What performances in the past do you think were underrated/overrated, resulting in the skater either not getting the medal they deserved or doing better than they should have?
First off, I just have to start with Irina Slutskaya. I truly, truly think she should have placed 4th at every single Olympics. In 1998 she should have been the top ranking Russian, instead of Maria Buterskaya who got ridiculous markings of 5.8's and even a 5.9 for a very lacking performance. Then in 2002 Irina became the person who unfairly received 5.8's and 5.9's (there is absolutely no way you can argue a technical program with less than 7 triples and no 3-3 combination deserves a 5.9...plus she had a couple shaky landings too!). Her biased markings from the Eastern European judges not only cost Michelle Kwan the top medal (by putting Sarah Hughes in Gold position after her 4th place finish in the Short), but also knocked Sasha Cohen off from getting the Bronze Medal and forming an American sweep that actually was deserved! Lastly, at this year's Olympics, Fumie Suguri was blatantly underscored on the Program Components while Irina somehow managed high PCS for her least inspired performance of the season and received a Bronze medal that she looked like she would rather set on fire than be grateful for.
I'll continue later. That's all I can handle at the moment.