Had everyone been at the 2006 Olympics and skated their best it could have been one of the most spectacular and competitive events ever. Kim, Kwan, Slutskaya, Asada, Ando, Kostner, Rochette, Suguri, Arakawa, Cohen, and Meissner. However it fizzled into an utterly forgettable event with 5 triple Shizuka crusing to an easy win. Had everyone been there and skated their best it is amazing to think atleast 1 of the stated skaters would have been right out of the top 10. What would the results have been had everyone skated their best, maybe clean not being the right word, but the best they were capable of at the time, with the content they realistically were wanting to do. I think it would have gone:
Gold- Arakawa- had she done the 7 triples and 2 triple-triples she was practicing she probably would have posted a 140 LP which would be too much for the others.
Silver- Slutskaya- had she done her 2005 Worlds or 2005 Cup of Russia skate with no discounted triples probably would have scored about a 135 LP, good for 2nd place.
Bronze- Asada- her GP final LP would probably score atleast 130 given the high Olympic scoring, and with a triple-
triple in the SP around 65 there.
4th- Kim- not sure where she would have figured in but she was still developing.
5th- Cohen- maybe this is low but technically she is not as strong as many others even if she skates her best, even if they also do. She still would have won over the event as skated if she had skated cleanly with 7 triples.
6th- Kwan- I am assuming she would have made COP improvements. Since if she didnt she would be even lower than this if everyone else also skated their best.
7th- Meissner- I am assuming she did her Worlds LP, which might have had her higher in the LP, but her SP would hold her down. I also dont think even her Worlds LP would have been scored as highly as it was there.
11th- Suguri- Yet she came 4th not even skating her best, which shows what a bust the event was.