2001–02 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

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2001–02 Grand Prix Final
Type: Grand Prix
Date: December 13 – December 16
Season: 2001–02
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Venue: The Aud
Champions
Men's singles:
Russia Alexei Yagudin
Ladies' singles:
Russia Irina Slutskaya
Pair skating:
Canada Jamie Salé / David Pelletier
Ice dancing:
Canada Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz
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The 2001–02 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final was an elite figure skating competition held from December 13 to December 16, 2001 at The Aud in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. Medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Unlike most competitions that season, the compulsory dance was not part of the ice dance competition at the Grand Prix Final.

The Grand Prix Final was the culminating event of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series, which at the time consisted of Skate America, Skate Canada International, Sparkassen Cup on Ice, Trophée Lalique, Cup of Russia, and NHK Trophy competitions. The top six skaters from each discipline competed in the final.

In the 2001–02 season, competitors at the Grand Prix Final performed a short program, followed by two free skating or free dance programs. This was implemented because of television coverage. Ottavio Cinquanta envisioned that the skaters would perform two new free skating programs for the season at the final and this would appeal to and help attract viewers. Instead, most skaters went back to an old free skate program for one of the free skates. Due to the failure of this plan, the second free skate/dance was eventually removed from the Grand Prix Final.

All the medalists from the men's, ladies, and pairs events would go on to medal at the 2002 Olympics. Moreover, the men's podium was exactly the same at the final as it was at the Olympics.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS1 FS2
1 Alexei Yagudin  Russia 3.0 2 2 1
2 Evgeni Plushenko  Russia 3.0 1 1 2
3 Timothy Goebel  United States 6.0 3 3 3
4 Todd Eldredge  United States 8.4 5 4 4
5 Takeshi Honda  Japan 9.6 4 5 5
6 Ivan Dinev  Bulgaria 12.0 6 6 6

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS1 FS2
1 Irina Slutskaya  Russia 2.0 1 1 1
2 Michelle Kwan  United States 4.4 3 2 2
3 Sarah Hughes  United States 6.4 4 3 3
4 Maria Butyrskaya  Russia 7.2 2 4 4
5 Yoshie Onda  Japan 11.0 6 6 5
6 Tatiana Malinina  Uzbekistan 11.0 5 5 6

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS1 FS2
1 Jamie Salé / David Pelletier  Canada 2.6 1 2 1
2 Elena Berezhnaya / Anton Sikharulidze  Russia 3.4 2 1 2
3 Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo  China 6.0 3 3 3
4 Kyoko Ina / John Zimmerman  United States 8.8 6 4 4
5 Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov  Russia 10.0 5 5 5
6 Sarah Abitbol / Stéphane Bernadis  France 11.2 4 6 6

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP OD FD1 FD2
1 Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz  Canada 3.0 2 2 1
2 Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat  France 3.0 1 1 2
3 Margarita Drobiazko / Povilas Vanagas  Lithuania 6.4 4 3 3
4 Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio  Italy 7.6 3 4 4
5 Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhnovski  Israel 10.0 5 5 5
6 Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon  Canada 12.0 6 6 6

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