A belated welcome, BlackPack. Sorry I missed your first posts. Thanks for joining and for your contributions to the board.
1995 World Championship. Jenny Meno and Todd Sand. Free Skate.
They lacked the power and difficulty that had become the standard by that time, but man-oh-man, this performance had elegance, musicality, and connection. You could see how much they were in love.
This pulled them up from 5th in the SP to the bronze medal.
They didn't always compare well with the great pair teams of the era from a competitive standpoint, but their skating still had a lot to say. I liked them very much.
This one's for Seanibu (Fumie Suguri)
And the answer to the question that everyone always wanted to know but was afraid to ask: Has anyone ever skated to "Oh Suzanna"?
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I have a soft spot for Marina Kielmann from Germany. With this performance at 1993 Worlds, she moved up from 10th in the sp to 5th overall. I loved her final jump combination (2axel-1loop-1loop-2loop-1loop-2loop), so perfectly choreographed to the music. That's something you'll never see under COP.
Mathman, loved the trip down Memory Lane with K/P and the Yankee Polka!
How delightfully cornball!
Thank you very much, Mathman.
Originally Posted by Mathman
BTW, I may not have responded to each and every suggestion in this thread, but rest assured that I have enjoyed and admired these skaters. It's so good to know they're not forgotten.
Oh, she was a roller skater, I didn't know it! But you can really tell it watching this program: the combo that you meantioned is the kind of combination that we (roller figure skaters I mean) usually do, and that "reverse" camel at the end is very common on roller skates, it's actually the second most difficult spin of all in our SOV...
Originally Posted by Puchi
Go Team Abbott
Haven't seen Peggy Schwarz and Mirko Müller mentioned much at Golden Skate. The masters of side-by-side spins
Sadly they often did a mistake or more either in the Short and/or Long program. Their best competition is World's 1998 where they won bronze.
Taj Mahal, their Long Program at Nagano olympics, where they finished 8th, 9th overall.
In 1998/99 they did a program about a violent relationship. Rare for skaters to have such a serious theme. I think they were engaged in an organization that helped abused women.
Cute program from season 1999-2000 to the film Patch Adams ("Laughter is the best medicine") Their last competition(?).
Peggy went to three olympics with her former partner Alexander König. They competed together 1986-1994. Best placement 3rd at Europeans. In 1995 Peggy had a son. Haha, he could be a junior skater by now. But I guess not. Maybe he does some sport though. His father is/was a football player if I remember correctly. Peggy then teamed up with Mirko and started competing again in 1996. I liked their skating in spite of the not always clean programs. They were equals, no big height difference, looked like great friends and did lovely interesting programs with an afterthought.
The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best
I think this skate suits to this category.
Shizuka's 2005 SP, probably forgotten by many, is in my opinion her best program, the one that has moved me the most. There's a beautiful entry to the 3Lz-2L and also an exquisite backwards CoE spiral. Lovely
I think that quote should be cited in all GS threads. It's a wonderful way to remind us that there are some splendid skaters who will not be at the top of the rankings, even though they give us some unparalleled experiences. My philosophy about skating is that we're not trying to weed good skaters out, we're trying to bring good skaters in. Otherwise, we might as well have stopped with Sonja Henie.
Originally Posted by snowflake
Wicked Yankee Girl
Ilia Klimkin Afternoon of a Faun
An inconsistent jumper, but very creative. Do watch at least the first spin into a 3S! Amazing.
Stannick Jeanette talks to the snake in his Little Prince program (a hint of what we may expect from Pechalat and Bourzat this year, since they will be doing a Little Prince inspired program.
Thank for reminding us of this program doris! It was just incredible!
Originally Posted by dorispulaski
Figure Skating Is A Dangerous Sport
This is my all time favorite of beauty and courage.
I love how Hongbo Zhao presents her, steps back and applauds her. Bin Yao was in tears.
Did I miss the boat, is this old news about Shen & Zhao???
What ever happened to this Tonya Harding? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPpvVEWosHc