Looking at each Worlds and Olympics from 2001-2006 did Fumie have a chance to medal at each. 2001 Worlds- she was probably capable of beating Hughes if she skated her best. Hughes skated cleanly with 3-3 combos and still had some 5.3 for technical marks. 2002 Olympics- probably would have won the bronze or silver had she skated a better short program and skated a 6 or 7 triple long. 2004 Worlds- could have won silver over Cohen and/or Kwan who had mistakes, although probably not capable of beating Shizuka with her 3-3s, even if the judges considered her a better skater than Shizuka around then if both did no 3-3s. 2005 Worlds- could have won bronze easily over Kwan or Kostner skating cleanly, maybe silver over Cohen with her 4CC performances. 2006 Olympics- would have probably won bronze over Slutskaya's poor skate with a clean performances. Ironic there is no year she had a chance of the gold, but she had a chance at a medal every year it seems. Had she skated cleanly all the time she could have won the silver or bronze each time, but never the gold.