I was thinking about how the Olympic games and what it has taken to win gold as the century and the sport have progressed are very interesting to look back at, i.e. innovations, how champions have become champions by upping the ante in terms of difficulty. I don't know if there's an archive or something where one can look up what jumps OGM's did in their programs (I tried skatabase, but it didn't have that option anymore)...basically it would be fun for those of you skating history buffs to cite a few precursors of todays 7 triple, 2 3/3 combo programs that have sufficed to secure gold for the skaters performing them. I'm particularly interested in the transitions from programs way back at the beginning of the century and what they typically featured, to the first to double a jump, and how long it was before all the jumps in the top contenders' programs were doubles, and so on and so forth. Does that make any sense?
p.s. a thread I read on Sonja Henie doing only single jumps, "so how was she so dominant" or something to that effect, reminded me of the historical perspective one must put the sport into when thinking back on past champions