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Thread: Best Female Skater of the 90s

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    BronzeisGolden02
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    Best Female Skater of the 90s


    Alright, Oscar time, who gets your nod for Best Female Performer of a Skating Decade? Again, I will list my frontrunners, if you guys have any to add please feel free.

    Jill Trenary
    Midori Ito
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Tonya Harding
    Nancy Kerrigan
    Oksana Baiul
    Surya Bonaly
    Yuka Sato
    Chen Lu
    Michelle Kwan
    Irina Slutskaya
    Tara Lipinski
    Maria Butirskaya

    Well, this is an obvious choice for me. No one has touched me more than Michelle Kwan during this time period. She was so consistent and beautiful to watch, delivering memorable performances one after the other. And, after losing to Tara in 98, she accepted it with grace I could never muster.

    1. Michelle Kwan
    2. Kristi Yamaguchi (Solid as a rock)
    3. Chen Lu (96 Worlds is enough alone!)
    4. Midori Ito (WOW!)
    5. Oksana Baiul (So beautiful, yet so unstable)
    6. Tara Lipinski (So driven)
    7. Nancy Kerrigan
    8. Yuka Sato
    9. Irina Slutskaya (Didn't come to like her until 2000s)
    10. Maria Butirskaya (Awesome at 99 Worlds)
    11. Surya Bonaly (She tried so hard)
    12. Tonya Harding (UUGGH!
    *Jill Trenary - Haven't seen enough of her performances to accurately say

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    Show 42
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    Re: Best Female Skater of the 90s


    .......Bronze, I'll go along with your final list, maybe moving Irina up a bit higher in the standings.........42

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    sk8ing lady2001
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    Re: Best Female Skater of the 90s


    Michelle Kwan, I say. Woo hoo! :D

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    Kasey
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    Re: Best Female Skater of the 90s


    Do we even need a thread for this one? Michelle Kwan of course! She's like the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 70s! All of her major successes have come since 1994 on...

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    CB1AB2
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    Re: Best Female Skater of the 90s


    I WOULD NOT PUT TONYA HARDING ON THIS LIST

    cb

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    Excidra2001
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    Re: Best Female Skater of the 90s


    Here is mine:

    1-Midori Itio
    2-Kristy Y
    3-Irina Slutskaya
    4-Michelle kwan
    5-Yuka Sato
    6-Surya Bonaly
    7-Maria Butryskaya
    8-Tara Lipinski(She only competed 3 seasons and she was out)
    9-Oksana Biaul(Just like Tara)
    10-Nancy K

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    mathman444
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    Re: Best Female Skater of the 90s


    Can I say Kristi for the decade 1990-2000 and Michelle for the decade 1995-2005?

    Mathman

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    rgirl181
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    Re: Best Female Skater of the 90s


    Hey, Mathman, you read my mind (or else I just read your post ). Actually, I was going to put it slightly differently:
    Best Eligible Skater of the 90s: Michelle (no question, even for Mean Ol' Rgirl:lol: )
    Best Pro Skater of the 90s: Kristi

    Michelle has had/is having a long, great competitive career while Kristi had a comparitively short eligible career, but a long, great pro career. Both great in different ways.

    As for the rest, after Michelle and Kristi, here's my list:

    Yuka Sato
    Midori Ito
    Irina Slutskaya (would have her higher except she had that down period from '98 to '00 and then had a great comeback from '00 to '02)
    Tara Lipinski
    Nancy Kerrigan
    Oksana Baiul
    Chen Lu
    Maria Butryskaya
    Surya Bonaly
    Jill Trenary
    Tonya Harding

    After Yuka, Midori, and Irina, I don't have strong feelings about the order of the rest. Some were best in the early 90s, some in the late. Some were great competitors, some were great pros. Some were inconsistent, but when they were on, were incredibly beautiful skaters. I have no problem with Tonya on the list. She got involved in a terrible crime that ended her skating career, but prior to that, especially from 90 to 92, Harding did some great technical skating.
    Rgirl

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    lottafs
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    Re: Best Female Skater of the 90s


    Michelle Kwan, Tonya Harding, Kristi Yamaguchi.

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    ballerinagrl
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    Best female skater of the 90's


    I think for me, the list would look like this (all very personal preference of course, and I apologise for that in advance!!!!!!!!!)

    1. Oksana Baiul
    2. Michelle Kwan
    3. Chen Lu
    4. Irina Slutskaya
    5. Kritsi Yamaguchi
    6. Midori Ito
    7. Surya Bonaly
    8. Tara Lipinski
    9. Maria Butraskaya

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    RealtorGal
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    Re: Best female skater of the 90's


    <span style="colorurple;font-family:comic sans ms;font-size:small;">Oh, wow, another thread designed to gush about how great Michelle is. It's been a couple of months since we've had one, so I guess we were about due.</span> :lol:

  12. #12
    shadair
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    Re: Best female skater of the 90's


    Michelle Kwan - There’s Michelle and then there’s everybody else :lol: Just kidding
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Yuka Sato
    Jill Trenary
    Chen Lu
    Irina Slutskaya
    Tara Lipinski
    Maria Butirskaya
    Midori Ito
    Oksana Baiul
    Surya Bonaly
    Nancy Kerrigan
    Tonya Harding

    After Michelle and Kristi, it’s hard for me to choose until I get to Surya, Nancy and Tonya so the middle of my list is just kind of pick one.


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