Some of my least favorite skaters:
P & T and T & M - Both teams look like they're sleep skating.
Sarah Hughes- She always seems a little clumsy on the ice.
Nancy Kerrigan's skating never really did it for me. her presentation always seemed forced.
Maria Butyrskaya always made me nervous while she was skating. Every jump looked as though she will fall.
Michael Weiss- I thought he was a breath of fresh air in the staid figure skating world when he first came up. He now comes off as an egotistical jerk with nothing to back it up.
Skaters I dislike - mmmm, that's difficult. Actually it's mostly the choreographies, the music cuts or the costumes I don't care for, thus my antipathy is likely to vanish from one season to another.
However, I don't like Petrova/Tikhonov very much - their programms are sooo boring! But who knows ... maybe there is still hope?
And I agree with mpal2 about Mishins choreographies - the only exception would be most of Alexei Urmanov's programs.
Mishin and Tarasova as a team? Great idea! :D
The skaters' off ice behaviour - well, that's quite another topic. I have to admit that I'm not always nice and gracious myself, thus I tend to understand skaters who don't always present themselves in the best possible way. Add to this the behaviour of some fans .... actually I admire most skaters for their patience!
The list for my least favorites is long (and I don't want to go into details) - but I second the opinion it's mostly because of choreographies. Otoh this also depends on the skater's ability to skate to music which is essential to me
And on my list would be Maria Petrova - but not Alexei Tikhonov. Cause I've seen really good routines by him, some even funny (!), but with his earlier partners.... :D
Thank God for Stephane Lambiel and Matt Savoie!
That's a long list indeed. Glad to see you are still a skating fan at least. But still, how can anyone ever totally dislike Lambiel?
Originally posted by Skating is fun
I always try to differ between skaters I don`t like for some personal reasons (those I have met or had the chance to observe how they acted towards people), but still accept on the ice, those who don`t do anything for me on the ice and those I totally dislike both on and off ice. So here are my lists:
1. Rene Roca (but I Love Gorsha!)
Bereznaya & Sikharulidze
Torvill & Dean
2. Gordeeva & Grinkov
Bestemianova & Bukhin
Meno & Sand
3. Alexei Yagudin
Abitbol & Bernadis
Punsalon & Swallow
Navka & Kostomarov
Tarasova and Mishin could be the best team but I don't see that happening ever.:D
That's about it....