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    What are the Greatest Moments of Ladies Figure Skating for you?

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    1998 US Nationals Michelle Kwan Lyra Angelica


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    Worlds 2003 LP Michelle Kwan

    Olympics 2010 LP Yu-Na Kim
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uLhN...eature=related

    Olympics 1998 LP Tara Lipinski
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia8BaCBAmhI

    US Nationals 2004 LP Tosca Michelle Kwan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQSo...feature=relmfu

    Worlds 2004 LP Shizuka Arakawa
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xzGdVragbo

    Worlds 2005 LP Irina Slutskaya
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zek69FhRfBc

    Sasha Cohen 2004 LP Swan Lake
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zek69FhRfBc

    Mao Asada 2007 GPF LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYJ_mG6Qvno

    Irina Slutskaya 2000 GPF
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SXO6s3MCDw

    2001 Worlds LP Michelle Kwan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhXa9...eature=related

    1996 Worlds LP Michelle Kwan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJwtHxPifjo

    2002 Olympics LP Sarah Hughes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfIPrfuZqZY

    1992 US Nationals Kristi Yamaguchi
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJNs1...feature=relmfu

    2006 Worlds Kimmie Meissner

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1VaoEWyBeQ
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    Yu-Na Kim (Miss Saigon 2007 COR)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NU8N4Com8Y

    Akiko Suzuki Dark Eyes 2008 Japanese Nationals
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKiUJ...eature=related


    Akiko Suzuki 2009 CUp of China
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOfwMW9l2C0

    Miki Ando 2011 4CC LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRfotIjCbWo&feature=plcp

    Miki Ando 2007 Worlds LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiyM7...eature=related
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    Great choices! May I add Midori Ito's free skate @ the 1988 Calgary Olympics?

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    I thought the showdown between Michelle and Lulu at the '96 Wolrds was quite memorable.

    After all these years I still can't decide who should have won.
    This is only made harder since I love both skaters.

    If ever there was a competition that deserved two Gold medals this was it.

    Lulu: choreo by Sandra Bezic

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRaoNfU0r8

    Michelle: choreo by Lori Nichol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJwtHxPifjo
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    Liz Manley's spunky freeskate in Calgary Olympics to surprize everyone for the silver

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    Already been said, but Tara Lipinski's 1998 Olympics FS.

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    Mao Asada

    2010 worlds :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCZCM8AKCU the whole performance was pure perfection, and for me this was mind bobling how her determination to land the all her axel made her succed, and this really shows why she is special skater

    2010 olympics:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrEZgoPpCAI
    this was one of the biggest highlights of the 2010 olympics, I know that i have already described Mao's 2010 worlds as perfection but add this to the resume, cause this is pure perfection, she does every element with such easy and naturally, as if she was born to skate!

    2008 worlds:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i_Z1...eature=related
    where should i begin, the comeback after that fall was soo unreal, the unbelievable technical content, her humble reaction after the placement

    2009 sp :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=327n8Gue9Ic
    one of thé most fantastic short program in figure skating history, it'simply sooo beautiful and spellbounding that i can't find all the words that would make this program justice!

    2011 fs 4cc:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIF6h...eature=related
    I was moved to tears when i watched it, this comeback s after the season she had shows why Mao Asada is a true champion and fighter

    Daisuke:

    2010 worlds fs:

    it was with this performance that i finally saw the hidden artist in Daisuke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeVGyP7oiOM

    lu chen:

    2006 worlds lp:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRaoNfU0r8

    there are probably many more but this is all for now

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    Every great skate of last 15 years is covered it seems. I would only add Kerrigans's flawless 1994 Oly silver (worth gold). And Oksana Baiul's Olympic SP. Also Lu Chen's moving bronze at 1998 Olympics if not already mentioned. And Tara was golden in Nagano. Even Frank told MK to be cool as Tara skated better that night. I think the vodka would have been useless but hey, fun idea...is that how it worked back then? wasted. Two wonderful entirely different skaters. MK had a freedom/best program of her life. It would be 2004 before she skated with such conviction to Tosca. 6 years apart, and like two different people, it was great she stayed in so long to grow from a bean to a powerhouse fierce skater. Still love tara too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    I thought the showdown between Michelle and Lulu at the '96 Wolrds was quite memorable.

    After all these years I still can't decide who should have won.
    This is only made harder since I love both skaters.

    If ever there was a competition that deserved two Gold medals this was it.

    Lulu: choreo by Sandra Bezic

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRaoNfU0r8

    Michelle: choreo by Lori Nichol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJwtHxPifjo
    2 skates for the ages!

    I would give them both gold medals!

    Lu Chen would get 5.8, 6.0 from me.
    Michelle Kwan 5.9 and 6.0 from me.

    It came down to the 7th triple triple over Chen's 6!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary01 View Post
    Mao Asada

    2010 worlds :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCZCM8AKCU the whole performance was pure perfection, and for me this was mind bobling how her determination to land the all her axel made her succed, and this really shows why she is special skater

    2010 olympics:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrEZgoPpCAI
    this was one of the biggest highlights of the 2010 olympics, I know that i have already described Mao's 2010 worlds as perfection but add this to the resume, cause this is pure perfection, she does every element with such easy and naturally, as if she was born to skate!

    2008 worlds:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i_Z1...eature=related
    where should i begin, the comeback after that fall was soo unreal, the unbelievable technical content, her humble reaction after the placement

    2009 sp :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=327n8Gue9Ic
    one of thé most fantastic short program in figure skating history, it'simply sooo beautiful and spellbounding that i can't find all the words that would make this program justice!

    2011 fs 4cc:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIF6h...eature=related
    I was moved to tears when i watched it, this comeback s after the season she had shows why Mao Asada is a true champion and fighter

    Daisuke:

    2010 worlds fs:

    it was with this performance that i finally saw the hidden artist in Daisuke

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeVGyP7oiOM

    lu chen:

    2006 worlds lp:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRaoNfU0r8

    there are probably many more but this is all for now
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    Skate America 2006 SP!

    Mao Asada 2008 Japanese Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62YtP...eature=related

    Miki Ando 2008 Japanese Nationals LP Carmen
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU8buG0xVPI

    Miki Ando 2007 SP Scheherazade
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKFDeU1c9K4

    Miki Ando 2011 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtazJH-amd8

    Yu-Na Kim 2007 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCAsSGgFWc

    Yu-Na Kim Worlds SP 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpe3o...eature=related

    Miki Ando 2009 Worlds LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQygX_iScsQ

    Miki Ando 2011 4CC LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq0W6BCLm-U

    Akiko Suzuki WTT SP 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmEMlrELvzc

    Michelle Kwan 1998 US Nationals SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Gjub...eature=related
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    The definition of Greatest is that there can only be one.

    So I ask myself what clips I can show anyone in a few minutes why figure skating is a beautiful, challenging and spectacular sport.

    I can only think of one performance in ladies figure skating history that does that unconditionally.

    Yuna Kim's Olympic Gershwin Skate. It was as close to perfection as there ever had been on the world biggest stage, occasion, with the greatest risks and personal milestone on the line. It was a moment where I thought wow, who is she, and how can she do the impossible? Perfection are suppose to be unattainable, yet some how here it is.

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    The singular greatest would be Lyra Angelica from US Nationals by Michelle Kwan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bD79OnA2OE

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    The Lyra at 1998 Nationals is the one I also would choose, christinaskater, but on the other hand, how can one choose a single greatest moment in a sport like skating? In long jumping, Bob Beamon's unprecedented record in the 1968 Olympics is clearly the greatest jump ever (a record that it took decades to break), but skating is by its nature impossible to quantify, or at least it is for me.

    So I'll add another Michelle program; here she's skating Song of the Black Swan at Worlds. There are even two of those! The qualifying round and the long program were both extraordinary.

    Here's the qualifying round:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjRn9pjbOCc

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    Michelle Kwan 1996 Worlds SP Romanza
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1imuQWeIi4Q

    Sasha Cohen 2004 Worlds SP Malaguena
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI-cbt1u1uc

    Sasha Cohen 2006 Olympic SP Dark Eyes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mgTE...eature=related

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    Maria Butyrskaya 1999 Worlds LP Otonal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxXYL-jsuFE


    Maria Butysrkaya 2000 Worlds SP Scene D' Amour

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVt3I4IL18s

    Michelle Kwan 2001 US Nationals SP East of Eden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2D9D...eature=related

    Michelle Kwan 2002 Worlds LP Scheherazade
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoWrWD8M_cU

    Michelle Kwan 2000 Worlds LP The Red Violin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ptj_t...eature=related
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