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Forgotten World Champions/Medalists on Youtube
It seems that when people speak of world champions and medalists, they tend to talk about the world champions who repeat, who do something new for skating, etc. And why shouldn't they, right? Those people gave something to the sport.
There are world champions and medalists, however, who are rarely mentioned--I thought I'd start a thread with their names and some videos =)
Shishkova/Naumov RUS - 1994 Worlds (1st)
Kovarikova/Novotny CZE - 1995 World champions, I could only find their 1994 world performance
Holly Cook USA - 1990 world bronze medalist
Claudia Leistner FRG - 1983 and 1989 World silver medalist
Anna Kondrashova URS - 1984 World brinze medalist (but I couldn't find it--she does the first doughnut spin I've seen)
Kira Ivanova URS - 1985 World silver medalist (I would've posted her 84 bronze in the Olympics, but that was just bad--this one was OK--here you see a very young Maria Tchaikovskaya, Maria Butyrskaya's coach)
I'm sure there were others that I've forgotten...
(on a sidenote, a majority of the 80's music for the ladies was so bad!)
Last edited by blue dog; 07-08-2007 at 03:30 PM.
Originally Posted by blue dog
Ditto on the 80s music. My favorite bad 80s track which somehow worked brilliantly though was Debi Tomas' Olympic sp music to Dead or Alive's "Something in My House" or something like that.
Great idea - I will admit that I have forgotten about these skaters - and likely many more!
Julie Lynn Holmes, 1971 World Silver Medalist, 1970 World Bronze Medalist-- could only find her 1969 Worlds performance:
Dagmar Lurz, 1980 World Silver Medalist, 1980 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 1977 World Bronze Medalist:
Emi Watanabe, 1979 World Bronze Medalist. This is her 1980 Olympic LP; she came in 6th:
I wish I could find footage of Regine Heitzer from Austria. She won the 1962 World Bronze Medal and the Silver in 1963, 1964, and 1965, and she won the Olympic Silver Medal in 1964. She won the silver at the European Championships in 1960-1962 and 1964, the bronze in 1963 and the gold in 1965 and 1966.
I also wish I could find footage of Christine Errath from East Germany, who won the World Bronze in 1973 and 1975, Gold in 1974 (the year I was born!), and Silver in 1976. She won the European Championships from 1973-1975 and the bronze in 1976. She also won the Olympic Bronze Medal in 1976.
It's sad that these ladies accomplished so much, but we can't see them skate!
Tripping on the Podium
first person that came to my mind is Lu Chen. How much I loved her butterfly lover routine.. We don't seem to have anybody these days who can match her maturity and beauty on ice.