No, no and no.I am sorry, but actually Yagudin won when they skated equally clean, such as 2000 sp, and he even won over Plushenko with more mistakes such as 2002 gpf (2nd lp). And Yagudin Zayaked in his first lp, Plushenko skated much cleaner, but still he only lost one judge's vote. That's not how you think they would rank in the judges' eyes, it's already a fact. Yagudin obviously had better edge quality than Plushenko and his footwork was more rhythmic and musical, his body movement was more fluid while Plushenko barely used his upper body when he's moving, that's a sign of superior technique. Yagudin's a more naturally talented skater, and he's talented at everything. Plushenko got lots of reward for his focus on jumps, when Yagudin started working more on jumps after 2001 worlds too, Plushenko's advantage just lost. Yagudin's 4-3-2, the rhythm of the three jumps, the height, the position in the air, the flow out of the last jump. The quality was better than any of Plushenko's 4-3-2, and his coach was Tarasova, not Mishin by the time, and you talk about natural gift. Plushenko is just an extremely ambitious and hard working skater, when Morosov and Tarasova had a chance to see him training, they were all impressed by his discipline. And his maniac like energy is his asset.