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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    This is my all time favorite of beauty and courage.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kql3sf_crA

    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???

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/...t_16417878.htm
    So beautiful.

    Truly one of the great moments in skating history, for so many reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olympia View Post
    My philosophy about skating is that we're not trying to weed good skaters out, we're trying to bring good skaters in.
    Another great quote.

    In that spirit, focusing on the choreography, here's Igor Bobrin from 1981.

    And some of his lesser seen choreography for competitive skaters:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQZglgKf3KM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Kzz5RmgDIc

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    Moskvina and Mishin in 1968. They were quite successful and at one point beat the Protopopovs. They were fast, had excellent unison, and had some very interesting moves. Moskvina had such flair. I definitely saw how the Protopopovs' elegance influenced their skating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-c0RmNtfR4

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    Another one of my favorites

    Yukari Nakano 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQn_JZ-BXlc

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    I'm lovin this thread! TY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblespiral View Post
    Another one of my favorites

    Yukari Nakano 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQn_JZ-BXlc
    Speaking of Yukari Nakano...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQxYWlg43nY

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    What a beautiful Gisselle!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnSN9mCezO0

    Another favorite from NHK 2008

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    Agreed! Tonya was such an energetic, exciting skater. I've always loved this performance from the 1991 Skate America competition:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOP3...Q&noredirect=1
    She was on fire and that triple axel in the beginning was exquisite! She beat the reigning World Champion and looked like a contender for gold in Albertville, but the wheels came off within just a few months. She looked like a completely different skater by January of 1992.

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    Another one of my favorite blasts from the past will always be Tanja Szewczenko's silver medal winning LP at the 1997-1998 Champions' Series Final. She had struggled mightily with injuries and numerous issues, but this skate was so stirring and genuinely moving. I was so excited for her!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj9q7UOqwQ8

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    I love Yukari. She was so beautiful, every move so elegant. What happened with her career? Did injury end it? Such a shame if so. Japan has so many excellent skaters and I think Yukari was as beautiful a skater as any of my faves. So hard to even pick my favorite Japanese Lady...Yuka? Yukari? Mao? Akiko? Miki? Shizuka? They have it all, work ethic, body type. I am really enjoying this thread as I have not seen many of these skates. TY again.

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    Here's something I just found by accident, while looking up something else. Brian Boitano does a whole program based on the spread eagle.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-B5YrRaB8w

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    Ooh, thanks, Math. I remember that program and didn't know how to look it up, I love that he did that. It just goes to show that a great skater can hold the audience in the palm of his or her hand without doing jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skateluvr View Post
    I'm lovin this thread! TY!
    Me, too! So many forgotten gems. I thought I had a pretty good nose for beautiful performances from history, but I didn't remember so many of these.

    Please keep adding to the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TontoK View Post
    Me, too! So many forgotten gems. I thought I had a pretty good nose for beautiful performances from history, but I didn't remember so many of these.

    Please keep adding to the thread!
    Me three! I love finding and contributing little forgotten gems of history

    And continuing on the Yukari train... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mWlaI-o46g (yes the camera angle is a little weird, but...)

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    Let's not forget this lovely - Pang and Tong -- I love the music too (Pearl fishers)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygTEXNofjXc

    And I'm going to see them this year at TEB - whee - I'm going to Paris!

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