"For figure skating devotees, the long-awaited showdown between Russian superstars Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva for Olympic gold probably felt like a once-in-a-lifetime event. But we actually saw an American version of this moment of truth 20 years ago, and the outcome was almost exactly the same.

"Back then, in 1998 at the Nagano Olympics, 15-year-old Tara Lipinski narrowly defeated the universally favored and more experienced Michelle Kwan. Prior to Friday, it was the last time two skaters from the same country went 1-2 in the women's final."

".....The two Russians now will be locked together in skating history in the way Lipinski and Kwan are."