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    Exclamation Favorite Figure Skaters?

    Sasha Cohen (so hot)
    Emily Hughes (so hot)
    Tara Lipinski (so hot)
    Michelle Kwan
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    Everyone has favorites
    Mine become my favorites mostly after they have retired, and I realize how much I miss them, and start watching their old videos on youtube.

    Mine are:
    Torvill & Dean
    Rahkamo & Kokko
    Krylova & Ovsiannakov
    Davis & White
    Well, all the dancers, really


    Toller Cranston
    John Curry
    Tomas Verner
    Ryan Bradley
    Kuirt Browning


    Berezhnaya and Sikuralidze
    The Protopopovs
    Shen & Zhao

    Midori Ito
    Dorothy Hamill
    Elaine Zayak
    Mao Asada

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    So many! - Todd, Paul Wylie, Brian Orser, Kurt, Matt Savoie, Jeff Buttle, Ilia Kulik, Elvis, Shawn Sawyer, Adam Rippon, Jeremy Abbott, Alban Preaubert, Armin M., Keegan Messing, Takahiko Kozuka, Takeshi Honda, Michal Brezina, Midori Ito, Yuka Sato, Michelle, Fumie, Katia, Alissa, Sasha, Caryn K, Sarah Maier, Joannie Rochette, Akiko,. G&G, Shen & Zhao, Yuka & Jason, Amanda & Mark, Kyoko & John, Aliona & Robin, Torvill & Dean, B&K, K&O, Roca & Sur, & Tanith & Ben, Meryl & Charlie, the Kerrs, Navarro & Bommentre, Klimova & Ponamorenko, Melissa & Denis, The Shibutanis, Naomi & Peter ...
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    Men: Kurt Browning, Shawn Sawyer, Ryan Bradley, Jeremy Abbott, Evan Lysacek, Daisuke Takahashi, Elvis Stojko, Todd Eldredge, Michael Weiss, Alban Preaubert, Brian Joubert, Samuel Contesti, Michal Brezina
    Ladies: Mao Asada, Laura Lepisto, Mirai Nagasu, Rachael Flatt, Cynthia Phaneuf, Lesley Hawker, Nicole Bobek, Irina Slutskaya, Lu Chen, Viktoria Helgesson, Sarah Meier
    Pairs: Volosozhar/Trankov, Gerboldt/Enbert, Savchenko/Szolkowy, Brasseur/Eisler, Moore-Towers/Moscovitch, Lawrence/Swiegers, Abitbol/Bernadis, Langlois/Hay, Denney/Barrett :(
    Dance: Bourne/Kraatz, Belbin/Agosto, Navarro/Bommentre, Krylova/Ovsiannikov, Duschesnays, Kerrs, Khokhlova/Novitski, Riazanova/Tkachenko, Hoffman/Zavozin, Drobiazko/Vanagas, Anissina/Peizerat, Weaver/Poje, Davis/White, Denkova/Staviyski

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    Not to go on and on, I'll just list my most favorites:

    Ladies: Midori, Sasha ETA: and Mirai
    Gents: Yagudin, Curry, ETA: Weir, Chan, and Takahashi
    Pairs: Shen/Zhao
    Dance: Klimova/Ponomarenko, probably Virtue/Moir and now Shibutanis
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    Ladies: Michelle Kwan, Mao Asada, Lu Chen
    Men: Alexei Yagudin, Kurt Browning
    Pairs: Grinkov & Gordeeva
    Dance: Torvill & Dean

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    I'll spare everyone the loooooonnnnnnggggg list and go with the top 5.

    Men
    Kurt Browning
    Scott Hamilton
    Paul Wylie
    Brian Boitano
    Steven Cousins

    Ladies
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Yuka Sato
    Josee Chouinard
    Katia Gordeeva
    Angela Nikodinov

    Pairs:
    Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Sale & Pelletier
    Sato & Dunjen
    Bechke & Petrov
    Brasseur & Eisler

    Dance:
    Roca & Sur
    Gregory & Petukhov
    Belbin & Agosto
    Torvill & Dean
    Bourne & Kraatz

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    I can't make up my list with a lot more thought and agonizing! But I'd like to put in a cheer for Tonichelle, for putting Roca and Sur in her Top Five. They're a lovely, musically sensitive couple who deserve more fanfare than they get. Last time I looked, I couldn't even find anything of theirs on YouTube, and that's a shame.

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    My favorites are awesome athletes but each touched me on an emotional level....

    Ladies
    Michelle (so obvious...)
    Tonya Harding (sucha waste of talent)
    Debi Thomas (for proving that black women do skate)
    Katarina Witt (first skater to take my breath away and inspire me to hit the rink)
    DivaKwara (for proving that it doesnt matter where you start, only where you finish)
    Irina (for being the gold standard in suck it up and keep moving)
    Angela Nikodinov (for proving that skating is about more than winning)

    New Favorites
    MiRai (once she learns to compete, she will be legendary)
    Miki (when you think of where Miki started - remember Worlds with that truly epic in its awfulness Charlotte? - to the stunning beauty that is today's Miki, well what can you do bbut root for her?)

    Men
    Alexei (His unique combo of technical & artistic skating always moved me)
    Kurt Browning (I'm a footwork junkie and his is beyond compare)
    Brian Boitano (what would Brian Boitano do?)
    Brian Joubert (yowza)

    Pairs
    Shen & Zhao (Greatest. Of. All. Time)
    Brasseur & Eisler (Most. Underappreciated. Of. All. Time)

    Dance
    Belbin & Agosto (Their fundamental joy to be on the ice is a beautiful thing to behold and I actually cried at their fourth place finish at the Olympics.)
    Bourne & Kraatz (Didn't appreciate dance until their Riverdance at the Olympics)

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    I could list a million favorites but I will go with the top 3 in each category

    Pairs
    Gordeeva and Grinkov
    Meno and Sand
    Shen and Zhao

    Women
    Michelle Kwan
    Tara Lipinski
    Dorothy Hamill

    Men
    Scott Hamilton
    Ilia Kulik
    Todd Eldridge

    Dance
    Belbin and Agosto
    Bourne and Kraatz
    Davis and White

    Again I could go on and on but I figured I would just put my top three. And I agree with Kwanford wife about Bourne and Kraatz..their Riverdance was amazing and they should have won a medal!!!

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    Is it to obvious if I answer Miki Ando :P

    I do have a long list of favourites...


    Pairs:
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
    Mishkutenok & Dmitriev
    Shen & Zhao
    Kavaguti & Smirnov
    Savchenko & Szolkowy
    Pang & Tong

    Men
    Takahiko Kozuka
    Alexei Yagudin
    Evegny Plushenko
    Brian Joubert
    Daisuke Takahashi
    Nobunari Oda
    Viktor Petrenko
    Elvis Stojko
    Kurt Browning

    Ladies
    Miki Ando
    Mao Asada
    Irina Slutskaya
    Katarina Witt

    Ice Dance
    Krylova & Ovsiannikov
    Usova & Zhulin
    Klimova & Ponomarenko (absolute magic)
    Navka & Kostomarov
    Winkler & Lohse
    Lobacheva & Averbukh
    Domnina & Shabalin
    Denkova & Staviski
    Bourne & Kraatz
    Bobrova & Soloviev
    Dubreuil & Lauzon
    Delobel & Schoenfelder
    Anissina & Peizerat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    I can't make up my list with a lot more thought and agonizing! But I'd like to put in a cheer for Tonichelle, for putting Roca and Sur in her Top Five. They're a lovely, musically sensitive couple who deserve more fanfare than they get. Last time I looked, I couldn't even find anything of theirs on YouTube, and that's a shame.
    I was blessed to see them skate LIVE in 99... they're the reason I gave Ice Dance another try. So glad I did because it's opened up my world in a big way!

    and there are vids of them on youtube, just not very many... and not their best routines (IMHO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixdh View Post
    Sasha Cohen (so hot)
    Emily Hughes (so hot)
    Tara Lipinski (so hot)
    Michelle Kwan
    Welcome nixdh!!

    Mine are: Michelle Kwan (the Kween!!, all time favourite of mine), and then in no particular order - Sasha Cohen (hot!! I agree), Debi Thomas (great programs to Dead or Alive and Frankie Goes to Hollywood ), Katarina Witt (hot), Lu Chen (so introspective), Kurt Browning (the best entertainer!!), Brian Boitano (I don't know why but I like him and his programs, especially the 88SP), Maria Butyrskaya (drama on ice), Silvia Fontana (hoootttt!!), Kristi Yamaguchi (always enjoyed her programs), Tonya Harding (great jumps!), Torvill and Dean (magic)

    but many other skaters gave me many positive emotions!! And I'm grateful to them to have given to me that!!
    Last edited by gio; 03-30-2011 at 04:22 PM.

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    Dance: Virtue/Moir. Anissina/Peizarat. Denkova/Staviski. Drobiazko/Vanagas. Klimova/Ponamarenko. Torvill/Dean. Duchesnays.

    Pairs: Shen/Zhao. Gordeeva/Grinkov. Underhill/Martini.

    Men: Alexei Yagudin. Kurt Browning. Patrick Chan. Daisuke Takahashi. Stephane Lambiel.

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    Ladies

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    Cohen

    Men

    Lambiel
    Dai
    Weir

    Shen/Zhao
    Gordeeva/Grinkov
    Torvill/Dean

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