Originally Posted by TontoK
Arakawa, while not a personal favorite of mine, was clearly the best on the evening that it counted.
Her win is definitely not controversial. I also put Sarah Hughes in this category. Not my favorite, but also not a controversial gold medalist.
Hughes winning the free skate was not controversial at all, but there is a lot of discussion about Slutskaya vs. Kwan for second in the FS, which is what enabled Hughes to win overall.