Is the Fumie-Sasha rivalry a real one though? At the Olympics Sasha had two big falls and still won the silver, while Fumie skated almost perfect and was far from winning a medal. That seems like a joke of a rivalry.
Yes, the whole discussion of a "grudge match" was intended as a joke. In fact, they are such close friends that at the 2002 Olympics, when Sasha arrived at the arena without her tights, Fumie lent her hers.