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    Yes, her name is Michelle Kwan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    Yes, her name is Michelle Kwan.
    The one and only

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    Yes, her name is Michelle Kwan.

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    I would have to answer no. Nature wasn't meant to be perfect. I think Yuna, Michelle, Shizuka and Kristi Yamaguchi come closest but all of them have deficiencies in some areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    Yes, her name is Michelle Kwan.
    Michelle lacked several things (the question is who had or has EVERYTHING), as does Yu-na: both lacked a triple axel; Yu-na's spiral position and layback are not text book quality. Michelle's layback was lacking too.

    No, there has not been nor probably ever will be a skater who has everything.

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    For me it was Oksana Baiul at her peak. Unlike a lot of the ladies mention, she had great spins and all the triples through the lutz (although no 3-3).

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    For me it was Oksana Baiul at her peak. Unlike a lot of the ladies mention, she had great spins and all the triples through the lutz (although no 3-3).
    She also telegraphed her jumps more than other skaters of her era, which is one of the reasons why she wasn't a favorite of mine - JMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    Yes, her name is Michelle Kwan.
    She does not have the Olympic gold medal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy View Post
    big jumps,
    skating skills ok - not loving her bent and weak ankles in skating,
    nice speed
    lack of flexibility
    mostly an expression of only 1 facial type involving frowning of eyebrows

    overall not perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky_fly20 View Post
    big jumps,
    skating skills ok - not loving her bent and weak ankles in skating,
    nice speed
    lack of flexibility
    mostly an expression of only 1 facial type involving frowning of eyebrows

    overall not perfect
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    This is off-topic, but I've been very impressed with Shizuka's commitment to her professional skating. Although I often dislike her music selections, her performances throughout the past 8(!) seasons have always been highly polished. It is obvious she trains hard and takes exhibitions very seriously. She even does triple-triples sometimes. Last year, she did a triple-flip-triple-toe at one of the shows where she performed "Mambo" with Daisuke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ks777 View Post
    An amazing talent, but doesn't have nearly the consistency to call her a female skater who has everything.

    There will never be a skater who has all the checkboxes. People will always find something to criticize.

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