1956 World Figure Skating Championships

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1956 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: February 16th – February 19th
Season: 1956
Location: West Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Hayes Alan Jenkins
Ladies' singles:
United States Carol Heiss
Pair skating:
Austria Sissy Schwarz and Kurt Oppelt
Ice dancing:
United Kingdom Pamela Weight and Paul Thomas
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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 1956 competitions for men, ladies, pairs and ice dancing took place February 16 to February 19, 1956 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Hayes Alan Jenkins  United States 10
2 Ronald Robertson  United States 17
3 David Jenkins  United States 28
4 Charles Snelling  Canada 42
5 Michael Booker  United Kingdom 48
6 Karol Divín  Czechoslovakia 48
7 Alain Calmat  France 65
8 Norbert Felsinger  Austria 71
9 Tilo Gutzeit  West Germany 77
10 François Pache   Switzerland 91
11 Allan Ganter  Australia 109
12 Hans-Jürgen Bäumler  West Germany 111
13 Hans Müller  West Germany 113
14 Hanno Ströher  Austria 115
15 Darío Villalba  Spain 137
16 Charles Keeble  Australia 142
WD Manfred Schnelldorfer  West Germany

Judges were

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Carol Heiss  United States 13
2 Tenley Albright  United States 14
3 Ingrid Wendl  Austria 33
4 Yvonne Sugden  United Kingdom 37
5 Hanna Eigel  Austria 49
6 Catherine Machado  United States 48
7 Hanna Walter  Austria 71
8 Erica Batchelor  United Kingdom 72
9 Ann Johnston  Canada 72
10 Mary Ann Dorsey  United States 97
11 Joan Haanappel  Netherlands 103
12 Diana Clifton-Peach  United Kingdom 107
13 Fiorella Negro  Italy 128
14 Emma Giardini  Italy 130
15 Jindra Kramperová  Czechoslovakia 131
16 Sjoukje Dijkstra  Netherlands 144
17 Karin Borner   Switzerland 155
18 Ilse Musyl  Austria 161
19 Alice FIscher   Switzerland 168
20 Ina Bauer  West Germany 171
21 Jana Dočekalová  Czechoslovakia 175

Judges were

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Sissy Schwarz / Kurt Oppelt  Austria 14
2 Frances Dafoe / Norris Bowden  Canada 15
3 Marika Kilius / Franz Ningel  West Germany 30
4 Carole Ann Ormaca / Robin Greiner  United States 34
5 Barbara Wagner / Robert Paul  Canada 42.5
6 Lucille Ash / Sully Kothman  United States 68.5
7 Joyce Coates / Anthony Holles  United Kingdom 70
8 Liesl Ellend / Konrad Lienert  Austria 74.5
9 Carolyn Patricia Krau / Rodney Ward  United Kingdom 75.5
10 Eva Neeb / Karl Probst  West Germany 80.5
11 Jacqueline Mason / Mervyn Bower  Australia 88.5

Judges were

Ice Dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Pamela Weight / Paul Thomas  United Kingdom 7
2 June Markham / Courtney Jones  United Kingdom 15
3 Barbara Thompson / Gerard Rigby  United Kingdom 29
4 Joan Zamboni / Ronland Junso  United States 37
5 Fanny Besson / Jean Paul Guhel  France 39
6 Carmel Bodel / Edward Bodel  United States 38
7 Sidney Arnold / Franklin Nelson  United States 47
8 Sigrid Knacke / Günther Koch  West Germany 49
9 Lindis Johnston / Jeffery Johnston  Canada 74.5
10 Gerda Wohlgemuth / Hannes Burkhardt  West Germany 82
11 Edith Peikert / Hans Kutschera  Austria 76.5
12 Bona Giammona / Giancarlo Sioli  Italy 77
13 Lucia Fischer / Rudolf Zorn  Austria 88
14 Catharina Odink / Jacobus Odink  Netherlands 91
15 Adriana Giuggiolini / Germano Ceccattini  Italy 94
16 Rita Paucka / Peter Kwiet  West Germany 109
17 Maria Grazia Locatelli / Vinicio Toncelli  Italy 117

Judges were

References[edit]

  • Result List provided by the ISU