I dont understand the short program scoring of the 92 Olympics. To me it looks like Ito and Hubert and maybe Bonaly were really overmarked and overplaced compared to Harding and Sato.
Harding did the triple axel combo and fell and Ito did the triple lutz combo and fell. Scott Hamilton said Harding should have been higher since she tried the much harder combo and I agree. Why would Ito be ahead when she missed the much easier combo. The rest of their skating as far as jumps, spins, and overall skating is of similar level too.
Sato was absolutely beautiful and a wonderful short program. Hubert was very good too. However Sato did the same jump combination and the overall quality of her skating is so far superior to Hubert. Hubert's biggest greatness is huge speed, but Sato also has amazing speed and even matches her there. So how could Hubert ever come ahead, let alone 2 spots.
How was Harding a gold medal threat coming in just missing a triple axel combination placed lower than young immature Hubert with only a triple loop combo even with Harding's fall.
Bonaly also looks overscored. I know she stood up and tried a triple lutz combo but she was really quite a horrible skater at the time. Top 3 sems questionable even with the others falls and easier combos.
I thought the placements of these 5 skaters was way off.