Lambiel said once that his favourite skater was Ilia Kulik
Last edited by ciocio; 09-27-2010 at 09:18 AM.
I wonder if Michelle has some other fav skaters..
Lambiel has Michelle Kwan, Carolina Kostner, Susanna Pöykiö, Sasha Cohen, Nicole Bobek, Shizuka Arakawa listed on his website as his favs
Last edited by lavender; 09-27-2010 at 11:37 AM.
Well, we know that Michelle also admires Janet Lynn and YuNa.
She doesn't strike me as a chatty sort of person publicly. So I never expect to get much in the way of revelation or analysis from her. I also suspect (and I have nothing to ground this on) that like many really well-known people in a field, she's hesitant to name favorites because she worries that it will imply that she doesn't like other skaters, and she doesn't want to offend or be misinterpreted. For example, Fred Astaire was notoriously guarded about naming his favorite dance partner(s), as was Gene Kelly.
Interestingly, I'd be more curious to hear more from Johnny Weir on this subject, because he gives the impression of being very studious of his sport--much the way John McEnroe is in tennis. I think Weir seems very well-informed about Russian skating especially, and he'd probably have some interesting insights on why he likes particular skaters. Boitano is equally articulate, and I'd love his to hear his thoughts.
I love that Lambiel has such a long list of favorites. And such interesting ones! Isn't it great that he got to skate with Shizuka, one of his faves? That video is lovely--those two elegant souls interweaving on the ice.
Some of Weir's choices makes me give him a side eye.