1989 World Figure Skating Championships

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1989 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 14 – 19
Season: 1988–89
Location: Paris, France
Venue: Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Kurt Browning
Ladies' singles:
Japan Midori Ito
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov
Ice dancing:
Soviet Union Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko
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The 1989 World Figure Skating Championships was held at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France from March 14 to 19, 1989. Medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Medal tables[edit]

By nation[edit]

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

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Canada Kurt Browning United States Christopher Bowman Poland Grzegorz Filipowski
Ladies Japan Midori Ito West Germany Claudia Leistner United States Jill Trenary
Pair skating Soviet Union Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov Canada Cindy Landry / Lyndon Johnston Soviet Union Elena Bechke / Denis Petrov
Ice dancing Soviet Union Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko Soviet Union Maya Usova / Aleksandr Zhulin France Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Kurt Browning became the first man to win a world championship while completing a quadruple jump.[1]

Rank Name Nation TFP CF OP FS
1 Kurt Browning  Canada 3.6 5 1 1
2 Christopher Bowman  United States 5.8 4 2 3
3 Grzegorz Filipowski  Poland 6.2 3 5 2
4 Alexander Fadeev  Soviet Union 6.2 1 3 4
5 Petr Barna  Czechoslovakia 10.2 7 4 5
6 Viktor Petrenko  Soviet Union 10.4 2 6 6
7 Daniel Doran  United States 16.0 6 11 7
8 Oliver Höner   Switzerland 18.0 10 10 8
9 Michael Slipchuk  Canada 19.4 13 7 10
10 Cameron Medhurst  Australia 20.8 11 9 11
11 Makoto Kano  Japan 21.0 18 8 9
12 Daniel Weiss  West Germany 25.2 9 16 12
13 Axel Médéric  France 26.0 12 12 14
14 Dmitri Gromov  Soviet Union 27.6 14 15 13
15 András Száraz  Hungary 31.8 15 13 18
16 Mirko Eichhorn  East Germany 33.2 20 17 15
17 Ralph Burghart  Austria 34.6 8 19 20
18 Alessandro Riccitelli  Italy 34.8 17 20 16
19 Peter Johansson  Sweden 35.0 19 14 19
20 Henrik Walentin  Denmark 37.0 23 18 17
Free skate not reached
21 Christian Newberry  United Kingdom 16 25
22 Jung Sung-Il  South Korea 22 21
23 Iwo Svec  West Germany 21 23
24 Oula Jääskeläinen  Finland 25 22
25 David Liu  Chinese Taipei 26 24
26 Boyko Aleksiev  Bulgaria 24 26
27 Alexandre Geers  Belgium 27 27
WD Ricardo Olavarrieta  Mexico DNF 28

Ladies[edit]

Midori Ito was the first Japanese skater to win gold and the first woman to do a triple axel in a major ISU competition.[2]

Rank Name Nation TFP CF OP FS
1 Midori Ito  Japan 4.0 6 1 1
2 Claudia Leistner  West Germany 4.2 1 3 2
3 Jill Trenary  United States 5.0 2 2 3
4 Patricia Neske  West Germany 11.6 5 6 6
5 Natalia Lebedeva  Soviet Union 11.6 3 4 8
6 Kristi Yamaguchi  United States 11.8 12 5 4
7 Evelyn Großmann  East Germany 16.6 14 10 5
8 Natalia Gorbenko  Soviet Union 17.4 4 8 11
9 Beatrice Gelmini  Italy 18.6 11 7 10
10 Surya Bonaly  France 18.8 16 9 7
11 Karen Preston  Canada 22.4 17 11 9
12 Simone Lang  East Germany 23.8 10 13 12
13 Yvonne Pokorny  Austria 27.0 9 14 15
14 Tamara Téglássy  Hungary 28.8 13 16 14
15 Junko Yaginuma  Japan 29.2 15 12 16
16 Charlene Wong  Canada 29.2 8 15 17
17 Željka Čižmešija  Yugoslavia 34.2 7 19 20
18 Yvonne Gómez  Spain 34.6 24 20 13
19 Helene Persson  Sweden 37.2 21 18 18
20 Petra Vonmoos   Switzerland 38.0 22 17 19
Free skate not reached
21 Tracy Brook  Australia 23 21
22 Lily Lyoonjung Lee  South Korea 20 25
23 Louisa Danskin  United Kingdom 19 27
24 Anisette Torp-Lind  Denmark 27 22
25 Jacqueline Soames  United Kingdom 26 23
26 Mari Niskanen  Finland 25 24
27 Tsvetelina Yankova  Bulgaria 30 26
28 Diana Marcos  Mexico 28 28
WD Charuda Upatham  Thailand DNF 29 29
WD Sandy Suy  Belgium DNF 18

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov  Soviet Union 1.5 1 1
2 Cindy Landry / Lyndon Johnston  Canada 3.0 2 2
3 Elena Bechke / Denis Petrov  Soviet Union 5.0 4 3
4 Peggy Schwarz / Alexander König  East Germany 6.5 3 5
5 Kristi Yamaguchi / Rudy Galindo  United States 7.0 6 4
6 Elena Kvitchenko / Rashid Kadyrkaev  Soviet Union 9.5 5 7
7 Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler  Canada 10.0 8 6
8 Natalie Seybold / Wayne Seybold  United States 11.0 6 8
9 Anuschka Gläser / Stefan Pfrengle  West Germany 13.5 9 9
10 Danielle Carr / Stephen Carr  Australia 15.0 10 10
11 Cheryl Peake / Andrew Naylor  United Kingdom 16.5 11 11

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP CD OSP FD
1 Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko  Soviet Union 2.0 1 1 1
2 Maya Usova / Alexander Zhulin  Soviet Union 4.0 2 2 2
3 Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay  France 7.2 3 5 3
4 Klára Engi / Attila Tóth  Hungary 7.4 4 3 4
5 Susie Wynne / Joseph Druar  United States 9.4 5 4 5
6 Larisa Fedorinova / Evgeni Platov  Soviet Union 12.0 6 6 6
7 Stefania Calegari / Pasquale Camerlengo  Italy 14.0 7 7 7
8 Karyn Garossino / Rod Garossino  Canada 16.0 8 8 8
9 Sharon Jones / Paul Askham  United Kingdom 18.0 9 9 9
10 Andrea Juklova / Martin Šimeček  Czechoslovakia 20.4 11 10 10
11 Michelle McDonald / Mark Mitchell  Canada 22.8 13 11 11
12 Dominique Yvon / Frédéric Palluel  France 24.0 12 12 12
13 Susanna Rahkamo / Petri Kokko  Finland 26.8 15 13 13
14 Andrea Weppelmann / Hendryk Schamberger  West Germany 28.0 14 14 14
15 Anna Croci / Luca Mantovani  Italy 30.8 17 15 15
16 Małgorzata Grajcar / Andrzej Dostatni  Poland 32.0 16 16 16
17 Krisztina Kerekes / Csaba Szentpéteri  Hungary 34.4 18 17 17
18 Diane Gerencser / Bernard Columberg   Switzerland 36.4 19 19 19
19 Kaoru Takino / Kenji Takino  Japan 38.4 20 19 19
Free dance not reached
20 Monica MacDonald / Duncan Smart  Australia FNR 22 21
21 Ursula Holik / Herbert Holik  Austria FNR 23 22
22 Kyung Sook Park / Seung Jong Han  South Korea FNR 24 23
23 Petya Gavazova / Nikolai Tonev  Bulgaria FNR 25 24
WD April Sargent / Russ Witherby  United States DNF 10

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