Anyway, I can see placing Chen ahead of Nancy on the basis of the second mark. Her choreography was better and her interpretation had more depth. I wouldn't put her ahead of Kerrigan (or Baiul) in this particular instance, but all of the top 4 ladies were very different and had their merits. Sato had the best basic skating quality of them all, for instance, and her tech mark should have been at least as high as Baiul's. There really wasn't that much separating the 4 of them in these performances.
Even her 2 triple lutzes is atleast as valuable as Nancy doing a triple toe-triple combination, and putting a hand down on the triple flip is better than just doing a double IMO. So jump wise, content anyway, she was atleast as strong as Nancy. Although her jumps at that point were smallish without much flow out, and Oksana and Nancy had bigger and better quality jumps. Her choreography and musical interpretation was very strong and underrated. Her spins were much better than the disaster they were in later years, and the top women that year weren't strong spinners anyway, apart from Sato who was a very good one.
I still could easily see Chen and Sato being placed 1st and 2nd (in either order) in the LP but realistically the way judging worked back then, with Sato not in the final flight, and Chen 4th after a mistake in her short program, neither were ever going to be placed higher than they were in the long program. After the short program it was clear the battle for gold was between Baiul and Kerrigan, Sato was out of any medal contention, and Chen was now going to fight for the bronze with Bonaly.
As for Oksana B., it's as if she's two people. Back to the original question, Baiul at sixteen or so, skating her Olympic programs, is an indelible part of Olympic history. The Oksana of today seems to have no connection with the eager girl who is so revered by fans around the world.
By the way, here's a recent article on the other Oksana, Pasha Grishuk. She seems to have settled down and is working hard as a coach in California. Even at her most diva-ish, I always felt that she had the self-discipline that Baiul lacked, and she seems to have proved it by her diligence as a coach to young students. One especially nice thing I remember about her was hearing that as a pro she often traveled with one of her Olympic gold medals, because fans would ask to see it and she wanted them to have the chance to look at an Olympic medal up close.