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1980 Olympics:Anett Potzsch, Linda Fratianne, Dagmar Lurz, and Denise Biellemann

Updated on September 6, 2015

The 1980 Olympics was a peculiar event for ladies figure skating.

It was a foursome competition where Potzsch, Fratianne, Lurz and Biellemann clashed. In the end, Anett Potzsch came out victorious, but at the time, the format of competition was on the move from old compulsories to a new format with short program.

Interestingly, Fratianne won short program while Biellmann won free program. More importantly Biellmann took second in short program while Fratianne second in free program.

So the game was dominated by the two in essence, although Potzsch won compulsories.

Anett Potzsch in 1980

Anett was a proficient skater in many aspects, but not an all rounded skater. Though her grasp on technical elements are solid, she struggles with upper body control, and that limits her moves largely to a few sequences, very predictable and one-dimensional.

She manages to maintain elegant postures throughout the program, but without further applications, her skating appears deplete of many elements she could otherwise have delivered.

Her PCS is 7.5.

Linda Fratianne in 1980

Linda is fantastic here.

I think there was at least 0.75 to 1 PCS average difference between Linda Fratianne and Anett Potzsch. So, As a leader of the game, Linda may earn here 8.5 PCS.

Her moves are good in integration and connectivity, in which Anett shows depletion. Anett's skating was good in terms of technical elements such as speed, power, and jumping ability. But what she lacks is moves in general. Most of her moves are close to gestures, lacking of independent contents and their contextual connections. Especially, her stiff posture is another sign of her relatively low degree of bodily freedom.

Denise Biellemann in 1980

You see plainly how different her moves are from all other competitors.

Her jumps may get negative GOE due to her improper position, but her program qualifies her almost always more than 8.0 by default.

Her skating is not necessarily superior in quality due to the fact that in her time quality of jump wasn't fully developed, but her skating level is much higher than her peers. In this performance, she qualifies for 8.5 PCS average.

As you notice, what sets Biellemann and Fratianne apart from other skaters is that they skate to music.

Dagmar Lurz in 1980

I think she did a wonderful job. I mean at least near the best of what her capacity allowed her to. However, her technique is much desired for a top rank skater. Her skating is not as competitive as to win the podium while she competed with Denise Biellmann and Linda Fratianne.

In short, this is another example of wrong judging.

Although her skating appears well contained, especially how well she managed to land jumps, her technical elements are weak compared to her peers.

On the other hand, I like her style and her composure throughout the program. And her ability to land jumps despite technical flaws seems impressive. But as the commentator mentioned, her program lacks of power and speed to boost her.

Her average PCS is 7.0 to 7.25.

Lisa Marie Allen in 1980

That's some performance by Allen.

Perhaps it's the most artistic program at the event, I think. I would label it as "well-balanced". Unlike her peers, Allen used a different strategy. That is, she focused on balance and harmony of the program.

So, she toned down power and speed while elevated height and accuracy. In addition, Allen did her best to optimize her performance to express the music. It was a successful program.

Allen was not the best skater among the competitors, but she did a wonder here, for sure. I think Allen's program was the best in artistic expressiveness here.

Her PCS is 8.25.

Who do you think should have been the winner in free program?

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