Read this on Yahoo! while searching for the medal count:
Yahoo! Article by Maggie Hendricks
"Team Plushenko whining again; this time, it's skating order"
Mishin: "The instinct for the judges is the late groups are better skaters."
"If Mishin and Plushenko want proof that the start order means nothing, they should look to Sunday night's pairs short program. The Chinese pair of Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao were the very first skaters to take to the ice, and they broke the scoring record."....So true