Due to an advantage in the compulsory figures, I think Curry would've carried on as the first-ranked British skater internationally. He might have had to worry just as much about Jan Hoffmann (artistic limitations aside) or a healthy Vladimir Kovalev (to act like a Back to the Future-obsessed ten-year-old and bring the whole space-time continuum into this) as about the gifted Cousins. Do you ever feel that Cranston was more deserving of Olympic silver in 1976 than Kovalev was? Yes, and I have plenty of good information and arguments with which to justify that feeling. Yes, but it's just a hunch/bit of wistfulness. No, you malicious crone (and it's not like you're a big Cranston fan to begin with, so WTH? ). No, Kovalev was just that good. I really don't care. purple Kubicka's backflip was more interesting than either skater. purple As results for Canadians go, Ron Shaver's withdrawal after the SP (in which he was third) dismays me far more.