1991 World Figure Skating Championships

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1991 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 12 – 17
Season: 1990–91
Location: Munich, West Germany
Venue: Olympiahalle
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Kurt Browning
Ladies' singles:
United States Kristi Yamaguchi
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Natalia Mishkutenok / Artur Dmitriev
Ice dancing:
France Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay
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The 1991 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Munich in March 1991. Medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men[1] Canada Kurt Browning Soviet Union Viktor Petrenko United States Todd Eldredge
Ladies[2] United States Kristi Yamaguchi United States Tonya Harding United States Nancy Kerrigan
Pair skating[3] Soviet Union Natalia Mishkutenok / Artur Dmitriev Canada Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler United States Natasha Kuchiki / Todd Sand
Ice dancing[4] France Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay Soviet Union Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko Soviet Union Maya Usova / Alexander Zhulin

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 1 2 1 4
2  United States 1 1 3 5
3  Canada 1 1 0 2
4  France 1 0 0 1

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Kurt Browning won his third world championship in a row. Elvis Stojko (CAN) lands the first quad in combination, the first quadruple toe loop-double toe loop combination, at the World Championships.[5][6]

Rank Name Nation SP FS TFP
1 Kurt Browning  Canada 2 1 2.0
2 Viktor Petrenko  Soviet Union 1 2 2.5
3 Todd Eldredge  United States 5 3 5.5
4 Petr Barna  Czechoslovakia 3 4 5.5
5 Christopher Bowman  United States 4 5 7.0
6 Elvis Stojko  Canada 7 6 9.5
7 Michael Slipchuk  Canada 8 8 12.0
8 Alexei Urmanov  Soviet Union 6 9 12.0
9 Éric Millot  France 9 10 14.5
10 Masakazu Kagiyama  Japan 10 11 16.0
11 Paul Wylie  United States 20 7 17.0
12 Oula Jääskeläinen  Finland 13 13 19.5
13 Oliver Höner   Switzerland 12 14 20.0
14 Jung Sung-il  South Korea 17 12 20.5
15 Mirko Eichhorn  Germany 11 15 20.5
16 Steven Cousins  United Kingdom 18 16 25.0
17 Cameron Medhurst  Australia 16 18 26.0
18 Daniel Weiss  Germany 19 17 26.5
19 Gilberto Viadana  Italy 15 19 26.5
20 Ronny Winkler  Germany 14 20 27.0
Free skate not reached
21 Ralph Burghart  Austria 21 FNR
22 Viacheslav Zagorodniuk  Soviet Union 22 FNR
23 Cornel Gheorghe  Romania 23 FNR
24 Jan Erik Digernes  Norway 24 FNR
25 Henrik Walentin  Denmark 25 FNR
26 Péter Kovács  Hungary 26 FNR
27 David Liu  Chinese Taipei 27 FNR
28 Tomislav Cizmesija  Yugoslavia 28 FNR
29 Maarten van Mechelen  Luxembourg 29 FNR
30 Jorge La Farga  Spain 30 FNR
31 Nikolai Tonev  Bulgaria 31 FNR
32 Alexandre Geers  Belgium 32 FNR
33 Ricardo Olavarrieta  Mexico 33 FNR

Ladies[edit]

The U.S. became the only nation to ever sweep the ladies' podium at a World Championships.[7]

Midori Ito and Laetitia Hubert collided with each other during a practice session.[8] In the short program, Ito stumbled over an opening in the boards and into a camera but was back on the ice after three seconds.[8]

Rank Name Nation SP FS TFP
1 Kristi Yamaguchi  United States 1 1 1.5
2 Tonya Harding  United States 2 2 3.0
3 Nancy Kerrigan  United States 5 3 5.5
4 Midori Ito  Japan 3 4 5.5
5 Surya Bonaly  France 4 6 8.0
6 Josée Chouinard  Canada 8 5 9.0
7 Joanne Conway  United Kingdom 7 7 10.5
8 Marina Kielmann  Germany 6 8 11.0
9 Patricia Neske  Germany 9 9 13.5
10 Julia Vorobieva  Soviet Union 12 11 17.0
11 Junko Yaginuma  Japan 10 12 17.0
12 Chen Lu  China 16 10 18.0
13 Simone Lang  Germany 11 13 18.5
14 Mari Asanuma  Japan 13 14 20.5
15 Lenka Kulovaná  Czechoslovakia 15 15 22.5
16 Anisette Torp-Lind  Denmark 14 16 23.0
17 Zuzanna Szwed  Poland 19 17 26.5
18 Lisa Sargeant  Canada 18 18 27.0
19 Natalia Gorbenko  Soviet Union 17 19 27.5
20 Lily Lyoonjung Lee  South Korea 20 20 30.0
Free skate not reached
21 Marion Krijgsman  Netherlands 21 FNR
22 Cathrin Degler  Germany 22 FNR
23 Tamara Téglássy  Hungary 23 FNR
24 Beatrice Gelmini  Italy 24 FNR
25 Helene Persson  Sweden 25 FNR
26 Laetitia Hubert  France 26 FNR
27 Sabrina Tschudi   Switzerland 27 FNR
28 Željka Čižmešija  Yugoslavia 28 FNR
29 Mila Kajas  Finland 29 FNR
30 Tamara Heggen  Australia 30 FNR
31 Marta Andrade  Spain 31 FNR
32 Milena Marinovich  Bulgaria 32 FNR
33 Anita Thorenfeldt  Norway 33 FNR
34 Isabelle Balhan  Belgium 34 FNR
35 Christine Czerni  Austria 35 FNR
36 Rosanna Blong  New Zealand 36 FNR
37 Diana Marcos  Mexico 37 FNR

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Natalia Mishkutenok / Artur Dmitriev  Soviet Union 2.0 2 1
2 Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler  Canada 2.5 1 2
3 Natasha Kuchiki / Todd Sand  United States 5.0 4 3
4 Elena Bechke / Denis Petrov  Soviet Union 6.5 3 5
5 Evgenia Shishkova / Vadim Naumov  Soviet Union 7.5 7 4
6 Radka Kovaříková / René Novotný  Czechoslovakia 8.5 5 6
7 Peggy Schwarz / Alexander König  Germany 10.0 6 7
8 Stacey Ball / Jean-Michel Bombardier  Canada 12.0 8 8
9 Calla Urbanski / Rocky Marval  United States 14.5 9 10
10 Jenni Meno / Scott Wendland  United States 15.0 12 9
11 Christine Hough / Doug Ladret  Canada 16.0 10 11
12 Anuschka Gläser / Stefan Pfrengle  Germany 17.5 11 12
13 Cheryl Peake / Andrew Naylor  United Kingdom 19.5 13 13
14 Anna Gorecki / Arkadius Gorecki  Germany 23.0 18 14
15 Rena Inoue / Tomoaki Koyama  Japan 23.0 16 15
16 Danielle Carr / Stephen Carr  Australia 23.0 14 16
17 Anna Tabacchi / Massimo Salvade  Italy 26.5 19 17
18 Saski Bourgeois / Guy Bourgeois  Greece 26.5 17 18
19 Katarzyna Głowacka / Krzysztof Korcarz  Poland 26.5 15 19

Ice dancing[edit]

The judges voted two couples (from Czechoslovakia and Poland) exactly the same (each 12 placings in compulsory dance 2).

Rank Name Nation C1 C2 OD FD TFP
1 Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay  France 3 3 1 1 2.8
2 Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko  Soviet Union 2 2 3 2 4.6
3 Maya Usova / Alexander Zhulin  Soviet Union 1 1 2 3 4.6
4 Oksana Grishuk / Evgeni Platov  Soviet Union 5 4 4 4 8.2
5 Klára Engi / Attila Tóth  Hungary 4 5 5 5 9.8
6 Stefania Calegari / Pasquale Camerlengo  Italy 6 6 6 6 12.0
7 Susanna Rahkamo / Petri Kokko  Finland 8 8 7 7 14.4
8 Dominique Yvon / Frédéric Palluel  France 7 7 8 8 15.6
9 April Sargent / Russ Witherby  United States 9 9 9 10 19.0
10 Jacqueline Petr / Mark Janoschak  Canada 10 10 10 11 21.0
11 Elizabeth Punsalan / Jerod Swallow  United States 12 17 12 9 22.0
12 Kateřina Mrázová / Martin Šimeček  Czechoslovakia 11 13 11 12 23.4
13 Małgorzata Grajcar / Andrzej Dostatni  Poland 13 12 13 13 25.8
14 Isabelle Sarech / Xavier Debernis  France 15 11 14 15 28.6
15 Anna Croci / Luca Mantovani  Italy 14 14 16 14 29.2
16 Michelle McDonald / Martin Smith  Canada 16 16 15 16 31.4
17 Jennifer Goolsbee / Hendryk Schamberger  Germany 17 15 17 17 33.6
18 Ann Hall / Jason Blomfield  United Kingdom 19 19 19 18 37.0
19 Saskia Stahler / Sven Authorsen  Germany 18 18 18 19 37.0
20 Diane Gerencser / Bernard Columberg   Switzerland 21 22 20 20 40.6
Free dance not reached
21 Kaoru Takino / Kenji Takino  Japan 20 20 21 FNR
22 Daria-Larissa Maritczak / Ihor-Andrij Maritczak  Austria 23 23 22 FNR
23 Monica MacDonald / Duncan Smart  Australia 22 21 23 FNR
24 Katri Uski / Juha Sasi  Finland 24 24 24 FNR
25 Maria Hadjiiska / Hristo Nikolov  Bulgaria 25 25 25 FNR
26 Jun-Hee Park / Jong-Hyun You  South Korea 26 26 26 FNR

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janofsky, Michael (March 15, 1991). "FIGURE SKATING; Browning's Triple Jumps Lead to 3d Title in Row". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Janofsky, Michael (March 17, 1991). "Figure Skating; Skating Sweep for the U.S. Women". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Janofsky, Michael (March 14, 1991). "FIGURE SKATING; Brilliant Victory for Soviet Pair and Surprising 3d for U.S". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (December 29, 1991). "THE YEAR IN REVIEW; Winners of 1991 Individual and Team Championships". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ USA Today quad timeline
  6. ^ "FIGURE SKATING / WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS : Soviets Win, U.S. Pair Third". Los Angeles Times. March 14, 1991. 
  7. ^ "Ice Queens". CNN. March 25, 1991. 
  8. ^ a b Janofsky, Michael (March 16, 1991). "Ito Survives Hard Knocks and Gains 3d Place". The New York Times.