Thanks, Icey. That was some competition.
Originally Posted by Icey
If the ISU ended Landover, they showed once again that they have rocks in their heads. That show probably brought a lot of fans to skating. It was usually shown on TV on a weekend afternoon at a good time, not hidden away at noon, and there was heaps of anticipation about what the best skaters would do each season. There was just enough judging to satisfy people who like a competition, but even if you didn't care who won, you got to see exciting skating.
One person we've forgotten to mention for glorious programs is Robin Cousins. His Olympic short and long programs in 1980 were pretty marvelous. Oh, and Yagudin.
Olympia, our tastes are very similar. Cousins was amazing in Lake Placid! His short program was chock full of charm.
Originally Posted by Olympia
I am especially fond of his diagonal step sequence in his short program. So musical and light...
A fall out of a triple loop in the LP cost him a perfect program, but it didn't cost him the gold. IIRC, he trounced everyone in that competition.
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I wish I was there for the ladies event in nagano, all three deserved gold. I can't think of three more incredible, distinctive talented ladies who deserved the podium in any order than tara, Mk, and the exquisite Chen Lu.
1988 Olympics - Elizabeth Manley's long program, and Brian Boitano/Brian Orser's long programs
1998 Olympics - Elvis Stojko LP
1996 US Nationals - Rudy Galindo LP
2010 Olympics - Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir FD
I've got your program components right here.
Definitely MK's 1996 SP, which others have already mentioned. Here are the others I'd give a limb to have seen in person, in order of importance of limbs (greatest to least):
Czisny 2011 Nationals LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gvq...eature=related
Harding 1991 Skate America LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOP3Dj0DraQ
Harding 1991 Nationals LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdC5G7CDvbI
Kwan 2004 Nationals LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQSoIEAxns
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