2008 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

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2008 Four Continents Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: February 11 – 17
Season: 2007–2008
Location: South Korea Goyang, South Korea
Venue: Seongsa Ice Rink
Champions
Men's singles:
Japan Daisuke Takahashi
Ladies' singles:
Japan Mao Asada
Pair skating:
China Pang Qing / Tong Jian
Ice dancing:
Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
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The 2008 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships are the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships for the 2007/2008 season. Commonly abbreviated "4CC", they are an annual figure skating competition in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of Four Continents Champion. Skaters compete in the categories of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The competition is open to skaters from a non-European Member nation of the International Skating Union. The four continents of the event's name refer to the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Oceania (four of the continents represented in the Olympic rings, omitting Europe).

The 2008 competition was held from February 11 through 17, 2008 at the Seongsa Ice Rink in Goyang, South Korea.

Notes[edit]

  • Unlike the other three ISU championships, each nation was allowed to enter 3 skaters/couples in each event, regardless of its skaters performance in the previous year's championships.
  • The corresponding competition for European skaters was the 2008 European Figure Skating Championships.
  • Skaters must have reached the age of 15 by July 1, 2007 in order to compete.
  • At this competition, Daisuke Takahashi of Japan set a new world record for the free skate (175.84) and the combined overall total (264.41) in men's singles.

Medals table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 2 0 1 3
2  Canada 1 2 0 3
3  China 1 1 0 2
4  United States 0 1 3 4

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

The men's podium. From left: Jeffrey Buttle (2nd), Daisuke Takahashi (1st), Evan Lysacek (3rd).

With a program that included two quadruple toe loops, one in combination, Takahashi would set the all-time high score for free skating under IJS.[1]

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Daisuke Takahashi  Japan 264.41 1 88.57 1 175.84
2 Jeffrey Buttle  Canada 234.02 3 83.85 2 150.17
3 Evan Lysacek  United States 233.11 2 84.06 3 149.05
4 Stephen Carriere  United States 218.30 4 74.08 5 144.22
5 Jeremy Abbott  United States 206.40 9 60.87 4 145.53
6 Li Chengjiang  China 197.98 5 72.25 9 125.73
7 Vaughn Chipeur  Canada 196.57 6 70.83 8 125.74
8 Takahiko Kozuka  Japan 196.38 7 67.48 6 128.90
9 Shawn Sawyer  Canada 187.18 10 60.79 7 126.39
10 Wu Jialiang  China 182.94 8 64.35 11 118.59
11 Xu Ming  China 169.17 12 49.08 10 120.09
12 Kensuke Nakaniwa  Japan 167.37 11 55.82 12 111.55
13 Abzal Rakimgaliev  Kazakhstan 138.88 13 43.17 13 95.71
14 Tristan Thode  New Zealand 115.99 14 42.16 16 73.83
15 Luis Hernández  Mexico 112.05 16 39.39 17 72.66
16 Justin Pietersen  South Africa 111.16 18 36.39 14 74.77
17 Nicholas Fernandez  Australia 109.77 15 41.14 20 68.63
18 Joel Watson  New Zealand 109.03 19 35.02 15 74.01
19 Kevin Alves  Brazil 108.12 17 37.05 18 71.07
20 Robert McNamara  Australia 102.23 21 32.42 19 69.81
21 Humberto Contreras  Mexico 95.50 20 34.20 21 61.30

Ladies[edit]

The ladies podium. From left: Joannie Rochette (2nd), Mao Asada (1st), Miki Ando (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Mao Asada  Japan 193.25 1 60.94 1 132.31
2 Joannie Rochette  Canada 179.54 3 60.04 2 119.50
3 Miki Ando  Japan 177.66 2 60.07 3 117.59
4 Kim Na-Young  South Korea 158.49 6 53.08 4 105.41
5 Mira Leung  Canada 157.36 7 53.01 6 104.35
6 Katrina Hacker  United States 153.86 10 49.86 7 104.00
7 Cynthia Phaneuf  Canada 152.67 8 50.63 8 102.04
8 Ashley Wagner  United States 152.46 12 47.29 5 105.17
9 Anastasia Gimazetdinova  Uzbekistan 150.07 4 55.49 10 94.58
10 Fumie Suguri  Japan 145.06 9 50.24 9 94.82
11 Beatrisa Liang  United States 144.25 5 54.05 11 90.20
12 Wang Yueren  China 129.88 15 44.69 13 85.19
13 Xu Binshu  China 128.39 11 49.62 14 78.77
14 Liu Yan  China 124.09 16 37.33 12 86.76
15 Melinda Sherilyn Wang  Chinese Taipei 119.58 14 45.95 15 73.63
16 Kim Chae-Hwa  South Korea 115.85 13 46.76 16 69.09
17 Loretta Hamui  Mexico 99.89 18 34.87 17 65.02
18 Ana Cecilia Cantu  Mexico 94.76 17 37.10 20 57.66
19 Tina Wang  Australia 94.28 21 30.57 18 63.71
20 Lejeanne Marais  South Africa 90.52 22 29.38 19 61.14
21 Tamami Ono  Hong Kong 88.96 20 31.97 21 56.99
22 Gracielle Jeanne Tan  Philippines 80.88 24 28.50 22 52.38
23 Charissa Tansomboon  Thailand 79.28 19 32.31 24 46.97
24 Corenne Bruhns  Mexico 76.89 23 28.63 23 48.26
Free Skate Not Reached
25 Crystal Wynewyne Kiang  Chinese Taipei 28.12 25 28.12
26 Abigail Pietersen  South Africa 27.44 26 27.44
27 Morgan Figgins  New Zealand 26.92 27 26.92
28 Phoebe Di Tommaso  Australia 25.76 28 25.76
29 Siobhan McColl  South Africa 23.40 29 23.40
30 Stacy Perfetti  Brazil 21.97 30 21.97
31 Kristine Y. Lee  Hong Kong 20.53 31 20.53
32 Tiffany Ting-Ye Wu  Chinese Taipei 18.64 32 18.64

Pairs[edit]

The pairs podium. From left: Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao (2nd), Pang Qing / Tong Jian (1st), Brooke Castile / Benjamin Okolski (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Pang Qing / Tong Jian  China 187.33 2 67.70 1 119.63
2 Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao  China 181.84 1 70.45 2 111.39
3 Brooke Castile / Benjamin Okolski  United States 159.99 4 56.44 3 103.55
4 Rena Inoue / John Baldwin  United States 156.00 3 57.40 4 98.60
5 Jessica Miller / Ian Moram  Canada 149.24 5 54.88 5 94.36
6 Li Jiaqi / Xu Jiankun  China 144.53 6 53.26 6 91.27
7 Mylène Brodeur / John Mattatall  Canada 141.46 7 52.50 7 88.96
8 Tiffany Vise / Derek Trent  United States 134.41 8 45.82 8 88.59
9 Marina Aganina / Dmitri Zobnin  Uzbekistan 93.77 9 36.82 9 56.95

Ice Dancing[edit]

The ice dancing podium. From left: Meryl Davis / Charlie White (2nd), Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (1st), Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points CD OD FD
1 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 207.32 1 38.22 1 65.02 1 104.08
2 Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States 199.45 2 37.36 2 61.93 2 100.16
3 Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre  United States 180.65 3 34.36 3 56.67 3 89.62
4 Jennifer Wester / Daniil Barantsev  United States 174.37 4 30.95 4 55.44 5 87.98
5 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje  Canada 174.36 5 30.94 5 54.95 4 88.47
6 Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno  Canada 164.02 6 29.73 6 50.53 6 83.76
7 Cathy Reed / Chris Reed  Japan 158.47 7 27.06 7 49.64 7 81.77
8 Yu Xiaoyang / Wang Chen  China 148.19 8 25.61 8 45.60 8 76.98
9 Huang Xintong / Zheng Xun  China 147.02 9 25.22 9 45.35 9 76.45
10 Danielle O'Brien / Gregory Merriman  Australia 121.86 11 21.26 10 37.44 10 63.16
11 Guo Jiameimei / Meng Fei  China 112.29 12 20.96 11 36.80 12 54.53
12 Yu Sun Hye / Ramil Sarkulov  Uzbekistan 109.56 10 22.46 13 33.78 13 53.32
13 Maria Borounov / Evgeni Borounov  Australia 107.52 13 17.78 12 34.93 11 54.81

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