View Poll Results: Best pairs team of all time?

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  • Andree Brunet/Pierre Brunet

    0 0%
  • Maxi Herber/Ernst Baier

    0 0%
  • Barbara Wagner/Robert Paul

    2 1.15%
  • Ljudmila Protopopov/Oleg Protopopov

    14 8.05%
  • Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev

    6 3.45%
  • Elena Valova/Oleg Vasiliev

    0 0%
  • Ekaterina Gordeeva/Sergei Grinkov

    90 51.72%
  • Xue Shen/Hongbo Zhao

    43 24.71%
  • Barbara Underhill/Paul Martini

    3 1.72%
  • other

    16 9.20%
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    Best pairs team of all time?

    Who do you consider the best pairs team of all time?

    The reason I included Underhill/Martini as even an option was their professional career which was absolutely phenomenal, certainly not based on their amateur career alone.

    Myself and allthat were the first 2 to vote and we both voted for Gordeeva/Grinkov.
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    Katia and Sergei - they were the first of what all pairs teams should strive to be...

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    I voted for Shen & Xhao... while I understand most of the other team's votes GOAT status always comes down to a simple formula for me... who gave me chills? who did I know was an experience to watch? and who made me say WHOO WOO!! at the end of their performance?

    For me it was no contest...

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    Ekaterina Gordeeva/Sergei Grinkov

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    I voted for the Protopopovs. Who else on the list will be doing lifts in their 70's? Um, NOBODY you say?? That's right!!!

    My sentimental favorites, though, are Underhill and Martini. Talk about chemistry on the ice. I submit that not even Gordeeva and Grinkov had more. That's right. I said it.

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    you are one brave bunny herder

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchherder View Post
    I voted for the Protopopovs. Who else on the list will be doing lifts in their 70's? Um, NOBODY you say?? That's right!!!

    My sentimental favorites, though, are Underhill and Martini. Talk about chemistry on the ice. I submit that not even Gordeeva and Grinkov had more. That's right. I said it.
    Now that's what I'm talking about... a woman with integrity...

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    Katia & Sergie....and Toni said it so well as to why!

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    I voted for Gordeeva&Grinkov - and I would not change that - but you should also have listed (1)Natalia Mishkutenok&Arthur Dmitriev, who won 1992 Gold and 1994 Silver behind G&G - and

    (2)Oksana Kazakova&Arthur Dmitriev(AGAIN!), who won 1998 Gold.

    Arthur Dmitriev is the only pairs skater to have won two Olympics with two different partners!

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    I stand corrected! Irina Rodnina won THREE Olympics - two with Zaitsev and one with Alexei Ulanov. Still, I believe Arthur Dmitriev should have been listed with both of his partners.

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    Other: Totmianina and Marinin

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    Other, Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze. They are the sole reason I watch pairs. They are amazing athletes and artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsteam4501s View Post
    I voted for Gordeeva&Grinkov - and I would not change that - but you should also have listed (1)Natalia Mishkutenok&Arthur Dmitriev, who won 1992 Gold and 1994 Silver behind G&G - and

    (2)Oksana Kazakova&Arthur Dmitriev(AGAIN!), who won 1998 Gold.

    Arthur Dmitriev is the only pairs skater to have won two Olympics with two different partners!
    Listing Kazahkova/Dmitriev would be too much, they never even won a world title or GP title, their only big win was the Olympics (and 1 European title with the top team at the time withdrawn) and they certainly didnt make any great impact on the sport as a pair. I see one suggesting I should have had an option for Mishkutienok/Dmitriev, but if it comes to bringing up the 2nd pair it is better to just have an option for Dmitriev himself as a pairs skater.

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    I would agree to some extent about Kasakova/Dmitriev - but remember, Mishkutenok/Dmitriev made a sensational impact from their '92 Olympic Gold and also gave a great, dynamic performance at the '94 Games as well. Even I, one of the most rabid G&G fans in the world, saw a lot of good arguments for M&D winning that competition.

    I must also confess to a bit of bias here - - In September 1991, while on a vacation out west, I spent a couple of days in Colorado Springs. I first visited the museum at USFSA headquarters and ogled at Jill Trenary's red skating costume - I was in my Jill Trenary crush at the time. Then I went to the Old Broadmoor Arena (the original one) and sat down in the stands with many other visitors that day - and I spotted Natalia Mishkutenok practicing and also apparently helping some of the youngsters out on the ice. I walked to the box office and asked the man there if I could possibly meet her in person - and to my delight he went inside the arena with me and called her over! I must tell you for those few moments I was a 50-year-old teenager(my 50th birthday was just a few days earlier on Sept. 14th)!! Natalia shook hands and then gave me a kiss on the cheek - and I can tell you without hesitation, she had one of the most beautiful faces up close that I still to this day, have EVER seen!

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    Gordeeva/Grinkov simply fantastic but followed by:

    Mishkutenok/Kazakova/Dmitriev
    Sale/Pelletier
    Kovarikova/Novotny
    Bereznaya/Sikhaluridze
    Woetzel/Steuer
    Shen/Zhao
    Savchenko/Szolkowy

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