The skater who came 5th in the short program in Lake Placid behind Lenz was Dagmar Lurz who is a poor free skater with very weak "skating skills". She did a harder combo than Poetzsch but she also didnt do a triple combo. Sandy Lenz is the only one who came lower who probably should have been placed higher, but she was the 3rd American and nobody had ever heard of her, so it wasnt ever going to happen realistically. Watanabe had a major error in her program.
Originally Posted by Maximillian