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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Thread: Best pairs team of all time?

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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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    Other, Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze

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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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    Those who vote "other" feel free to state who it is. After more votes are cast I will make a determination whether to begin a final revised poll like I already did for two of the disciplines when my initial polls showed some exclusions that were suggested to superior poll options to some of the inclusions.

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