Greatest Ladies SP of all time
We have a thread for the FS, we should have one for the SP, too!
1) Carolina Kostner 2012 WTT (yes, I'm biased!)
2) Yu-Na Kim 2010 Olympics
3) Midori Ito 1988 Olympics
4) Michelle Kwan 1998 Nationals
5) Sasha Cohen 2004 Worlds, Mao Asada 2013 GPF
Others: Miki Ando 2011 Worlds, Carolina Kostner 2013 Challenge Cup, Yu-Na Kim 2009 Worlds, Irina Slutskaya 2002 Olympics, Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Olympics
Sasha Cohen - 2006 Olympics
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My all time favorite for a lot of reasons is Joannie Rochette at the Vancouver Olympics:
I'd round out my top 3 with Sasha's 2006 Olympic short and Michelle's from 1998.
So many more to choose from than the LP!
1) Michelle's 1998 Nationals SP
2) Mao's 2006 SA SP & 2013 GPF SP (Can't choose btw the two nocturnes)
3) Lu Chen's 1996 Worlds SP
4) Michelle's 1996 Worlds SP
5) Yuna Kim's 2007 Worlds SP
Honorable Mentions: Rest of Michelle's clean SP's big grin Yuna's 2009 Worlds SP, Mao's 2009 WTT SP, Sasha's 2006 Olympic SP, Mao's 2008 Worlds SP
Not at the top, but somewhere on the list should go Anna Rechnio's 1998 Worlds Short. It was sort of a one hit wonder, but it was a joy to watch. I saw it in person and her power and speed for that one performance were wonderful.
Yu-na Kim - 2009 Worlds SP
I agree 100%.
Originally Posted by Sochi_2014
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Sasha cohen 2006
Mao asada nocturne 2013 gpf
Yuna kim 2010 bond
Sasha Cohen 2006 Olympics!
I absolutely agree with Sasha Cohen 2006 Olympics! Just amazing!
Mao Asada-2010 Olympics
Sasha Cohen-2004 W, 2002 Olympics (So many Sasha's programs but she is my favorite skater)
Kanako Murakami-2013 W
Joannie Rochette-2010 Olympics
My #1 all time is Oksana Baiul's Olympic SP from 1994, even with the slight two-foot landing. The program is paced beautifully and she had great spins and an unusual entrance into her 2A.
Tie between Michelle Kwan's 1998 Rachmaninoff SP and Yu-Na Kim's 2007 Tango de Roxanne SP for me. Both are sublime!
Not sure if I'd call it the greatest ever but this is one of my favourite Ladies SPs in recent memory: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa2R_HqZnz4
Many of the ones mentioned indeed deserve to be called the greatest, but as far as entertainment, I'd love to include Mao's 4CC SP from last year, Stephanie Rosenthal's Nationals SP, and Osmond's Worlds SP from last year (although Mao's and Osmond's were also technically brilliant). All of my non-skating friends who've seen those performances have said they wish skating was more fun and entertaining like those ones, instead of the same old classical music.
Midori Ito goes into this category, I think. Her 1988 Olympics SP and her 1990 Worlds SP are so much fun to watch. Her 1991 SP while more difficult (with probably the best jumping of any ladies SP in history) had less individuality.
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy