1988 World Figure Skating Championships

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1988 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 22 – 27
Season: 1987–88
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Venue: Budapest Sportcsarnok
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Brian Boitano
Ladies' singles:
East Germany Katarina Witt
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Elena Valova / Oleg Vassiliev
Ice dancing:
Soviet Union Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin
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The 1988 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Budapest, Hungary in March 1988. Medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men United States Brian Boitano Canada Brian Orser Soviet Union Viktor Petrenko
Ladies East Germany Katarina Witt Canada Elizabeth Manley United States Debi Thomas
Pairs Soviet Union Elena Valova / Oleg Vassiliev Soviet Union Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov Soviet Union Larissa Selezneva / Oleg Makarov
Ice dancing Soviet Union Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin Soviet Union Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko Canada Tracy Wilson / Robert McCall

Medals by country[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Kurt Browning of Canada landed the first ratified quadruple jump (a toe loop) in his free skate.[1] Jozef Sabovcik of Czechoslovakia had landed a quad toe loop at the 1986 European Championships which was recognized at the event but then ruled invalid three weeks later due to a touchdown with his free foot.[2]

Rank Name Nation TFP CF OP FS OP+FS
1 Brian Boitano  United States 4.2 3 1 2 2
2 Brian Orser  Canada 4.8 5 2 1 1
3 Viktor Petrenko  Soviet Union 9.8 6 3 5 4
4 Grzegorz Filipowski  Poland 9.8 2 4 7 6
5 Christopher Bowman  United States 11.8 7 9 4 5
6 Kurt Browning  Canada 13.0 12 7 3 3
7 Heiko Fischer  West Germany 13.8 4 6 9 9
8 Petr Barna  Czechoslovakia 16.6 11 5 8 8
9 Paul Wylie  United States 17.0 13 8 6 7
10 Vladimir Petrenko  Soviet Union 19.2 8 11 10 10
11 Cameron Medhurst  Australia 23.4 14 10 11 11
12 Oliver Höner   Switzerland 25.6 9 13 15 15
13 Neil Paterson  Canada 27.6 18 12 12 12
14 Lars Dresler  Denmark 29.2 17 15 13 13
15 Paul Robinson  United Kingdom 31.0 19 14 14 14
16 Ralph Burghart  Austria 36.0 10 25 20 21
17 Ronny Winkler  East Germany 36.6 23 17 16 16
18 Peter Johansson  Sweden 38.4 25 16 17 17
19 Daniel Weiss  West Germany 39.8 16 18 23 22
20 András Száraz  Hungary 40.0 22 22 18 18
21 Alessandro Riccitelli  Italy 41.2 21 19 21 20
22 Oula Jääskeläinen  Finland 43.6 27 21 19 19
23 Frédéric Lipka  France 44.4 20 26 22 23
Free skate not reached
24 Tomislav Cizmesija  Yugoslavia 24 28
25 David Liu  Chinese Taipei 28 24
26 Joaquin Guerrero  Mexico 30 23
27 Alexandre Geers  Belgium 29 29
WD Alexander Fadeev  Soviet Union 1
WD Makoto Kano  Japan 15 20

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP CF OP FS OP+FS
1 Katarina Witt  East Germany 2.4 1 2 1 1
2 Elizabeth Manley  Canada 4.8 2 4 2 2
3 Debi Thomas  United States 6.2 3 1 4 4
4 Claudia Leistner  West Germany 11.0 5 5 6 5
5 Jill Trenary  United States 11.8 4 11 5 6
6 Midori Ito  Japan 12.6 14 3 3 3
7 Caryn Kadavy  United States 13.8 6 8 7 7
8 Simone Koch  East Germany 16.4 10 6 8 8
9 Natalia Lebedeva  Soviet Union 18.6 8 7 11 10
10 Joanne Conway  United Kingdom 20.2 7 10 12 12
11 Tamara Téglássy  Hungary 21.6 15 9 9 9
12 Marina Kielmann  West Germany 25.2 16 14 10 11
13 Yvonne Gómez  Spain 26.0 11 16 13 13
14 Natalia Gorbenko  Soviet Union 27.2 9 17 15 14
15 Beatrice Gelmini  Italy 29.2 12 15 16 15
16 Lotta Falkenbäck  Sweden 35.4 19 25 14 16
17 Charlene Wong  Canada 36.0 17 12 21 19
18 Yvonne Pokorny  Austria 38.4 22 13 20 18
19 Claude Péri  France 38.6 24 18 17 17
20 Stefanie Schmid   Switzerland 39.0 21 21 18 20
21 Junko Yaginuma  Japan 40.2 18 26 19 21
22 Željka Čižmešija  Yugoslavia 40.4 13 24 23 24
23 Mirella Gawłowska  Poland 43.2 20 23 22 22
24 Gina Fulton  United Kingdom 44.8 23 20 23 23
Free skate not reached
25 Tracy Brook  Australia 26 19
26 Anisette Torp-Lind  Denmark 28 22
27 Jana Petruskova  Czechoslovakia 25 28
28 Elina Hanninen  Finland 27 30
29 Hyun-Jung Ji  South Korea 30 27
30 Diana Marcos  Mexico 29 31
31 Asia Aleksieva  Bulgaria 31 29

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev  Soviet Union 1.8 2 1
2 Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov  Soviet Union 2.4 1 2
3 Larisa Selezneva / Oleg Makarov  Soviet Union 4.2 3 3
4 Gillian Wachsman / Todd Waggoner  United States 6.0 5 4
5 Denise Benning / Lyndon Johnston  Canada 7.4 6 5
6 Jill Watson / Peter Oppegard  United States 8.6 4 7
7 Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler  Canada 8.8 7 6
8 Mandy Wötzel / Axel Rauschenbach  East Germany 11.2 8 8
9 Christine Hough / Doug Ladret  Canada 12.6 9 9
10 Natalie Seybold / Wayne Seybold  United States 14.0 10 10
11 Lenka Knapova / René Novotný  Czechoslovakia 15.4 11 11
12 Cheryl Peake / Andrew Naylor  United Kingdom 16.8 12 12
13 Anuschka Gläser / Stefan Pfrengle  West Germany 18.2 13 13
14 Lisa Cushley / Neil Cushley  United Kingdom 19.6 14 14
15 Danielle Carr / Stephen Carr  Australia 21.0 15 15
16 Akiko Nogami / Yoichi Yamazaki  Japan 22.4 16 16

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP CD OSP FD
1 Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin  Soviet Union 2.0 1 1 1
2 Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko  Soviet Union 4.0 2 2 2
3 Tracy Wilson / Robert McCall  Canada 6.0 3 3 3
4 Natalia Annenko / Genrikh Sretenski  Soviet Union 8.0 4 4 4
5 Kathrin Beck / Christoff Beck  Austria 11.0 5 5 6
6 Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay  France 11.6 7 6 5
7 Klára Engi / Attila Tóth  Hungary 13.8 6 8 7
8 Antonia Becherer / Ferdinand Becherer  West Germany 15.6 8 7 8
9 Susie Wynne / Joseph Druar  United States 18.0 9 9 9
10 Lia Trovati / Roberto Pelizzola  Italy 20.0 10 10 10
11 Karyn Garossino / Rod Garossino  Canada 22.0 11 11 11
12 Sharon Jones / Paul Askham  United Kingdom 24.0 12 12 12
13 April Sargent / Russ Witherby  United States 26.0 13 13 13
14 Viera Řeháková / Ivan Havránek  Czechoslovakia 28.0 14 14 14
15 Melanie Cole / Michael Farrington  Canada 30.0 15 15 15
16 Dominique Yvon / Frédéric Palluel  France 32.0 16 16 16
17 Honorata Górna / Andrzej Dostatni  Poland 34.0 17 17 17
18 Andrea Weppelmann / Hendryk Schamberger  West Germany 36.4 18 19 18
19 Tomoko Tanaka / Hiroyuki Suzuki  Japan 37.6 19 18 19
20 Susanna Rahkamo / Petri Kokko  Finland 40.0 20 20 20
21 Krisztina Kerekes / Csaba Szentpéteri  Hungary 42.0 21 21 21
22 Monica MacDonald / Rodney Clarke  Australia 44.0 22 22 22
23 Desiree Schlegel / Patrik Brecht   Switzerland 46.0 23 23 23
24 Birgit Pleninger / Michael Steiner  Austria 48.0 24 24 24
Free dance not reached
25 Yucca Liu / Jim Sun  Chinese Taipei 25 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Quadruple Jump on Ice". The New York Times. Associated Press. 1988-03-26. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  2. ^ "The quad: Skating's evolution is for more revolution". CBS Sports. December 2, 1999. Retrieved October 31, 2011.