Medalling at every Olympics, Worlds, or Grand Prix final entered for 2 seasons, in addition to winning the Olympics over Kwan and Slutskaya, is far above Suguri's 2002-2003 or any phase of Suguri's career as far as being a constant presence at the top and success. You are delusional if you think otherwise. 2 seasons of medalling at 2 of the 3 World or Olympics (one a post Olympic Worlds with many people absent, Hughes included), not even qualifying or coming last at the Grand Prix final, and not even coming close to a big titles is comparable to Hughes in 2002-2003 only in some alterior universe. Hughes achieved more in 2 seasons than Fumie did her whole career, let alone in a given 2 year span.Fumie won bronze at the 2002 and 2003 Worlds, silver at 2006 Worlds, gold at the 2003-2004 GPF, as well as both the 2003 and 2005 4CC. In that same time period (02-06), she was also top 5 at every World and Olympic event she competed in aside from 04 Worlds. How in the world is that record not comparable to Hughes' from 00-02?
A minor two foot, to the judges she still did 6 triples, one just with a slight flaw. Fumie didnt even rotate a 6th triple. There isnt a strong case for Fumie being 3rd in the short. Kwan, Slutskaya, Cohen, were all clearly better, and one could argue Sebeysten and Butyrskaya. The only obvious is she should have been higher than Hughes. In the long she landed less triples than Hughes, Slutskaya, Kwan, and Cohen, and her presentation was not on the level of Kwan or Cohen, so I dont see a strong case for her there either.Lastly, Kwan landed 5 triples in SLC (she two-footed the 3T), not 6, and there's certainly a case for Suguri being as high as 3rd in each program.