If there must be true rivals in the ladies discipline, they must be the two. Kostner narrowly managed to edge out Asada at this year's Worlds. While Kostner made far bigger mistakes as falling hard or singling a jumping pass, Asada's relatively small errors tended to build up throughout the program, negatively affecting her scoring potential.
Kostner is known for her disastrous Olympic experiences and other severe meltdowns. Over the years she seems to have learnt how to drive herself, although she still can't skate clean at the big events. Asada has also had her own struggles, especially after the last Olympics. She seems to be improving over the last season, but she has not completely recovered from her longtime problems.
Both skaters have said they would end their competitive careers in Sochi. Of course, nothing is really certain at this point.
Who do you think is a better skater at this point? And who will be remembered as the greater skater?