...if all ladies had been clean? Kerrigan, Baiul [no 2 footing], Bonaly, Lu [no crashing into wall], Sato [no pop], Harding [completed combo, no 2 ft. - remember her '93 SA performance!], Chouinard [no mistakes. I think she fell at Lillehamer?]
1. Butyrskaya had performed competently at '93 Worlds Prague, and thus qualified Russia 2 spots at Lillehamer [I think she probably could've been top 10 clean at Prague]- Markova and Butyrskaya were 3d and 4th at '94 Euros. Would they have made any waves here?
2. If the US had 3 spots and Kwan went as a 13 yr. old. Where would she have landed?
3. If Kiehlmann had been there instead of Witt, where could she have cleanly landed?
1. Baiul - 'The Swan' was a thing of beauty. She would've led. Judges loved her
2. Kerrigan - maybe others were stronger, but as the #1 US lady and leader after the SP in Prague, she would've placed highly clean.
3. Harding - I think she had the best tech here after seeing that '93 SA performance, but probably would've been held down somewhat due to her 'issues' of the day.
4. Sato - Strongest basics and finally had the 3z.
5.Chouinard - She had a great package of tech and artistry [when she was clean]. She placed really well at '93 Worlds in the SP
6. Lulu - was blossoming, but her spins and spirals were weaker than the aforementioned ladies
7. Bonaly - she was Euro Champ, but her basics were subpar to the aforementioned ladies.
8. Markova - She had strong jumps IIRC and was Euro bronze medalist
9. Butryrskaya or Kiehlmann - I'm not sure how 'mature' Butyrskaya's presentation was in the '93 or '94 season, but if it was nice she could've been ahead of Kiehlmann, but Kiehlmann when clean she would've maybe been favored by the judges due to a bigger resume....
11. Szewczenko - was the only top lady without a 3z or flip in the SP, would hold her back
12. Kulovana, Czako, Kajas? Would 13 yr. old Kwan been capable of getting into the penultimate group???