12-02-2013, 10:37 AM
Wicked Yankee Girl
Do any of you remember Joanna Ng?
She was the one & only winner of the Skate Canada Artistic competition at age 12. That was in 1990.
She never quite made it as a Senior in the US, and went professional.
12-02-2013, 10:38 AM
LOL, yup I've been watching a skater since Lillehammer. So combined watching skating for years, with a good memory I could probably pull names of skaters most don't know, lol
Originally Posted by hikki
Tanja Szweczenko!! I always loved her. Her comeback in 1997/98 was wonderful. She did go to Nagano but she had to withdraw. She got hit with that infamous Nagano Flu, that so many others got (Yagudin, Savard-Gagnon/Bradet, Stojko, and several other athletes). She had a blood virus the year before so her immune system was weakened, and she couldn't skate After that she disappeared again.
Naomi Nari Nam had so much potential, too bad injuries ended her career.
Yukina Ota had the problem of coming from a country with unlimited depth, but she was so talented.
Laetitia Hubert came so close to breaking through but her nerves would get the best of her. She was all or nothing.
12-02-2013, 03:25 PM
And Michelle looked visibly annoyed lol. Bird's nest haircut!! Well no amount of hyping by that woman could stop Michelle from winning the next SIX nationals haha. NNN was fabulous in that year though. So magical.
Originally Posted by LiamForeman
Thanks! I like these too:
Originally Posted by Johar
Skate Canada SP to another version of Kitaro, came 2nd to Michelle
NHK LP, the performance of her life, came 2nd to Lu Chen
She was overshadowed by Midori's comeback that season at Nationals and Worlds. She's coaching now and sometimes commentates on the Asahi network in Japan.
You certainly can! Looking back, I probably paid more attention to skating in the 90s much more than now. I replayed my VHS tapes so many times back in those days. Fun times.
Originally Posted by coppertop1
I didn't know Tanja's withdrawal from Nagano was due to flu. Had she skated the way she had been skating that season, she could've got Bronze.
12-02-2013, 03:39 PM
I don't have many old skating tapes but we'll always have YouTube
Yeah, she definitely could have. Poor Tanja, she wasn't completely recovered by Worlds either then she disappeared again. Shame, I always enjoyed her.