1983 World Figure Skating Championships

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1983 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 8 – 13
Season: 1982–83
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Scott Hamilton
Ladies' singles:
United States Rosalynn Sumners
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev
Ice dancing:
United Kingdom Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean
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The 1983 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Helsinki, Finland from March 8 to 13, 1983. 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 Hermann Schiechtl and the ISU Technical Delegate Elemér Terták. The original dance was part of the competition for the first time.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men United States Scott Hamilton West Germany Norbert Schramm Canada Brian Orser
Ladies United States Rosalynn Sumners West Germany Claudia Leistner Soviet Union Elena Vodorezova
Pair skating Soviet Union Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev East Germany Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach Canada Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini
Ice dancing United Kingdom Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean Soviet Union Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin United States Judy Blumberg / Michael Seibert

Medals by country[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation CP SP FS SP+FS Points Total
1 Scott Hamilton  United States 2 1 1 1 2.6
2 Norbert Schramm  West Germany 4 3 3 3 6.6
3 Brian Orser  Canada 8 2 2 2 7.6
4 Alexander Fadeev  Soviet Union 6 4 4 4 9.2
5 Jean-Christophe Simond  France 1 5 7 7 9.8
6 Jozef Sabovčík  Czechoslovakia 3 9 5 5 10.4
7 Brian Boitano  United States 9 7 6 6 14.2
8 Heiko Fischer  West Germany 5 8 9 8 15.2
9 Vladimir Kotin  Soviet Union 7 6 10 10 16.6
10 Rudi Cerne  West Germany 10 11 8 9 18.4
11 Laurent Depouilly  France 12 13 11 12 23.4
12 Falko Kirsten  East Germany 14 10 12 11 24.4
13 Gary Beacom  Canada 11 17 14 14 27.4
14 Mark Cockerell  United States 19 12 13 13 29.2
15 Lars Åkesson  Sweden 13 14 17 17 30.4
16 Miljan Begović  Yugoslavia 15 15 16 16 31.0
17 Masaru Ogawa  Japan 17 16 15 15 31.6
18 Shinji Someya  Japan 16 18 19 18 35.8
19 Thomas Hlavik  Austria 18 21 18 19 37.2
20 Mark Pepperday  United Kingdom 21 19 20 20 40.2
21 Cameron Medhurst  Australia 20 20 21 21 41.0
22 Fernando Soria  Spain 22 22 22 22 44.0

Judges:

Substitute judge:

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation CP SP FS SP+FS Points Total
1 Rosalynn Sumners  United States 1 4 1 2 3.2
2 Claudia Leistner  West Germany 5 2 3 3 6.8
3 Elena Vodorezova  Soviet Union 3 3 4 4 7.0
4 Katarina Witt  East Germany 8 1 2 1 7.2
5 Anna Kondrashova  Soviet Union 9 5 5 5 12.4
6 Kristiina Wegelius  Finland 2 9 9 9 13.8
7 Kay Thomson  Canada 6 11 6 7 14.0
8 Manuela Ruben  West Germany 7 10 8 8 16.2
9 Tiffany Chin  United States 14 6 7 6 17.8
10 Sandra Cariboni   Switzerland 4 16 12 13 20.8
11 Janina Wirth  East Germany 15 7 10 10 21.8
12 Charlene Wong  Canada 13 8 11 11 22.0
13 Sanda Dubravčić  Yugoslavia 11 13 13 12 24.8
14 Sonja Stanek  Austria 10 17 14 14 26.8
15 Katrien Pauwels  Belgium 12 20 15 15 30.2
B Section
16 Karin Telser  Italy 21 12 3 2 20.4
17 Catarina Lindgren  Sweden 18 15 5 4 21.8
18 Juri Ozawa  Japan 24 18 1 3 22.6
19 Susan Jackson  United Kingdom 25 14 2 1 22.6
20 Hanne Gamborg  Denmark 19 19 6 6 25.0
21 Elise Ahonen  Finland 22 22 4 5 26.0
22 Li Scha Wang  Netherlands 20 23 7 7 28.2
23 Alison Southwood  United Kingdom 16 27 8 9 28.4
24 Béatrice Farinacci  France 17 24 9 8 28.8
25 Susanne Gschwend  Austria 23 26 10 11 34.2
26 Vicki Holland  Australia 26 21 11 10 35.0
27 Rosario Esteban  Spain 28 25 12 12 38.8
WD Hye Kyung Lim  Republic of Korea 27 28
WD Elaine Zayak  United States

Judges:

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation SP FS Points Total
1 Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev  Soviet Union 2 1 1.8
2 Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach  East Germany 1 2 2.4
3 Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini  Canada 3 3 4.2
4 Kitty Carruthers / Peter Carruthers  United States 5 4 6.0
5 Veronika Pershina / Marat Akbarov  Soviet Union 6 5 7.4
6 Marina Pestova / Stanislav Leonovich  Soviet Union 4 7 8.6
7 Lea Ann Miller / William Fauver  United States 8 6 9.2
8 Birgit Lorenz / Knut Schubert  East Germany 7 7 9.8
9 Cynthia Coull / Mark Rowsom  Canada 9 9 12.6
10 Katherina Matousek / Lloyd Eisler  Canada 10 10 14.0
11 Jill Watson / Burt Lancon  United States 11 11 15.4
12 Babette Preußler / Torsten Ohlow  East Germany 12 12 16.8
13 Susan Garland / Ian Jenkins  United Kingdom 14 13 18.6
14 Toshimi Ito / Takashi Mura  Japan 13 14 19.2
15 Jana Havlová / René Novotný  Czechoslovakia 15 15 21.0
16 Claudia Massari / Leonardo Azzola  West Germany 16 16 22.4
17 Maija Pekkala / Pekka Pekkala  Finland 17 17 23.8

Judges:

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Ice dancing[edit]

In ice dance, Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean got 5.9 scores from all nine judges in their third dance, the Argentine tango, of the compulsory portion of the event.[1]

Rank Name Nation CD OD FD Total
1 Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean  United Kingdom 1 1 1 2.0
2 Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin  Soviet Union 3 3 2 5.0
3 Judy Blumberg / Michael Seibert  United States 2 2 3 5.0
4 Olga Volozhinskaya / Alexander Svinin  Soviet Union 5 4 4 8.6
5 Karen Barber / Nicholas Slater  United Kingdom 4 8 5 10.6
6 Tracy Wilson / Robert McCall  Canada 7 5 6 12.2
7 Elisa Spitz / Scott Gregory  United States 6 6 7 13.0
8 Elena Batanova / Alexei Soloviev  Soviet Union 8 7 8 15.6
9 Petra Born / Rainer Schönborn  West Germany 10 9 9 18.6
10 Kelly Johnson / John Thomas  Canada 13 11 10 22.2
11 Isabella Micheli / Roberto Pelizzola  Italy 12 10 11 22.2
12 Wendy Sessions / Stephen Williams  United Kingdom 11 12 12 23.4
13 Judit Péterfy / Csaba Bálint  Hungary 14 14 13 27.0
14 Noriko Sato / Tadayuki Takahashi  Japan 15 13 14 28.2
15 Marianne von Bommel / Wayne Deweyert  Netherlands 16 15 15 30.6
16 Kathrin Beck / Christoff Beck  Austria 17 16 16 32.6
17 Claudia Schmidlin / Daniel Schmidlin   Switzerland 18 17 17 34.6
18 Hristina Boyanova / Javor Ivanov  Bulgaria 19 18 18 36.6
WD Nathalie Herve / Pierre Bechu  France 9

Judges:

Substitute judge:

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP (1983-03-10). "Russians Triumph In Pairs". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  • Result list provided by the ISU