Last edited by dlgpffps; 04-11-2010 at 10:25 AM.
Lots of good rivalries listed here. A great one was back in the 50's between Tenley Albight and Carol Heiss.
For me a great skating rivalry needs good sportsmanship and for the skaters to show true sporting character.
Yuna and Mao show this - so did Michelle and Irina as well as Kristi and Midori. The "Brians" epitomized great sporting character.
I would have to rule out Plushy as he has this very unsporting attitude that we saw in 2002 and again in 2010. His feeling that "enemies" are out to get him removes him from my list as he does not feel like a fair minded sportsman. Certainly he has been a great skater but IMO never a great sportsman.