1902 World Figure Skating Championships
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The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. The 1902 competition took place on 13 February 1902 in London, Great Britain.
It was assumed that only men would compete in the event, and just four skaters participated. However, one of them was a woman, Madge Syers-Cave. After the competition the winner Ulrich Salchow, delighted with Syers, presented her with the gold medal he had just won. At the time, the International Skating Union rules did not specify that only men are allowed to participate. In the following year rules were changed and separate championships for females and males were introduced. However, it was several years before the Ladies' event first took place in 1906.
With 1902 came into practice at the world championships in parallel contests men hold competitions of sports pairs. In this case, the title of world champions and the winners are not awarded medals were awarded not. In London, at the start came only one pair Madge Syers / Edgar Syers of Great Britain.
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- W. F. Adams United Kingdom
- J. H. Thompson United Kingdom
- Hermann Wendt Germany
- Dr. Piotr von Weryho Russia
- Ivar Westergren Sweden
- (Russian) Absaliamova, I. V. (1997). Stletniaya Istoria Chempionatov Mira po Figurnomu Kataniu na Konkach (Odinochnoe Katanie). Moscow: FON. p. 122. ISBN 5-89022-046-2.
- Panin-Kolomenkin, N. A. (1951). Stranitsy iz proschlogo. Moscow: FiS.
- Result List provided by the ISU