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    The Human Zamboni!


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    Certainly not her most inspiring moment on the ice, still one should not make light of it. Every skater has a bad day.

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    since YouTube doesn't work for me... who is it? *just curious*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    since YouTube doesn't work for me... who is it? *just curious*
    Laetitia Hubert, 92 Olympics free skate.
    Last edited by slutskayafan21; 07-18-2007 at 01:03 AM.

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    But didn't Alissia out do her this past season?

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    Alissa was not skating in the final flight though, the last skater in the entire Olympics, skating in her home country, 5th after the short with a shot to medal. If she was skating in a middle flight her "performance" would have gone largely unnoticed. Too bad for her she had to have such a great short and get into that position.
    Last edited by slutskayafan21; 07-18-2007 at 11:05 AM.

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    Oh, that poor girl...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flying camel View Post
    But didn't Alissia out do her this past season?
    She only fell once in her LP at Worlds. Has there been a time when she fell 4 times in a program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMedalist View Post
    She only fell once in her LP at Worlds. Has there been a time when she fell 4 times in a program?
    'Cup of Russia'?

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    Rundown her program was like:

    planned triple loop - shaky double
    triple lutz - leaning WAY forward, falls on her stomach
    triple flip - very badly cheated, only about 2 1/4 turns around in air
    triple toe-triple toe - falls on second triple toe
    triple salchow - clean
    double axel - lands off balance. three-turn out
    in between steps - triples on a simple pivot
    triple salchow-double toe - three-turn between the triple salchow and double toe
    single axel-series off hops/single jumps-triple toe - falls on triple toe

    I also would like to know what the Chinese and Japanese judges who gave her a 5.3 and 5.2 respectively for technical merit were smoking. Perhaps they were planning on a 6.7 and 6.6 had she skated cleanly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldMedalist View Post
    She only fell once in her LP at Worlds. Has there been a time when she fell 4 times in a program?

    Cup of Russia last season. She fell 4 or 5 times. It was ugly.

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    Alissa's Cup of Russia outing was just devestatng.

    The year before she got a silver at Skate America, won Skate Canada, and made the GP finals. At Skate Canada 2006 she finished a respectable fourth against a strong field (Rochette, Suguri and Kim).

    There was still a mathematical chance that she could have finished first at Cup of Russia, against competition that was not as duanting (the podium was Meier, Sebestyen and Onda) and squeaked into the finals somehow.

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    As long as we are nominating runners up for this title, how about Cohen's 2001 SA LP?
    Almost every skater has (or will have) one really, really bad day!

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    Even skaters we like have had them...

    Michelle Kwan - 1997 Nats LP
    Nicole Bobek - 1998 Oly SP
    Josee Chouinard - 1996 Nats LP

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue dog View Post
    Even skaters we like have had them...

    Michelle Kwan - 1997 Nats LP
    Nicole Bobek - 1998 Oly SP
    Josee Chouinard - 1996 Nats LP
    Actually Michelle Kwan's 1997 U.S Nationals free program, while the worst perfomance she has ever done in competition probably, still had 4 completely clean triples, only 2 actual "falls". It is amazing how high the standard we set of her. Not to mention she still came 2nd in a pretty strong field over both Bobek and Nikidinov with that "worst ever" performance, albeit miles behind Tara's winning free skate.

    I think the thing about Hubert's performance, was that it was in the final flight of the Olympics, in her home country. It was one of the most revealing settings you could get.

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