Yagudin's win was the 3rd straight Olympic victory in a streak of 5 for a Russian or former Soviet Union man:
1992: Victor Petrenko (represented the Unified Team. He represented the Soviet Union in 1998 and Ukraine in 1994).
1994: Alexei Urmonov, Russia
1998: Ilia Kulik, Russia
2002: Alexei Yagudin, Russia
2006: Evgeni Plushenko, Russia
The streak was broken in 2010 when America's Evan Lysacek defeated Evgeni Plushenko by a narrow margin for the Olympic Gold Medal in Vancouver.