1978 European Figure Skating Championships

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1978 European Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Season: 1977–1978
Location: Strasbourg, France
Champions
Men's singles:
East Germany Jan Hoffmann
Ladies' singles:
East Germany Anett Pötzsch
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev
Ice dancing:
Soviet Union Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov
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The 1978 European Figure Skating Championships were the European Figure Skating Championships of the 1977–1978 season. Elite senior-level figure skaters from European ISU member nations competed for the title of European champion. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles,[1] ladies' singles,[2] pair skating,[3] and ice dancing.[4]

In 1978, the European Championships were held in Strasbourg, France.

Competition notes[edit]

At the 1978 European Championships, 15-year-old Denise Biellmann became the first female skater to land the triple lutz in competition.[5] She underrotated it, with two-foot landing.[6] At the same event, she became the first woman to receive a 6.0 in technical merit, receiving the score from British judge Pauline Borrajo.[5] She was 12th in figures, first in the free skate, and finished fourth overall.[5] Another triple lutz was performed only by Jan Hoffmann.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation
1 Jan Hoffmann  East Germany
2 Vladimir Kovalev  Soviet Union
3 Robin Cousins  United Kingdom
4 Igor Bobrin  Soviet Union
5 Yuri Ovchinnikov  Soviet Union
6 Mario Liebers  East Germany
7 Rudi Cerne  West Germany
8 Miroslav Soska  Czechoslovakia
9 Gerd-Walter Gräbner  West Germany
10 Gilles Beyer  France
11 Grzegorz Głowania  Poland
12 Andrew Bestwick  United Kingdom
13 Thomas Öberg  Sweden
14 Bruno Watschinger  Austria
15 Matijaz Krusec  Yugoslavia
16 Francis Demarteau  Belgium
17 Jan Glerup  Denmark
WD Helmut Kristofics-Binder  Austria

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation
1 Anett Pötzsch  East Germany
2 Dagmar Lurz  West Germany
3 Elena Vodorezova  Soviet Union
4 Denise Biellmann   Switzerland
5 Susanna Driano  Italy
6 Kristiina Wegelius  Finland
7 Carola Weißenberg  East Germany
8 Danielle Rieder  Italy
9 Natalia Strelkova  Soviet Union
10 Karena Richardson  United Kingdom
11 Renata Baierova  Czechoslovakia
12 Karin Riediger  West Germany
13 Zhanna Ilina  Soviet Union
14 Garnet Ostermeier  West Germany
15 Susan Broman  Finland
16 Sanda Dubravčić  Yugoslavia
17 Astrid Jansen in de Wal  Netherlands
18 Franca Bianconi  Italy
19 Cecile Antonelli  France
20 Christina Svensson  Sweden
21 Helena Chwila  Poland
22 Patricia Fiorucci  Italy

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation
1 Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev  Soviet Union
2 Marina Cherkasova / Sergei Shakhrai  Soviet Union
3 Manuela Mager / Uwe Bewersdorf  East Germany
4 Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach  East Germany
5 Ingrid Spieglova / Alan Spiegel  Czechoslovakia
6 Kerstin Stolfig / Veit Keme  East Germany
7 Marina Pestova / Stanislav Leonovich  Soviet Union
8 Susanne Scheibe / Andreas Nischwitz  West Germany
9 Sabine Fuchs / Xavier Videau  France
10 Elżbieta Łuczyńska / Marek Chrolenko  Poland
11 Gabriele Beck / Jochen Stahl  West Germany
12 Catherine Brunet / Philippe Brunet  France

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation
1 Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov  Soviet Union
2 Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov  Soviet Union
3 Krisztina Regőczy / András Sallay  Hungary
4 Janet Thompson / Warren Maxwell  United Kingdom
5 Liliana Řeháková / Stanislav Drastich  Czechoslovakia
6 Marina Zueva / Andrei Vitman  Soviet Union
7 Kay Barsdell / Kenneth Foster  United Kingdom
8 Isabella Rizzi / Luigi Freroni  Italy
9 Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean  United Kingdom
10 Susi Handschmann / Peter Handschmann   Switzerland
11 Henriette Fröschl / Christian Steiner  West Germany
12 Halina Gordon / Jacek Tascher  Poland
13 Muriel Boucher / Yves Malatier  France
14 Elisabetta Parisi / Marco Gobbo  Italy
15 Elisabeth Luksch / Peter Schubl   Switzerland
16 Rita Karpat / Istvan Palasthy  Hungary
WD Jolanta Wesołowska / Andrzej Alberciak  Poland

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