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Which Olympic Ladies Gold Medallist would get the highest Skating Skills score?

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Seerek, Feb 21, 2013.

In PCS, which Olympic Gold Medallist gets the highest in Skating Skills?

  1. Dorothy Hamill

    41 vote(s)
    34.2%
  2. Anett Pötzsch

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  3. Katarina Witt

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  4. Kristi Yamaguchi

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Oksana Baiul

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  6. Tara Lipinski

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  7. Sarah Hughes

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  8. Shizuka Arakawa

    19 vote(s)
    15.8%
  9. Yuna Kim

    37 vote(s)
    30.8%
  10. Other (please specify)

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  1. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

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    One of the Program Component categories that is probably easiest to compare in different eras is the Skating Skills (SS).

    Which Olympic Ladies Gold Medallist would get the highest in SS?
     
  2. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

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    Trixie Schuba :p
     
  3. TheIronLady

    TheIronLady Well-Known Member

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    This question underscores the absurdity of having the components scored on an absolute vs. relative scale.

    Clearly we all miss ranking and ordinals, because hierarchy and rankings are what skating thrives on.
     
  4. TheIronLady

    TheIronLady Well-Known Member

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    Poor Trixie is thrown into "Other".
     
  5. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Dorothy Hamill gets my vote!
     
  6. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    Dorothy moved like buttah. I'm curious about how many of the poll respondents who have seen both of them skate in their prime voted for one vs. the other.
     
  7. sonya71

    sonya71 New Member

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    Would Shizuka done well?
     
  8. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

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    Hamill without question. Pure edges. Even today, you can see the quality of her technique.
     
  9. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely Dorothy Hamill. Unbelievably smooth edge work.
     
  10. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    Dorothy Hamill.
    Then Shizuka Arakawa and Yu-Na Kim.
     
  11. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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    Peggy Fleming!