Had Slutskaya and Butyrskaya both skated cleanly in the long program of the 2000 Worlds what would the results have been. Keep in mind these would have been the results per long program placement:
Kwan 1st, Slutskaya 2nd, Butyrskaya 3rd- same order overall
Kwan 1st, Butyrskaya 2nd, Slutskaya 3rd- Butyrskaya gold, Kwan silver, Slutskaya bronze
Slutskaya 1st, Kwan 2nd, Butyrskaya 3rd- Slutskaya gold, Butyrskaya silver, Kwan bronze
Slutskaya 1st, Butyrskaya 2nd, Kwan 3rd- same order overall
Butyrskaya 1st, Slutskaya 2nd, Kwan 3rd- same order overall
Butyrskaya 1st, Kwan 2nd, Slutskaya 3rd- same order overall
I am pretty sure based on the difficulty she had planned and the too high of scores she got for her poor skate the judges would have given Slutskaya 1st in the long, thus meaning Butyrskaya silver and Kwan bronze, their relative placings in the long being irrelevant. Had Slutskaya skated cleanly with only 7 triples or just a triple toe-triple toe the judges would have placed a clean Maria 1st in the long though and won overall.