2000 World Figure Skating Championships
|2000 World Figure Skating Championships|
|Date:||March 23 – April 3|
|Venue:||Palais des Exposition Nice|
Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov
Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat
|Previous:||1999 World Championships|
|Next:||2001 World Championships|
The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. This event is considered the most prestigious of the ISU Championships. Skaters compete in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.
Due to the large number of participants, the ladies and men's qualifying groups were split into groups A and B.
This event had originally been awarded to Brisbane, Australia. However, in late August 1999, the ISU reassigned the event to Nice, allegedly due to failure of the Australian organizers to provide adequate broadcast services.
There were two accidents resulting in withdrawals. Julia Obertas / Dmitri Palamarchuk, who were 10th after the short program, withdrew from the pairs event after a fall during the free skating. Palamarchuk caught an edge (right skate) while executing an overhead lift with Obertas – she was uninjured in the resulting fall but he hit his head on the ice. Palamarchuk lay on the ice for several minutes before getting up and leaving the ice on his own but then lost consciousness and was taken to hospital – no damage was found but he was kept overnight for observation.
In the ice dancing event, Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski, who were 8th after the original dance, were also forced to withdraw. She was seriously injured in the practice before the free dance when Peter Tchernyshev's blade slashed her leg above her boot, severing two tendons and a muscle.
Pair skater Stéphane Bernadis said he was attacked on March 28 by an unknown assailant with a razor – resulting in an eight inch cut down his left forearm – when he opened his hotel room door. Bernadis said he had received a death threat three weeks earlier.
Over 52,000 tickets were sold.
- Jane Garden Canada
- Christiane Miles Switzerland
- Alexander Pentchev Bulgaria
- Laura McNair United Kingdom
- Florin Gafencu Romania
- Elizabeth Ryan Australia
- Hideo Sugita Japan
- Zsofia Wagner Hungary
- Philippe Meriguet France
- Margo Pauw Netherlands
- Vladislav Petukhov Ukraine
- Hisashi Yoshikawa Japan
- Judit Fьrst-Tombor Hungary
- Fabio Bianchetti Italy
- Nenad Orban Croatia
- Adriana Ordeanu Romania
- Bjцrg Rosto Jensen Norway
- Elfriede Beyer Germany
- Marina Sanaya Russia
- Evgenia Bogdanova Azerbaijan
- Marie Reine Le Gougne France
- Joseph L. Inman United States
- Susan Blatz Canada
- Alexei Shirshov Belarus
- Anna Sierocka Poland
- Adriana Domanska Slovakia
- Jarmila Portova Czech Republic
- Jean-Bernard Hamel France
- Isabella Micheli Italy
- Elizabeth Clark Canada
- Eugenia Gasiorowska Lithuania
- Katalin Alpern Israel
- Akos Pethes Hungary
- Robert J. Horen United States
- Halina Gordon-Poltorak Poland
- Mieko Fujimori Japan
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