View Poll Results: Best female skater at age 15 - 16?

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  • Michelle Kwan

    54 22.31%
  • Tara Lipinsky

    17 7.02%
  • Mao Asada

    80 33.06%
  • Sarah Hughes

    1 0.41%
  • Caroline Zhang

    10 4.13%
  • Yu-Na Kim

    46 19.01%
  • Mirai Nagasu

    5 2.07%
  • Miki Ando

    6 2.48%
  • Sasha Cohen

    9 3.72%
  • Other

    14 5.79%
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Thread: Best female skater at age 15 -16.

  1. #16
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    Michelle Kwan. She absolutely blew me away at 96 worlds... I've been an uber ever since...

    Second place goes to NNN

    Mao, Sasha, Miki and Kimmie to a smaller extent made stunning debuts but never reached out & grabbed me from the first second like Kwan & NNN - even though I always paid attention to what they were doing.

    I never got the whole Tara thing...

    As for the latest crop - I'm more looking forward to seeing them develop as athletes & artist vs. deciding whose the best - Im waiting for puberty, nerves and normal teen age angst to pass before I start paying attention to individuals vs. looking at the whole - but in a sport where 18 can be seen as over the hill one must wonder if they will have time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife View Post
    Michelle Kwan. She absolutely blew me away at 96 worlds... I've been an uber ever since...
    I agree - except she blew me away at worlds in 1995 with the only (?) 7 triple free program of the night and young exuberence. Just a year later I could barely believe that the tiny jumping bean full of energy i had loved the year before returned a mature young artist on the ice. Romanza and Salome are my two favourite combination of programs she used. In Romanza the steps that went from one length of the rink to other into the triple toe were just

    Ant (a fellow uber!)

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    The Kween need I say more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demarinis5 View Post
    The Kween need I say more.
    Amen

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    LOL, I know most people don't agree but I think Tara's performance at the Olympics was sublime. She had an immensely difficult jump layout as well. So, overall, her.

    If we are talking about presentation only and remove technical difficulty from the picture, then I'd give a slight edge to Kwan.

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    Other: Yukina Ota.

    Sure, she wasn't the best at jumps, but in terms of presentation and artistry, she was so mature as a teenager and is still absolutely stunning now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincero View Post
    Other: Yukina Ota.

    Sure, she wasn't the best at jumps, but in terms of presentation and artistry, she was so mature as a teenager and is still absolutely stunning now.
    She's so great! Although I agree that she was not the best jumper in the world, she was still pretty good at jumps as well when she had a breakthrough season in which she won virtually every title at the Junior level. I am really sorry that she has had injuries.

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    Hands down... Michelle Kwan

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    Lady on the Ice

    Tara Lipinsky did it all and retired. A winner all the way...and love seeing her mature to skate to classics "Paint it black, 2nd Element, Tiny Dancer."

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    Congratulations on your first post, shakiraobsession! Post often and welcome to Golden Skate!

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    Michelle 100%!! Salome is one of my all time favorite programs and was a great year for Michelle.

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    Michelle

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    I voted for Michelle as well.

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    I voted for Oksana -
    who could also be on a list for worst "over 17" skaters.

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