What is a championship performance? It is a performance that is better than everyone else's. Urmanov's qualified for this. Elvis popped the first triple axel into a single. Then he replaced the planned quad with a triple axel. He may have felt that he needed to land two triple axels to win. So he missed his biggest weapon, the quad. The quality/technique of Urmanov's jumps was much better, except for the triple flip which he landed VERY awkwardly. Elvis always lands forward on his jumps and his lack of lines and extension hurt him in the presentation marks. Urmanov's program was more traditional, and that helped him in a close competition. It was a close competiton but the right skater won. Elvis could have won by doing the jumps he had planned to do- he needed those high technical marks to win with a nontraditional program.Originally Posted by slutskayafan21
I won't even go through the long list you provided about the 1998 Olympics. IMO Anissina-Peizerat skated Three strong programs and placed ahead of B&K. I remember that Tracy Wilson said B&K's OD was not difficult enough, or something to that effect. IIRC B&K did place ahead of A&P in the FD.
In 2002 the original results (B&S won) were correct. Only politics gave the double gold medal to S&P. I don't expect you to agree with me on this, since your Canadian bias is evident.