View Poll Results: Most improved female skater?

Voters
162. You may not vote on this poll
  • Tugba Karademir

    5 3.09%
  • Sarah Meier

    86 53.09%
  • Joanie Rochette

    26 16.05%
  • Idora Hegel

    1 0.62%
  • Valentina Marchei

    15 9.26%
  • Other

    29 17.90%
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Most Improved female Skater

  1. #1
    On the Ice
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    41

    Most Improved female Skater

    Tugba Karademir-If she gets the tripple lutz she will be among the big guns.Huge improvement.

    Valentina Marchei-19th in Euros last year.5th this year

    Sarah Meier-Massive Improvement in the last few seasons.Could be a world medal contender if she skates clean

    Joanie Rochette-Has also made a big improvement over last few seasons

    Idora Hegel - Vey Undrmarked in her performances could be top 10 in worlds if the judges went with her and she skated a clean performance

  2. #2
    Custom Title Mathman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    28,426
    I voted for Idora Hegel. Rochette and Meier are great, but I would say that they have been excellent skaters for some time and have been improving steadily for several years.

    Idora has a cool web site, by the way.

    http://www.idorahegel.com/

  3. #3
    On the Ice
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    41
    Ya i also do love Idora and she has improved greatly its a pitty the judges never go with her.She skated a fully clean world champion sp last season and only placed 15th.Whats up with that like.I Love Sarah Meier.She is my Fave Skater.I was realy pissed off that Kostner won it.Hopefully if sarah Skates brill she may get on the podium.who knows??

  4. #4
    In my heart, I'm actually Canadian....
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Seattle at last!!!
    Posts
    2,884
    Looking more at actual skating than at results, I gotta go with -- at least in terms of improvement from last season to this one -- Emily Hughes. She actually has an INDICATION (actually, more than just that) of CHOREOGRAPHY now, and I give a lot of credit for that. I admit I haven't seen anyone else listed THIS season, except for Sarah Meier, and to me she doesn't seem any better or any worse than she's been in previous years, she's just a little more consistent.

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    I got issues
    Posts
    680
    Other. I think Kimmie has grown, artistically speaking, by leaps and bounds this year.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    755
    Meier is definitely the most improved! I think she deserved Bronze at Worlds last year.

    ~Z

  7. #7
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    913
    Quote Originally Posted by Zuranthium View Post
    Meier is definitely the most improved! I think she deserved Bronze at Worlds last year.

    ~Z
    Well, if you think that Meier deserved Bronze last year, you obviously think that Sasha should have not. Where would you have placed Sasha? Below Meier? That sounds unfair.

  8. #8
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    506
    Kostner is a lot better than at 2005 worlds. She's much more consistent. Miki Ando has completely reinvented herself now though. She's waay better than that horrible skater at the Olympics who wore those ugly costumes.

  9. #9
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,616
    Katy Taylor only finished 8th at nationals, but that was an improvement over the Grand Prix. I think she will keep getting better.

  10. #10
    Go NJ Devils
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    2,700
    I think Meier, because she went from "nice" to contender through 2007 Euros. I know her 2007 Worlds was disappointing, but I think she's rebound.

    Marchei is my second choice. I've seen her a few years in a row, but I've never seen her skate like at Euros

  11. #11
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,243
    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228 View Post
    Marchei is my second choice. I've seen her a few years in a row, but I've never seen her skate like at Euros
    And at Worlds!!! Two nearly clean programs with the exception of a silly fall at the very end of her SP (not inside an element) and a single Axel in her LP.
    She needs a triple flip or loop next year, though.

  12. #12
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    558
    I would say Valentina Marchei this year - It was great to see because she is very dynamic on the ice and has a lovely bubbly character - loved her reaction at the kiss and cry at Euro's - and what a jump from 12th to 5th incredible!!, pity her marks were a little low in SP as this would have given her the bronze - but no quibble I love Kiira Korpi too.

    Valentina was one of only a handful to work the system to her favour in terms of racking up the points - but I agree does need the triple flip at least - she can do this jump but at the moment seems inconsistent on it.

    Valentina has my vote of most improved in 2007

    Tugba was last year but has lost her confidence a little bit in 2007 and has gone back to 27th in the world. Best of luck to Tugba and Valentina next year.

  13. #13
    Custom Title
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    913
    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228 View Post
    I think Meier, because she went from "nice" to contender through 2007 Euros. I know her 2007 Worlds was disappointing, but I think she's rebound.

    Marchei is my second choice. I've seen her a few years in a row, but I've never seen her skate like at Euros
    Actually, her 2007 Worlds performance didn't make me think of her as a contender! Haha..

  14. #14
    Shoe Diva
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Detroit, MI - So Glad to be Home!
    Posts
    2,837
    I voted other because Miki's performance over prior seasons was like "Huh? Who's that skater & why does she look like Miki Ando?"

  15. #15
    Custom Title Joesitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    20,185
    Marchei, for me. She took me by surprise in Tokyo. Was her skate televised?

    Joe

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •