Michelle Kwan, Kurt Browning, and Sasha Cohen are some of the greatest skaters never to have won an Olympic title. In all 3 cases, they suffered falls during their Olympic programs. But whose fall(s) was the most costly in terms of their Olympic title chances?
1992 Olympics - in his short program, he fell on the 3A part of his 3A+3T combination. With other mistakes, including a two footed landing on his 3Z, this left Browning in just 4th place after the short program.
2002 Olympics - fall on the 3F in her FS. With other mistakes (including doubling out on the second part of her 3T+3T combination, and a two footed landing on the first part), she fell from 1st after the short program, to 3rd overall.
2006 Olympics - in first place after the short program, she fell on the first part of her 3Z+2T+2R combination and on her 3F in her free skate. The first 45 seconds of her LP were basically a disaster. She fought back to land 5 triples (3R, 3F+2T combination, 3T+3S sequence, 2A, 3S), but it wasn't enough.