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Let's Talk About Stephane Lambiel!

robinhood
03-24-2006, 09:13 AM
Sorry, I couldn't help it.
I know that he's a figure skater and has nothing to do with tennis, but he IS from Swiss and is a fantastic athlete.
After winning a silver at the Torino Olympics last month, he just defended his World Championship title in Calgary with a brilliant free skate on a bum right knee, no less.

Is anyone here a figure skating fan?
Lambiel is an amazing spinner with a beautiful artistry and a technical difficulty to back it up.
He still has some way to go to compete with Fed for "the Swiss Man of the Year" award in terms of achievement imo, but he is not too far behind.

A few years ago I started cheering for him simply because of his nationality (Fed Effect), but he has evolved into such a great skater and apart from Plushenko, he is the best at the moment.

He seems so friendly and polite, too, just like Fed.
These Swiss guys are the whole package!

bokehlicious
03-24-2006, 10:18 AM
:)

Nice thread ! I like this guy very much, I know him for a lot of years now, as we comes from the same village, and now he studies in the same university I was, in Lausanne.

So glad he did the back to back World Championship titles :worship:

Stevens Point
03-24-2006, 02:07 PM
I am so proud of Stéphane! Simply, congratulations for defending his title at the world championships, despite of his injured knee!! :D :D :D I heard he won't have any big competition till end of the year or the beginning of the next year, I hope he will rest his body well. I think he will be nominated for Swiss Sportsman of the Year award in December, maybe the major contender to win the award this time (too early to tell about this as Roger has still lots of stuff to do and amaze us, Tom Lüthi is starting his season this weekend as well, and what about Phillip Schoch?)

Does he go to the university in Lausanne or the Institute of Technology?

We could start "Let's talk about Tom Lüthi!" Thread as well, no? :p

Hey Robin, how is your music study going? :wavey:

PamV
03-24-2006, 02:50 PM
I watched the skating and I was glad Stephan won. He did an amazing job. I think Joubert from France is too mechanical and he doesn't have good flexibility in his spinning and doesn't have much artistry. I am so glad that Stephan could pull of the two quads he needed in his program to match and better Joubert.

Stevens Point
03-24-2006, 03:42 PM
Videos

World Championship 2006 Free
ESPN http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/index and find the Motion video title "Men's Figure Skating World Championships
SF http://www.sf.tv/var/videoplayer.php?videourl=http%3A%2F%2Freal.xobix.c h%2Framgen%2Fsfdrs%2Fvod%2Fsport%2F2006%2F03%2Fspo rt_20060324_034105_ek_wm_kuer_lambiel.rm (German)

Olympic 2006 Free
SF http://www.sf.tv/var/videoplayer.php?videourl=http%3A%2F%2Fakastreaming .sf.tv%2Fbroadplay%2Fbroad_video.ram%3Fgjmf%3Ddipa %2Ftorino_20060216_222408_lambielkuer%26amp%3Bcp%3 D21954

World Championships 2005 Free
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNf0pX9ySaU&search=stephane%20lambiel (takes long time to load?)

RogiFan88
03-24-2006, 03:50 PM
:cool:!

Well done, Stephane! Nice to see him defending his World Championship GOLD! He likes it in Canada! Does he remind you of another amazing Swiss guy who's just as creative and artistic? ;)

artlinkletter
03-24-2006, 06:29 PM
I remember reading somewhere that Fed called Lambiel to congratulate him on a win in an event before the olympics. Pretty cool.

MissMoJo
03-24-2006, 06:43 PM
He has great spins :D

Doris Loeffel
03-24-2006, 06:44 PM
Yes an other swiss guy to be proud of!! Well done Stéph!!

Mrs. B
03-24-2006, 07:01 PM
Swiss Sportsman of the Year! ;)

robinhood
03-24-2006, 07:51 PM
I am so proud of Stéphane! Simply, congratulations for defending his title at the world championships, despite of his injured knee!! :D :D :D I heard he won't have any big competition till end of the year or the beginning of the next year, I hope he will rest his body well. I think he will be nominated for Swiss Sportsman of the Year award in December, maybe the major contender to win the award this time (too early to tell about this as Roger has still lots of stuff to do and amaze us, Tom Lüthi is starting his season this weekend as well, and what about Phillip Schoch?)

Does he go to the university in Lausanne or the Institute of Technology?

We could start "Let's talk about Tom Lüthi!" Thread as well, no? :p

Hey Robin, how is your music study going? :wavey:

Hi, Steven. Thank you for asking.
It's going okay. Nothing unusual.
How are you doing? :wavey:

Lambiel's free skate was amazing!!
It was good to see Joubert back in the mix as he had been struggling last couple years, but I agree that he is too mechanical and not artistic enough. The ESPN commentators were saying that he worked with some Swiss guy on his spin and improved a lot though. But he's got to have some success with a program other than "Matrix."

Steph had his triple axel downgraded to double and had a slight landing problem on one of the jumps, but he still wins convincingly!!!
I think I'll change my flag to Swiss. :D

robinhood
03-24-2006, 07:53 PM
:)

Nice thread ! I like this guy very much, I know him for a lot of years now, as we comes from the save village, and now he studies in the same university I was, in Lausanne.

So glad he did the back to back World Championship titles :worship:

That must be cool.
I wish I knew someone famous, too. :sad:


:D

Skyward
03-24-2006, 08:27 PM
The ESPN commentators were saying that he worked with some Swiss guy on his spin and improved a lot though.




Joubert worked with female Swiss skater Lucinda Ruh. Here is her website http://www.lucindaruh.com/ She is an amazing spinner.

Stevens Point
03-24-2006, 09:17 PM
I remember reading somewhere that Fed called Lambiel to congratulate him on a win in an event before the olympics. Pretty cool.
I think Roger knows Stéphene quite good. :) Here is Roger's video message to Stéphane after his winning last year's World Championships in Moscow (from SF, Swiss German)

http://www.sf.tv/var/videoplayer.php?videourl=http%3A%2F%2Freal.xobix.c h%2Framgen%2Fsfdrs%2Fsp%2F2005%2Fsp_03202005.rm%3F start%3D0%3A01%3A33.389%26amp%3Bend%3D0%3A01%3A50. 530

Stevens Point
03-24-2006, 09:18 PM
Hi, Steven. Thank you for asking.
It's going okay. Nothing unusual.
How are you doing? :wavey:

Lambiel's free skate was amazing!!
It was good to see Joubert back in the mix as he had been struggling last couple years, but I agree that he is too mechanical and not artistic enough. The ESPN commentators were saying that he worked with some Swiss guy on his spin and improved a lot though. But he's got to have some success with a program other than "Matrix."

Steph had his triple axel downgraded to double and had a slight landing problem on one of the jumps, but he still wins convincingly!!!
I think I'll change my flag to Swiss. :D
I am doing also all right! :) The new semester begins on Monday!!

Stevens Point
03-24-2006, 09:21 PM
I would like to borrow this place to cheer for Sarah Meier, the Swiss ice princess!!! Hopp Sarah!!

Dirk
03-24-2006, 09:36 PM
I saw him skate last night for the first time. He was great. I loved his music and his interpretation was great. He is very skillful. I hope he can make it to 10 and get the gold.

Stevens Point
03-24-2006, 09:39 PM
Oh about the music... Did Vivaldi really write that? or is that someone's arrangement??? It somehow sounds like Vivaldi' but some non Baroque element can be heard, no? I think I will listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Dirk
03-24-2006, 09:40 PM
I have the music on DVD. I wonder what season it was from. I am glad he won. I was so sick of everyone picking fucking matrix music.

robinhood
03-24-2006, 10:59 PM
Oh about the music... Did Vivaldi really write that? or is that someone's arrangement??? It somehow sounds like Vivaldi' but some non Baroque element can be heard, no? I think I will listen to Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

I know what you mean.
It's been a while since I've listened to Vivaldi's Four Seasons!
But I've seen him skate to that music several times this season and not once was it mentioned that it was someone else's rearrangement.
So I think the music was original Vivaldi.

Steph was brilliant this season.
If it weren't for his zebra outfit, I would give him five stars.

RogiFan88
03-25-2006, 01:26 AM
Probably was WINTER [INVERNO]...

Nocko
03-25-2006, 07:37 AM
Hey, I like this thread! Lambiel :hearts: I liked him since I saw the Olympic game this year( First time to see his skating). His spin is incredible, and He has good mood( is that right english? :p ) I hope his knee will be good and show his brilliant skating again.
Steph was brilliant this season.
If it weren't for his zebra outfit, I would give him five stars.
:lol:

Thanks Yukio-san, nice vtrs. :worship:

bokehlicious
03-25-2006, 08:41 AM
That must be cool.
I wish I knew someone famous, too. :sad:


:D

Well, I don't really know him personnaly, my parents were close to his parents, but as I am 10 years older than Stéphane, we've never been so close, but I'm proud of him anyway :cool:

Stevens Point
03-25-2006, 09:25 AM
Today's Blick

http://is.blick.ch/img/gen/A/g/HBAgJGJM_Pxgen_r_492xA.jpg

bokehlicious
03-25-2006, 10:21 AM
What a gossip :p ! Stéphane is dating with that Zurcher model :)

onm684
03-25-2006, 12:09 PM
Thank you, Stevens for the video.

I love him since 2004 that's first time I saw him on TV. I'm not sure which championships, but finally he was 4th, I think. I thought like "wow, this guy's spin is amazing".

I wonder Rogi and Stéphane have something in common with each other.
They are beautiful. They love own spins. They are sensitive.
Rogi sobbed out when he got Aussie Open title. Stéphane sobbed out when he got silver medal at Torino.

RogiFan88
03-26-2006, 03:10 AM
Stephane apparently said he wanted to skate at the Calgary championships, not only to defend his title but also to visit Canada for the first time and see what it was like since the next winter olympics will be in Vancouver in 2010. Smart guy!! Like our Rogi! ;)

Any pix??

SUKTUEN
03-26-2006, 03:03 PM
is it need to open this thread? ?

Stevens Point
03-26-2006, 09:59 PM
from tonight's Sport Panorama (SF) the youngest Stéph on ice recorded can be seen here, if you are interested.. :)

http://www.sf.tv/var/videoplayer.php?videourl=http%3A%2F%2Freal.xobix.c h%2Framgen%2Fsfdrs%2Fvod%2Fsport%2F2006%2F03%2Fspo rt_20060326_191731_ek_lambiel.rm

tonia9
03-27-2006, 07:27 AM
I don't know much about figure skating :p . I was watching it when I was a little girl with my grandma. I still don't recognize jumps but it's nice to watch. Maybe it's really some kind Fed Effect ;) of coz I started rooting for Stephane lately.


Some photos from yesterday's exhibition gala.

Stevens Point
03-27-2006, 08:01 AM
Oh when I was about to go to bed, I wanted to check something on Eurosport teletext, and there was this exhibition going on live. When this Chinese pair was finished, it was Stéphane's turn. He appeared wearing jeans (the photos Martina posted above. :) ), and there was some problem at the beginning with the music? He had to do the introduction again! I don't know if it was his intention, but I could see the color of the underwear he was wearing.. Red... His intention to make it sexy for his female fans, as this was an exhibition?? :p Anyway, another beautiful performance from him last night. :D

Doris Loeffel
03-27-2006, 09:48 AM
Yeah I saw it too - guess they started the wrong music - maybe "you're beautiful" to wish he sated at the olympics and the european champion ships and I was also waiting to see this programm - but he came up with a complete new one and I loved it!! So did the fans. (Guess he changed his programm as the bulgarian pair afterwards were skating to the music "you're beautiful")

Lambiel really knows how to get the fans on his side!!

RogiFan88
03-27-2006, 04:05 PM
Skating: Lambiel defends men's title
Stephane Lambiel
Canadian Press
3/23/2006 11:20:06 PM

CALGARY (CP) - Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland won a second straight world figure skating championship, Brian Joubert of France climbed back onto the podium, Evan Lysacek of the United States rallied to join them, and Canadian champ Jeff Buttle went tumbling off Thursday night.

Lambiel, the last skater onto the ice and decked out in a multicoloured outfit with zebra stripes, retained the title and won $45,000 US with a scintillating performance after Joubert appeared to have snatched it away from him. Afterwards, Lambiel revealed that he only decided 10 days ago to defend his title.

''It was very important for me to come here because the 2010 Olympic Games will be in Vancouver,'' said the 20-year-old Turin silver medallist. ''So I wanted to compete here in Canada.

''I competed, I fought.''

He sure did.





Joubert, 21, proved he's all the way back. He'd won silver in 2004 but slipped to sixth in 2005 and was sixth at the Olympics last month.

''Returning to France after the Olympics was very difficult because the French media were very hard on me,'' he said.

They won't be hard on him now.

Lysacek, 20, was in seventh place going into the free skating and, as has been his habit, rallied to make it onto the podium.

''It's been a rollercoaster from start to finish,'' he said of his season. ''Despite injuries and illness, it's been a very successful season for me, my best ever.''

Joubert picked up $27,000 for for finishing second while Lysacek's bronze earned him $18,000.

Emanuel Sandhu of Richmond Hill, Ont., outskated teammate Buttle and finished fifth, just behind Japanese teen Nobunari Oda.

''I think this was another marking point in my career,'' said Sandhu, 25, who won $10,000.

Oda's fourth-place finish was worth $18,000.

Buttle won world silver last year and earned Olympic bronze, rallying from back of the leaders each time. The 23-year-old native of Smooth Rock Falls, Ont., couldn't pulled another rabbit out of his hat and finished sixth.

''Obviously, that was not what I wanted,'' he said of his sub-par performance. ''I was so focused on the Olympics, I think I put all my energy into that.

''The worlds were not something I focused on. I just didn't have the energy.''

Shawn Sawyer of Edmunston, N.B., finished 21st.

Ice dancers performed their original dance earlier Thursday and Bulgarians Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski got top marks to remain first overall.

Canadian champions Marie-France Dubreuil and Lauzon of Montreal remained second in the standings despite being third in the OD.

Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder of France skated the second-best OD to move to third overall, and Kingston, Ont.-born Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto of the United States slipped a notch to fourth overall. Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe of Vancouver are in eighth place.

The free dance is Friday, after the women's short program.

Going into the men's free skating, Lambiel was first, Oda second, Joubert third, Buttle fourth, Sandhu fifth, U.S. champ Johnny Weir sixth and Lysacek seventh.

Lysacek skated to Bizet's Carmen in the second-last group and sizzled. He landed a quad-triple combo and seven more triples. He'd rallied from far back to win bronze last year in Moscow, and he barely missed the Olympic podium last month after another come-from-behind effort. He charged from behind again here. He's got a competitive spirit that should someday land him on top of the podium.

Oda, who spends much of his training time in Barrie, Ont., working with coach Lee Barkell who also coaches Buttle, led off the final group skating to music from a Japanese movie soundtrack. The tiny, black-clad skater put both hands to the ice for balance on his first jump, a triple Axel, which wiped out a scheduled combo. He began to improvise. He wound up landing seven triple jumps, and he had no quad. He couldn't match Lysacek's points total.

Joubert was next, and he was sensational in landing two quads and seven triples. There were no significant errors in his routine to music from the Matrix movie soundtrack. He'd gone back to the favourite piece two days after the Olympics.

''If I'd known that I could skate the Matrix like I did (Thursday), I would have returned to it sooner,'' he said.

Buttle followed with a performance that was nearly 20 points below his personal best. He tried a quad but could get around only three times, and put a hand down for balance on the landing. He popped out of two scheduled triple Axels, and barely hung on to the landing of a triple Lutz. There was no way he'd be on the podium. He would land seven triples but wasn't a happy camper when the music to his Samson and Delilah routine stopped.

''I'll go home, get angry and yell a bit then I'll start training and get better,'' he said afterwards.

Sandhu was next, and he produced with one of his best programs of his season. He landed a quad and seven triples. He doubled on the scheduled triple toeloop back end of his opening combo, he went around three times on a scheduled quad Salchow and he over-rotated a triple Axel landing while his original music composition played on. He was good, but not good enough to be on the podium.

''Maybe a triple-triple would have helped me get onto the podium but I didn't carry enough speed on a couple of my jumps because I just didn't have my fee entirely underneath me - but it was still a good fight,'' he said.

Weir followed. He landed a quad and seven triples, and he crashed heavily on a double Axel. Back spasms had bothered him all week, and for a second it seemed he wouldn't get up. He did, but his routine was far from his best.

Lambiel was last.

Joubert was in the lead, and Lambiel would have to put on a first-rate performance under immense pressure. No problem.

He doubled on a scheduled triple Axel right off the bat, and there was a minor error when he stabbed the back of his skate blade into the ice on a landing, but he nailed two quads and six triples to Vivaldi's Four Seasons. It was close, but he'd won his second gold medal in a row.

''I'm so happy with this title,'' he said. ''I just thought about my skating and not about the other skaters.''

When Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko decided not to enter, Lambiel was immediately stamped the favourite. He didn't disappoint the 8,800 spectators in the Pengrowth Saddledome.

Lambiel amassed 274.22 total points and Joubert 270.83.

Nobody was close to them.

Lysacek got 255.22, Oda 251.21, Sandhu 249.89, Buttle 241.59 and Weir 235.57.

In free skating, Lambiel got 156.58, Joubert 156.47, Lysacek 149.97, Sandhu 142.53, Oda 136.73, Buttle 133.81 and Weir 128.66.
http://www.tsn.ca/figure_skating/news_story.asp?ID=159798

RogiFan88
04-11-2006, 07:35 PM
Interview w Stephane fr tsr.ch:

http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?siteSect=800000

Check VIDEOS, bottom R. ;)

robinhood
04-13-2006, 07:17 AM
Thanks, Rogifan. :D