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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Yamaguchi & Galindo (age 15 & 17) in 1985
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0N8K6bIxxM
    Cripes, those two were splendid when they were knee-high to a gnat. Of course Kristi is always impressive, but when you think of Rudy's strength in relationship to his small size, it's even more breathtaking to realize that for a good while, they were the best pair skaters America had. (And for my money, they're better than anyone we have today.) I'm so glad that both of them, not just the remarkable Kristi, did so tremendously as singles skaters both competitively and as pros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftertherain View Post
    Davis/White (1999) - 6.0s for cuteness!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPO7FjnohJk
    Can't get over seeing Charlie without the curly hair! He looks so different!

    As for Meryl, well, she looks like, erm, a mini-Meryl! She has barely changed at all!!!

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    The Canadian Team, including Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds, and Virtue/Moir (2001) - More 6.0s for cuteness! AHHHHHHH!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy38EleBZ2s
    Is it just me, or does Patrick look a bit like a much-younger version of Denis Ten in this clip?

    I bet Kevin won't be too happy with this video being publicised! He was such a chubby little boy, compared to the really slim Kevin we have now!

    Haven't watched the rest in full yet, but if they are anything like the others I have seen, they will be priceless!!!


    OK, so these 2 skaters I am suggesting are still WAY cute! But, they were really cute when they were younger too!

    Elena Ilinykh (as a singles skater!):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjp3YLIjV7I

    I admit, I cheated with this one - Elena posted a link to this video on her Facebook yesterday! But, when I saw this thread, I just had to add it!

    Saw a great video of a VERY young Liza Tuktamysheva one time, but I can’t find it again. Grrrr!!!

    So instead, here are a couple of videos from the 2008 season, in which she looks very cute! (There are actually vids of Liza from 2007 up on YouTube, but she is way cuter in these ones! )

    Gala from Mishin’s 2008 summer camp:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSPtgHiKtrs

    2008 Russian Nationals, SP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfK1jJD3yd0

    Also, what about this news report from 2008, which includes an interview with Liza:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18Gq3Tf2Hc8

    During the Youth Olympics, there was an interview with the podium finishers, and at one point Liza spoke a little bit of English. When I heard it, I just completely melted, and thought “she has a very sexy accent when she is speaking English”.

    Well, now I know she even had a sexy accent way back in 2008!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    Paul Wylie, junior pair skater
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOy8pAR4Dd8

    And junior singles champion
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S53ISpdrMBQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by bramweld View Post
    had she continued as single skater and kept her jumps
    she would have had a bright potential and she wouldn't have to deal with Nikita's mistake prone performances

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    Wasn't Fabian about the same when younger? Maybe? Sometimes girls just have that extra fight and maturity when younger. They both just need more time. Curious though, are there any videos of him as a singles skater? Very cute, I would imagine...

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    Yukina Ota, one of my all time favs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0LvJxsA88A

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    Here's a pint-sized Florent Amodio as a junior in 2005: http://youtu.be/HAg9m16nsmU

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    Here is a photo of a group of local skaters taken at the Jet Centre, Coleraine in the mid-90's:

    http://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.ne...90355502_n.jpg

    Included in this photo are some significant names in Ladies skating in Northern Ireland:

    10x British Senior Ladies Champion, Jenna McCorkell (from Coleraine), is at the end of the front row wearing the red skirt.

    2008 British Junior Ladies Champion, Karla Quinn (from Rasharkin), is in the front row wearing the reddish-pink skirt and a yellow hair ribbon.

    Jenna's original coach, Margaret O'Neill (from Belfast), is in the back row weaing the blue sweat-shirt.

    1974 (Jaca) World Professional Ladies Champion (and Jenna's current choreographer), Lorna Brown (from, er, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England) is wearing the black ski suit (which she wishes she still had!)

    Photo courtesy of Louise Rowan (who is also in the photo!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffionhanathomas View Post
    Hmm I think of Kevin Reynolds more of as a Pippy longstocking who wasn't so lucky with a blender.

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    (Sorry if this has already been posted!)

    Mao Asada at the 2000 Novice Japanese Championships, which would have made her 10.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qmv-Y4UWP4

    There's a lovely triple lutz in there!

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    Throwback Tuesday: A time when your favorite skaters were cuter ...

    It is Jenny Kirk’s birthday on Thursday, and to thoroughly embarrass her, for the past few days Dave has been posting links on the TSL Facebook page to videos of Jenny skating when she was a lot younger ( https://www.facebook.com/TheSkatingLesson ).

    13 year old Jenny
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcGFpcAQSkY

    14 year old Jenny (Lion King)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErVcFLNXb9Y

    16 year old Jenny (Pocahontas)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoLZw99jmRk

    Jenny is so cute and adorable in the first video!!! You just want to pick her up give her a big hug!!!

    What I find so remarkable looking back is how good Jenny was so young! I had only ever seen her skating before when she was already at senior level. But, from looking at these, she was a VERY good novice and junior. I know I have been raving on about how good the current Russian teenagers are, but I think Jenny at the same age was as good as, if not better, than them.

    And, although Jenny is embarrassed looking back on it, I love her costume in the Lion King routine! It really helps your enjoyment when you can see the lengths the skater goes to make their performance look just right. It’s like Mao Asada and her Mary Poppins exhibition from last season. It just shows their professionalism.

    I just wish I had watched these videos before I watched the “This and That” video from a couple of weeks ago, as all I could think during these throwback videos was “Where did it all go wrong?!”

    Thankfully, Jenny made up for that major fashion faux-pas a few days later by posting this photo of herself when she was going out for her first competition:

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...92232095_n.jpg

    Jenny wrote in the description accompanying this photo “The number of fashion don'ts in this picture is overwhelming.” But, I totally disagree. She looks just how a wee girl of that age, at that time, SHOULD look. And she looks so happy!

    Thank you for the memories! (Even though, for me, they are completely new! )

    Caroliza_fan
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    Midori Ito Junior Worlds 1981 at 11 years old
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYklEKYKa7g

    Midori 1981 at NHK EX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMy_oP2xmR0

    Midori 1980 NHK LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLtdloG-_So



    And here she is this year in the Worlds Adult Championship
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbigid8Rzfc

    A life lived with the love of skating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    Midori Ito Junior Worlds 1981 at 11 years old
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYklEKYKa7g

    Midori 1981 at NHK EX
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMy_oP2xmR0

    Midori 1980 NHK LP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLtdloG-_So



    And here she is this year in the Worlds Adult Championship
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbigid8Rzfc

    A life lived with the love of skating.
    Thanks her jumps were already very high

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