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Seerek

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The International Olympic Committee is randomly flagging Olympic Games videos and blocking them (all sports, winter and summer).

Would be a shame, some very vital historical videos could be gone.
 

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At some parts it looked like he was having a difficult bowel movement lol
The most intense by the boards moment I ever witnessed was watching Tatiana Tarasova during Alexei Yagudin's short program at the 2001 World Championships. She was living every moment with him.
 

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The most intense by the boards moment I ever witnessed was watching Tatiana Tarasova during Alexei Yagudin's short program at the 2001 World Championships. She was living every moment with him.
Many coaches are very demonstrative while standing at the boards, both in a positive and negative way depending on how their student is skating. At the 2003 World Junior Championships, Yukina Ota's coach (Mie Hamada) was cheering her own in a very enthusiastic way. But at the 2004 Skate America competition where Yukina skated very poorly, Hamada was seen and heard yelling and screaming very angry-sounding instructions from the boards.
 

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Hi everyone, I am looking for a video if Robin Cousins at WC 1977 when he had a terrible fall and had to be carried away while the music was still playing, and he had to have surgeries after that on both his legs.
Anyone has the video? Could you please share the link?
Thank you in advance.
I was lurking on this thread and this caught my eye. I don't have a video but I remember a pro event , might have been Landover, when Denise Biellmann landed a jump and must have had a calf cramp or something because she remained in a crouched position and stood there on the ice for what seemed like a minute until Robin Cousins skated out and carried her off the ice. I think this was late 80's early 90's.
 

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In 89 Yamaguchi was most definitely a rival to Tonya Harding. They met a few times that year had club events and Pacific Coast Sectionals. Every time Tonya would win the SP but then Kristi's consistency would come thru and she would beat Tonya in the LP. Yamaguchi skated lights out at Pacific Coast sectionals that year. Harding skated nowhere near as well at that event. By the time Yamaguchi got to Nationals in Baltimore she was most definitely a USFSA darling.
I always wondered why they sent Kristi to Worlds instead of Tonya. I didn't see the short program, but in the long program, Tonya skated great. She was really impressive and she looked great as well. She had a pretty blue costume on. I actually never understood the criticism of her costumes. Other than the white costume with gold fringe sleeves and the horrible 1994 nationals costume, her costumes were nice looking and covered her up. They didn't look cheap on television. My fave was the black costume with multicolor sequins she wore in her short at 1991 Worlds.

https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/margot-robbie-is-unrecognizable-as-tonya-harding-in-new-pics-w462580/

I also don't understand the criticism of her choreography and music choices. Everyone was skating to random choppy music. Even Jill Trenary won her world title with a mish mash of random music.

Kristi was such a tiny girl at 1989 nationals, how was she even able to see her tracings to skate great figures.
 

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To me, the queen of random, choppy music or muzak, will always be Claudia Leistner. Her free skate at the 1988 Olympic Games must have contained about six or seven unrelated edits.

It was so fabulously awful, but fantastic at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1awmbS2glY
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I don't like her undergarments . . . but she did a more than respectable set of triples for her time despite her lack of speed.
 

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It's been a looooong time since I posted here but thought I'd update this thread with some of my latest golden oldies:

Peggy Fleming - 1967 Worlds LP (interesting chat with Carlo right after)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiJAaeBCRWo

A baby Anett Poetszch 1973 Europeans LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS77P3PBzgU&t=7s

Sjoukje Dijkstra - 1962 Europeans LP (big jumps and BIGGER hair!!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsmpr4V5LOQ&t=15s

Lisa Marie Allen - 1978 US Nationals LP (Gorgeous performance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1mdVjOAHKs&t=1s

Irina Rodnina & Alexei Ulanov - 1969 Europeans EX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlB30j8P76o&t=208s

Lyudmilla Pakhomova & Alexander Gorshkov - 1974 Worlds FD (Lot's of 6.0's)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaMZKkqoJUI&t=20s

This next clip is very rare and represents the earliest known TV footage of a figure skating championships. It features the 1963 and 64 World pair champion Marika Kilius as a 14 yr old with her first partner Franz Ningel. It's clear to see why they split up - she's taller than him!

Marika Kilius & Franz Ningel - 1957 Europeans LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXBHAKibEsU&t=57s

Two of my favourite American male skaters from way back when:

Gary Visconti - 1968 Worlds LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdp_hcgYc1c&t=54s

John Misha Petkevich - 1969 Worlds LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2UbuzpjZIU&t=161s



Enjoy!!
 
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Here's a great program from Yuri Ovchinnikov who skated for years as principal skater with Tarasova's Russian Allstars. This is the first of his competitive programs to surface:

Yuri Ovchinnikov - 1973 Worlds LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6hR7wJKmrc&t=11s

And here's a real treasure - Peggy Fleming's FIRST Olympic performance in 1964!

Peggy Fleming - 1964 Olympics LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKuPtVillxg
Oh my, thank you so much for the Yuri Ovchinnikov video! It seems almost impossible to find any videos of his competitive performances online so it is super appreciated!
 

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New additions:

Christine Errath - 1973 Europeans LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3wv5jMVeLg&t=286s

Marika Kilius & Hans Jurgen Baumler - 1964 Worlds LP - very cool
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adHwv4awNck&t=1s

Ondrej Nepela - 1968 Europeans LP (complete with double euler!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqiVsys_tLU

Yuri Ovchinnikov - 1971 Europeans LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj52_mDGQPQ&t=120s

Sergei Chetverukhin - 1973 Worlds LP (NOT a Soviet robot of the 1970's. Beautiful skater.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koNJOG5BYW0&t=1s

Irina Moiseeva & Andrei Minenkov - 1973 Worlds FD (Young coach TAT in the kiss and cry doing a LOT of waving :rofl:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDoMTYz6S8M

Christine Errath - 1976 Europeans LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIy_XvjIG34&t=101s
 

bardtoob

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Kristi was such a tiny girl at 1989 nationals, how was she even able to see her tracings to skate great figures.
Lol ... Kristi never skated great figures. Kristi was 8th in figures to Tonya's 4th at 1989 Nationals. Trenary was first, followed by Jeri Campbell and Holly Cook.

... Nancy was 9th.
 

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Wow. I'm not sure I've ever seen videos of Yuri Ovchinnikov before. His jumps were so big, even with iffy technique. That single Axel and first 3T were huge, and if he had tighter legs in the air I am convinced he could've done a 3A and a quad toe.

Holy smokes - Tatiana Tarasova in 1973 was beautiful, and absolutely rocking that hair.
 

Seerek

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Agreed, I would put Ovchinnikov in the category of singles skaters who were born a little too early to truly benefit from their skill set/strengths.
 
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ldec

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A small collection of highlights of the Men's Qualifying Round at 2004 Worlds:

It's a very rare clip, and I wanted to include it in one of my articles - I guess it's more of a historical value since no TV station bothered to air the performances from the qualifying round in their entirety.
 

bardtoob

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And here's a real treasure - Peggy Fleming's FIRST Olympic performance in 1964!

Peggy Fleming - 1964 Olympics LP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKuPtVillxg
She was an artist, even then; with content and technique to match!
The fall didn't faze her at all
I think I remember reading that Peggy had the flu in Innsbruck (?)
Here coach at the time was Peter Betts, a former ice dance National Champion. I sat a couple of seats away from him at 2012 Nationals. He was accompanied by a former student that had been a novice champion.
 
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bardtoob

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Denise Biellmann triple lutz in 1976.

Just look at that entry edge! That's a real Lutz!
 

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Denise Biellmann triple lutz in 1976.

Wow! Thanks for sharing.

How am I not following Denise on Instagram? She looks absolutely terrific. Talk about fitness goals. :respec:
 

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