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    Greatest performances not to win??

    Inspired by the other thread about greates skaters, I wonder, what about those really good performances that didn't win a event. And by that I'm NOT saying that the one who won shouldn't have.

    I mostly watch men, and from very recent seasons that is so obviously my list will be really short.

    - Plushenko GPF 02 "Story of an Artist"
    - Plushenko Olys 02 "Carmen"
    - Plushenko GPF 04 "Nijisnki"
    Ok I'm biased sorry for that, now the rest
    - Jhanke 4CC 04 "Brazilian Medley"
    - Lambiel Euros 02 "Cirque du Soleil" (I realized that the technical content was really low but that was an awesome program)
    - Alexander Abt Euros 02 "Rachmanichoff"
    - Timothy Goebel Olys 02 "American in Paris"
    - Brian Joubert Euros 03 "The Mission"

    what about yours?
    I'm also doing this thread for very selfish reasons because I want to download other programs so I want to see what's worth downloading.

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    1. Chen Lu - 96 Worlds "Rach" LP
    2. Michelle Kwan - 98 Olympics "Lyra Angelica" LP
    3. Michelle Kwan - 95 Worlds "Rondo Capricio (Spelling?) LP
    4. Tanja Szewczenko - 98 GPF "Speed" LP
    5. Nancy Kerrigan - 94 Olympics "Neil Diamond" LP
    6. Paul Wylie - 92 Olympics "Henry V" LP
    7. Todd Eldredge - 98 Worlds LP
    8. Todd Eldredge - 01 Worlds LP
    9. Michelle Kwan - 02 Worlds "Scheherezade" LP
    10. Vanessa Gusmeroli - 00 Worlds "Legends of the Fall" LP
    11. Ina & Dungjen - 02 Olympics LP
    12. Tonia Kwiatkowski - 96 Nationals "Bladerunner" LP

    That is all I can think of for now!

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    Midori Ito 1990 Worlds
    If it weren't for the figures she would have been 2 time world champion
    Midori Ito '88 Olympics technically on another planet to anyone else in the building!

    S & Z 1999 Worlds - this will open a can of worms I'm sure and I do really like B&S's skating but my gut instinct on the night was they were robbed. On reflection the russians were better in many areas at the time but S & Z were clean.

    S&Z 04 Worlds. No wuzrobbing here but awesome skate.

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    Irina-97 LP at worlds: She skated awsome and had that WOW factor.

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    Originally posted by floskate
    S & Z 1999 Worlds - this will open a can of worms I'm sure and I do really like B&S's skating but my gut instinct on the night was they were robbed. On reflection the russians were better in many areas at the time but S & Z were clean.
    I agree with you totally! I´m pretty much always rooting for B&S, but this was one of the rare exceptions. I saw the Worlds 1999 live in Helsinki and definetely thought that S&Z should have won.

    Marjaana

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    Sasha Abt, euros 2002, that was both the best and worst moment for me, since his skating was so faboulous, but still, he didn't win....

    Albena & Maxim should've won both euros and worlds this year!! especially worlds, they just got better and better.

    sorry, can't think of any older one...

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    Brian Orser, 1988 Olympics
    Angela Nikidinov 2002 Short Program at Nationals (she had a first place ordinal from one judge, but only placed 4th overall in the SP)
    Midori Ito 1988 Olympics
    Liz Manley 1988 Olympics
    Tonya Harding, 1991 Worlds (completed the triple axel, but lost to Kristi) Also skated the SP first or second as an unknown skater. Amazing skating by Tonya to have placed second coming from absolutely nowhere.

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    Only LPs or FDs, right? Ok, good performances that were worthy of winning (don't have to be wuzrobbed):

    Goebel 2003 Worlds
    Abt 2002 Euros
    Yagudin 2001 Euros
    D/S 2004 Euros/ Worlds
    Lambiel 2004 Worlds (bronze)
    Lambiel 2002 Euros (bronze)
    B/S 2001 Worlds
    Lu Chen 1996 Worlds
    Kwan 1998 Olympics
    Orser 1988 Olympics
    A/P 2001 Worlds
    G/G 2004 Worlds (bronze)

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    Katarina Witt 94 Olympic Games skating to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" the famous pacificist song written by Pete Seeger.
    Katarina was not a medal contender, yet thanks to a terrific short program she was in the top skating order to skate her long program in view of a Global audience. With a record breaking television audience (the highest television ratings ever held for an Olympics) Katarina's message for peace was accomplished and met by heartfelt applause from the audience at Hamar's Northern Lights Hall.

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    Ilia Kulik 98 worlds! my favorite ever men's LP. Too bad he landed triple flip twice without putting it in combination.
    Shen and Zhao 99.

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    Originally posted by millyskate
    Ilia Kulik 98 worlds! my favorite ever men's LP. Too bad he landed triple flip twice without putting it in combination.
    Shen and Zhao 99.
    I thought Ilia Kulik didn't compete at the 1998 World Champions.

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    I agree with so many of these.

    Shen & Zhao, 04 Worlds
    Stephane Lambiel, 04 Worlds
    Denkova & Staviyski, 04 Euros & Worlds
    Petrova & Tikhonov, 04 Euros
    Viktoria Pavuk, 04 Euros
    Ina & Zimmerman, 02 Olympics
    Lobacheva & Averbukh, 02 Olympics
    Stephane Lambiel, 02 Euros
    Alexander Abt, 02 Euros
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze, 01 Worlds
    Todd Eldredge, 01 Worlds
    Irina Slutskaya, 01 Worlds
    Vanessa Gusmeroli, 00 Worlds
    Shen & Zhao, 99 Worlds
    Phillippe Candeloro, 98 Olympics
    Michelle Kwan, 98 Olympics
    Lu Chen, 96 Worlds
    Moniotte & Lavanchy, 94 Worlds
    Brasseur & Eisler, 94 Olympics
    Mishkutenok & Dmitriev, 94 Olympics
    Torvill & Dean, 94 Olympics
    Nancy Kerrigan, 94 Olympics
    Viktor Petrenko, 91 Worlds
    Brian Orser, 88 Olympics
    Elizabeth Manley, 88 Olympics
    Midori Ito, 88 Olympics

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    Lu Chen 96 Worlds
    Midori Ito 90 Worlds
    Surya Bonaly 93/95 Worlds
    S/Z 99 Worlds
    Usova/Zhulin 94 Olys
    Torvill/Dean 94 Olys

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    Originally posted by Lillehammer 94
    Katarina Witt 94 Olympic Games skating to "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" the famous pacificist song written by Pete Seeger.
    Katarina was not a medal contender, yet thanks to a terrific short program she was in the top skating order to skate her long program in view of a Global audience. With a record breaking television audience (the highest television ratings ever held for an Olympics) Katarina's message for peace was accomplished and met by heartfelt applause from the audience at Hamar's Northern Lights Hall.
    That remains one of my all-time favorite performances EVER. I had tears in my eyes.

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    So many great programs, so few medals!

    One that has not been mentioned is Elvis 1998 Oly LP. He did have to leave some moves out, but for him to land 8 triples with the kind of injuries he had, I think it has to be included here as well.

    Also really liked Phillippes' 1994 Godfather program - Worlds

    BA

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