Looking back, it seems to have become even tougher to win a back to back Olympic gold medal. There are only a handful of skaters to have accomplished that, and most of them are from the distant past. Sonie Henie (did it twice!- three in a row) Rodnina-Zaisev (76 & 80) Irina Rodnina- did it 3 times in a row (72,76,80) Dick Button 47 & 48 (or was it 48 & 49?) Belousova-Protopopov (64 & 68) Katarina Witt (1984 & 1988) Grishchuck & Platov (1994 & 1998) No one has done it since. A few skaters came close, but did not quite make it. Valova-Vassiliev: Gold 84, silver 88 Mishketenok-Dmitriev: Gold 92, silver 94 Plushenko:Gold 2006, silver 2010 Plushenko was so close (less than 2 points overall) to winning the OGM again in 2010! Had Gordeeva-Grinkov decided to compete in 1992, they would have likely won the OGM, but from Katia's book it seems Sergei did not want to compete after 1990. M&D probably should have won the gold in 1994, but the judges said no. Viktor Petrenko had a great opportunity in 1994, since both Boitano and Browning made major errors in their SP. Viktor had only a turnout on his 3A combination. Had he landed the 3Z cleanly, he would have been in the final group, with a chance to win the OGM again. Artistically he was superior to the younger guys and none of them landed a quad. Of course a similar argument could be made in favor of both Boitano and Browning.