Most mortifying moments for someone skating?
I think it was Brian Boitano or Kurt Browning who forgot their routine and just sorta.....quit.
I saw a gal on TV lose part of her top.
The ice dancer Barbara Fusar Poli giving her partner, Maurizio Margaglio a staredown in Turin.
Johnny Weir when he had two bad falls and had to withdraw. The 2nd time he crumbled on the ice and did not get up for a bit..
Tonya Harding having to stop to relace her boot. We were watching and saying, "oh, boy, here we go again."
Last edited by Johar; 11-05-2012 at 07:42 PM.
How about Odas's boot.
But then i was wondering about Joubert and abbotts recent hand slashing incidents but is that mortifying?
I would think falling when you're just trying to hang on a win a gold medal as a favorite, like Michelle in 2002 and Irina in 2006. Also when a male pairs skater drops his partner and she gets hurt.
Originally Posted by gmyers
What happened to Odas's boots? What happened to Jouberts hand?
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This happened to two skaters in the 90's--
At Nation's Cup, Ivan Dinev's blade broke during warmup.
At a practice, Katarina Witt's whole blade came off midjump. She landed on the boot. She didn't jump for weeks.
I wouldn't say mortifying, but an embarrassing moment would be Valentina Marchei's poorly (depending how you look at it)-timed fall at the short program at 2007 Worlds.
LOL actually it was well timed but a deduction nevertheless...
Originally Posted by aftertherain
T and M 's epic and horrendous fall; I thought she might have had a brain injury the way she fell and Dsquared's blade to the head were perhaps some the scariest moments I can remember. Tanja Sawchenko crashing into Oksana Baiul at the Olympics was scarey - I wasn't sure if either girl would skate the free skate; some of Leonova's costumes and S squared's tribute to Jackson pollock on a canvas of spandex have created nightmares for me. Oh and Elena B's blade stuck in head was just nightmare on ice.
Julia Lautowa had a similar incident in 2003. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIy94L5Y0iw Go to 3:59 in the clip.
Originally Posted by aftertherain
Then there was 2004 Worlds when Michelle Kwan took to the ice for her FP when some guy in a tutu and no shirt came on to the ice and delayed the start of her performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zir_Bj7Dw8E It must have been especially unnerving since she had endured a deduction in the SP for ending her program after the music was finished.
Surprised no one's mentioned Midori Ito's fall right out of the rink...
Unnerving, yes (for most people), mortifying, no. Why should she be embarrassed by a fool who breached extremely lax security. Michelle didn't get outwardly rattled at all by this incident, proving she is competitor with ice-water in her veins. I do think it affected her because she popped a triple into a double late in her program. But she still had five clean triples and some judges even placed her first.
Originally Posted by hrmsk8ngnutt
At the Olympics, Oda's laces split and he had to get new ones/retie them.
Joubert cut his hand at the Moscow Worlds LP, but did quite well overall.
Honestly, I think drivingmissdaisy has it - any time a pair fall/injury happens and it's the guy's fault. Dube/Davison at 4CC 2007 and Totmianina/Marinin at the 2004 Skate America - I can't imagine the trauma the guy must feel (in the case of Totmianina, she claimed she didn't remember what happened and that made it easier for her to go back on the ice, but he considered quitting. Davison forced himself to watch tapes of that accident repeatedly to get over the trauma as well).
Oleg Shiliakov and Elena Berezhnaya was another one, but he never seemed mortified by it.
It was Oda's laces at the Olympics! Not boot per se.
Joubert was explained.
How about the incident of duhamel breaking radfords nose?!?
Yags at the 2001 Goodwill Games when his face connected with the boards out of a jump... BAM!
D/D's blade to teh face inciddent...
Melissa Gregory lost the top of her dress at nationals in... 2001? 2002? after extra beading had been added and so it weighed it down more and once that rotational lift started the ladies popped out...