I agree, which is why I don't really understand this mentality that Yuka was "lucky" to win her world title, because in any other year, she would've been creamed by the competition. I just don't see how skaters like Nancy, Oksana, Surya, Lu Chen, etc., were so head and shoulders above her. The girl could skate like nobody's business. She had the best edges in the field, well-choreographed programs and wonderful musicality. And when she was on (like at 94 worlds) she could be a threat for gold no matter who was competing IMO. Her only issue was consistency, but then whose wasn't in 1994? The entire ladies field that season struggled with consistency. No one was putting two clean skates together, and results were all over the place. Absolutely...*IF* she could maintain the consistency she showed at 94 Worlds. I think it's logical to assume she would've improved artistically along with the rest of the field. Take her SP from this pro competition, for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiqKBgGr0CM Now replace her loop combo with a clean lutz combo...don't you think the quality and maturity of that program would've challenged for top 3 in any worlds from 95-98? I personally do. She was a quality skater through and through. If she landed the difficult triples, I don't see why she wouldn't be in the running for gold.