Boitano's View

USA Today

How Brian Boitano, men's figure skaing Gold Medal winner in the 88 Winter Games, sees Saturday's women's competition.

-"I'd put my money on either skater.They're abilities are identical.

-"Expect a show biz flair exhibitedin Katarina's program. She is more theatrical than Debi.

-"Debi is a gutsy performer. I expect to see an all-out, fighting version of Carmen from her.

-"Soviet skater Kira Ivanova won compulsories but she has trouble being consistent in free skating. her prrogram is almost avant garde. Some of the judges don't like it."