That was the debate few years ago on FSU. It's a very difficult question !
And it depends on what we considere as clean : clean to the eyes, or clean as most difficult without any mistake compared to what was planned ?
Kerrigan in 1994 was clean to the eyes, so was Shizuka Arakawa in 2006. ;)
Absolutely, I remember the same debate on FSU about what is a "clean" performance.
Clean doesn't necesseraly mean without mistakes. A beautiful double is clean, but not the perfect performance the skater wanted to deliver. ;)
Very, very hard to choose !
All of Manley, Ito, Kerrigan, Kwan, Asada, Kim, Medvedeva could have won.
My vote goes to Kwan, because she was so perfect, so touching, and that I love her skating.
My second vote goes to Kerrigan, because really, she should have won (IMHO). Her best performance.
My choices are Orser 88 and Wyllie 92.
Orser because he was so close to being perfect, just a slightly error on the 3F, too bad.
And Wyllie because of the performance he delivered, I love watching it, even 30 years later, and the fact that I think Petrenko was overscored :P ).
Good choices as both are mystifying !
In 1992, I was really happy K&P won because they are such an amazing team. And as I lived in France, I was really happy that D&D won the Silver medal, even more that close to the Gold (national bias for sure !! Hahahaaa)
But in 2002, I can't understand how...
ITA about the Duchesnays. This WSS program was clearly not their best. Previously, they had programs that hided their flaws. I don't think WSS did that.
What about Domnina&Shabalin 2010 OD ?
About Michelle Kwan, I don't share your opinion because her Olympics LP was so different from what...
It is so difficult to pick one between T&D, K&P, G&P and V&M.
My favorite were G&P for their speed and the passion she put on every of their program, but technically, they are not as precise as K&P or T&D.
G&P for their speed and passion, T&D for their innovative programs, K&P for their pure...
Again, IMO, the problem is not the age, but the judges.
If judges put according marks to what skaters really do on the ice, no problem.
A lot of Eteri's skaters should have 5 in PCS, not more, and no +GOE for their awfull jumps. If they were marked like that, they would be forced to work on...