2007 World Figure Skating Championships

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2007 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 20 – 25
Season: 2006–07
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium
Prize money: US $710,000
Champions
Men's singles:
France Brian Joubert
Ladies' singles:
Japan Miki Ando
Pair skating:
China Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo
Ice dancing:
Bulgaria Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski
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The 2007 World Figure Skating Championships was a senior international figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The event was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan from March 20 to 25.

Competition notes[edit]

The competition was open to skaters from ISU member nations who had reached the age of 15 by July 1, 2006. The corresponding competition for younger skaters was the 2007 World Junior Championships.

Based on the results of the 2006 World Championships, each country was allowed between one and three entries per discipline. National associations selected their entries based on their own criteria.

Due to the large number of entries at the World Championships, only the top 24 single skaters and top 20 pairs advanced to the free skating after the short program. In ice dance, the top 30 couples in the compulsory dance advanced to the original dance, and the top 24 couples after the original dance advanced to the free dance.

Yukari Nakano and Carolina Kostner tied for 5th place with 168.92 points overall. Nakano finished 5th place on the tiebreak (free skating placement) and Kostner ended 6th.[1] In the ladies' event, two world records were set: Kim Yuna for the short program with a score of 71.95,[2] and Mao Asada for the free skating with a score of 133.13.[3]

Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo from China set a new world record of 71.07 points under the ISU Judging System for pairs' short program.[4] Zhao proposed marriage to Shen on the ice following their free skating.[5]

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 1 2 0 3
2  China 1 1 0 2
3  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
3  France 1 0 0 1
5  Canada 0 1 0 1
6  Germany 0 0 1 1
6  South Korea 0 0 1 1
6   Switzerland 0 0 1 1
6  United States 0 0 1 1

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Brian Joubert  France 240.85 1 83.64 3 157.21
2 Daisuke Takahashi  Japan 237.95 3 74.51 1 163.44
3 Stéphane Lambiel   Switzerland 233.35 6 72.70 2 160.65
4 Tomáš Verner  Czech Republic 226.25 9 70.45 4 155.80
5 Evan Lysacek  United States 222.18 5 73.49 5 148.69
6 Jeffrey Buttle  Canada 214.96 2 79.90 8 135.06
7 Nobunari Oda  Japan 209.94 14 67.17 6 142.77
8 Johnny Weir  United States 206.97 4 74.26 10 132.71
9 Kristoffer Berntsson  Sweden 206.29 15 66.09 7 140.20
10 Sergei Davydov  Belarus 203.05 8 70.72 12 132.33
11 Alban Préaubert  France 202.60 10 70.06 11 132.54
12 Stefan Lindemann  Germany 198.78 16 65.40 9 133.38
13 Christopher Mabee  Canada 195.38 7 71.33 14 124.05
14 Yannick Ponsero  France 192.63 12 68.76 15 123.87
15 Ryan Bradley  United States 188.90 19 62.88 13 126.02
16 Emanuel Sandhu  Canada 188.59 11 69.42 16 119.17
17 Karel Zelenka  Italy 180.10 17 63.81 17 116.29
18 Jamal Othman   Switzerland 178.39 18 63.71 20 114.68
19 Sergei Voronov  Russia 176.57 22 60.50 19 116.07
20 Andrei Lutai  Russia 175.46 24 59.37 18 116.09
21 Igor Macypura  Slovakia 174.94 21 61.25 22 113.69
22 Gregor Urbas  Slovenia 174.39 23 59.93 21 114.46
23 Wu Jialiang  China 170.10 13 67.70 24 102.40
24 Anton Kovalevski  Ukraine 169.27 20 61.61 23 107.66
Free Skating Not Reached
25 Ari-Pekka Nurmenkari  Finland 25 55.79
26 Xu Ming  China 26 54.80
27 Alper Uçar  Turkey 27 50.09
28 Sean Carlow  Australia 28 49.73
29 Christian Rauchbauer  Austria 29 49.19
30 Trifun Zivanovic  Serbia 30 48.45
31 Naiden Borichev  Bulgaria 31 46.69
32 Sergei Kotov  Israel 32 43.99
33 Przemysław Domański  Poland 33 42.51
34 Lee Dong-Whun  South Korea 34 42.00
35 Javier Fernández  Spain 35 41.57
36 Luis Hernández  Mexico 36 40.33
37 Justin Pietersen  South Africa 37 39.73
38 Boris Martinec  Croatia 38 37.09
39 Zeus Issariotis  Greece 39 37.03
40 Edward Ka-Yin Chow  Hong Kong 40 34.63
41 Zoltán Kelemen  Romania 41 33.71
42 Joel Watson  New Zealand 42 30.09

Judges for the men's short program

Judges for the men's free skating

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Miki Ando  Japan 195.09 2 67.98 2 127.11
2 Mao Asada  Japan 194.45 5 61.32 1 133.13
3 Kim Yuna  South Korea 186.14 1 71.95 4 114.19
4 Kimmie Meissner  United States 180.23 4 64.67 3 115.56
5 Yukari Nakano  Japan 168.92 7 60.62 6 108.30
6 Carolina Kostner  Italy 168.92 3 67.15 9 101.77
7 Sarah Meier   Switzerland 160.80 9 58.52 8 102.28
8 Susanna Pöykiö  Finland 160.12 10 57.16 7 102.96
9 Emily Hughes  United States 159.06 6 60.88 13 98.18
10 Joannie Rochette  Canada 158.98 16 49.85 5 109.13
11 Valentina Marchei  Italy 153.60 14 51.88 10 101.72
12 Júlia Sebestyén  Hungary 153.50 8 59.98 15 93.52
13 Elena Sokolova  Russia 149.77 11 55.83 14 93.94
14 Kiira Korpi  Finland 149.47 17 49.63 11 99.84
15 Alissa Czisny  United States 147.74 18 49.43 12 98.31
16 Arina Martinova  Russia 145.28 12 54.69 16 90.59
17 Elene Gedevanishvili  Georgia 144.40 13 53.97 17 90.43
18 Jelena Glebova  Estonia 131.18 22 46.10 18 85.08
19 Anastasia Gimazetdinova  Uzbekistan 130.44 15 49.99 20 80.45
20 Joanne Carter  Australia 127.17 19 48.46 21 78.71
21 Idora Hegel  Croatia 125.66 24 44.91 19 80.75
22 Liu Yan  China 123.22 21 46.59 23 76.63
23 Tamar Katz  Israel 122.51 23 45.66 22 76.85
24 Mira Leung  Canada 120.74 20 47.05 24 73.69
Free Skating Not Reached
25 Kathrin Freudelsperger  Austria 25 42.24
26 Lina Johansson  Sweden 26 41.87
27 Tuğba Karademir  Turkey 27 41.79
28 Irina Movchan  Ukraine 28 40.76
29 Kristin Wieczorek  Germany 29 40.35
30 Roxana Luca  Romania 30 39.65
31 Anna Jurkiewicz  Poland 31 36.39
32 Hristina Vassileva  Bulgaria 32 36.22
33 Radka Bártová  Slovakia 33 36.17
34 Isabelle Pieman  Belgium 34 35.12
35 Ivana Hudziecová  Czech Republic 35 33.86
36 Teodora Poštič  Slovenia 36 33.77
37 Mérovée Ephrem  Monaco 37 33.01
38 Maria-Elena Papasotiriou  Greece 38 32.90
39 Julia Teplih  Latvia 39 31.19
40 Charissa Tansomboon  Thailand 40 30.46
41 Jocelyn Ho  Chinese Taipei 41 30.41
42 Ana Cecilia Cantu  Mexico 42 30.28
43 Ksenia Jastsenjski  Serbia 43 27.56
44 Ami Parekh  India 44 26.82
45 Kristine Y. Lee  Hong Kong 45 23.57

Judges for the ladies' short program

Judges for the ladies' free skating

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo  China 203.50 1 71.07 1 132.43
2 Pang Qing / Tong Jian  China 188.46 3 66.75 2 121.71
3 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy  Germany 187.39 2 67.65 3 119.74
4 Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov  Ukraine 173.62 8 57.62 5 116.00
5 Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao  China 173.39 10 57.00 4 116.39
6 Valérie Marcoux / Craig Buntin  Canada 167.25 5 60.73 6 106.52
7 Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison  Canada 164.59 7 58.94 7 105.65
8 Rena Inoue / John Baldwin  United States 163.97 6 59.50 8 104.47
9 Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov  Russia 163.62 4 62.07 10 101.55
10 Anabelle Langlois / Cody Hay  Canada 160.01 13 55.96 9 104.05
11 Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov  Russia 150.43 12 56.14 11 94.29
12 Brooke Castile / Benjamin Okolski  United States 139.00 14 54.51 13 84.49
13 Dominika Piątkowska / Dmitri Khromin  Poland 138.98 15 50.18 12 88.80
14 Marylin Pla / Yannick Bonheur  France 131.31 16 48.60 16 82.71
15 Angelika Pylkina / Niklas Hogner  Sweden 130.75 17 47.36 15 83.39
16 Laura Magitteri / Ondřej Hotárek  Italy 130.18 18 46.59 14 83.59
17 Stacey Kemp / David King  United Kingdom 126.95 19 44.96 17 81.99
18 Mari Vartmann / Florian Just  Germany 116.81 20 43.20 18 73.61
WD Dorota Siudek / Mariusz Siudek  Poland 9 57.23
WD Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov  Russia 11 56.36
Free Skating Not Reached
21 Marina Aganina / Artem Knyazev  Uzbekistan 21 40.60
22 Diana Rennik / Aleksei Saks  Estonia 22 40.04

Judges for the pairs short program

Judges for the pairs free skating

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total Points CD OD FD
1 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski  Bulgaria 201.61 2 37.42 1 62.10 1 102.09
2 Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon  Canada 200.46 1 38.96 3 60.54 2 100.96
3 Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto  United States 195.43 5 37.17 2 61.85 4 96.41
4 Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder  France 195.19 4 37.20 5 58.82 3 99.17
5 Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin  Russia 193.44 3 37.29 4 60.34 5 95.81
6 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 183.94 9 31.45 6 57.11 6 95.38
7 Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States 179.14 10 31.15 8 55.82 7 92.17
8 Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski  Russia 178.29 6 33.32 7 55.88 8 89.09
9 Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali  Italy 170.75 7 33.29 9 53.32 11 84.14
10 Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov  United States 170.08 11 30.83 10 53.15 9 86.10
11 Sinead Kerr / John Kerr  United Kingdom 167.14 8 32.09 11 51.51 12 83.54
12 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat  France 162.05 14 28.59 13 49.10 10 84.36
13 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte  Italy 158.83 12 28.91 16 47.60 13 82.32
14 Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski  Israel 156.52 13 28.85 12 49.11 14 78.56
15 Nozomi Watanabe / Akiyuki Kido  Japan 152.21 15 28.46 17 47.27 15 76.48
16 Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin  Azerbaijan 152.10 16 28.07 14 48.13 16 75.90
17 Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo  Ukraine 148.13 17 26.92 15 47.84 17 73.37
18 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi  Germany 142.87 20 25.56 18 45.39 19 71.92
19 Grethe Grünberg / Kristian Rand  Estonia 141.55 23 23.72 19 45.13 18 72.70
20 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje  Canada 140.14 18 25.76 23 42.58 20 71.80
21 Huang Xintong / Zheng Xun  China 138.44 19 25.61 22 43.91 21 68.92
22 Anastasia Grebenkina / Vazgen Azrojan  Armenia 137.07 21 25.04 21 44.86 23 67.17
23 Katherine Copely / Deividas Stagniūnas  Lithuania 136.63 24 23.46 20 44.87 22 68.30
24 Olga Akimova / Alexander Shakalov  Uzbekistan 130.58 22 24.20 24 41.43 24 64.95
Free Dance Not Reached
25 Barbora Silná / Dmitri Matsjuk  Austria 64.35 25 23.12 25 41.23
26 Zsuzsanna Nagy / György Elek  Hungary 55.38 26 22.19 28 33.19
27 Nicolette Amie House / Aidas Reklys  Lithuania 53.26 28 19.25 26 34.01
28 Christa-Elizabeth Goulakos / Eric Neumann-Aubichon  Greece 53.13 29 19.18 27 33.95
29 Laura Munana / Luke Munana  Mexico 52.35 27 20.30 29 32.05

Judges for the compulsory dance (rumba)

Judges for the original dance

Judges for the free dance

Multiple entries for 2008[edit]

The following countries secured multiple entries for the 2008 championships based on their performances at the 2007 Worlds.

Spots Men Ladies Pairs Dance
3  France
 Japan
 United States
 Japan
 United States
 China
 Canada
 Bulgaria
 Canada
 United States
 Russia
2   Switzerland
 Czech Republic
 Canada
 Sweden
 Belarus
 South Korea
 Italy
  Switzerland
 Finland
 Canada
 Germany
 Ukraine
 United States
 Russia
 France
 Italy

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money for the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships is US$710,000. Pairs and dance teams split the money. All amounts are in US dollars. The breakdown is as follows:

Placement Prize Money (Singles) Prize Money (Pairs/Dance)
1st $ 45,000 $ 67,500
2nd $ 27,000 $ 40,500
3rd $ 18,000 $ 27,000
4th $ 13,000 $ 19,500
5th $ 10,000 $ 15,000
6th $ 7,000 $ 10,500
7th $ 6,000 $ 9,000
8th $ 5,000 $ 7,500
9th $ 3,500 $ 5,250
10th $ 3,000 $ 4,500
11th $ 2,500 $ 3,750
12th $ 2,000 $ 3,000

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Figure Skating Today: The Next Wave of Stars by Steve Milton and Gerard Chataigneau (Nov 2, 2007)