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    Skatepixie, do you mean Katia Gordeeva? She's still alive, dear. If that is not the Katia you mean then I apologize for my mistake.

    At any rate, my choice would be Sergei Grinkov. The man was smooth and there would never be another like him.

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    I'd have to say Rob McCall. He and Tracy were so entertaining to watch. And he showed such promise as a choreographer.

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    No...I know who Katia is. Sashasbeau mentioned Kira Ivanova...and I didnt know who that was, so I asked...

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    Kira Ivanova was the 1984 Olympic bronze medalist, but she went downhill from there and finished quite low in the 1988 Olympics (I don't remember her final palcement). A few years ago (may have been last year, actually) she was found murdered.

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    I would choose John Curry and Sergei Grinkov.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01
    Kira Ivanova was the 1984 Olympic bronze medalist, but she went downhill from there and finished quite low in the 1988 Olympics (I don't remember her final palcement). A few years ago (may have been last year, actually) she was found murdered.
    Eeek! Scary! :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01
    Kira Ivanova was the 1984 Olympic bronze medalist, but she went downhill from there and finished quite low in the 1988 Olympics (I don't remember her final palcement). A few years ago (may have been last year, actually) she was found murdered.
    She finished 7th in the 88 Olympics. SHe was 1st after the figures, finished 7th (i think) in the SP to be 4th overall, then 9th in the FS

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    Quote Originally Posted by katherine2001
    I would choose John Curry and Sergei Grinkov.
    So would I. Especially John Curry.

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    Hi Mrs. Redboots. Thanks for joining Golden Skate, and welcome to the Forum. We have several active posters from Great Britain, and we really want to make GS an international forum!

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    I'm fascinated by Madge Syers, first olympic gold medalist. She and her husband Edgar really got everything going for women figure skaters. I would love to see some footage. I imagine it would be almost laughable today, but at the time she was unstoppable.

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    Wow, this originally is an old thread I'd never noticed since I joined.....

    Beings that I haven't been into skating but for just over a decade, I'd have to say Sergei Grinkov.

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    John Curry, the most mesmerizing male skater that I have ever seen.

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    Late great Ondrej Napala. I saw some of the footage and he was amazing!

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    Sergei Grinkov, Rob McCall

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda vanwormer
    I'm fascinated by Madge Syers, first olympic gold medalist. She and her husband Edgar really got everything going for women figure skaters. I would love to see some footage. I imagine it would be almost laughable today, but at the time she was unstoppable.

    I was also thinking of Madge Syers. The first World Championship for men was held in 1896. In 1902a woman, Madge Syers, enteres the men's competition and came in second. The ISU banned women from competing against men, but established a separate competition for "ladies" in 1906. She was the first lady to win a Gold medal evev at the Olympics (1908)

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