All this talk about how G&G would do skating in Nagano got me wondering about another old skater who kept up her skills for many years. Kristi Yamaguchi of course was in no way contemplating of competing in 98, seeing as she didn't take the opportunity to do so in Lillehammer. But looking at her performances from even one year before the Nagano games (97 Challenge of Champions and World pros) Kristi was still the landing the Lutz and flip. She had skated a SP that was ISU style against Kwan a year or so before then. So in the SP she capable of doing all the skills Kwan, Bobek, Lipinski, Chen, Bute and Slute. In the LP I think she could have beaten Bobek who skated so-so to place 3rd at Nats. At the Olympics Chen was beautiful but did have errors, and Bute no had no 3/3. Of course Kristi was much older and may not have been able to take the pounding of amateur competition, and she would have needed to get back her 3/3 from 92 to have hopes for gold over Lipinski and an essentially perfect skate by Kwan for silver even without a 3/3. So is it conceivable she could have been fighting for the bronze in Nagano if she had come back?