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Thread: Your life depends on one skater to skate well and deliver. Who do you choose?

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    I'm with the poster who said Irina Rodnina. Not only did she have all those wins (with two partners and the baby), she never put down a wrong foot. Literally, her music failed before she did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BounceAround View Post
    Re Katarina Witt -

    Why is she known for her consistency? The only time I ever remember her really laying it down is '87 Worlds. It seemed like she didn't skate her best during either of her Olympic wins or any of her other World title wins.
    Because at her time the other girls were soooooo inconsistent (Thomas, Sumners, Ivanova, etc)

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    ice dancing. D/W or Klimova/Ponomarenko
    Pairs: Shen/Zhao
    Men: Yagudin or Plushenko
    Ladies: Kwan (at Worlds), Kim (at Olympics)

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    I'll kill myself in a less painful way.

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    When motivated- YuNa. Every time she delivers something special.

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    You are all wrong.

    Putin.

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    Men: Yagudin, Boitano
    Women: Witt, Kwan
    Pairs: Goordeva & Grinkov
    Dance: Davis & White

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenaj View Post
    For people picking Yuna, aren't you afraid she might pop a jump in her long program, like she has done most of the time?
    Good prediction.

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    well what country is the skate gonna take place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KJGL View Post
    I'm with the poster who said Irina Rodnina. Not only did she have all those wins (with two partners and the baby), she never put down a wrong foot. Literally, her music failed before she did.

    LOL!

    For new fans who may not be in the know, Youtube the 1973 World Championship Pairs performance by Rodnina and Zaitsev.

    As we neared the Lake Placid Games, I was rooting for B/G, frankly because it would have been so great to see an American victory. Age and decreased nationalism has led me to believe that, no matter how great a fan I was and still remain, B/G wouldn't have beaten Irina, even if they had been able to skate.

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    Navka/Kostomarov.

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    Would you look at that. While everyone said Yulia, I took my leap of faith and picked Kostner and Sotnikova. And my faith was rewarded. Who landed 3 Flips? And who skated a clean 7 triple FS along with upgrading to a 3F-3T in the short? I should've taken a third leap and picked Asada too!

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    I would do my best never to have to depend my life on on anyone....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenaj View Post
    For people picking Yuna, aren't you afraid she might pop a jump in her long program, like she has done most of the time?
    She has popped jumps in the past, but within the past few years, starting at Vancouver, she has really limited popping jumps. I think the only time she did was at Korean nationals 2013, but that was because she didn't have enough speed due to an early fall from footwork.

    I would say that Sochi has further proved her nerves of steel in high pressure situations. I'd want her to skate for my life, if she knew about it.

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    Also Yuna seems like the type of person who would actually want you to live and would feel bad if she failed you. lol.

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