2008–09 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

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2008–09 Grand Prix Final
Type: Grand Prix
Date: December 10 – 14, 2008
Season: 2008–09
Location: Goyang, Korea
Venue: Seongsa Ice Rink
Prize money: $272,000.00 USD (senior)
$105,000.00 USD (junior)
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Jeremy Abbott (S)
France Florent Amodio (J)
Ladies' singles:
Japan Mao Asada (S)
United States Becky Bereswill (J)
Pair skating:
China Pang Qing / Tong Jian (S)
Russia Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze (J)
Ice dancing:
France Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder (S)
United States Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein (J)
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The 2008–09 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final was the senior and junior Grand Prix Final competition of the 2008–09 season. It was the culminating competition of the 2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition, and the 2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix, a junior-level international competition. The junior and senior finals were hosted together for the first time.

Skaters had earned points towards qualifying for the senior Grand Prix Final at the 2008 Skate America, the 2008 Skate Canada International, the 2008 Cup of China, the 2008 Trophée Eric Bompard, the 2008 Cup of Russia, and the 2008 NHK Trophy. Skaters had earned points towards qualifying for the junior Grand Prix Final at each of the eight Junior Grand Prix events. The six highest ranking skaters/teams from the Grand Prix series and the eight highest ranking skaters/teams from the Junior Grand Prix met at the Grand Prix Final.

Hosted by the Korea Skating Union, the Grand Prix Final was held in Goyang, South Korea from December 10 to 14, 2008. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing on the senior and junior levels.

Unlike the other events in both series, there was no compulsory dance portion of the competition. Ice dancers were ranked in the original dance starting order in reverse order of their qualification to the Final.

Schedule[edit]

All times are Korea Standard Time (UTC+9).

  • Thursday, December 11
    • 16:00 Opening ceremony
    • 16:45 Junior ice dance - Original dance
    • 18:10 Junior men - Short program
    • 19:35 Junior pairs - Short program
    • 21:00 Junior ladies - Short program
  • Friday, December 12
    • 14:24 Junior pairs - Free skating
    • 16:00 Junior men - Free skating
    • 18:00 Senior ice dance - Original dance
    • 19:10 Senior men - Short program
    • 20:15 Senior ladies - Short program
    • 21:20 Senior pairs - Short program
  • Saturday, December 13
    • 14:00 Junior ice dance - Free dance
    • 15:25 Junior ladies - Free skating
    • 17:30 Senior ice dance - Free dance
    • 18:50 Senior men - Free skating
    • 20:05 Senior ladies - Free skating
    • 21:45 Senior pairs - Free skating
  • Sunday, December 14
    • 14:00 Gala exhibition

Qualifiers[edit]

Senior-level qualifiers[edit]

For more information and detailed standings, see 2008-2009 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.

The following skaters qualified for the Grand Prix Final, in order of qualification.[1][2][3][4]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 Canada Patrick Chan South Korea Yuna Kim Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy France Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
2 Japan Takahiko Kozuka Canada Joannie Rochette China Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao Russia Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin
3 United States Johnny Weir Japan Mao Asada Russia Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov Italy Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
4 France Brian Joubert Italy Carolina Kostner China Pang Qing / Tong Jian Russia Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski
5 United States Jeremy Abbott Japan Yukari Nakano Ukraine Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White
6 Czech Republic Tomáš Verner Japan Miki Ando Russia Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov United States Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto
Alternates
1st France Alban Préaubert Japan Fumie Suguri United States Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker France Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
2nd United States Evan Lysacek United States Rachael Flatt Canada Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison Canada Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier
3rd France Yannick Ponsero United States Alissa Czisny United States Rena Inoue / John Baldwin United Kingdom Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

Junior-level qualifiers[edit]

The following skaters qualified for the 2008–2009 Junior Grand Prix Final, in order of qualification.[5][6][7][8]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1 United States Richard Dornbush United States Kristine Musademba Russia Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze United States Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell
2 Czech Republic Michal Březina (WD) Japan Yukiko Fujisawa Russia Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov United States Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein
3 United States Armin Mahbanoozadeh United States Alexe Gilles Russia Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
4 United States Alexander Johnson Japan Kanako Murakami Russia Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh Russia Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro
5 France Florent Amodio United States Amanda Dobbs Russia Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert United States Piper Gilles / Zachary Donohue (WD)
6 Russia Ivan Bariev United States Becky Bereswill Japan Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran Ukraine Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun
7 Kazakhstan Denis Ten United States Angela Maxwell China Zhang Yue / Wang Lei Canada Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill
8 Canada Elladj Baldé Canada Diane Szmiett United States Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir Russia Ekaterina Pushkash / Dmitri Kiselev
Alternates
1st Russia Artur Gachinski (called up) Italy Stefania Berton Russia Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov (WD) Russia Marina Antipova / Artem Kudashev (called up)
2nd United States Keegan Messing Germany Sarah Hecken Canada Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers Canada Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle
3rd China Cheng Gongming Japan Shoko Ishikawa Switzerland Anaïs Morand / Antoine Dorsaz Czech Republic Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák

Senior-level results[edit]

Men[edit]

The men's podium. From left: Takahiko Kozuka (2nd), Jeremy Abbott (1st), Johnny Weir (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Jeremy Abbott  United States 237.72 2 78.26 1 159.46
2 Takahiko Kozuka  Japan 224.63 1 83.90 3 140.73
3 Johnny Weir  United States 215.50 4 72.50 2 143.00
4 Tomáš Verner  Czech Republic 206.65 5 69.34 4 137.31
5 Patrick Chan  Canada 205.16 6 68.00 5 137.16
WD Brian Joubert  France 3 74.55

Ladies[edit]

The ladies podium. From left: Kim Yu-Na (2nd), Mao Asada (1st), Carolina Kostner (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Mao Asada  Japan 188.55 2 65.38 1 123.17
2 Yuna Kim  South Korea 186.35 1 65.94 2 120.41
3 Carolina Kostner  Italy 168.01 4 55.88 4 112.13
4 Joannie Rochette  Canada 166.36 6 50.48 3 115.88
5 Yukari Nakano  Japan 161.93 3 62.08 6 99.85
6 Miki Ando  Japan 158.25 5 55.44 5 102.81

Pairs[edit]

The pairs podium. From left: Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao (2nd), Pang Qing / Tong Jian (1st), Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Pang Qing / Tong Jian  China 191.49 3 66.24 1 125.25
2 Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao  China 188.22 2 68.34 2 119.88
3 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy  Germany 185.09 1 70.14 3 114.95
4 Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov  Ukraine 175.83 4 64.08 5 111.75
5 Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov  Russia 167.45 6 55.42 4 112.03
6 Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov  Russia 153.16 5 61.56 6 91.60

Ice dancing[edit]

The ice dancing podium. From left: Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin (2nd), Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder (1st), Meryl Davis / Charlie White(3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points OD FD
1 Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder  France 156.10 1 60.35 1 95.75
2 Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin  Russia 152.95 2 59.33 2 93.62
3 Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States 148.04 5 55.89 3 92.15
4 Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali  Italy 145.12 3 57.89 4 87.23
WD Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto  United States 4 57.33
WD Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski  Russia

Junior-level results[edit]

Men[edit]

The junior men's podium. From left: Richard Dornbush (3rd), Florent Amodio (1st), Armin Mahbanoozadeh (2nd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Florent Amodio  France 199.58 1 68.20 1 131.38
2 Armin Mahbanoozadeh  United States 193.48 2 67.05 2 126.43
3 Richard Dornbush  United States 183.93 3 66.50 4 117.43
4 Ivan Bariev  Russia 180.65 5 63.75 5 116.90
5 Denis Ten  Kazakhstan 180.34 7 60.59 3 119.75
6 Alexander Johnson  United States 178.40 4 64.85 6 113.55
7 Elladj Baldé  Canada 170.34 8 59.89 7 110.45
8 Artur Gachinski  Russia 168.68 6 62.20 8 106.48

Ladies[edit]

The junior ladies podium. From left: Yukiko Fujisawa (2nd), Becky Bereswill (1st), Alexe Gilles (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Becky Bereswill  United States 146.69 4 48.68 2 98.01
2 Yukiko Fujisawa  Japan 145.92 7 44.48 1 101.44
3 Alexe Gilles  United States 144.49 1 54.24 4 90.25
4 Kanako Murakami  Japan 141.63 2 51.04 3 90.59
5 Angela Maxwell  United States 131.75 3 48.84 5 82.91
6 Kristine Musademba  United States 122.86 8 43.04 6 79.82
7 Amanda Dobbs  United States 117.07 5 47.48 7 69.59
8 Diane Szmiett  Canada 113.25 6 45.64 8 67.61

Pairs[edit]

The junior pairs podium. From left: Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh (3rd), Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze (1st), Zhang Yue / Wang Lei (2nd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze  Russia 149.38 1 56.88 1 92.50
2 Zhang Yue / Wang Lei  China 137.92 4 50.22 3 87.70
3 Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh  Russia 137.22 2 51.54 5 85.68
4 Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov  Russia 137.03 3 50.60 4 86.43
5 Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov  Russia 134.91 5 46.04 2 88.87
6 Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir  United States 126.40 6 44.84 6 81.56
7 Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran  Japan 106.04 8 34.24 7 71.80
WD Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert  Russia 7 43.46

Ice dancing[edit]

The junior ice dancing podium. From left: Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell (2nd), Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein (1st), Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points OD FD
1 Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein  United States 131.15 1 51.84 1 79.31
2 Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell  United States 124.68 6 47.98 2 76.70
3 Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro  Russia 124.30 2 50.85 4 73.45
4 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani  United States 120.60 7 47.05 3 73.55
5 Ekaterina Pushkash / Dmitri Kiselev  Russia 120.35 5 48.59 5 71.76
6 Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill  Canada 120.09 4 48.72 6 71.37
7 Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun  Ukraine 119.38 3 49.45 7 69.93
8 Marina Antipova / Artem Kudashev  Russia 111.43 8 43.64 8 67.79

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