One of the questions asked of her is if the judges where ever unfair to her. She says yes and brings up one event in particular:
"Unfortunately, that happened many times. For example, at the 2003 World champions, I came in second after Michelle Kwan. I am absolutely certain that I should have won, because I skated significantly better than Kwan. It’s not just my opinion, but that of many world specialists as well. However, the championships took place in the US, so the judges chose not to deprive the American darling of the golden award. I, therefore, ended up in second. There are many other examples, but I won’t go there. You must admit it’s not the best memories."
Hmmmm...I think many people would disagree with Elena's recount of that event. But maybe people see it that way. Interesting interview...you can read it all here.