2008 World Figure Skating Championships

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2008 World Figure Skating Championships
Scandinavium arena during the championship
Scandinavium arena during the championship
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 16 – 23
Season: 2007–08
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Venue: Scandinavium
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Jeffrey Buttle
Ladies' singles:
Japan Mao Asada
Pair skating:
Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Ice dancing:
France Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
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The 2008 World Figure Skating Championships was a senior international figure skating competition in the 2007–2008 figure skating season. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The event was held at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg, Sweden from March 16 to 23, 2008.

Medal summary[edit]

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Canada 1 1 1 3
2  France 1 1 0 2
3  Germany 1 0 0 1
3  Japan 1 0 0 1
5  China 0 1 0 1
5  Italy 0 1 0 1
7  Russia 0 0 1 1
7  South Korea 0 0 1 1
7  United States 0 0 1 1

Medalists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men Canada Jeffrey Buttle France Brian Joubert United States Johnny Weir
Ladies Japan Mao Asada Italy Carolina Kostner South Korea Kim Yu-Na
Pairs Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy China Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao Canada Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison
Ice Dancing France Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir Russia Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski

Qualifying[edit]

The competition was open to skaters from ISU member nations who had reached the age of 15 by July 1, 2007. The corresponding competition for younger skaters was the 2008 World Junior Championships.

Based on the results of the 2007 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 skate 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.

Competition notes[edit]

The compulsory dance was the Argentine Tango.

Dan Zhang / Hao Zhang from China set a new world record of 74.36 points under the ISU Judging System for pairs' short program.

European champion ice dancers Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin (RUS) withdrew before the event due to an injury to his knee. They were replaced by Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev. Four Continents and Grand Prix Final bronze medalist Evan Lysacek withdrew before the event due to injury.[1] He was replaced by US pewter medalist Jeremy Abbott.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

The men's podium. From left: Johnny Weir (3rd), Jeffrey Buttle (1st), Brian Joubert (2nd).

Jeffrey Buttle was the sixth Canadian man to win the world title. His win set off a controversy because he did not attempt a quadruple jump. Brian Joubert the silver medalist criticized the system for producing a winner who did not complete or attempt a quadruple jump. This set off the first of many debates on the value of the quads and what men's figure skating should be about that would culminate in the 2010 Olympic Quadruple jump controversy.[2]

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Jeffrey Buttle  Canada 245.17 1 82.10 1 163.07
2 Brian Joubert  France 231.22 6 77.75 2 153.47
3 Johnny Weir  United States 221.84 2 80.79 5 141.05
4 Daisuke Takahashi  Japan 220.11 3 80.40 6 139.71
5 Stéphane Lambiel   Switzerland 217.88 5 79.12 7 138.76
6 Kevin van der Perren  Belgium 216.02 9 70.24 3 145.78
7 Sergei Voronov  Russia 209.93 15 65.26 4 144.67
8 Takahiko Kozuka  Japan 205.15 8 70.91 8 134.24
9 Patrick Chan  Canada 203.55 7 72.81 11 130.74
10 Stephen Carriere  United States 201.69 11 68.20 9 133.49
11 Jeremy Abbott  United States 197.26 14 65.61 10 131.65
12 Sergei Davydov  Belarus 196.79 12 68.19 12 128.60
13 Adrian Schultheiss  Sweden 194.39 13 66.45 13 127.94
14 Kristoffer Berntsson  Sweden 193.72 10 69.02 15 124.70
15 Tomáš Verner  Czech Republic 191.94 4 79.87 20 112.07
16 Karel Zelenka  Italy 187.65 17 64.05 16 123.60
17 Gregor Urbas  Slovenia 187.48 18 61.65 14 125.83
18 Yannick Ponsero  France 182.06 16 64.46 18 117.60
19 Yasuharu Nanri  Japan 179.88 20 60.89 17 118.99
20 Anton Kovalevski  Ukraine 178.13 21 60.74 19 117.39
21 Igor Macypura  Slovakia 169.93 19 61.19 21 108.74
22 Jamal Othman   Switzerland 164.02 22 57.75 22 106.27
23 Li Chengjiang  China 155.75 23 53.99 23 101.76
24 Abzal Rakimgaliev  Kazakhstan 149.92 24 51.58 24 98.34
Free Skate Not Reached
25 Alexandr Kazakov  Belarus 25 51.00
26 Michael Chrolenko  Norway 26 50.50
27 Pavel Kaška  Czech Republic 27 49.98
28 Boris Martinec  Croatia 28 48.91
29 Elliot Hilton  United Kingdom 29 48.10
30 Javier Fernández  Spain 30 47.87
31 Mikko Minkkinen  Finland 31 47.15
32 Peter Liebers  Germany 32 46.96
33 Zoltán Kelemen  Romania 33 45.58
34 Maxim Shipov  Israel 34 44.32
35 Sean Carlow  Australia 35 43.98
36 Luis Hernández  Mexico 36 42.74
37 Manuel Koll  Austria 37 42.47
38 Justin Pietersen  South Africa 38 38.67
39 Naiden Borichev  Bulgaria 39 38.36
40 Konstantin Tupikov  Poland 40 37.47
41 Tristan Thode  New Zealand 41 35.29
42 Kutay Eryoldas  Turkey 42 35.04
43 Danil Privalov  Azerbaijan 43 34.73
44 Tigran Vardanjan  Hungary 44 32.37
45 Saulius Ambrulevičius  Lithuania 45 28.63
WD Alban Préaubert  France

Ladies[edit]

The ladies podium. From left: Carolina Kostner (2nd), Mao Asada (1st), Kim Yu-Na (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Mao Asada  Japan 185.56 2 64.10 2 121.46
2 Carolina Kostner  Italy 184.68 1 64.28 3 120.40
3 Yuna Kim  South Korea 183.23 5 59.85 1 123.38
4 Yukari Nakano  Japan 177.40 3 61.10 4 116.30
5 Joannie Rochette  Canada 174.12 6 59.53 5 114.59
6 Sarah Meier   Switzerland 171.88 7 59.49 6 112.39
7 Kimmie Meissner  United States 149.74 9 57.25 12 92.49
8 Laura Lepistö  Finland 147.26 21 45.41 7 101.85
9 Kiira Korpi  Finland 145.73 4 60.58 17 85.15
10 Beatrisa Liang  United States 145.29 10 52.81 13 92.48
11 Júlia Sebestyén  Hungary 145.17 19 47.04 8 98.13
12 Annette Dytrt  Germany 144.31 12 50.99 11 93.32
13 Valentina Marchei  Italy 142.93 17 48.89 9 94.04
14 Mira Leung  Canada 140.59 14 50.69 14 89.90
15 Jelena Glebova  Estonia 140.10 20 46.26 10 93.84
16 Ashley Wagner  United States 137.40 11 51.49 15 85.91
17 Ksenia Doronina  Russia 135.25 15 49.94 16 85.31
18 Viktoria Helgesson  Sweden 127.96 16 49.68 20 78.28
19 Kim Na-Young  South Korea 127.32 18 47.96 19 79.36
20 Elene Gedevanishvili  Georgia 125.99 23 44.06 18 81.93
21 Anastasia Gimazetdinova  Uzbekistan 124.92 13 50.84 21 74.08
22 Tamar Katz  Israel 116.86 24 43.58 22 73.28
23 Melinda Sherilyn Wang  Chinese Taipei 116.12 22 44.77 23 71.35
WD Miki Ando  Japan 8 59.21
Free Skate Not Reached
25 Jenna McCorkell  United Kingdom 25 42.55
26 Ivana Reitmayerová  Slovakia 26 41.79
27 Tuğba Karademir  Turkey 27 38.71
28 Mérovée Ephrem  Monaco 28 38.61
29 Victoria Muniz  Puerto Rico 29 38.41
30 Sonia Lafuente  Spain 30 38.35
31 Liu Yan  China 31 38.13
32 Nella Simaová  Czech Republic 32 37.72
33 Sonia Radeva  Bulgaria 33 37.44
34 Anna Jurkiewicz  Poland 34 37.09
35 Irina Movchan  Ukraine 35 36.17
36 Julia Sheremet  Belarus 36 34.69
37 Tina Wang  Australia 37 34.00
38 Candice Didier  France 38 33.91
39 Roxana Luca  Romania 39 32.07
40 Viviane Käser   Switzerland 40 30.37
41 Mirna Libric  Croatia 41 30.20
42 Ksenia Jastsenjski  Serbia 42 29.05
43 Barbara Klerk  Belgium 43 28.38
44 Loretta Hamui  Mexico 44 28.15
45 Gracielle Jeanne Tan  Philippines 45 27.85
46 Denise Koegl  Austria 46 27.36
47 Charissa Tansomboon  Thailand 47 27.28
48 Stasia Rage  Latvia 48 26.45
49 Tamami Ono  Hong Kong 49 26.20
50 Maria-Elena Papasotiriou  Greece 50 25.95
51 Lejeanne Marais  South Africa 51 25.85
52 Morgan Figgins  New Zealand 52 25.16
53 Beatrice Rozinskaite  Lithuania 53 24.02

Pairs[edit]

The pairs podium. From left: Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao (2nd), Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy (1st), Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy  Germany 202.86 2 72.00 1 130.86
2 Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao  China 197.82 1 74.36 3 123.46
3 Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison  Canada 192.78 4 68.66 2 124.12
4 Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov  Russia 191.33 3 71.42 4 119.91
5 Pang Qing / Tong Jian  China 186.78 5 67.87 5 118.91
6 Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin  Canada 169.61 7 60.01 6 109.60
7 Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov  Russia 166.64 6 64.09 9 102.55
8 Anabelle Langlois / Cody Hay  Canada 164.67 9 59.43 7 105.24
9 Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov  Ukraine 159.95 8 59.53 10 100.42
10 Rena Inoue / John Baldwin  United States 157.20 10 53.83 8 103.37
11 Brooke Castile / Benjamin Okolski  United States 146.03 12 49.59 11 96.44
12 Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming  China 142.83 11 50.49 12 92.34
13 Laura Magitteri / Ondřej Hotárek  Italy 126.38 14 42.18 13 84.20
14 Adeline Canac / Maximin Coia  France 124.68 16 41.75 14 82.93
15 Stacey Kemp / David King  United Kingdom 123.98 13 44.28 15 79.70
16 Dominika Piątkowska / Dmitri Khromin  Poland 111.94 17 38.32 16 73.62
17 Hayley Anne Sacks / Vadim Akolzin  Israel 111.23 15 41.96 17 69.27
18 Marina Aganina / Dmitri Zobnin  Uzbekistan 97.31 18 35.24 19 62.07
19 Ariel Fay Gagnon / Chad Tsagris  Greece 95.65 19 33.34 18 62.31
20 Amy Ireland / Michael Bahoric  Croatia 77.39 20 26.57 20 50.82
WD Ekaterina Kostenko / Roman Talan  Ukraine

Ice Dancing[edit]

The ice dancing podium. From left: Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (2nd), Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder (1st), Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total Points CD OD FD
1 Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder  France 212.94 1 40.73 1 67.25 2 104.96
2 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 208.80 2 38.71 3 64.81 1 105.28
3 Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski  Russia 203.26 3 37.98 2 65.99 5 99.29
4 Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto  United States 203.00 5 35.02 4 64.69 3 103.29
5 Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali  Italy 201.91 4 37.15 5 63.55 4 101.21
6 Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States 191.19 7 34.80 7 60.36 6 96.03
7 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat  France 190.51 6 34.82 6 60.67 7 95.02
8 Sinead Kerr / John Kerr  United Kingdom 186.94 8 33.48 8 59.86 8 93.60
9 Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski  Israel 179.21 9 32.51 9 58.10 10 88.60
10 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte  Italy 179.03 11 31.52 10 57.05 9 90.46
11 Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin  Azerbaijan 173.95 10 31.86 11 56.35 11 85.74
12 Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre  United States 165.90 12 31.48 13 52.10 14 82.32
13 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev  Russia 164.72 16 29.12 12 52.88 13 82.72
14 Katherine Copely / Deividas Stagniūnas  Lithuania 164.28 13 29.85 14 51.66 12 82.77
15 Ekaterina Rubleva / Ivan Shefer  Russia 160.37 15 29.14 15 49.52 15 81.71
16 Cathy Reed / Chris Reed  Japan 155.15 18 28.16 18 47.70 16 79.29
17 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje  Canada 154.84 20 27.74 17 48.62 17 78.48
18 Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo  Ukraine 153.25 14 29.31 16 49.17 21 74.77
19 Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno  Canada 153.13 17 28.33 19 47.01 18 77.79
20 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi  Germany 150.82 19 28.07 21 45.52 19 77.23
21 Barbora Silná / Dmitri Matsjuk  Austria 147.21 21 24.85 20 46.90 20 75.46
22 Yu Xiaoyang / Wang Chen  China 139.20 23 23.90 23 43.97 23 71.33
23 Kamila Hájková / David Vincour  Czech Republic 138.63 22 24.06 25 41.91 22 72.66
24 Leonie Krail / Oscar Peter   Switzerland 126.50 25 22.38 22 44.10 24 60.02
Free Dance Not Reached
25 Krisztina Barta / Ádám Tóth  Hungary 64.08 27 21.44 24 42.64
26 Joanna Budner / Jan Mościcki  Poland 62.28 24 23.61 28 38.67
27 Danielle O'Brien / Gregory Merriman  Australia 60.12 28 20.24 27 39.88
28 Ksenia Shmirina / Egor Maistrov  Belarus 59.37 29 18.87 26 40.50
29 Yu Sun Hye / Ramil Sarkulov  Uzbekistan 56.93 26 21.85 30 35.08
30 Ina Demireva / Juri Kurakin  Bulgaria 53.38 30 17.75 29 35.63
Original Dance Not Reached
31 Kristina Kiudmaa / Aleksei Trohlev  Estonia 31 16.72

Multiple spots for 2009 Worlds[edit]

The following countries have earned more than one entry to the 2009 World Championships based on performance at the 2008 World Championships.[3]

Spots Men Ladies Pairs Dance
3  Canada
 Japan
 United States
 Japan  Canada
 China
 Germany
 Russia
 France
 United States
2  Belgium
 France
 Russia
 Sweden
  Switzerland
 Canada
 Finland
 Italy
 South Korea
  Switzerland
 United States
 Ukraine
 United States
 Canada
 United Kingdom
 Israel
 Italy
 Russia

References[edit]

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