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Rank the Mens Olympic medal winning long programs from 1992 to 2010

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by judgejudy27, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    How would you rank the mens Olympic medal winning LPs from 1992 to 2010. Here would be mine:

    1. Alexei Yagudin 2002 gold - do I really need to say anything.

    2. Evgeny Plushenko 2006 gold- technical merit would be too strong for the others, whether you like the overall package much or not.

    3. Ilia Kulik 1998 gold- beautiful amazing jumps and great style. Spins were the only iffy area, a few too many posing sections, and guys would later be doing multiple quads. Still an amazing skater, great to see him finally put it together.

    4. Evgeny Plushenko 2002 gold- very strong performance inspite of a few small mistakes. Again technically nearly unmatchable outside a few noteables.

    5. Tim Goebel- just because of the 3 quads, which is an amazing athletic feat.

    6. Stephane Lambiel- I probably overrank him but I loved his skating. Anyway he skated far worse in 2010 and nearly medaled and was only 5 points from winning the LP against a field now lacking anything close to a prime Plushenko.

    7-9. Takahashi-Plushenko-Lysacek 2010 podium- since I dont feel like arguing this again. Only will say if Takahashi didnt fall on the quad he was planets above the other 2 this year whether the judges would have recognized it or not.

    10. Jeff Buttle 2006 bronze- I know he beat Lambiel in the LP phase in 2006 but he shouldnt have.

    11. Alexei Urmanov 1994 gold- I actually agreed with his victory this year. Beautiful and effortless jumps and very strong presentation. Spins and footwork make him inferior to the 2006 and 2010 podium.

    12. Elvis Stojko 1994 silver- a much debated runner up to Urmanov in 94. Personally I think the overall level of the two were quite close this year.

    13. Elvis Stojko 1998 silver- a very gutsy performance and very strong technically inspite of the his handicapt.

    14. Victor Petrenko 1992 gold- not great but was the rightful winner that night.

    15. Philipe Candelero 1994 bronze- if he hadnt botched that 2nd triple axel planned near the end he might have won that night. Wonderfully inventive program but his skating is full of technique and stylistic flaws all the same.

    16. Paul Wylie 1992 silver- great artistry but technically he isnt that strong for a top level skater even on a decent day.

    17. Philipe Candelero 1998 bronze- lucky medal really.

    18. Petr Barna 1992 bronze- bad program for him well below his artistic potential, and a bad performance to it that night.
  2. parasolka

    parasolka Member

    According to this above Plushy is two times Oly champ. Not too bad to start with.
  3. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

    1. Alexei Yagudin 2002 gold

    2. Stephane Lambiel 2006 silver

    3. Daisuke Takahashi 2010 bronze

    4. Alexei Urmanov 1994 gold

    5. Ilia Kulik 1998 gold

    6. Jeff Buttle 2006 bronze

    7. Paul Wylie 1992 silver

    8. Evgeny Plushenko 2002 silver

    9. Tim Goebel 2002 bronze

    10. Evgeny Plushenko 2006 gold

    11. Philipe Candelero 1994 bronze

    12. Elvis Stojko 1994 silver

    13. Evan Lysacek 2010 gold

    14. Philipe Candelero 1998 bronze

    15. Evgeny Plushenko 2010 silver

    16. Elvis Stojko 1998 silver

    17. Victor Petrenko 1992 gold

    18. Petr Barna 1992 bronze
  4. Squibble

    Squibble New Member




  5. IneZR

    IneZR New Member

    1. Alexei Yagudin 2002 gold

    2. Ilia Kulik 1998 gold

    3. Evgeni Plushenko 2006 gold

    4. Stephane Lambiel 2006 silver

    5. Alexei Urmanov 1994 gold

    6. Victor Petrenko 1992 gold

    7. Evgeni Plushenko 2002 silver

    8. Paul Wylie 1992 silver

    9. Evan Lysacek 2010 gold

    10. Evgeni Plushenko 2010 silver

    11. Jeff Buttle 2006 bronze

    12. Daisuke Takahashi 2010 bronze

    13. Philippe Candeloro 1998 bronze

    14. Timothy Goebel 2002 bronze

    15. Elvis Stojko 1994 silver

    16. Petr Barna 1992 bronze

    17. Elvis Stojko 1998 silver

    18. Philippe Candeloro 1994 bronze
  6. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

    I rate only the gold medal performers and they are in the order of how much I appreciated the lp programme, interpretation and the skater´s skating style and person on the ice:

    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Ilia Kulik
    3. Alexei Urmanov
    4. Alexei Yagudin
    5. Evgeni Plushenko
    6. Viktor Petrenko
  7. Jaana

    Jaana Well-Known Member

    But Takahasi did fall on the quad. One can naturally have futile opinions about if´s such as if pigs had wings, they would fly....

    I rate only the gold medal performers and they are in the order of how much I appreciated the programme, interpretation and the skater´s skating style and person on the ice:

    1. Evan Lysacek
    2. Ilia Kulik
    3. Alexei Urmanov
    4. Alexei Yagudin
    5. Evgeni Plushenko
    6. Viktor Petrenko
  8. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

    1. Alexei Yagudin 2002 gold (what a gorgeous man, no one has since come close to his skating, athletic huge jumps with artistry that combines masculinity with beautiful heart and soul, saw him live he's just amazing)

    2. Ilia Kulik 1998 gold (lol at the shirt but as he said the shirt won, he was flawless)

    3. Evgeny Plushenko 2006 gold (jumps were on like a robot and he had his usual passion)

    4. Evgeny Plushenko 2002 silver

    5. Evan Lysacek 2010 gold (flawless except the few tech probs, great footwork)

    6. Evgeny Plushenko 2010 silver (amazing for his age and to comeback after being heavier the year or so before, he should write a weight loss book)

    7. Philipe Candelero 1998 bronze (will never forget that footwork and that performance)

    8. Elvis Stojko 1994 silver

    9. Elvis Stojko 1998 silver

    10. Tim Goebel 2002 bronze (amazing jumper and loved his innocence in his skating, that suit and his style reminded me a lot of the skaters in the early 1990s and my fav Dick Button)

    11. Victor Petrenko 1992 gold (high jumper, good program even though it was used over and over)

    12. Alexei Urmanov 1994 gold (didn't like his spins but good jumper)

    13. Daisuke Takahashi 2010 bronze (he's not my fav, don't really get the hype over him but he's ok, program was just kind of boring to me but he landed most of the jumps nicely)

    14. Stephane Lambiel 2006 silver (the zebra costume was really funny, amazing spins)

    15. Paul Wylie 1992 silver (great jumps)

    16. Philipe Candelero 1994 bronze

    17. Jeff Buttle 2006 bronze

    18. Petr Barna 1992 bronze
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  9. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

  10. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

    I don't agree with Jaana's opinion on Lysacek, but there's no point in you posting a thread like this and then laughing at people who express a view.
  11. Zokko!

    Zokko! Comansnala?

    My personal ranking:

    1. Alexei Yagudin - Gold 2002 :encore:
    2. Ilia Kulik - Gold 1998
    3. Phillipe Candeloro - Bronze 1998
    4. Daisuke Takahashi - Bronze 2010
    5. Viktor Petrenko - Gold 1992
    6. Alexei Urmanov - Gold 1994
    7. Evgeni Plushenko - Silver 2002
    8. Evgeni Plushenko - Gold 2006

    Guys without getting a medal:
    - Kurt Browning - 1994
    - Johnny Weir - 2010 :swoon:
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  12. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    1-Alexei Yagudin 2002
    2-Ilia Kulik 1998
    3-Evan Lysacek 2010
    4-Evgeny Plushenko 2006
    5-Evgeny Plushenko 2002
    6-Tim Goebel 2002
    7-Stephane Lambiel 2006
    8-Daisuke Takahashi 2010
    9-Philippe Candeloro 1998
    10-Evgeny Plushenko 2010
    11-Alexei Urmanov 1994
    12-Jeffrey Buttle 2006
    13-Elvis Stojko 1994
    14-Paul Wylie 1992
    15-Petr Barna 1992
    16-Elvis Stojko 1998 (I haven't watched it for a long time)
    17-Philippe Candeloro 1994
    18-Viktor Petrenko 1992 (sorry, but it didn't deserve the Gold, IMO)

    Special mention : Kurt Browning 1994 !!! One of the best ever. So touching.
  13. Beefcake

    Beefcake Guest

    1. Alexei Yagudin 2002 gold

    2. Ilia Kulik 1998 gold

    ... the field. But, in all seriousness, huge congrats to all of them! All well-deserved.

    Looking at these Oly medal winners huddled together, it's stark realization that Olympics really have been rough on the boys' free performances. The strain of the moment mitigating itself via performance sapping nerves/tightness. (Exceptions, of course, including Wyle, Candeloro (twice), and Goebel, who each had career days.) Thinking that a much more bountiful crop of "all-time" medal winning FS performances can be found in the Worlds category.
  14. dots

    dots Well-Known Member

    Here are mine:

    1. Evan Lysacek 2010 Gold
    2. Ilia Kulik 1998 Gold
    3. Alexie Yagudin 2002 Gold
    4. Daisuke Takahashi Bronze 2010
    5. Alexei Urmanov Gold 1994
    6. Yevgeny Plushenko Silver 2002
    7. Elvis Stojko Silver 1994
    8. Tim Goebel Bronze 2002
    9. Paul Wylie Silver 1992
    10. Viktor Patrenko 1992
  15. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

    I wish I could give rep.
  16. Twilight1

    Twilight1 Well-Known Member

    1. Yagudin '02 (Gold)
    2. Kulik '98 (Gold)
    3. Lysacek '02 (Gold)
    4. Plushenko '02 (Silver)
    5. Plushenko '06 (Gold)
    6. Stojko '98 (Silver)- so much guts for someone with a groin injury.
    7. Lambiel '06 (Silver)
    8. Urmanov '94 (Gold)
    9. Candeloro '98 (Bronze)- though I think this is my all time fave LP of his
    10. Takahashi '10 (only placed this low because I loved the other one's more)
  17. senorita

    senorita New Member

    If I made a tape of the ones I would rewatch

    1. Alexei Yagudin 2002 gold
    2. Evgeny Plushenko 2002 silver
    3. Stephane Lambiel 2006 silver
    4. Daisuke Takahashi 2010 bronze
    5. Evgeny Plushenko 2006 gold
    6. Ilia Kulik 1998 gold
    7. Jeff Buttle 2006 bronze
    8. Kurt Browning Lp 1994
    9. Alexei Urmanov 1994 gold
    10. Elvis Stojko 1994 silver
    and maybe Petrenko 1992 for sentimental reasons, I didnt like the program though. Bonus: Yagudin 1998 Lp also cause he was sick

    If any of these programs were skated in 2010 would have sent Lysacek home with a note.:saint:
  18. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    LOL ! You are getting obsessed with my posts !
    Anyway, I've been impressed by Evan's LP (and I'm not even a fan). I loved his confidence.
  19. senorita

    senorita New Member

    I like them, thats why! i think it is the 3rd -4th time I quote you in all my carreer here?:cool:
  20. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    It would have been interesting to see how Lambiel and Buttle's LPs in 2006 would have scored in 2010 with the constantly escalated scoring (plus elevated base points for some jumps). I am pretty sure Plushenko's 2006 LP would have easily scored over 180 points had it been done in 2010 as much as some fans would have gone into a rage about it. :lol:
  21. key65man

    key65man New Member

    1. Kulik 1998 Gold -- Harmony of power, speed, and grace. Wonderful skating with flawless strokes and effortless acceleration. Purity in jumps. Every movement so well articulated. Tarasova like a shy young girl shedding tears at the first sight of her lover emerging out of the train from a long war. Hideous constume.

    2. Yagudin 2002 Gold -- Tremendous jumps and great theatrics. Yagudin at his best at communicating (without overacting).

    3. Plushenko 2002 Silver -- Of shamelessly bad-ass. Probably, the most entertaining Olympic program I have seen. Some shady technical details, tho.
  22. Holley Calmes

    Holley Calmes Well-Known Member

    I can and I did.;)
  23. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    As did I!
  24. mariek

    mariek New Member

    1-Alexei Yagudin 2002
    2-Evan Lysacek 2010
    3-Daisuke Takahashi - Bronze 2010
    4- Viktor Petrenko - Gold 1992
    5=Paul Wylie 1992 silver
    6-Jeffrey Buttle 2006
    7-Elvis Stojko
    8-Ilia Kulik - Gold 1998
    9-Phillipe Candeloro - 1994 Bronze
    10-Stephane Lambiel 2006 silver
    11-Alexei Urmanov 1994 gold
    12-Tim Goebel Bronze 2002
  25. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!


    As did I. Spinner, you're covered. :)
  26. shady82

    shady82 Active Member

    Unfortunately, I can only go from 2002 again.. here it is:

    1. Yagudin 2002 - no explanation necessary.
    2. Lysacek 2010 - This goes ahead of Plushenko 2006 for the strength of the spins, footwork, and connecting elements. Though his presentation style was awkward and certainly not elegant, his execution of the program was first-grade, and it had more spark than Plushenko's.
    3. Plushenko 2006 - read above explanation
    4. Plushenko 2010 - "Plushenko 2006 Lite." Even more lacking in connecting elements, choreography, and execution.
    5. Takahashi 2010 - my favorite program choreographically of the whole group. He would be #2, maybe even #1, had he not faltered on his opening quad.
    6. Plushenko 2002 - the best Plushenko Olympic program, content-wise. His jumps weren't all successful, but the program was decent choreographically, and he portrayed Carmen's spirit well.
    7. Goebel 2002 - strong jumps, and not surprisingly, relatively poor artistic presentation. But the program was neat and decently constructed, and he didn't deserve the bashing for his presentation that he has gotten.
    8. Lambiel 2006 - This may partly be due to personal taste, because I disliked the costume, the program itself, and the inherent sloppiness. Artistry aside, he wasn't, from a technical point-of-view, brilliant either.
    9. Buttle 2006 - I never cared much for his skating. Unsurprisingly, he faltered on his jumps once again, which affected the quality of the rest of the program significantly, though he did make a good comeback later in the program.
  27. NONKO

    NONKO Active Member

    1 Alexei Yagudin 2002 – He is the Skate King. Everything was brilliant. His performances were remembered in hearts and souls of people in the world better than Olympic records.


    1000 Daisuke Takahashi 2010
    1001 Evgeny Plushenko 2002
    1002 Stephane Lambiel 2006
    1003 Phillipe Candeloro 1998

    If you ask me, Alexei is much higher than others;)


    1. Alexei Yagudin 2002 gold
  29. ciocio

    ciocio Active Member

    1.Yagudin 2002 gold-amazing programs, best olympic programs ever!
    2.Plushenko 2002 silver/Takahashi 2010 bronze- I adore Carmen and La Strada:encore:
    3.Ilia Kulik 1998 gold/Plushenko 2006 gold-I didn't like Ilia's costume:D and the olympic version of Godfather:rolleyes:
    4.Candeloro 1998 bronze
    5.Stephane Lambiel 2006 silver
    1000. Lysacek 2010 gold/Plushenko 2010 silver-:blah:
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  30. ZuZu

    ZuZu Guest

    So true! What a disgrace this result has been, after having Curry!!!, Boitano!!!, Kulik!!!,
    Yagudin!!! :encore: , back down to primitive stone age of figure skating! :huh: :eek: :(