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    Quote Originally Posted by christinaskater View Post
    The singular greatest would be Lyra Angelica from US Nationals by Michelle Kwan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bD79OnA2OE
    This would be among the top 3. I wish she has done this at the Olympics! I have always thought it is uncanny how much Yuna's debut FS Lark Ascending costume is similar to Michelle's costume here, a Chinese article also mentioned this years ago of who Yuna reminded her of. That and the purity of their skating presence.
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    Among the greatest:
    Sasha Cohen 2006 Olympic SP Dark Eyes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELFerA2QZX8

    Irina SLutzkaya 2002 Olympics LP - she should have won
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHfM9iptYig

    Oksana Baiul - Olympics 1994 SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6zKfZVurJY&noredirect=1

    Yuna Kim - Tango de Roxanne 2007 Worlds SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTCAsSGgFWc

    Elena Sokolova - Samson and Delillah Euros 2003 SP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veFDbTmMkoU

    Carolina Kostner - Worlds 2012 LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOf6-8lT9t0

    Laura Lepisto - Euros 2009 LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjNrIwJeH0U

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

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    ^ I noticed Laura winning Euros on your list and that was a very nice moment.

    Here is another special moment from the Euro championships:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFOcCWsmJ3A

    If this is not one of the greatest moments......... it was certainly one of the best and nicest moments.
    Last edited by janetfan; 08-20-2012 at 05:18 PM.

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    Madge Syers nearly beating the men. Without her, there might not be a ladies division.

    Theresa Weld landing the first salchow--then being chastised for it.

    Sonja Henie landing the first axel, then Carol landing the first double, then Midori landing the first triple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post
    ^ I noticed Laura winning Euros on your list and that was a very nice moment.

    Here is another special moment from the Euro championships:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFOcCWsmJ3A

    If this is not one of the greatest moments......... it was certainly one of the best and nicest moments.


    That was a very nice moment indeed.

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    Here's another nice moment at Euros, but I am partial to "hometown wins":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFW9Z99QD30

    IMO, this wasn't her greatest skate or her greatest performance, but considering the disruption, I think this was quite impressive:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zir_Bj7Dw8E

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    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.
    I agree. There is so much more to a skating program than just numbers. In other sports, it's clearly the fastest or the longest that wins and therefore is the "greatest". What makes skating so wonderful is that it is like books or poetry or music (or falling in love? ) where one's heart can become completely attached to a program regardless.

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    Oksana Baiul 1994 OG SP Swan

    Lu Chen 1996 Worlds LP Rachmaninov

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan View Post
    Here's another nice moment at Euros, but I am partial to "hometown wins":

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFW9Z99QD30
    I've always really liked this performance. It's the perfect example of the joy in skating that we've been robbed of with CoP. In comparison, Sarah Meier's winning performance at 2011 Euros was a really sad affair for me - terrible program and she was rather tepid throughout; she just happened to skate mostly clean during a competition where everyone else skated like poop.

    You can see how much more effective Sebestyen's performance is in EVERY regard, a lot of which was because of the greater amount of freedom she had under that scoring system - the spins all worked much better with the music and as individual pieces of choreography, the footwork sequence was fantastic and FAST in a CLEAR LINE across the ice, the jumps were huge and she attempted EVERY different Triple jump (as compared to Meier only doing Lutz, Flip, Salchow), the spiral sequence was better (Sebestyen achieves a nice position and doesn't have to hold it for 6 seconds for no reason), and throughout the whole performance the choreography was interesting and right to the music. Look at all of the little steps she does that interpret music, including the backwards steps throughout the program that form a cohesive whole and give the program character. CoP has no room for that with all of the required spin positions and required body convulsions in the footwork...too much time needs to be dedicated to those elements instead of other movements. Sebesyten even has better transitions in that 2004-era program as compared to Meier's program (which had NO transitions directly into any elements), LOL!

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    Love all that has been said also

    Vanessa Gusmeroli - legends of the fall fs 2000

    Angela Nikodinov - Just for you SP 2001 This has to go down as one of the greatest SP's

    Fumie Suguri - Ave Maria SP 2002

    Susanna Poykio -Violin Concerto - E Meyer FS 2002 lovely choice of music!

    Kiira Korpi - Over The Rainbow SP 2011 and 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by janetfan View Post

    Here is another special moment from the Euro championships:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFOcCWsmJ3A

    If this is not one of the greatest moments......... it was certainly one of the best and nicest moments.
    So happy for Sarah!

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    Those were great moments for Laura, Sarah Meier and Julia!

    "Tosca" by Michelle Kwan has to be the most passionate skate of all-time! This would be followed by "The Rainbow".

    Technically, Mao Asada's LP with the triple axel and 2 triple-triples was the hardest program done of all-time.

    Artistically, Chen Lu's 1996 Worlds LP maybe the most artistic program ever. Close call with Lyra Angelica by MK!





    I have to agree with you guys that it's hard to really gauge or rank "The greatest" because there have been so many performances for the ages!

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    Elena Sokolova 2003 Worlds LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvCaiktHZk4

    Sarah Hughes 2001 Worlds LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRNzKnphJ_s

    I have to agree that "Just For You" by Angela Nikodinov is one of the best programs ever in Figure skating. Her "Sleeping Beauty" at the 2001 US Nationals was spectacular as well.

    Akiko Suzuki's 2012 Worlds LP was one of the best! Had she had the "Superstar" status, it would have been a close call with Carolina.

    I also loved "Prelude to an Afternoon Faun" 2011 Worlds LP of Carolina Kostner.

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    2012 4CC Ashely Wagner "The Black Swan"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTfuSEHn4cc

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    Here's one from the "time machine" that deserves consideration:

    Janet Lynn 1972 US Nationals

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nAx6VeScsg

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