It been mentioned many times (including by Scott himself) that, going into the free skate at '84 Olys, Scott would've had to place 5th or lower to lose the gold medal. He ended up 2nd in a flawed free skate, but should he have been 5th (or lower)? Here's Scott's long program:
Brian Orser deservedly won the free skate. But what about these: better than Scott, or not?
Josef Sabovcik (3rd in FS): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR6k6gYN77s
No video of Rudi Cerne's 4th place FS.
Brian Boitano (5th in FS): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE-23hGJh_w
Vladimir Kotin (6th in FS): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlWz-XPgHj4
Apparently Alexander Fadeev (7th in FS) had a great skate, with a quad toe attempt (around but two-footed). Perhaps some of you have a good recollection of the other top skaters in Sarajevo?