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Olympic Champion SURVIVOR: LADIES Round 4

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by skateboy, Aug 3, 2012.

Who is the weakest link?

Poll closed Aug 7, 2012.
  1. Peggy Fleming

    16 vote(s)
  2. Dorothy Hamill

    16 vote(s)
  3. Katarina Witt

    12 vote(s)
  4. Kristi Yamaguchi

    34 vote(s)
  5. Tara Lipinski

    64 vote(s)
  6. Yuna Kim

    17 vote(s)
  1. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Here we go, Round 4 -- Ladies!

    In Round 3, we said goodbye to:

    8th place: SJOUKJE DIJKSTRA
    7th place: SHIZUKA ARAKAWA

    Now we eliminate just one skater per round.
  2. DaiKozOda

    DaiKozOda Active Member

    I voted for Yamaguchi.
  3. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    Peggy was and is an icon, but against these other ladies I voted for her.
  4. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

    But why?

    Peggy was the only one on the list that completely dominated her quad and then won the Oly by a landslide outskating everyone.

    Hamil was stellar at the games, but it was iffy going in and any of the medalists could have switched around on the podium, as they often did. Same with Kim and Tara, plus all of Tara's much discussed drawbacks in general.

    Witt barely won her first one on the thinest of 5/4 splits, and he second one was hardly amazing. She was kinda shaky in both, but as always capitalized by just making less mistakes than the others.

    Yama was the least splatty of the splatfest that was albertville.
  5. blue_idealist

    blue_idealist Well-Known Member

    Yamaguchi, since she wasn't dominant for long and her Olympic skate had mistakes.
  6. t.mann

    t.mann Member

  7. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

    I really hope Katarina doesnt win this.
  8. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

    But two consecutive olympic titles are hard to argue agaist:rolleyes:
  9. sk8ingcoach

    sk8ingcoach Active Member

    Yes, but i can argue the 6.0 system and the fact that she had very low technical content that the judges never marked harsh enough
  10. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member

    No they're not. Two shaky wins at that!

    Kim is still skating and could very well win a 2nd gold. All the US ladies were also teens (Yama was 20, but 94 was only 2 years later for her) when they won. Unlike Witt, who was fully funded by the government and had nothing to think about but skating skating skating, their families paid for everything and were under a lot of stress. Nor did Witt have the temptation of multi $$$$ contracts. In fact, Witt really had no choice but to continue. But if you want to think that Witt was a shoe in for Calgary, but Peggy, Dotty, Kristi and healthy Tara had no chance in hell of ever beating Trixi, Anett, Oksana or Sarah you go girl. I just won't be able not to :lol: a little.
  11. burn

    burn New Member

    I voted for Lipinski.
  12. SkateBlades17

    SkateBlades17 New Member

    Not Lipinski yet! Does anyone remember her difficult program in Nagano? Yamaguchi, although I really like her skating, did not have a clean LP in either her 92 Olympic or World Championship wins and didn't have much competition either because in both the Olympics and Worlds that year, almost everybody made mistakes! So I'd say since Lipinski almost always skated clean with a difficult program, Yamaguchi should go first!
  13. Cheylana

    Cheylana Well-Known Member

    I voted for Kristi, but it looks like Tara is on her way out. I'd give Tara another round, she beat tougher competition, whereas Kristi always benefited from Midori either royally screwing up or not being present. I do give Kristi some credit for showing up to 1992 Worlds after her big Olympic win, though.
  14. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    From 82-86 she was one of the technical leaders. The only skaters who had more technical content in 84 were 12th and 13th in figures. In 88 the only two skaters who did much more technically on the night easily beat her in technical scores in the Olympic LP and one beating her easily overall in the LP.

    I agree she isnt the best skater though. Hamill for her time was an incredible skater, even if her amateur stats werent the most dominant. Kristi was easily a better skater, especialy considering she didnt compete that much later and dwarfes Witt in technical ability.
  15. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

    I voted for Witt. Great competitor. Skater, meh.
  16. Skater91

    Skater91 Member

    I do not understand why Tara Lipinski is next to go?
    Dorothy Hamill, Peggy Flemming or Yamaguchi should be next based on there actual performances!
  17. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 Active Member

    Oh no no no no no...one simply cannot vote out figure skating icons before the likes of Tara Lipinski. Especially Peggy Fleming! :D
    Although I did vote to keep Tara for another go round...
  18. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

    Tara Lipinski was one of the fiercest competitors ever, but she had the body of a child when she won so it's hard for me to vote out one of the other skaters. It was so easy for her to rotate those triples. We have no idea how Lipinski would have skated once she was older. Plus Lipinski was all about the jumps when the rest of this field was not.
  19. berthesghost

    berthesghost Well-Known Member