Arakawa, and Lipinski should go next.
  16. Taso

    Taso Well-Known Member

    I couldn't vote for Kostner, I just couldn't...went with Lipinski, though honestly I believe this round should be between Kostner and Arakawa.
  17. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    Strongly debated between Carolina and Tara; chose Tara because, even though Tara has an OGM, Carolina is, on the whole, more accomplished (IMO).
  18. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

    Caro because she didn't win with a flawless program.
  19. eurodance2001

    eurodance2001 Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the emotionless face, dropping her leg in order to do her donut spin, questionable combos which were underotated most of the time and major wedgies.. I vote Arakawa..
  20. eurodance2001

    eurodance2001 Well-Known Member

    Maria skated one of the best ever SP's in Nice 2000. That should've pulled 6.0's. This as well as her defying her federation and proving them wrong, saves her in this round. She had attitude, fire, spirit.. She brought drama and emotion when she skated.. You could see her passion for the sport.. I voted Arakawa because she showed very little of those things. She might have had them but she didn't show them.. That means something..
  21. t.mann

    t.mann Member

  22. t.mann

    t.mann Member

    Agree (although I did not vote for Arakawa).

    I still am :rolleyes: at the 0.7 point gap between Arakawa‘s forgettable Olympics SP(3Lz2T/3lip/2A) and Sasha‘s brilliant SP(3flutz2T/3F/2A).
  23. eurodance2001

    eurodance2001 Well-Known Member

    Same here.. I thought Sasha's PCS were much too low in comparison to slutskaya and Arakawa..
  24. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    I have to go with Maria Butyrskaya.
    She deserved her World title, and both her European titles. She skated a brilliant SP at 2000 Worlds. But she was so stiff. I didn't like her abrupt moves and stiffed legs.
  25. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

    Had to go with Tara; I've always been a steady promoter for women on the ice over little girls and we never saw Lipinski compete on the ice as a woman. I appreciate a mature performer and often found Tara's sense of musicality and choreography to be completely childish and forgettable.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2012
  26. npavel

    npavel Well-Known Member

    And her jumps were sooo thin, in todays standard she had got 0 goe if not negative in each one. She had difficult combos at junior age, but this is ladies and not junior. I loved her but think she was junior and skated like that. Should have won junior, not senior comp
  27. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    Kostner is still here ? :mad:

    poor Miki :(
  28. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

  29. npavel

    npavel Well-Known Member

    Well, I'd say right so. Kostner is much more of a complete package. Hope Tara goes out before Kostner
  30. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

    You people cant just vote for the person that had the least amount of passion or in your words (fire, spirit). You have to think about it technically as well and although Maria had a clean FP when she won worlds, her jumps were still not of great quality and she did not include a 3-3. IMO shizuka should plenty of passion at 04 worlds and 06 olympics. And her technical content at 04 worlds was much greater than those of maria.

    Everyone can have there opinion but if you just vote on had has the most passion then we might as well vote michelle to win right now. You have to think about technical.

    My vote goes for Maria as she is my least memorable and i never thought her to be a world champion. Maria should go now, then Kostner