10-30-2013, 09:46 PM
Talk is cheap, boo.
Originally Posted by pangtongfan
Tell me what G/G are better at? Programs? They do the same programs every year. Tech? Hello, where's the SBS triple. What 2A throw? Very C/S of them.
No innovation, just pleasant to look at. Boring. Next.
10-30-2013, 10:27 PM
I think that would be a much more positive thread, and I'd love to see it. Definitely Browning would be in there, though he couldn't have earned an Olympic medal on the strength of either his '92 or '94 Olympic performances. The great thing is that he made up for these lapses both before and after his two Olympic attempts, both technically and artistically, and his skating record is unparalleled despite his two Olympic flame-outs.
Originally Posted by wordsworthgirl
I'd also add Yuka Sato, a favorite skater of mine. Such a shame that she popped that jump in 1994, but on the other hand, she managed a World championship soon after.
Going further back, I think Ken Shelley and JoJo Starbuck were deprived of a medal in 1972. For other reasons, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner were deprived of their chance to compete at all in 1980. They were the then-current world champions (though that was partly due to Rodnina's maternity leave in 1979), and they would almost certainly have medaled (probably not gold, since Rodnina/Zaitsev were back in fighting trim), if Randy Gardner's leg could have held him up.
10-30-2013, 10:30 PM