So many wrong facts, I don't even want to start. Just, surely, judges showed she was a poor skater and didn't like her when she won her first international : 1992 Skate Canada. She also did a lot of good back to back performances but people only remember her bad competitions. She won, as previously said, russians nationals six time including 5 in a row in a field with Slutskaya, Sokolova, Volchkova, Soldatova, Ivanova and Markova ; she won Euros 3 times, including 2002... She was totally robbed many times and it shows so much in her skating toward the end of her career. So much bitterness. Specially her two last ones. I totally loved her 2001 LP and why she didn't trashed Hughes for at least a bronze still escape me. I mean, a beautiful choreo and expression plus a triple triple seq versus what was basically a junior's skate with cheated triples ? But yes, the little girls often win against the real skaters.