15 thoughts on “Tara Lipinski – 1998 United States Figure Skating Championships, Ladies’ Free Skate

  • January 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm
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    Thanks!

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  • January 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm
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    I feel like I'm rewatching this nationals as you post them. It's very nostalgic.

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  • January 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm
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    She did five–five–of her triples in the second half of the performance. Sheesh. And two triple-triple combinations! Under this scoring system she probably wouldn't have gotten credit for that second triple loop. It was badly underrotated. But she would have cleaned up on the rest of her jumps being in the second half of the program. She has stamina, this one.

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  • March 9, 2012 at 5:50 am
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    @intldawn I didnt think this was a good performance. Her jumps all had leans or poor landings. Her spins werent as good either, and she slower. The Olympic LP she did was miles better. I would have had Bobek second but her jump content was far behind.

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  • January 9, 2013 at 9:09 am
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    Tara Lipinski is a true champion and did not water down her program. She could have doubled the triple flip, but amazingly pulled it off despite that severe lean.

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  • December 11, 2013 at 10:41 am
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    She did not want to peak too soon. Like Evan Lysacek in 2010, she did not have to win here. She wanted to peak at the Olympics and she did.

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  • January 7, 2015 at 6:23 pm
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    all the jumps are underroated.  and no height on them either.  

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  • January 7, 2015 at 6:28 pm
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    5.7 for artistic impression is just about right for he.  5.8 is way too generous

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  • June 2, 2016 at 5:52 pm
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    A little uninspired, slow, seemed worried…however, this is the way it needed to be at Nationals to give her the boost she needed at The Olympics!

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  • October 15, 2016 at 8:27 pm
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    Yawn. She only ever skated to movie music.

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  • December 20, 2017 at 3:15 am
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    Yes Dick Tara flutzes. There are many wonderful qualities to her skating but don't try to pretend she doesn't flutz.

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  • January 4, 2018 at 12:33 pm
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    5.7?

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  • January 29, 2018 at 11:49 pm
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    She should have placed 3d overall, after Kwan and Bobek.  Lipinski's loop-loop combo was very under-rotated.

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  • April 9, 2018 at 5:00 am
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    She never deserved any of her wins, it was more so Kwan losing

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  • November 13, 2018 at 6:57 pm
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    I’ve never seen her end this program ok the same note

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