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1. Mao Asada: Superior artistry, queen of the triple axel, what more can you ask for?
2. Shizuka Arakawa: diva on ice, gorgeous positions
3. Yuna Kim: OGM, best triple-triple in the sport
4. Fumie Suguri: amazing consistency, artistry, gigantic triple flip
5. Miki Ando: quad salchow, lovely triple loop in combination
6. Yukina Ota: wonderful spins, step sequences
7. Yukari Nakano: overall package
8. Yoshie Onda: huge jumps
9. Nana Takeda: triple loop to die for
10. Julia Sebestyen: triple lutz, longevity
Honorable Mentions: Sasha Cohen, Michelle Kwan (overrated imo, her programs kept on using the same elements over and over again, if you took out the music they would pretty much be identical), Elena Sokolova
1000. Sarah Hughes: won OGM with 7 heavily underrotated triples
Last edited by wonbinfan86; 04-18-2010 at 11:28 PM.
1 - Plushenko. Plushenko was the best jumper of the decade, no doubt about it, phushing the envelope more and more with 4/3/2 , 4/3/3, 3axle/half loop/3flip combos and even trying a quad lutz (in 2004 Cup of Russia I guess). He won 3 worlds and 2 OSM and an OGM in this decade. In my opinion in this decade he beats Yagudin.
2 - Yagudin. Yagudin had the hole package, he was a great artist and was consistent in all jumps. He skated with passion and always had great charisma. He won 2 world titles (2000 and 2002) and an OGM in this decade.
3 - You may think I'm crazy but... Timothy Goebel. He was trully "the quad King" being one of the very few men able to land 3 quads in the same FS. His artistry was terrible (But his "American in Paris" program was ok) but he won OBM and 2 WSM competing against Yagudin and Plushenko in their best.
4 - Takahashi. He is a great all around skater (Although there´s something I don´t like in his jumps). He is consistent in thw jumps and has GREAT skating skills.
5 - Lambiel. Great artist with great quad toe. His Four Seasons program is a masterpiece! Won 2 Worlds and an OSM. If he had mastered his 3 axel he would have been even greater.
6 - well well well... Joubert. I don´t like him but i have to agree he´s been very consistent this decade winning some important titles and always in the podiums. He had done better in both Olympics he could have placed better here.
7 - Buttle. Now we reach the "no quads" squadron on men fig. skating. Buttle was just GREAT!!! His musicality, edges, landings, spins, interpretation.. wow... it´s very sorry his jumps weren´t great all the time and he lacked the Quad (and had many mistakes on the 3 Axels). If he had the jumps he would beat all men in my opinion.
8 - Lysacek. He has grown throughout this decade. I honor his effort to become more artistic (I don´t think he is a great artist but he has improved A LOT) and he is really consistent in the triples. Anyway HE IS World champion and OGM.
9 - Takeshi Honda. He was a great skater. Good artistry and great technique. Had 2 WBM and was another of the few man able to land 3 quad in FS (2003 4 countinents I guess).
10 - TIE - Weir, Chan and Oda. Weir had some very good and some terroble moments in this decade but he is very good, somewhat consistent with the triples and always had great interpretation, music choices, presence on the ice. Chan has apeared in the end of this decade with good jumps but no quads and some shaky 3 axels. Although he managed to win 2 WSM after all. Nobunari Oda is one of my favorite skaters and I thougth this season would be HIS season... but he disapointed me not including quads this season and faded when faced the entire field of men. But I still have hope in him.
*** Ghosts from the past christmas (worth mentioning): Verner, Abt, Klimkim (do you remember him?), Van Der Perren, Samuel Contesti, Emanuel Shandu (When he was on!!!!!!)
***Ghosts from the future christmas (worth watching closely next decade): Brezina (HE IS GREAT, reminds me buttle, but with better jumps!!!!), Amodio (he was bonr here in Brazil!), Jeremy (he still young), Denis Tan, Kozuka, Schuits... I don´t know his name (I guess he is from Sweden).
1 - Irina. She had a wonderful come back after her illness. Always been technically stronger than Kwan, improved dramaticaly her artistry in this decade and won 2 worlds, an OSM and an OBM.
2 - Kwan. She is just great and I would place her higher than Irina if we came back to 1996-2006. But in this decade, Irina wins.
3 - Mao. Her jumping ability in phenomenal, unparalled in this decade. The only ladies to land 3Axels really consistently since Midori Ito. Has very good artistry, won a lot of titles, 2 worlds, an OSM, and who knows what would have happen if she had been to Torino?
4 - Kim. I think she's been a little overscored (How could she win the FS in this last Worlds???) in every competition she entered. She can´t even do a 3loop. Anyway, she has great speed, excellent technique, good interpretation and won worlds and an OGM with a stellar performance.
5 - Arakawa - Wonderful jumper (with her 3/3 combos) won 1 world and OGM. She has the important titles. But she repeated her "Puccini" program a lot of times.
6 - Sasha. I hate her jumps but she is maybe the great artist fo the decade along with kwan. Her had somo masterpieces SPs. The better spirals I have ever seen in the history of Fig. Skating (and I have watched a LOT of old time skater), great spins. If she had consistent jumps and more titles she could be at the top. But her up and down history was disaponting.
7 - Ando. One of the best jumpers in this decade, poor artistry, some strange costumes along the way, but I really like her. She won a deserved world championship.
8 - Rochette. I like her attack in the jumps, her speed. Her artristry is good but somehow "artificial" for me, like something that was learned after some efffort but is not natural to her(the same impression I have from Evan Lysacek). She's been a little overscored too.
9 - Suguri. Consistent in the begining of the decade winning 2 WBM. She had very good artistry and music choices. Unfortunatly faded as the decade proceeded.
10 - Kostner. In my opinion she is here only because of her speed and her 3/3 combos.
*** Worth mentioning: Julia Sebestyen (Great 3 Lutz, good artistry), Yoshie Onda (Huge Jumps)², Nakano, Lepisto, Rachel Flatt (CONSISTENCY), Hughes ( for her OGM only!)
my top ten of 2000 are this
so far those are it-i didn't put in the skaters who are still competiting because their careers and accomplishments aren't over for figure skating. I don't know and can't predict the future--so the list is incompelete
men are incomplete because of decade
i don't know future both evan and evgeny hasn't stated they would retire etc. even though they might i still don't know the future
2006 olympic champs
2006 olympic champs
belbin and agosto
my list is incomplete the ones i listed will be on the list no matter what who still skates or doesn't not listed -the future accomplishments are up for grabs.