It looked like Sasha and Shizuka came a bit too close for comfort in the warmup before their LP skate. at either rate it didn't seem to rattle Shiz. I did gasp when I saw it on TV, though.
Has anyone ever witnessed an actual bad collision on the ice before?
Back in the 60s or 70s, wasn't there a European gal who used to come at other skaters on purpose to intimidate them?