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    Best reactions to an awesome skate

    I just love it when skaters totally lose it on ice after an awesome performance. I'm not talking about the kiss and cry although that's fun too. I'm talking about when they hit their last pose and go ape.

    Mirai's reaction at the end of her FS was priceless:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtRFJnR3b8w

    Other favorites that come to mind:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQSoIEAxns

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFHvSWmY0c

    And of course, who can forget this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PI40...eature=related

    Anyone else have other favorite moments like this?

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    Brian Boitano when he finished his Olympic LP.

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    You picked out some of my favorites

    Another would be Mirai's LP from last year's Natls....where she came on the ice in tears and finished with such a jubilant expression.

    I also liked Jeremy's reaction after his LP at Natls this season....and who can blame him afyer such a great skate

    ETA: I think Kimmie has shown some great reactions too!
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    I LOVED Jeremy's reaction after performing his FS at Nationals this season.

    Liz Manley's FS at the 1988 Olympics and Rudy Galindo's FS at the 1996 Nationals come to mind as two wonderful winning reactions.

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    Lu Chen winning the Bronze after an incredible comeback. She sat down and cried on the ice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Lu Chen winning the Bronze after an incredible comeback. She sat down and cried on the ice.
    I agree and what a moment that was!

    Lulu will always remain as one of my all-time favorites.
    I just loved her skating so much

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    My alltime fav was Michelle's 2004 Nationals Tosca... the clinched fist and look on her face...Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    Lu Chen winning the Bronze after an incredible comeback. She sat down and cried on the ice.
    Aww, yes of course. It's hard to think of a more elegant skater than Lu Chen. I remember her crying during the medal ceremony, too.

    Another one I forgot was Irina Slutskaya's reaction after her FS skate at the 2005 worlds. It was sort of a more grown up and teary-eyed version of Mirai's at nationals. (Course, Frank Carrol has prohibited Mirai from crying .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife View Post
    My alltime fav was Michelle's 2004 Nationals Tosca... the clinched fist and look on her face...Classic.
    I think this is the standard from which I judge all others.

    Still, I can't help thinking back to '95 Worlds and 14 year old Michelle's reaction from the time she finished her LP until she left the K & C area.

    A classic skating moment I will always remember!

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_halifax View Post
    ... and Rudy Galindo's FS at the 1996 Nationals come to mind as two wonderful winning reactions.
    Wasn't that the performance when Rudy waved at someone as he rounded a corner of the rink right in the middle of his skate? An awesome moment, it just seemed to come from sheer joy at being "with" the crowd.

    Doris, agree about Boitano. He looked like he was giving thanks from the heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife View Post
    My alltime fav was Michelle's 2004 Nationals Tosca... the clinched fist and look on her face...Classic.
    my fav program of Kween!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallycairn View Post
    Wasn't that the performance when Rudy waved at someone as he rounded a corner of the rink right in the middle of his skate? An awesome moment, it just seemed to come from sheer joy at being "with" the crowd.

    Doris, agree about Boitano. He looked like he was giving thanks from the heart.

    Hee hee! Yes it was. That performance is one of my all time favs. Probably top five, Maybe I should start another thread - best impromptu moments during a skate.

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    "If this doesn't bring tears to your eyes, what does":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj9q7UOqwQ8

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    Jenni Vähämaa's reaction to a PERFECT FS at 2007 Finlandia Trophy was amazing. I cried my eyes out :D Hope she will come back strong. Such a raw talent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6PK2rqvGO4

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