2002–03 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final
|2002–03 Grand Prix Final|
|Date:||February 28 – March 2, 2003|
|Location:||Saint Petersburg, Russia|
Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin
Irina Lobacheva / Ilia Averbukh
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.
|1||Sasha Cohen||United States||2.6||1||2||1|
|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|
|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|