I agree there is a case to put Cohen above Suguri in the SP. However due to their reputation at the time Fumie would have been ahead anywhere but the U.S. Remember Sasha had never even been to a world championships. At the very least even forgetting that and just looking at the skating, a 4 person gap was asanine. I wont even get started on Fumie placing 3 spots behind Sarah in the short program. Rewatching Sasha's short program btw she didnt even close the footwork pattern which should have been a mandatory deduction. Yet Irina who would have EASILY won the SP anywhere but the U.S lost 3 judges to international unknown World level debutante Sasha who even had three 2nd place ordinals above Irina. Again anyone who thinks U.S location didnt majorly impact scoring in SLC, especialy in the ladies SP, is living under a rock.