36 thoughts on “Oksana Baiul (UKR) – 1993 World Figure Skating Championships, Ladies' Free Skate

  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Where's her jump combination? How can you 2-foot a lutz, have no jump combination and win? The choreography is very shallow–she stands "still" quite a bit and flaps her arms.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Oksana was just barely 16 years old gorgeous and scared little girl, while Nancy Kerrigan was already a 24 year old woman.  Nancy Kerrigan began to make fun of this young poor little girl from Ukraine who had a dress that "was not to the standards of Kerrigan" !!!  Kerrigan thought that nobody heard those nasty comments, but she was wrong !  Oksana Baiul stole the souls and hearts of hundreds of millions of people ALL OVER THE GALAXY for her class, art, style, femininity, sweetness, discretion, soft voice and beautiful performances, and yes…, HER INCREDIBLE BEAUTY !

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Magical and enchanting and nymph like. The costumes were hideous and tacky but the way she felt the music was second to none.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    You are supposed to say Ukraine, not The Ukraine. Grammatically incorrect way to say it.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Love her queen off the ice

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Ive bever seen anyone skate so smoothly

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Was this the same routine she did for the Gold medal in 94?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    she had such a turbulent life and career, really went through the wringer, I wonder how it would have affected her confidence had she known that nearly 30 years later we would still be watching and marvelling at such artistry. I love you. Oksana Baiul

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Low score for a world champion. It's just that everybody else messed up. She still had no combination jumps. That's why the low scores. Her program wasn't that difficult.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Love Oksana! What an artist! But this is just a curious question, has she ever skated to a completely clean competitive program?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    So incredibly graceful AND athletic! What an artist!! Thoroughly enjoyed the program.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Here her skating is childlike, fun and entertaining. But then I watched her olympic gala, I understand why people say she's an artist on ice, her movements to swan lake was just so magnificent, especially for a 16 yr old

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Honestly just kind of a big surprise that she came out of nowhere and won gold everywhere, they must have really liked what she did, I don’t think it’s that great! Don’t get me wrong she’s cute and a lot of charm on the ice, is definitely a talented performer but a lot of Her landings sucked. Two footed landings and under rotated on some. The usfsa and all other judges must have been tired of all the other women at the time lol, Tonya, Chen Lu, Surya, Josee etc and yes even Nancy didn’t have a chance, Oksana was chosen

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    What a magnificent ballerina on ice…..!!!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    She was so great, everyone loved her style.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    I think Bonali or Chen should have won this event. Honestly, she had no combos and the jumps were a bit shaky on a few…

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Her Olympic long program was better than this

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    1:11 so nobody else found that creepy and weird?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    the triple loop is timed so beautifully to the music – it really expresses the joy and exuberance of its beautiful, sudden buoyancy

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    When racism was too high
    Still can't believe she won gold with this program
    Surya did big that night.
    I am sad she was robbed

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Oksana is one of the greatest artistic skaters ever but she way overmarked technically. No combinations and questionable landings. She should have finished second here to Bonaly. Interestingly enough the loathsome Sandra Bezig said the only thing that could beat her was jump combinations which Surya had in spades. At the 94 Olympics, she two footed several jumps, nearly falling on one. Traveling, sloppy spins and the lack of a real combination should have landed her in third behind the brilliance of Kerrigan and Lu Chen. As great an artistic skater as she was, she was a mere blip on the radar as she never lived up to her considerable potential. Perhaps if she had not been crowned Olympic queen at such a young age, she wound have progressed to be one of the greatest ever. But like many youngsters confronted with fame & fortune, she fell hard, becoming an alcoholic and never competed again. Sad.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    As Hamilton says, nobody nobody has ever come from nowhere to win Worlds and goes in as fav for Gold in Olympics just weeks later. Then WINS. 15 years old.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    I love her. Oksana is the best ever!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Big fan of Oksana, 1993thru 1995 , the drama between Nancy and tonya 1994 Olympic, with Oshkana coulision with the German girl, Scott Halmiton commited

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Nobody beats her for feminine charm on the ice. For those who like the grace and ballet-like style, she is the finest.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    so much of this program is just her dancing around instead of skating..at 6:19, she stays in the same spot of ice for almost 15 seconds!

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    No no no no what rubbish is this her jumps had so many flaws on the landing and still placed higher over Bonaly? Seriously how mental are these judges? Cute hand gestures trumps excellent jumps?

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Truthfully, spoken by Sandra Bezic when she stated "She hasn't even begun to develop." How much greater could Oksana Baiul had become? If only her sport had allowed her to reinstate to world & Olympic level competition? The sport would have grown exponentially technically & artistically. We could have seen some of the greatest skating ever. Oksana had a way of making those around her better too. Crowning the baby jumping of Tara and Michelle hurt ladies skating . They were pushed & crowned too soon. Standards where lowered or thrown out altogether.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    nancy Kerrigan said she got the gold because she cried LOL

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    So effortless and really lovely to watch! Much better than Free Skate that gave her gold in Lillehammer year later.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    how adorable is she, my goodness.. it's just obvious she's an artist and has a beautiful spirit and how much she's overcome

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Judging by the comments there are so many people thinking this is gymnastic on skates, but it isn't. First Its about dance, techcnical smootness, polishment in all movements, jumps, spin, all.
    Oksana was THE Artist.

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    technicly weak. just one lutz. no triple triple. impossible to give 5.7 and 5.8… artisticly charming but not mature and too similar spins… for me 5.5 and 5.6 and she was definitly inferior to bonaly this year. i would have also put chen lu in front of her

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  • July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    Lovely to see a girl so young be world champion. She was also very beautiful.

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