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    Alexei Yagudin

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    I always found Yagudin more interesting as a skater anyways. And he was better at his peak. To bad an injury derailed his career but at least he won the OGM before he had to quit.
    Some posters keep using Plushenko's threads to gush over Alexei Yagudin. Now, we all know Plushenko wouldn't mind but I think Alexei deserves his own love thread.
    Maybe it's more fun to be offtopic on Plushy's threads , but I invite all Alexei's fans to post here long and often.

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    I am sure they will stick on Plu threads.

    But yeah, why not to invite them here. Here's Yag at one of his recent shows "Morozko":
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOpLCRJlTvo

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    Unfortunately Plushenko's threads are full of "Yagudin was a better skater" (was, as if he were dead ), but his recent videos on youtube have only a couple of views.

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    Big fan of Yagudin. Wish he could have gone on to the 2006 Olympics.

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    Thank you so much for this thread!

    For me, this is probably the most favorite performance by Alexei. Though he did not win World title, I love this one, more than his OGM-winning The Man in the Iron Mask. He shows so much emotion. He lost SP (3rd place), so was ON FIRE.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy-pNScPA4

    Was that 3A-half loop-3S? or -3F? What a 'gorgeous' combination! Who else can do that among the current crops of skaters? Hanyu. And Aaron, maybe.
    I also love Alexei's speed while doing Circular Step and Straightline Step Sqs, which I miss under CoP rules these days.

    Off topic: I often love watching performances in the Free of those who made mistakes in SP or who got lowbelled in SP unfortunately. Because they are ON FIRE. e.g. Gracie at 2013 US Nats and Dai at Japanese Nats come to my mind.

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    They were rubber knives as I recall.

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    I swear I remember whoever the commentator was saying they were real, the first time I saw him do it. If he had sense, he replaced them with rubber though.

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    Alexei Yagudin

    Quote Originally Posted by deedee1 View Post
    Thank you so much for this thread!

    For me, this is probably the most favorite performance by Alexei. Though he did not win World title, I love this one, more than his OGM-winning The Man in the Iron Mask. He shows so much emotion. He lost SP (3rd place), so was ON FIRE.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy-pNScPA4
    I read somewhere that Yagudin did a move in his 2001 worlds version of Gladiator, a move that is not allowed in formal competitions. They said he did it for the Canadian audience who had supported him all along. Does anyone know what's the move called? Is there any specific term?
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    Sorry if this is off topic or it doesn't intest you but I though it is interesting.
    Florent is training with Alexei Yagudin!


    You are currently training with Alexei Yagudin in Courchevel. How is that working out for you?

    I suffer every single day. He teaches me so much. I feel honored to have the opportunity to work with him, when very few athletes have done it in the past. I enjoy every minute of it and I seize this wonderful opportunity and make the best of it, in order to be ready for 2014.
    Part of the interview from Figure Skating Magazine.

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    Is there a good source of a summary which describes what Yagudin has been up to during the years since Salt Lake? He has had quite obvious opportunities to go in many different directions, and am wondering what exciting paths he has passed through. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Binthere View Post
    Is there a good source of a summary which describes what Yagudin has been up to during the years since Salt Lake? He has had quite obvious opportunities to go in many different directions, and am wondering what exciting paths he has passed through. Thank you.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Yagudin
    Sooo sad hip injuries pushed Alexei to retirement at such an early age from competitive skating...

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    I hope he doesn't retire from show skating anytime soon, I want to see him skate again - it's been 9 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iron2002 View Post
    I read somewhere that Yagudin did a move in his 2001 worlds version of Gladiator, a move that is not allowed in formal competitions. They said he did it for the Canadian audience who had supported him all along. Does anyone know what's the move called? Is there any specific term?
    I may be wrong, but IIRC it was the move which starts from 4:17: Alexei literally sliding on ice with his one hand, so that can be regarded as 'a fall', I think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwy-pNScPA4
    I don't know whether or not he was actually 'penalized' for this move, in accordance with ISU's rules back then, though.

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