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    John Curry, Rob McCall, and Canadian Dennis Coi, who, sadly, I only saw on video after his death. He had the best layback spin I've ever seen a man do. Also, although I only saw one solo number from him, in (I think) a PBS skating special from Baltimore around '89 with one of the Curry offshoot companies, the late Shaun McGill did a fantastic number to "Street Music" that made me want to see more of his skating.

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    Without being morbid, my favorite deceased skaters are:

    John Curry - the brilliant 1976 Olympic men's champion. Unparalled artistry, flow, elegance, and great jumps. The world lost one of its best skaters when John passed away from Aids in 1991.

    Sergei Grinkov - Katia Gordeeva's wonderful pairs partner. I always loved to watch them skate, as they were the essence of pairs skating - "the two shall skate as one", as Dick Button said. Sergei was such a wonderful husband and father. The world lost another one of its best skaters when Sergei passed away from a heart attack in November 1995.

    Hana Maskova, the leggy, lovely Czechoslovakian figure skater who won the World bronze medal in 1967-1968, and won the Olympic bronze medal in 1968 behind Peggy Fleming and Gaby Seyfert. Hana's programs were full of high, powerful jumps, and she was absolutely gorgeous to watch. The world lost yet another one of its best skaters when Hana was killed in an automobile accident in 1970.

    Other wonderful deceased skaters include Brian Pocker, the wonderful Canadian singles skater, and Rob McCall, the Canadian ice dance skater, who with partner Tracy Wilson, won the World bronze medal in 1986 - 1988 and the Olympic bronze medal in 1988. The world lost two more wonderful skaters when Brian and Bob died from Aids.

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    My Pick

    John Curry hands down.

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    John Curry.

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    John Curry- He was before my time but I saw a video clip of his Olympic performance. It amazed me.

    Sergei Grinkov-What more can I say about him aqn Katia. Perhaps the best pair of all time. They had everything.

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    I forgot to mention that I also really enjoyed Russian ice dancer Ludmilla Pakhamova, who died of cancer. She and her partner/husband, Alexander Gorskov won the first Olympic Ice Dancing gold medal in Innsbruck, 1976 and 5 World Championships.

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    Sergei Grinkov - It'll be 10 years this November since Sergei died and I still miss not seeing him and Katia skating. He was a wonderful skater and a loving husband and father.

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    Definitely Sergei Grinkov.

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    No contest for me, Sergi Grinkov. Love his work so much. A fine man, and an incredible skater.

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    It's between Grinkov and Pakhomova.

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    Another vote for John Curry.

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    Sonja Henie

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    Sergi. Definately Sergi.

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    Sergei Grinkov

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachael
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    I agree

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