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    Retired Skaters Fan Fest

    Have news to share about a retired skater without a thread of their very own? Find yourself watching a program from 20 years ago and thinking 'holy crap, that's better than anything anyone has done in the past 4 years?' Share it here!

    To get us started, last night I watched Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat's 200- World Championships FD to Carmina Burana, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDNPtUXd8mE IMO one of the best ice dances of all time.

    Who else has something to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    Have news to share about a retired skater without a thread of their very own? Find yourself watching a program from 20 years ago and thinking 'holy crap, that's better than anything anyone has done in the past 4 years?' Share it here!

    To get us started, last night I watched Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat's 200- World Championships FD to Carmina Burana, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDNPtUXd8mE IMO one of the best ice dances of all time.

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    Yes. Awesome!!!! I said the COP ruined the icedance.. No freedom today.. just twizzles, and similar footworks

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    Since the subject has been brought up in the Rostelecom Cup Pairs thread, I'd like to commemorate Sergei Grinkov, a great skater passed away too soon:

    Gordeeva/Grinkov 1988 FP and 1994 FP

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartlebooth View Post
    Since the subject has been brought up in the Rostelecom Cup Pairs thread, I'd like to commemorate Sergei Grinkov, a great skater passed away too soon:

    Gordeeva/Grinkov 1988 FP and 1994 FP
    That 1988 FP is one of my favorites ever. The expression on her face toward the end is just SO joyful, it's impossible not to smile along!

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    Just stumbled upon this in another thread too: a video tribute to retired skaters! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tqgl6KqrCs

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    Since the thread "request translations" is already archivised I'll ask here: can anyone translate or do a summary of THIS interview with Tomas Verner? Pretty please

    Bonus: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBew1_WO...ome_oberstdorf Reason I love him to death

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    Thanks to Perdita who kindly provided a link to translation: http://fs-gossips.com/tomas-verner-d...your-thinking/
    I'm very glad to hear he is happy with his life after retiring and I hope that one way or another he will stay involved in coaching, he's got great attitude towards children

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    I started following figure skating in 1998 (Nagano). I remember giving myself marks to skaters and writing their names in my notebook. I still keep it somewhere It was still before my 5th birthday. I had dim recollection of falls of Marta Andrade from Spain and her dress in LP and later after re-watching that performance thanks to youtube it proved to be true. I had strong desire to train figure skating myself as a kid but there was no club within a radius of 100 km

    Among my favourites that are now retired are:

    Ice Dance: Anissina / Peizerat (my all-time favourite team . I remember my disbelief when they lost gold to Krylova / Ovsiannikov at Worlds in 1999 and to Italians in 2001 , Denkova / Staviski, Pechalat / Bourzat, Drobiazko / Vanagas (robbed so many times ), Davis / White, Delobel / Schoenfelder. I love watching Torvill / Dean especially their legendary Bolero from Sarajevo but happened 9 years before I was born
    Pairs: Berezhnaya / Sikharulidze, Zagórska / Siudek, Shen / Zhao, Savchenko / Szolkowy
    Ladies: Ando, Butyrskaya, Sebestyen, Slutskaya, Cohen. My all time fave is Maria Butyrskaya Now I root hard for Mao only
    Men: Yagudin , Sandhu, Takahashi, Plushenko, Joubert, Lambiel, Weir, Goebel.
    Last edited by Ares; 03-11-2016 at 11:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Ladies: Ando, Butyrskaya, Sebestyen, Slutskaya, Cohen. My all time fave is Maria Butyrskaya Now I root hard for Mao only
    I also really liked Butyrskaya when she was competing My favorite program of hers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq3nY97PwPY

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulosai View Post
    I also really liked Butyrskaya when she was competing My favorite program of hers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq3nY97PwPY
    Such a beauty

    My absolute favourite program of Maria is 2000 SP (Scene d'Amour)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ9H_qSb2c0

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    An interview with Robin Szolkowy! http://fs-gossips.com/robin-szolkowy...re-to-take-me/ I'm quite happy he works with Nina Mozer's group, his competing experience is huge!

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    Tomas Verner has founded his own Skating Academy: http://www.czechskatingacademy.cz/ I envy all the kids who will work with him!

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    I just realized there is no you tube video with Maria Butyrskaya's LP at the 1999 Worlds. At least one of them is out because of copyright???! What copyright, the same music is in other programs. I am outraged! How could they ban a 1999 LP. I remember watching it some time ago. Now there are most of her world competitions except 1999, when she won.

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    Mr.Rice incoming in 3, ... 2, ... 1 !

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    Her ex at 1999 worlds still exists
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x41...9-worlds_sport

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