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    All time Olympic podiums and top 5

    If all the Olympics in skating history were put into one what would the podium and top 5s be. I think these would be it:


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    Gold- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1988 Calgary Olympics. Perfect skating.
    Silver- Totmianina & Marinin 2006 Turin Olympics. Boring but technically perfect and polished skating.
    Bronze- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1994 Lillehammer Olympics
    4th- Miskutienok & Dmitriev 1992 Albertville Olympics
    5th- Miskutienok & Dmitriev 1994 Lillehammer Olympics


    Mens

    Gold- Yagudin 2002 Sale Lake City Olympics
    Silver- Plushenko 2006 Turin Olympics
    Bronze- Boitano 1988 Calgary Olympics
    4th- Kulik 1998 Nagano Olympics
    5th- Stojko 1994 Lillehammer Olympics


    Dance

    Gold- Virtue & Moir 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Silver- Torvill & Dean 1984 Sarajevo Olympics
    Bronze- Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992 Albertville Olympics
    4th- Grischuk & Platov 1998 Nagano Olympics
    5th- Anissina & Peizerat 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics


    Ladies

    Gold- Yu Na Kim 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Silver- Mao Asada 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Bronze- Tara Lipinski 1998 Nagano Olympics
    4th- Michelle Kwan 1998 Nagano Olympics
    5th- Shizuka Arakawa 2006 Turin Olympics

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    Gold- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1988 Calgary Olympics
    Silver- Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics
    Bronze- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1994 Lillehammer Olympics
    4th- Mishkutenok & Dmitriev 1992 Albertville Olympics
    5th- Mishkutenok & Dmitriev 1994 Lillehammer Olympics


    Mens

    Gold- Alexei Yagudin 2002 Sale Lake City Olympics
    Silver- Brian Boitano 1988 Calgary Olympics
    Bronze- Ilia Kulik 1998 Nagano Olympics
    4th- Alexei Urmanov 1994 Lillehammer Olympics
    5th- Evgeni Plushenko 2006 Turin Olympics


    Dance

    Gold- Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992 Albertville Olympics
    Silver- Krylova & Ovsyannikov 1998 Nagano Olympics
    Bronze- Virtue & Moir 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    4th- Torvill & Dean 1984 Sarajevo Olympics
    5th- Anissina & Peizerat 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics


    Ladies

    Gold- Yuna Kim 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Silver- Michelle Kwan 1998 Nagano Olympics
    Bronze- Tara Lipinski 1998 Nagano Olympics
    4th- Joannie Rochette 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    5th- Mao Asada 2010 Vancouver Olympics

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    Gold- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1988 Calgary Olympics
    Silver- Mishkutenok & Dmitriev 1992 Albertville Olympics
    3rd- Sale & Pelletier 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics
    4th- Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics
    5th- Pang & Tong 2010 Vancouver Olympics (S/Z deserved to win based on the superior SP, but overall SP+LP P/T were cleaner)
    (tempted to add T/M but they were awfully boring even if they were clean)

    Mens

    Gold- Yagudin 2002 Sale Lake City Olympics
    Silver- Kulik 1998 Nagano Olympics
    Bronze- Boitano 1988 Calgary Olympics
    4th- Stojko 1994 Lillehammer Olympics
    5th- Plushenko 2010 Vancouver Olympics (while 2006 he won and had some of the strongest jumps ever, I felt his actual programs/performances were better in 2010)


    Dance

    Gold- Virtue & Moir 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Silver- Davis & White 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Bronze- Torvill & Dean 1984 Sarajevo Olympics
    4th- Anissina & Peizerat 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics
    5th- Krylova & Ovsiannikov 1998 Nagano Olympics


    Ladies

    Gold- Yu Na Kim 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Silver - Tara Lipinski 1998 Nagano Olympics
    Bronze - Michelle Kwan 1998 Nagano Olympics
    4th- Shizuka Arakawa 2006 Turin Olympics
    5th - Mao Asada 2010 Vancouver Olympics (SP and the two 3A in the LP)

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    This isn't really fair to do since the technical demands advance so much over time. Plus COP and 6.0 are so different. My podiums are going to be based on how great a performance was for its time, and separate podiums for 6.0 and COP.


    Pairs COP podium:

    Gold- Totmianina & Marinin 2006
    Silver- Miskutienok & Dmitriev 1994
    Bronze- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1988
    4th- Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze 2002 (under COP they easily beat S&P, especialy with their way better short program, and barring the crazy U.S media there should be no controversy about it any longer)
    5th- Shen & Zhao or Pang & Tong 2010


    Pairs 6.0 podium

    Gold- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1994
    Silver- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1988
    Bronze- Rodnina & Zaitsev 1976
    4th- Miskutienok & Dmitriev 1994
    5th- Miskutienok & Dmitriev 1992



    Ladies COP podium

    Gold- Yu Na Kim 2010 (by atleast 15 points)
    Silver- Dorothy Hamill 1976 (again for the standards of her own era vs the others for theirs)
    Bronze- Midori Ito 1988 (no figures)
    4th- Shizuka Arakawa 2006
    5th- Mao Asada or Joannie Rochette 2010


    Ladies 6.0 podium

    Gold- Yu Na Kim 2010
    Silver- Tara Lipinski 1998
    Bronze- Michelle Kwan 1998
    4th- Midori Ito 1988
    5th- Dorothy Hamill 1976


    I will think about the other disciplines some other time. The only easy and total no brainer choice in any discipline is Yu Na Kim in 2010 winning easily under either 6.0 or COP. Every other placement for every other discipline is very subjective.

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    Mens COP podium

    Gold- Yagudin 2002
    Silver- Cousins 1980
    Bronze- Plushenko 2006
    4th- Goebel 2002 (4 clean quads over 2 programs, tons of points probably)
    5th- Curry 1976


    6.0 mens podium

    Gold- Curry 1976
    Silver- Yagudin 2002
    Bronze- Cousins 1980 (assuming no figures)
    4th- Boitano 1988
    5th- Orser 1988



    Dance podiums (same under both):

    Gold- Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992
    Silver- Torvill & Dean 1984
    Bronze- Virtue & Moir 2010
    4th- Gritschuk & Platov 1998
    5th- Anissina & Peizerat 2002 or Bestiamanova & Bukin 1988

    No way do Davis & White of 2010 make the podium, maybe top 5. They were far less developed then, especialy artistically and benefited majorly from the injuries and layoffs of the two D/S teams, otherwise I doubt they would have even medalled in Vancouver.

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    ^ I would say the other no-brainer is Yagudin winning under CoP and 6.0 with his 2002 performances. He essentially had the goods to produce level 4 spins if he needed to, his artistry would have been held in higher regard than most skaters, and the fact that he did 2 quads in his FS would likely place him ahead of anyone else, points-wise (perhaps Goebel's 2002 FS might have matched his TES score in the FS with the 3 quads, including the one in the bonus, but he'd easily win on PCS).

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    My competition includes no CD's, since the amount of CD's skated differed between years.

    Dance Gold Torvill & Dean 1984 (Bolero FD was good, Paso Doble OSP best of all time )

    Silver Pakhomova & Gorshkov 1976 All kinds of fabulous. Check Pakhomova out! Of course, this is the era when the guy was a third leg. No need to look too hard at Gorshkov

    Bronze Klimova & Ponomarenko 1992 While I am not a particular fan of their Polka, their Bach FD was wonderful

    4th Virtue & Moir 2010 Their handling of the rhythms in their Flamenco OD was masterful. The Mahler FD was very beautiful too.

    5th Davis & White 2010 Why D&W in 5th-because of their awesome Bollywood OD Their Phantom FD was pretty good too.

    6th Krylova & Ovsiannakov 1998 - I always felt that they should have beaten G&P there, and G&P in 1998 were better than G&P in 1994 Their Rock n Roll / Jive OD was the best Krylova's Carmen was the most fierce Carmen ever!

    Why not A&P-check out their MLK free dance. Their Spanish medley/Flamenco OD was amazing, the FD not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pangtongfan View Post
    No way do Davis & White of 2010 make the podium, maybe top 5. They were far less developed then, especialy artistically and benefited majorly from the injuries and layoffs of the two D/S teams, otherwise I doubt they would have even medalled in Vancouver.
    Except that D/W in 2010 were better than anything Dom/Shab or Belb/Agosto ever did. So, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kovarkovaelegant View Post
    If all the Olympics in skating history were put into one what would the podium and top 5s be. I think these would be it:
    Ladies

    Gold- Yu Na Kim 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Silver- Mao Asada 2010 Vancouver Olympics
    Bronze- Tara Lipinski 1998 Nagano Olympics
    4th- Michelle Kwan 1998 Nagano Olympics
    5th- Shizuka Arakawa 2006 Turin Olympics
    Mao Asada, who flubbed triple toe as I recall, over a clean Michelle? I don't think so. (And I won't get into the whole Tara vs. Michelle in '98 thing).

    ETA: But if I did, here are my picks, for the modern era:

    Gold: Yu Na in '10
    Silver: Michelle in '98
    Bronze: Tara in '98
    4th: Mao in '10
    5th: Shizuka in '06

    If all eras were considered, I'd have Janet Lynn in '72 in there somewhere.

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    Ladies:

    1) Midori Ito 1988 (considering her own era standards)
    2) Yu-Na 2010
    3) Michelle Kwan 1998
    4) Nancy Kerrigan 1994 (due to her incredibly beautiful SP)
    5) Tara 1998

    Ice Dance:

    1) Klimova/Ponomarenko 1992
    2) Krylova/Osvyannikov 1998
    3) Virtue/Moir 2010
    4) Torvill/Dean 1984 (please, don't hate me for this, I just don't think it is the best ever)
    5) Usova/Zhulin 1994

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    It was T&D's OSP & CD's that were the best ever. Bolera was great too, but it's the OSP that was knock your socks off wonderful.

    Its K&P that I put higher because of pressure from reputation, because someone might kill me. I've never seen an Olympics live , but I did see K&P's 1992 routine at Worlds, and I saw T&D at 1984 Worlds. T&D for the win over K&P any day, any time.

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    MEN

    Gold- Yagudin 2002
    Silver- Boitano 1988
    Bronze- Goebel 2002 (very underrated Long Program)
    4th- Plushenko 2006
    5th- Takahashi 2010

    WOMEN

    Gold- Midori Ito 1988 (nobody has ever blown the field away to this extent)
    Silver- Tara Lipinski 1998
    Bronze- Michelle Kwan 1998
    4th- Yu Na Kim 2010
    5th- Sarah Hughes 2002

    DANCE

    Gold- Torvill & Dean 1984
    Silver- Torvill & Dean 1994
    Bronze- Anissina & Peizerat 2002
    4th- Virtue & Moir 2010
    5th- Davis & White 2010

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    Gold- Belousova & Protopopov 1968
    Silver- Gordeeva & Grinkov 1988
    Bronze- Sale & Pelletier 2002
    4th- Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze 2002
    5th- Ina & Zimmerman 2002

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorispulaski View Post
    It was T&D's OSP & CD's that were the best ever. Bolera was great too, but it's the OSP that was knock your socks off wonderful.

    Its K&P that I put higher because of pressure from reputation, because someone might kill me. I've never seen an Olympics live , but I did see K&P's 1992 routine at Worlds, and I saw T&D at 1984 Worlds. T&D for the win over K&P any day, any time.
    I know that my opinion isn't really shared by a lot of people (including the French judge that gave them 5.5 ), but, even if I agree that T/D Bolero was really superior in terms of intricacy and difficulty of the steps, they don't communicate a lot to me, emotionally, when K/M do every single move with such a pathos and an energy that give me chills every time I watch it... There is so much passion and intensity in that program, even without the very difficult steps! (my personal take on this, obviously)

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    T&D OSP Paso Doble (audience explodes even before dance is quite done) The whole place is vibrating with excitement
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsHt7DRxpxA

    K&P Polka OSP
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox56BZ2Wx5g
    Notice how much the audience is not into this dance (I was part of that audience, so I can vouch)
    Despite Canadian commentator commending the ballroom feel, K&P twidgetted back and forth between making fun of folk dancing polka people and trying to do the ballroom polka they were supposed to be doing.

    K&P are far behind T&D in the OSP. Coincidentally, V&M and D&W are doing folk dance in their Olympics, and they definitely outscore K&P on my scorecard in this part of the competition.
    That makes K&P no better than 4th in the OD/OSP phase of competition. They would have to make up a lot of ground in the FD, and it was on a par with Bolero, but not as audience engrossing as Bolero.

    If you want to see a ballroom polka,Winkler & Lohse's was good, as was Davis & White's Giselle, and the polka part of Die Fledermaus. It does not involve funny faces. Despite V&M having declared their massive distaste for polka, V&M's 2012 polka was better than K&P's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blades of Passion View Post
    Gold- Midori Ito 1988 (nobody has ever blown the field away to this extent)
    It's ironic that her program would have scored even higher in the following four Olympics, even though the technical bar was raised substantially. She would not be getting 5.5-5.7 for artistry if compared to Tara or Sarah.

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