As everyone knows Kwan was missing from the 2006 Olympics and 2006 Worlds. However for most skaters this left no asterik on their achievements as Kwan was no longer the one to beat, and Cohen, Slutskaya, Arakawa, were all likely to beat her anyway. Even for Meissner, the absence of Asada and Kim tainted her achievement more than Kwan not being there. However Fumie is the exception of the top skaters. Had she won bronze over Slutskaya at the 2006 Olympics, and gold over Meissner at the 2006 Worlds, as many felt she deserved, her marks probably would have been tainted by Kwan not being there. In fact in her case more than Asada not being there, as she had beaten Asada at Japanese Nationals but never beaten Kwan. This is the reverse of the others whose achievements were not tainted in anyway by Kwan's absence as they all probably would have beaten her anyway, but are tainted by Mao not being there. In Fumie's case she has never beaten Kwan in any competition though, not even in a COP meeting, so anything great she would have achieved would have been tainted by Kwan not being there.