2002–03 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

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2002–03 Grand Prix Final
Type: Grand Prix
Date: February 28 – March 2, 2003
Season: 2002–03
Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Champions
Men's singles:
Russia Evgeni Plushenko
Ladies' singles:
United States Sasha Cohen
Pair skating:
Russia Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin
Ice dancing:
Russia Irina Lobacheva / Ilia Averbukh
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Previous GP: 2002 NHK Trophy

The 2002–03 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final was an elite figure skating competition held from February 28 to March 2, 2003 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. 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, Bofrost 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 2002–03 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.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS1 FS2
1 Evgeni Plushenko  Russia 2.0 1 1 1
2 Ilia Klimkin  Russia 4.0 2 2 2
3 Brian Joubert  France 7.0 4 4 3
4 Alexander Abt  Russia 8.0 3 3 5
5 Li Chengjiang  China 9.4 6 5 4
6 Zhang Min  China 11.6 5 6 6

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS1 FS2
1 Sasha Cohen  United States 2.6 1 2 1
2 Irina Slutskaya  Russia 3.4 2 1 2
3 Viktoria Volchkova  Russia 7.0 3 3 4
4 Shizuka Arakawa  Japan 7.8 6 4 3
5 Elena Liashenko  Ukraine 9.6 4 5 5
6 Fumie Suguri  Japan 11.6 5 6 6

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS1 FS2
1 Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin  Russia 2.0 1 1 1
2 Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo  China 4.0 2 2 2
3 Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov  Russia 6.0 3 3 3
4 Julia Obertas / Alexei Sokolov  Russia 8.0 4 4 4
5 Dorota Zagórska / Mariusz Siudek  Poland 10.0 5 5 5
6 Anabelle Langlois / Patrice Archetto  Canada 12.0 6 6 6

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP OD FD1 FD2
1 Irina Lobacheva / Ilia Averbukh  Russia 2.0 1 1 1
2 Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov  Russia 4.0 2 2 2
3 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski  Bulgaria 6.0 3 3 3
4 Elena Grushina / Ruslan Goncharov  Ukraine 8.0 4 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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