Would you rather see a reigning Olympic gold medalist win the gold again? Or would you rather see someone new take the coveted title? The last woman to win back to back Olympic gold medals was Katarina Witt in 1984 and 1988. Then of course, there was Sonja Henie who won 3 Olympic gold medals 1928, 1932, and 1936.
We quite possibly may have another back to back gold medalist with Yuna. It's very exciting to me, but I have mixed feelings. It has nothing to do with the skaters individually. In some ways, I hope someone else is able to pull through and win... whoever really.
An Olympic gold medal is so special, that I almost think that it would be nice to give someone else a shot at winning, seeing as this is what these skaters work their whole lives for. However, at the same time, I think that it would be quite remarkable if Yuna could win again, and she would surely go down as one of the very best (as if she already wasn't!).
Of course, the same question goes for Plushenko and his journey to Sochi, being the 2006 Olympic gold medalist. Other men's repeats have been Dick Button (1948 and 1952), Karl Schafer (1932 and 1936), and Gillis Grafstrom (1920, 1924, and 1928).
I suppose that the best person should win at the end of the night, and if that's Yuna or Plushenko again, then good for them! (Although Plushenko's chance of doing so is very small) But in a way, I'd like to see someone else get a chance too What do you think? Skating takes such a toll on the body, that it is rare to see a repeat Olympic champion. Is it something that you'd like to see?