Was Gutsu really dinged though?
Sometimes. I know her Olympic AA win was controversial to some but that was literally her only ever really big accomplishment. Many thought she should have won the beam over Boginskaya's much simpler routine in 91, but the judges hammered her form and gave it to Bogi's compulsory but very clean routine instead:
Tatiana Gutsu - 1991 Worlds EF - Balance Beam
Svetlana Boginskaya - 1991 Worlds EF - Balance Beam
She was also scored pretty low in the 91 worlds AA where she was already doing the same difficulty she was in Barcelona. And at the 92 event only worlds when she was a bit off on all her routines the judges really killed her.