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    I love reading who everyone likes. I'm like Doris, I like a lot of "second tier" skaters, but of course my first love is Evgeni.

    But I also love Alexander Abt. Hmm, no drooling smilie yet.

    Let's see, I also admire (in no particular order)...

    Sergei Davydov
    Brian Joubert
    Vakthang Murvandizde
    Matt Savoie
    Alexei Yagudin

    Mostly the men, obviously.

    Laura, off to ponder some more

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    Dance:
    Shae and Vic
    Lang and Tchernyshev
    Denkova and Skaviski (sp)

    Men:
    Alexei Yagudin
    Brian Joubert
    Johnny Weir
    And I'm starting to really like Sergei Davydov

    Women:
    Michelle Kwan
    Jenny Kirk
    Fumie Siguri
    Jennifer Robinson (We have the same birthday)

    Pairs:
    Meno and Sand
    The Hartsell's
    Ina and Zimmerman

    Laura

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    Favorite Skaters

    For me it would have to be:

    Ladies
    Michelle
    Kristi
    Katarina
    Yuka

    Men
    Scott H
    Kurt B
    Yags
    Plushy

    Pairs
    JM & TS

    Dance
    JT & CD

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    YAY!!!

    You'll NEVER!!! guess which skater has been mentioned most (so far)!

    *Smashy* (GROW UP!!!)

    Last edited by Smasheroo; 07-28-2003 at 02:53 AM.

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    Let me guess...Michelle Kwan. It's not surprising that Michelle is the most popular skater(eligible).Offcourse almost everyone here is going to list her as one of their favorite.

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    Originally posted by Excidra2001
    Let me guess...Michelle Kwan. It's not surprising that Michelle is the most popular skater(eligible).Offcourse almost everyone here is going to list her as one of their favorite.
    Thanks for doing the thought work for me - but no. Please let me have my own favorites and - believe it or not - there is a whole world out there who wouldn't list her as a favorite.

    As I said on my list, I have favorites (and MK is not one of them, sorry) and I like many more skaters now and then (and MK is one of them). But I'd like to choose myself whom I like especially or not.

    And btw - I don't know if you do her a favor if you lift her higher than she is....

    Generally spoken, it's hard for me to decide which eligible skater I like most, cause most of the routines today don't show enough art and heart for me. I could tell which one I like most for jumping, for spinning, for whatever, but with those required elements it's hard to tell about the personality. And only if I notice that (for me, my eyes, my feelings) I can call someone a favorite of mine. Perhaps that's a personal problem of mine. :D

    As I didn't have many eligible skaters on my list I might add e.g. Takeshi Honda (whom I saw live this spring in a show and I liked it when he did a 3a right in front of me and he showed his excitement about it, too) and Denkova & Staviyski (who do interesting programs - besides their last free dance which I didn't like - and seem to be really nice people. But as I said, if I will remember them fondly also in some years from now, well, time will show....

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    Well, I would have thought (and think perhaps Smashy thought so too) was that Yagudin was mentioned most often.

    And I think he is probably the skater most popular with both European and North American fans.

    I like him myself!

    And I like Kwan, this year especially.

    But truly, truly, the only skaters (and the only videotape) that my husband (the reluctant, dragged along by his wife sort of skating fan) asked for when he was in the hospital for 63 days was Torvill and Dean, Path to Perfection, and the particular performance he wanted to watch over and over was the OSP, Capriccio Espagnol (paso doble). No other skaters have ever had that kind of effect on me either.

    dpp
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    Ladies -

    La Kwan
    AP
    Fumie
    Carolina
    Midori
    LuLu
    I also liked that young female Chinese skater that I saw at worlds (Dan Feng?). I think she's really charming and I'll be keeping an eye out for her in the future

    Men -

    Paul
    Baboo
    Matt
    Ryan Jahnke
    Lambiel
    Johnny Weir

    Pairs - (not a big pairs fan)

    S&S
    M&D
    Steigler & Zimmerman (RIP)

    Dance -

    A&P
    G&P
    T&D
    K&O
    Tanith & Ben

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    Only listing the favorite three or the list would be too big...

    Men:
    Alexei Yagudin
    Kurt Browning
    Brian Orser

    Ladies:
    Michelle Kwan
    Sasha Cohen
    Kristi Yamaguchi

    Pairs:
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze
    Sale & Pelletier
    Abitbol & Bernadis

    Dance:
    Anissina & Peizerat
    Bourne & Kraatz
    Torvilll & Dean

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    Originally posted by tdnuva
    Thanks for doing the thought work for me - but no. Please let me have my own favorites and - believe it or not - there is a whole world out there who wouldn't list her as a favorite.

    As I said on my list, I have favorites (and MK is not one of them, sorry) and I like many more skaters now and then (and MK is one of them). But I'd like to choose myself whom I like especially or not.

    And btw - I don't know if you do her a favor if you lift her higher than she is....

    Generally spoken, it's hard for me to decide which eligible skater I like most, cause most of the routines today don't show enough art and heart for me. I could tell which one I like most for jumping, for spinning, for whatever, but with those required elements it's hard to tell about the personality. And only if I notice that (for me, my eyes, my feelings) I can call someone a favorite of mine. Perhaps that's a personal problem of mine. :D

    As I didn't have many eligible skaters on my list I might add e.g. Takeshi Honda (whom I saw live this spring in a show and I liked it when he did a 3a right in front of me and he showed his excitement about it, too) and Denkova & Staviyski (who do interesting programs - besides their last free dance which I didn't like - and seem to be really nice people. But as I said, if I will remember them fondly also in some years from now, well, time will show....
    I hope you know that i'm not a Michelle fan, maybe that's why you have the impression that i'm lifting her higher then she is. Some don't like Michelle and some do but it doesn't take a genius to realize that she is the most popular female skater in America at the moment.
    It would be safe to say that she's a house-hold name. I just recently visited my cousins(ages 7-12, 3 girls and one boy). Two of them saw me watching figure skating(on tape) and when Michelle came on, they knew who she was. Well they didn't know her last name but they know she's a skater. All though they don't know who Sasha is but they think she is VERY talented(They usually want to see her doing the spiral) and Irina very strong(which means powerful)

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    ladies:
    Michelle
    Fumie
    Onda
    Angela
    Jenny


    men:
    Weiss
    Timmy
    Plush
    Honda

    Pair and dance don't really have any skaters that interest me right now.

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    Time to post finally my fave skaters :

    Maria Butyrskaya
    Irina Slutskaya
    Sasha Cohen
    Elena Sokolova
    Alexei Yagudin
    Kurt Browning
    Alexander Abt
    Alexei Urmanov
    Brian Boitano
    Brian Orser

    Not that much interested in pairs and dance.

    *Smashy*

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    I volunteer to count the votes LOL I counted until purplecat's post (including it) and these are the 3 most voted in each discipline:

    Men:
    Alexei Yagudin - 16
    Brian Boitano and Kurt Browning - 8
    Evgeni Plushenko - 6


    Ladies:
    Michelle Kwan - 13
    Sasha Cohen - 9
    Kristi Yamaguchi - 8

    Pairs:
    Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze - 11
    Gordeeva and Grinkov - 9
    Sale & Pelletier and Ina and Zimmerman - 7


    Dance:
    Bourne & Kraatz and Lang and Tchernyshev- 6
    Belbin & Agosto - 5
    Torville & Dean, Anissina & Peizerat, the Duchesnays - 4

    I'll try to update the list and post the complete one later on.
    Last edited by RIskatingfan; 07-28-2003 at 05:59 PM.

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    I think it would have been easier (and maybe more sensible) if you listed your non favorite skater.

    Joe

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    Past & Present in no particular order

    ladies

    Michelle Kwan
    Sasha Cohen
    Kristi Yamaguchi
    Jenny Kirk
    Caryn Kadavy
    Katia Gordeeva
    Yuka Sato

    men

    Paul Wylie
    Dan Hollander
    Ilia Kulik
    Brian Boitano
    Scott Williams
    Brian Orser

    pairs

    Gordeeva & Grinkov
    Sale & Pelletier
    Underhill & Martini
    Meno & Sand
    Hough & Ladret
    Kazakova & Dmitriev
    Sato & Dungjen

    dance

    Torvill & Dean
    Klimova & Ponomarenko
    Bourne & Kraatz
    Roca & Sur

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