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Ladies 2004 worlds/ man on ice

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by nuge, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. nuge

    nuge Well-Known Member

    I was watching the tape of worlds 2004 .I laughed again at a man who invaded the ice before Michelle skated.It wasn't the man on the ice that was funny ' it was the two men that came on to try to get him off :lol:What happened after that competition ?
    Who was the guy ? why ?And what did Michelle say about it ?
  2. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness pork cutlet bowl fatale

    This link answers some of your questions:
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  3. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

    Haha, I remember that now.
  4. IceJunkie

    IceJunkie Well-Known Member

    :rofl: I just can't believe there wasn't any security that saw some shirtless guy with a tutu on charging towards the ice.

    And Michelle's bitchface was priceless.
  5. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

    I was there in Dortmund, and it was really scary. He could have done anything. Kwan skated beautifully after that, we all were giving a standing ovation to her.

    The security was really invisible. I could have shot Speedy, if I would like to.:p
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  6. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

    The thing I always remember about this was that Ando said she thought the organizers had put the guy on deliberately as some kind of "entertainment" for the crowd whilst the next skater (MK) got ready to perform her LP.

    Good 'ole dopey Miki :rofl:
  7. manleywoman

    manleywoman podcast mistress

    If ever a bitchface were justified, that was the time.
  8. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    What to prevent this from happening again? Anyone sitting in the front row can just jump over onto the ice at any time. Are there security guards on skates at the competition venues now?
  9. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

    I can't believe Kwan took an entire lap around the ice and didn't notice the guy...or did not appear to notice the guy.
    It looked like she skated within a few feet of him before she glanced over and got off the ice.
  10. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

  11. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

    I wonder if Monica Seles was watching and if she thought that it was funny.

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  12. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

    It looked to me like she was just "acting normally" until she could get behind him to an exit. I checked my old BOI and International Figure Skating magazines about the incident; apparently, there were no searches or metal detectors for those entering the arena at the beginning. Michelle must have been scared that he had smuggled in a gun or knife or something.
  13. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    Kwan was probably concentrating hard. She was used to all sorts of cheers when she was on the ice so she probably didn't notice the 'roar' when the streaker came on.

    At their closest, Kwan was probably only a few body lengths away from the guy. Kudos to Kwan for having acted so calmly throughout and then skating so beautifully afterwards. Just for that alone she deserved all those 6.0s - and it so happened that it was the last chance to give out 6.0s so the judges didn't hold back.

    Not to be mean, but I kept imagining what would happen if it was Cohen who was on the ice. :shhuffle:
  14. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

    From ice skating international

  15. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

    i was there too!!! and it was the first and only time i saw michelle skate live. (of course, it was also the last time michelle stepped onto the podium at worlds). Gives me goosebumps just thinking that I have managed to watch michelle compete at least once in my life time :)

    even though i never liked the tosca programme, i respected michelle even more as an athlete after that programme. she was so cool, calm and collected. i wish i'm like her ... lol

    good memories indeed from the 2004 worlds. it was a v. enjoyable world championships.
  16. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    How did her speed compare to Arakawa, Cohen, Ando and Suguri?

    Alas it was the first time she didn't win gold or silver at Worlds since 1995.
  17. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    I agree.
    I was a bit afraid when it happened.
    Michelle is such an amazing athlete. Doing what she did after the man arrived on the ice is impressive. ;)
  18. Screenie

    Screenie Active Member

    what really strikes me about kwan (in-person) is her flow. she's fast, definitely -- faster than cohen and ando, probably equal to arakawa and suguri. but really it's her flow that makes it seem even faster. she has a great glide.
  19. Kelvster

    Kelvster Well-Known Member

    Well, i saw the qualification round as well and I thought she was slow and laboured there ... the loop had been a nightmare! She was struggling with it so much in the warm up :( In fact we never saw a triple loop from her again after the LP in Dortmund.

    And what a loop that was ... the entire audience was in dead silence as she began her programme (after the naked guy went). the atmosphere was just electrifying!!! can you imagine!! and even more so as she landed the first loop ....

    What impressed me the most was obviously her focus & determination. She also had a commanding presence on the ice (a bit diva-ish) and her edges were clean & general basic skating / posture absolutely beautiful. Something completely lacking these days! (Dare I say it, I don't think Yu na kim / mao can compare .... :eek: ) ...
  20. giselle23

    giselle23 Well-Known Member

    Michelle seemed to have ice-water in her veins after that incident. I was very impressed. She didn't skate perfectly, doubling one of her jumps late in the program, but it was a courageous effort.

  21. walei

    walei Well-Known Member

    LOL @ Kwan's bitchface. Can I be the keeper of that?
  22. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    No huge MK fan here, but I think she handled the situation VERY admirably. I probably would've freaked out and headed to the closest hotel bar...
  23. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen Kwan's 2004 Worlds LP performance in a while, and although it really is far from her best skate (in terms of both tech. content and choreography), the intensity + anger in this performance is really something to see. Then mix it in with the streaker and the jovial mood Kwan was in afterwards, it really was "theatre."
  24. Marco

    Marco Well-Known Member

    She was in pain, she had a rough qualifying, she got a time deduction in the short, was out of reach for the title by the time she skated, and was interrupted by a streaker.

    Gotta have anger. :lol: Lucky she was skating to Tosca and not... Lyra Angelica. Otherwise it would have been the bitchiest Swan interpretation ever.
  25. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

  26. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    ^ What's always bothered me was how the commentators made light of what could have been a potentially dangerous situation. It's like they expected her to just laugh it off. :rolleyes:
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  27. Mafke

    Mafke Well-Known Member

    I'm still furious at the German federation for not being more on top of the situation. Did German sporting officials not learn _anything_ from the Monica Seles incident?

    It was only pure dumb luck that he was an attention wh*re and not a violent maniac.

    I'm also still furious that he was let off so lightly.
  28. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    As am I!

    MK handled the situation amazingly well,
    Many others did not.
  29. UGG

    UGG Well-Known Member

    I remember on another board there was a member who suggested Kwan hired the streaker because she was jealous of all the positive attention Sasha was getting at that world championships. It was the same poster who had a huge problem with Michelle's dress color of choice for her Tosca program LOL.
  30. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member