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FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« on: December 25, 2008, 02:49:22 AM »
A thread about figure skating, past legends and today's stars! :)

1992-2006 Olympic games ladies FS [The Flame]

[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=FSny-B448hI[/youtube]
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2008, 02:51:17 AM »
my favourite programm ever, 1998 Lu Chen, what a comeback!!! with the music of Butterfly lovers! :)

[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=VVW5W5-IwbQ[/youtube]
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2008, 02:53:31 AM »
Lu Chen Short Programm in 1998 with the music of Addio Nonino by Piazzola
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=0rrdaFPkUzA&feature=related[/youtube]
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2008, 02:55:41 AM »
a tribute to the best night in figure skating history!!  :)
the young japanase girl who finished 13 is the current olympic champion!
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=qumjC1wAy24&feature=related[/youtube]
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2008, 02:58:03 AM »
1998 Olympics Medal Ceremony
GOLD LIPINSKI
SILVER KWAN
BRONZE LU CHEN
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=pl-Ao1QSVNs&feature=related[/youtube]


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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2008, 03:04:00 AM »
Oksana Bauil 1994 LP with Broadway Tunes, Gold!  :)
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=3uZycSYnufI[/youtube]
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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2008, 03:05:15 AM »
Oksana Baiul - 1994 Olympics Ex - The Swan -
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=3bH0CAPzef8&feature=related[/youtube]
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2008, 03:08:33 AM »
Shizuka Arakawa 2006 Olympics Long Programme with the music of Carmen, Gold!  :)
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsyj_NYUyEM[/youtube]

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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008, 09:45:31 PM »
Got any from Brian Botano, Alexis Yagudan, and Cohen? :))  Those are my favorite 3 skaters!

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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2008, 12:49:12 AM »
Got any from Brian Botany, Alexis Ogdan, and Cohen? :))  Those are my favorite 3 skaters!
Why you don't post your favourite videos if they are your favourite skaters??  :confused1:
you know it's a challenge for me to post programmes of your fav. skaters, I fear you will not like them or I will not choose the best ones.  :(
Also sadly, nbc commentators are annoying as in gymnastics, nobody can beat the combination of tim&elfie but it's sad the best country in those 2 sports can not find great commentators at the same level of their athletes. so no nbc videos.
 


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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2008, 12:50:53 AM »
I am surprised about your choice of Brian Boitano.
Boitano, Calgary 1988 olympic free skate with the music of Napoleon, gold.
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=cEYNskBniw0[/youtube]
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2008, 12:53:45 AM »
Alexei Yagudin, Olympic 2002 LP, with the music of the man in the iron mask, gold.
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=On65xmS5Xls[/youtube]
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #12 on: December 26, 2008, 01:02:05 AM »
Sasha Cohen deserves 2 videos, a big (and sad) example of how with the new rules skating is more a jumping contest than artistry.

This music was gold for another great legend, music about a great story.
Sasha Cohen 2004 Worlds SP with Malagueña
[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=qSfZDA_shaU[/youtube]




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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2008, 01:09:16 AM »
I chose the best dancer in the gymnastic thread with this same music.  :)
"My Sweet and Tender Beast" by Eugen Doga

Sasha Cohen 2002 olympics sp

[youtube]http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=z1gJ5H3ubfA[/youtube]


HOPE YOU LIKE THE VIDEOS!  :Confused:
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2008, 12:38:11 PM »
You did great Conchita!!!! :grind dance: :thumbs-up: :trampoline: :not worthy:

Why are you surprised about Brian being one of my favorites? :confused1: 

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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2008, 12:56:59 PM »
Thank you so much Dallas!  :) I was concerned about not choosing great videos of your fav. skaters. I am going to post another one I know you like it!  :)

I started to follow figure skating in Albertville 1992 so I dont know too much about Boitano and I associated him with a song of my fav. tv show south park!
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2008, 01:00:10 PM »
Torvill & Dean Bolero - 1984 Olympic Winning Routine

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8obUdxnTlc[/youtube]
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2008, 01:05:48 PM »
Torvill & Dean Bolero - 1984 Olympic Winning Routine

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8obUdxnTlc[/youtube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8obUdxnTlc


This is my all-time favorite from any skater!  It was amazing what they did and how they changed the sport! :))

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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2009, 07:42:37 AM »
French figure skater Joubert takes lead :)

Tonight, Worlds - Men's Free Program 8:25PM EST 3/26, livestreaming at channelsirfing




LOS ANGELES (AFP) — France's Brian Joubert surged to the early lead after the men's short programme at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships.

Joubert, the 2007 World Champion, leads 2006 World bronze medallist Evan Lysacek and two-time Canadian champ Patrick Chan heading into Thursday's men's free skate.

"I had a good score with a big mistake at the beginning," Joubert said. "The rest of the programme was clean, especially my footwork."

Skating to the music of Rise by Safri Duo, the 24-year-old Joubert took a few spins and turns in order to settle into his routine and post a score of 84.40 in front of a crowd of about 4,000 at Staples Center arena.

He stumbled on an opening quadruple jump before putting a solid finish on his skate.

"I didn't take enough speed into my quad toe and that is why I made the mistake," Joubert said.

Lysacek is making a return to the worlds after missing the event last year because of an injury. He posted a 82.70 for a slight lead over reigning Four Continents titlist Chan who was left scratching his head after receiving a 82.55 for his short programme skate.

Joubert said he felt nervous going in but in a good way.

"I need to feel the pressure," Joubert said. "I am not a robot. I know I am ready for the (Worlds) because after my mistake I felt okay."

The 18-year-old Chan said he was not upset with his scores. His coaches have been telling him for years this would happen when he gets on a world stage.

"It was a reality check," Chan said. "At the Worlds you are expected to do a clean programme. I have always been told by my coaches that I am leaving points on the table.

"I am not here to criticize the judges. It was realistic."

Joubert and Chan are two of the favourites in Los Angeles and the Worlds is expected to be a preview of the battle for Olympic gold in Vancouver 11 months from now.

The Worlds is also a chance to tweak programmes and test competition nerves ahead of the Winter Games.

And that is exactly what it has been for Joubert and Chan, who became embroiled in a war of words in the days leading up to Wednesday's short programme.

It started with Chan calling Joubert a sore loser and a bad sport for the way the Frenchman criticized Chan's Canadian teammate Jeff Buttle after the 2008 Worlds.

Joubert, who lost the gold at the 2008 Worlds to Buttle, fired back that the Canadians are the only ones complaining about his comments and that a true champion takes risks.

Neither Chan nor the recently-retired Buttle perform the quad jump regularly in international competition.

"Lot's of Canadian people are disappointed about what I said after the World Championship," Joubert said Wednesday. "I still think what I said about the quad jump.

"Patrick is a dangerous skater for me. He can beat me, so we will fight on the ice."

Said Chan, "We aren't really here to fight off the ice with the journalists or take it beyond that.

"We moved on. He made a mistake ... I don't know if it was a mistake. It doesn't matter. There are no hard feelings."

Lysacek then walked off the post-competition interview stage shaking his head asking Chan and Joubert what was going on?

Lysacek did his talking the ice Wednesday. He lives and trains in Los Angeles so he was able to feed off the home crowd.

"I feel I am in good shape," Lysacek said. "Today was a continuation of the training I have been doing the last few weeks. I am just trying to stay calm.

"I was relieved to get the hard elements out of the way."
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Re: FIGURE SKATING THREAD!
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2009, 11:55:23 PM »
FPl. Name Nation Points SP FS
1 Evan LYSACEK   USA    GOLD
 242.23 2 1
2 Patrick CHAN   CAN   SILVER
 237.58 3 2
3 Brian JOUBERT   FRA   BRONZE
 235.97 1 3
4 Tomas VERNER   CZE
 231.71 4 4
5 Samuel CONTESTI   ITA
 226.97 6 5
6 Takahiko KOZUKA   JPN
 222.18 5 7
7 Nobunari ODA   JPN
 218.16 7 8
8 Denis TEN   KAZ
 211.43 17 6

Result Details
   
  Pl.   Name Nation TSS
= TES
+   PCS
+ SS TR PE CH IN Ded.
- StN.
1 Evan LYSACEK USA 159.53 80.53   79.00 7.70 7.70 8.10 7.90 8.10 0.00 #23 
2 Patrick CHAN CAN 155.03 78.93   76.10 7.70 7.45 7.60 7.70 7.60 0.00 #19 
3 Brian JOUBERT FRA 151.57 75.77   76.80 7.80 7.50 7.65 7.70 7.75 1.00 #24 
4 Tomas VERNER CZE 151.35 75.35   76.00 7.65 7.45 7.60 7.60 7.70 0.00 #22 
5 Samuel CONTESTI ITA 148.47 73.67   74.80 7.30 7.15 7.60 7.55 7.80 0.00 #20 
6 Denis TEN KAZ 142.89 77.89   65.00 6.65 6.20 6.65 6.55 6.45 0.00 #9 
7 Takahiko KOZUKA JPN 142.83 72.23   70.60 7.35 6.90 7.10 7.05 6.90 0.00 #21 
8 Nobunari ODA JPN 141.67 72.27   69.40 7.30 6.55 7.00 6.90 6.95 0.00 #15 
9 Andrei LUTAI RUS 136.04 75.14   61.90 6.35 6.00 6.10 6.25 6.25 1.00 #10 
10 Jeremy ABBOTT USA 132.52 60.02   72.50 7.25 7.10 7.15 7.35 7.40 0.00 #17 
11 Jeremy TEN CAN 132.26 71.46   60.80 6.30 5.90 6.05 6.05 6.10 0.00 #3 
12 Vaughn CHIPEUR CAN 131.63 66.73   64.90 6.85 6.25 6.45 6.50 6.40 0.00 #18 
13 Brandon MROZ USA 131.09 65.89   65.20 6.65 6.35 6.45 6.55 6.60 0.00 #16 
14 Sergei VORONOV RUS 129.89 66.09   63.80 6.55 6.10 6.45 6.45 6.35 0.00 #14 
15 Kevin VAN DER PERREN BEL 128.20 64.50   63.70 6.45 6.05 6.40 6.45 6.50 0.00 #11 
16 Takahito MURA JPN 124.62 65.62   60.00 6.40 5.60 6.05 6.00 5.95 1.00 #12 
17 Yannick PONSERO FRA 122.01 58.71   64.30 6.65 6.15 6.45 6.45 6.45 1.00 #13 
18 Adrian SCHULTHEISS SWE 121.23 63.63   57.60 5.95 5.50 5.80 5.75 5.80 0.00 #7 
19 Javier FERNANDEZ ESP 119.80 64.10   55.70 5.70 5.45 5.70 5.50 5.50 0.00 #1 
20 Kristoffer BERNTSSON SWE 113.70 55.90   58.80 6.00 5.55 5.80 5.95 6.10 1.00 #8 
21 Gregor URBAS SLO 109.01 58.81   51.20 5.45 4.60 5.30 5.25 5.00 1.00 #2 
22 Przemyslaw DOMANSKI POL 104.66 55.56   50.10 5.25 4.75 5.05 5.00 5.00 1.00 #6 
23 Anton KOVALEVSKI UKR 101.45 49.55   52.90 5.50 5.10 5.20 5.35 5.30 1.00 #4 
24 Igor MACYPURA SVK 100.56 51.96   49.60 5.15 4.70 4.90 5.10 4.95 1.00 #5 

Evan LYSACEK   USA    2009 World Champion!!!!

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