View Poll Results: Which Olympic Champion had the most impressive long program?

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  • Evan Lysacek

    4 4.35%
  • Kim Yu-Na

    43 46.74%
  • Evgeny Plushenko

    4 4.35%
  • Tara Lipinski

    5 5.43%
  • Ilia Kulik

    5 5.43%
  • Alexei Yagudin

    21 22.83%
  • Sarah Hughes

    2 2.17%
  • Brian Boitano

    5 5.43%
  • Shizuka Arakawa

    1 1.09%
  • Other (please list)

    2 2.17%
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Thread: Which Olympic Champion had the best Long Program?

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    Which Olympic Champion had the best Long Program?

    Which Olympic champion had the most impressive long program?

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    I voted for Lipinski because she did a 3-3 and it was just so filled with joy.

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    For me it's a three way tie between Curry, G&G (1988) and T/D (1984). All three were utterly flawless and set new standards for their disciplines for decades.

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    I think the poll is seemingly about just single skaters from a limited era. It is really hard to judge skaters across disciplines, and time eras in any meaningful way. Orser had a better LP than Boitano, he won the LP but not the gold. The best doesn't always win in a judged sport.

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    Orser won the SP in Calgary but Boitano won the LP by a 5-4 split. Orser won the LP at Worlds in Budapest but still finished second overall.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_...gs_.28top_8.29

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    For the group listed above, for me it's between Yagudin and YuNa. Both of them were the front-runners and held up under the monumental pressure, and neither skated conservatively: both gave their all. Also, they happen to be skaters whose style I love. Yes, Lipinski did a wonderful job, but her style was a bit little-girl for me, especially in comparison to Michelle, whose Lyra Angelica is one of the great artistic masterpieces ever (and is pretty good athletically, too). By contrast, Yagudin and YuNa I could watch again and again.

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    I chose Yagudin. But YuNa Kim and Brian Boitano were also very impressive!

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    Men: Yagudin
    Ladies: Hughes

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