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.
Originally Posted by christinaskater
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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:
If this is not one of the greatest moments......... it was certainly one of the best and nicest moments.
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Trixie Schuba's biggest fan!
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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Wicked Yankee Girl
Originally Posted by janetfan
That was a very nice moment indeed.
Here's another nice moment at Euros, but I am partial to "hometown wins":
IMO, this wasn't her greatest skate or her greatest performance, but considering the disruption, I think this was quite impressive:
Oksana Baiul 1994 OG SP Swan
Lu Chen 1996 Worlds LP Rachmaninov
Skating is art, if you let it be.
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.
Originally Posted by attyfan
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!
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
Gotta Have Music
So happy for Sarah!
Originally Posted by janetfan
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!
Elena Sokolova 2003 Worlds LP
Sarah Hughes 2001 Worlds LP
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.
Here's one from the "time machine" that deserves consideration:
Janet Lynn 1972 US Nationals