A friend explained the factored points to me from the 1982 Worlds. Apparently if all else remained the same this is what certain people would have had to do to win overall:
Thompson- place 1st in long skate over Zayak
Witt- place 1st in long skate over Zayak
Cotrill- place 2nd in long skate over Witt
Kristofics Binder- placed 3rd in long skate over Leistner
Vodorozeva- placed 3rd in long skate over Leistner
Wegelius- placed 4th in long skate over Kristofics Binder
Assuming everyone else skated the same as they did, which of these skaters realistically could have skated well enough to achieve these long program placings to win the World title over Zayak overall. I didnt see Leistner and Kristofics full skates so dont know how strong they were or how many triples they landed. Vodorezova was a shadow of her younger self in freestyle, but still good enough to maybe do 3 triples on a good day which would probably be enough for 3rd over immature Leistner, no matter how many triples she did. So I would say for her yes. I would guess for Witt yes it was possible at her best. Kristofics 3rd in long and Wegulius 4th in long I am going to guess yes was possible for them, but I dont really know much about their skating. For Thompson and Cotrill I would say no those placements were not possible for them.