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Sarah Hughes Surprises in Salt Lake (2002)
In fourth place after the short program, 16-year-old Hughes skated the long program of her life, producing a perfect routine with seven triple jumps, including two triple-triple combinations. She was the first woman to land two triple-triple combos in one program. Her technical prowess, combined with flubs by Michelle Kwan, Irina Slutskaya and Sasha Cohen, vaulted her to the top of the podium and denied Kwan a gold medal yet again.