1981 World Figure Skating Championships

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1981 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 3 – 8
Season: 1980–81
Location: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Venue: Hartford Civic Center
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Scott Hamilton
Ladies' singles:
Switzerland Denise Biellmann
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Irina Vorobieva / Igor Lisovski
Ice dancing:
United Kingdom Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean
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The 1981 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Hartford, Connecticut from March 11 to 16, 1981. At the event, sanctioned by the International Skating Union, medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The ISU Representative was Olaf Poulsen and the ISU Technical Delegate was Josef Dědič.

The judging system was modified since 1980. For the singles events, the short program was worth 20% and the free program 50% while the value of compulsory figures was reduced to 30% of the final result. The rank in each category was multiplied with a factor and these three numbers were added to the total score. The factor for the compulsory figures was 0.6, for the short program 0.4 and for the free program 1.0. The rank within these three categories were judged according to the 6.0-judging system. In pairs, the short program had the factor 0.4 and the free program 1.0. The ranks within the two pair categories were also judged according to the 6.0-judging system.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men United States Scott Hamilton United States David Santee Soviet Union Igor Bobrin
Ladies Switzerland Denise Biellmann United States Elaine Zayak Austria Claudia Kristofics-Binder
Pair skating Soviet Union Irina Vorobeva / Igor Lisovski East Germany Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach West Germany Christina Riegel / Andreas Nischwitz
Ice dancing United Kingdom Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean Soviet Union Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov Soviet Union Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 1 2 0 3
2  Soviet Union 1 1 2 4
3   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
3  United Kingdom 1 0 0 1
5  East Germany 0 1 0 1
6  Austria 0 0 1 1
6  West Germany 0 0 1 1

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation CP SP FS SP+FS Points Total
1 Scott Hamilton  United States 4 1 1 1 3.8
2 David Santee  United States 2 3 3 3 5.4
3 Igor Bobrin  Soviet Union 5 4 2 2 6.6
4 Fumio Igarashi  Japan 6 2 4 4 8.4
5 Jean-Christophe Simond  France 1 5 6 6 8.6
6 Brian Orser  Canada 9 6 5 5 12.8
7 Norbert Schramm  West Germany 7 7 7 7 14.0
8 Brian Pockar  Canada 3 8 11 10 16.0
9 Vladimir Kotin  Soviet Union 10 10 10 9 20.0
10 Robert Wagenhoffer  United States 14 12 8 8 21.2
11 Grzegorz Filipowski  Poland 8 11 12 12 21.2
12 Jozef Sabovčík  Czechoslovakia 11 9 13 13 23.2
13 Falko Kirsten  East Germany 15 14 9 11 23.6
14 Thomas Öberg  Sweden 12 13 14 14 26.4
15 Takashi Mura  Japan 17 15 15 15 31.2
16 Bruno Watschinger  Austria 13 16 17 17 31.2
17 Christopher Howarth  United Kingdom 18 18 16 16 34.0
18 Michael Pasfield  Australia 19 17 18 18 36.2
19 Todd Sand  Denmark 20 19 19 19 38.6
20 Xu Zhaoxiao  China 21 20 20 20 40.6
WD Miljan Begovic  Yugoslavia 16

Judges:

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Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation CP SP FS SP+FS Points Total
1 Denise Biellmann   Switzerland 4 2 1 1 4.2
2 Elaine Zayak  United States 7 3 2 2 7.4
3 Claudia Kristofics-Binder  Austria 1 6 5 5 8.0
4 Deborah Cottrill  United Kingdom 2 8 4 4 8.4
5 Katarina Witt  East Germany 11 1 3 3 10.0
6 Kristiina Wegelius  Finland 3 5 7 7 10.8
7 Priscilla Hill  United States 5 10 9 8 16.0
8 Carola Paul  East Germany 16 7 6 6 18.4
9 Karin Riediger  West Germany 9 14 8 9 19.0
10 Tracey Wainman  Canada 6 15 10 12 19.6
11 Sanda Dubravčić  Yugoslavia 8 12 12 13 21.6
12 Kira Ivanova  Soviet Union 13 4 13 11 22.4
13 Manuela Ruben  West Germany 17 9 11 10 24.8
14 Anne-Sophie de Kristoffy  France 15 11 16 15 29.4
15 Karen Wood  United Kingdom 18 16 14 14 31.2
16 Andrea Rohm  Austria 14 18 17 17 32.6
17 Reiko Kobayashi  Japan 10 13 22 19 33.2
18 Catarina Lindgren  Sweden 19 20 15 16 34.4
19 Corinne Wyrsch   Switzerland 20 22 18 18 38.8
20 Sonja Stanek  Austria 12 19 24 23 38.8
21 Masako Kato  Japan 21 23 19 21 40.8
22 Editha Dotson  Belgium 23 17 21 20 41.6
23 Päivi Nieminen  Finland 25 21 20 22 43.4
24 Vicki Holland  Australia 26 26 23 24 49.0
25 Rudina Pasveer  Netherlands 22 27 26 26 50.0
26 Lisa Coppola  Italy 27 24 25 25 50.8
27 Hanne Gamborg  Denmark 24 25 27 27 51.4
28 Hye Kyung Lim  South Korea 28 28 28 28 56.0
29 Rosario Esteban  Spain 30 31 29 29 59.4
30 Denyse Adam  New Zealand 29 30 30 30 59.4
31 Zhanghua Bao  China 31 29 31 31 61.2

Judges:

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation SP FS Points Total
1 Irina Vorobieva / Igor Lisovski  Soviet Union 1 1 1.4
2 Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach  East Germany 2 2 2.8
3 Christina Riegel / Andreas Nischwitz  West Germany 4 3 4.6
4 Marina Cherkasova / Sergei Shakhrai  Soviet Union 3 4 5.2
5 Kitty Carruthers / Peter Carruthers  United States 7 5 7.8
6 Veronika Pershina / Marat Akbarov  Soviet Union 5 6 8.0
7 Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini  Canada 10 7 11.0
8 Susan Garland / Robert Daw  United Kingdom 8 8 11.2
9 Birgit Lorenz / Knut Schubert  East Germany 6 9 11.4
10 Lea Ann Miller / William Fauver  United States 9 10 13.6
11 Luan Bo / Yao Bin  China 11 11 15.4

Judges:

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Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation CD FD Total
1 Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean  United Kingdom 1 1 2
2 Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov  Soviet Union 2 2 4
3 Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin  Soviet Union 4 3 7
4 Judy Blumberg / Michael Seibert  United States 3 4 7
5 Olga Volozhinskaya / Alexander Svinin  Soviet Union 6 5 11
6 Carol Fox / Richard Dalley  United States 5 6 11
7 Karen Barber / Nicholas Slater  United Kingdom 7 7 14
8 Nathalie Herve / Pierre Bechu  France 9 8 17
9 Jana Berankova / Jan Bartak  Czechoslovakia 8 9 17
10 Birgit Goller / Peter Klisch  West Germany 10 10 20
11 Wendy Sessions / Stephen Williams  United Kingdom 11 11 22
12 Kelly Johnson / Kris Barber  Canada 13 12 25
13 Marie McNeil / Robert McCall  Canada 12 13 25
14 Judit Péterfy / Csaba Bálint  Hungary 14 14 28
15 Elisabetta Parisi / Roberto Pelizzola  Italy 15 15 30
16 Noriko Sato / Tadayuki Takahashi  Japan 17 16 33
17 Gabriella Remport / Sándor Nagy  Hungary 16 17 33
18 Maria Kniffer / Manfed Hübler  Austria 19 18 37
19 Karen Mankovich / Douglas Mankovich  Belgium 18 21 39
20 Marianne von Bommel / Wayne Deweyert  Netherlands 21 19 40
21 Petra Born / Rainer Schönborn  West Germany 20 20 40

References[edit]

  • Result list provided by the ISU