Who Should have won?
Who Should have won?
....I like them both, but I went with Yuka's artistry over Surya's powerful jumps...........42
At the time I thought that Surya should have won. Interesting how their subsequent porfessional careers have developed. Surya continues to be an immensely popular crowd pleaser, while Yuka has grown into one of the finest ice artists of our time.
Yuka; Bonaly had the jump combos, but Sato had everything else. I can't understand for the life of me how that came down to a 5/4 split.
But u know what I don't think that Suryas artistry was all that bad.
Surya Bonaly easily about 5.9/5.7
Yuka Sato about 5.7/5.8
Surya landed a 3Toe/half loop/3Salchow/2Toe, 3Lutz/2Toe, 3Flip/3Toe!!!!(a lil struggle on the 3Toe) Surya really killed her technically and i wouldn't have been mad if surya would have won at all......
I agree with Mathman, that at the time I felt that Surya should have won. Yes, Yuka had great artistry, but her technical skills, to me, were no where close to Surya's.
I was with Yuka all the way... she skated a perfect performance with great artistry and speed, not to mention plenty of emotions!
Yuka. And Surya was a big whiney baby and it was sick how she tried to rain on Yuka's parade. Why can't those with little artistry realize what is their flaw and deal with it?
SB skated the performance of her ametur career. I still felt that Yuka was rather "girlish" in her skating at the time. I think it had a great deal to do with the Worlds being held in Japan, unfortunately. I don't think SB handled it particularly wel, but she had been gypped so many times by that moment I am sure her frustration got the best of her.
Surya, but this is a tough one. Yuka was more put together, however I think Surya would have won had it been in any country other than Japan or the US. As for Michelle, sorry Kwan fans, but she was still a juping bean; she skated like a little kid.
I'd have it:
96 Lu Chen
Michelle could have won the rest until 2002, when I think Irina deserved it.
Why do you think Surya was "gypped"? The judges had been "telling" her for years that skating from one side of the rink to the other throwing in jumps is not the way to win the World title but she did little to alter that fact. Perhaps had she retained the services of a decent choroeographer instead of her MOMMY, that artistic side could have been more developed. I think the potential was always there, it just never got developed. Now she is popular as a show skater FOR her athletic abilities.
ITA Surya was always very athletic but never a "figure" skater. I don't feel she was gypped. As a matter of fact I felt she was held up because of her jumping abilities, but I think this sent a message to her that what she was doing was right when in fact she lacked in the other areas of skating. I agree that if she had worked with a good coach and choroegrapher that she would have become the skater she could have been.
Sometimes I think the athletic skaters--the Tonya Hardings, the Suryas, the Irinas, the Miki Andos--don't get enough credit for their abilitities. Surya, IMO, did do more than skate from one end of the rink to the other and jump, especially in '94. Like I said, it was a tough one. I LOVE Yuka. On a good day, I would have her on par or even over Kristi and over Michelle. I just think Surya deserved a World gold. Didn't know where else to put it!
Surya Bonaly had Yuka by milestones in the technical mark, which should have been represented. Surya skated with pretty good speed and her program to "Four Seasons" wasn't a horrible program, it had its moments. I do think that a 5/4 split was understandable, but had the worlds not been in Japan Surya would have won.
Well, its been ages since I've seen that competition, but from what I remember, I would have chosen Yuka. She's a well-balanced skater and was in 94, especially at those World Championships. I like Surya and her jumps, but the only program that I ever really embraced as a whole and not just the jumps was her Olympic short in 94. The music and the choreography fit her style and enhanced it. Other than that, she's was too choppy and jittery for me. I prefer a smoother, more subtle style. A 5/4 split makes sense to me. Does anyone happen to have the marks for that free skate? It would be interesting to see how the ordinals break down and just what judges gave Yuka the gold medal.