Was there really a feeling of Chin being given more a push than Debi? I seem to recall way back in 1985 that Debi was being given the push. Both were pioneers for their race in the sport and I think the USTA was happy to have both. I'll have to go rewatch 85 Nationals and compare.
Chin 85USN LP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgbP4AZE2fg
Kadavy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg-9x...eature=related (notice Caryn nose pre-rhinoplasty)
This is how I would have ranked the LPs. Chin had the "It" factor, Kadavy was lovely and graceful, and Debi was a bit behind in her presentation even though she attempted twice the triples.
I'm just not seeing how Debi was placed down to favor Chin, "Sasha Cohen" of the 80s. The next year Debi was US and World champ for heaven's sake and Chin was skating as fast as she could to oblivion.