I guess because I remember post 1994 better, and it would be the most acrimonious ever debated on the internet...the tara/michelle rivalry. Why? Two great skaters/both phenoms who peaked early. One outjumped the other. One was called an artist, the other a better jumper. Fights still break out over the Nagano podium. (My choice was Chen Lu for gold for her exquisite mature artistry. I'm not saying I did not agree with judging. I think all 3 skated their best. I just admire Chen Lu's sublime skating though I loved MK and Tara in the day).
What rivalries were your favorite and why?
Here are some I recall:
the pairs and ice dance? Which pushed the sport, had lots of drama and got our attention? I hope some of you with the long great memories (old folks! LOL) weigh in here for fun...
I remember Punsalen /Swallow against Roca/ Sur
What was your favorite rivalry in which discipline and how did it affect the sport?