2011 European Figure Skating Championships

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2011 European Figure Skating Championships
The medalists in the ladies' event
The medalists in the ladies' event
Type: ISU Championship
Date: January 24 – 30
Season: 2010–11
Location: Bern, Switzerland
Venue: PostFinance Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
France Florent Amodio
Ladies' singles:
Switzerland Sarah Meier
Pair skating:
Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Ice dancing:
France Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
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The 2011 European Figure Skating Championships was an international figure skating competition in the 2010–11 season. Skaters competed in the categories of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The 2011 competition was held from 24 to 30 January 2011 at the PostFinance Arena in Bern, Switzerland.

Qualification[edit]

The competition was open to skaters from a European member nations of the International Skating Union who had reached the age of 15 before 1 July 2010. The corresponding competition for non-European skaters was the 2011 Four Continents Championships. Based on the results of the 2010 European Championships, each country was allowed between one and three entries per discipline. National associations selected their entries based on their own criteria but those skaters had to achieve a minimum technical elements score (TES) at an international event prior to the European Championships. The minimum TES for each discipline and segment were:

Discipline Short program/dance Free skating/dance
Men 20 35
Ladies 15 25
Pairs 17 30
Ice dance 17 28

With the exception of pairs, skaters who were ranked lower in the World Standings list also had to skate in a preliminary round before the main event. For advancement, the men's event required a top-11 finish; the ladies', a top-10 finish; and the ice dance, a top-8 finish.

The following countries earned more than one entry to the 2011 European Championships based on performance at the 2010 event.

Spots Men Ladies Pairs Dance
3  France
  Switzerland
 Finland  Germany
 Russia
 Italy
 Russia
2  Belgium
 Czech Republic
 Germany
 Italy
 Russia
 Spain
 Sweden
 Estonia
 Georgia
 Hungary
 Russia
  Switzerland
 France
 Italy
  Switzerland
 Ukraine
 United Kingdom
 France
 Hungary
 Israel
 Ukraine
 United Kingdom

Entries[edit]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
 Austria Viktor Pfeifer Belinda Schönberger Stina Martini / Severin Kiefer Kira Geil / Tobias Eisenbauer
 Belarus Mikhail Karaliuk Nastassia Hrybko Lubov Bakirova / Mikalai Kamianchuk Lesia Valadzenkava / Vitali Vakunov
 Belgium Jorik Hendrickx
Kevin van der Perren
Ira Vannut
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Damjan Ostojič
 Bulgaria Georgi Kenchadze Hristina Vassileva Kristina Tremasova / Dimitar Lichev
 Croatia Mirna Libric
 Czech Republic Michal Březina
Tomáš Verner
Martina Boček Klara Kadlecova / Petr Bidar Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák
 Denmark Justus Strid Karina Johnson
 Estonia Viktor Romanenkov Svetlana Issakova
Gerli Liinamäe
Natalja Zabijako / Sergei Kulbach Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand
 Finland Valtter Virtanen Kiira Korpi
Cecilia Törn
Juulia Turkkila
Henna Lindholm / Ossi Kanervo
 France Florent Amodio
Brian Joubert
Alban Préaubert
Maé Bérénice Méité Adeline Canac / Yannick Bonheur Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones
Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
 Georgia Elene Gedevanishvili Allison Reed / Otar Japaridze
 Germany Peter Liebers
Denis Wieczorek
Sarah Hecken Katharina Gierok / Florian Just
Maylin Hausch / Daniel Wende
Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi
 United Kingdom David Richardson Jenna McCorkell Sally Hoolin / Jakub Safranek
Stacey Kemp / David King
Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland
Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
 Greece Georgia Glastris
 Hungary Tigran Vardanjan Katherine Hadford
Viktória Pavuk
Nóra Hoffmann / Maxim Zavozin
Zsuzsanna Nagy / Máté Fejes
 Ireland Clara Peters
 Israel Maxim Shipov Danielle Montalbano / Evgeni Krasnapolski Brooke Elizabeth Frieling / Lionel Rumi
 Italy Paolo Bacchini
Samuel Contesti
Alice Garlisi
Carolina Kostner
Valentina Marchei
Stefania Berton / Ondřej Hotárek
Carolina Gillespie / Luca Demattè
Lorenza Alessandrini / Simone Vaturi
Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
Federica Testa / Christopher Mior
 Lithuania Saulius Ambrulevičius Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniūnas
 Luxembourg Fleur Maxwell
 Monaco Kim Lucine
 Netherlands Boyito Mulder Manouk Gijsman
 Norway Anne Line Gjersem
 Poland Maciej Cieplucha
 Romania Zoltán Kelemen Sabina Măriuţă
 Russia Artur Gachinski
Konstantin Menshov
Alena Leonova
Ksenia Makarova
Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Katarina Gerboldt / Alexander Enbert
Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov
Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko
 Serbia Marina Seeh
 Slovakia Jakub Strobl Alexandra Kunova Nikola Višňová / Lukáš Csolley
 Slovenia Daša Grm
 Spain Javier Fernández
Javier Raya
Sonia Lafuente Sara Hurtado / Adrià Díaz
 Sweden Kristoffer Berntsson
Adrian Schultheiss
Viktoria Helgesson
  Switzerland Laurent Alvarez
Moris Pfeifhofer
Stéphane Walker
Romy Bühler
Sarah Meier
Ramona Elsener / Florian Roost
 Turkey Ali Demirboga Birce Atabey
 Ukraine Anton Kovalevski Irina Movchan Nadezhda Frolenkova / Mikhail Kasalo
Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Alexander Shakalov

Schedule[edit]

There was no preliminary round for pairs due to the low number of entries.

Date Time /Event
Sunday, 23 January 1st Official practice
Monday, 24 January 12:00 h Ice dance, Preliminary: Free dance
16:00 Men, Preliminary: Free skating
Tuesday, 25 January 10:00 Ladies, Preliminary: Free skating
Wednesday, 26 January 14:30 Ice dance: Short dance
18:30 Opening on ice
19:30 Pairs: Short program
Thursday, 27 January 14:00 Men: Short program
19:30 Pairs: Free skating
Friday, 28 January 14:00 Ladies: Short pprogram
19:15 Ice dance: Free dance
Saturday, 29 January 13:00 Ladies: Free skating
18:30 Men: Free skating
Sunday, 30 January 14:30 Exhibition

Competition notes[edit]

Skaters react to the rink's cold temperatures during the practice for the exhibition gala.

The temperatures at the Swiss venue were unusually cold for a skating event, reaching minus-3 Celsius.[1] ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta conceded it was something new to have the event in such conditions and said the ISU would be more vigilant in the future.[1] Many spectators used blankets to keep warm during the long hours of competition.[2] Skaters also admitted they were affected by the cold, and Russian Alexander Smirnov said that he felt like the muscles weren't ready and jokingly added "If we had known about the temperature earlier, we would have prepared for it at home in St. Petersburg by skating naked. It is a little strange that a competition of this level would be held under these conditions. But the conditions are the same for everyone."[3] German pair team Maylin Hausch and Daniel Wende aborted an Axel lasso lift on the take-off, with Wende later saying "Already after the first minute I felt like shock frozen; just before the first lift I had no feeling in my fingers and in my legs. I couldn't do anything to prevent it."[3] The practice rink also received some criticism, with Nora Hoffmann saying, "It was so white and everybody got lost in it. That was specially my problem there, I was so lost in the rink that I couldn't really focus, I didn't know where I was going."[4]

In men's singles, Florent Amodio won the European title in his debut.[5][6] He became the first skater to win Europeans in his first appearance at the event since Ilia Kulik did so in 1995. Brian Joubert won his tenth consecutive Europeans medal, equaling the record of most medals by a singles skater, previously set by Ulrich Salchow and matched by Karl Schäfer.[6] In the ladies event, Sarah Meier, a previous medalist, ended her competitive career with her first European title in front of her home crowd.[7][8] It was Switzerland's first gold in ladies' singles since Denise Biellmann's win at the 1981 event. In the pairs event, Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy won their fourth European title, edging out defending champions Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov.[3][9] Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat, who had finished fourth in 2009 and 2010, reached their first ISU Championship podium and captured the gold in the ice dance event.[10][11] It was France's fifth European ice dancing title after 1962, 2000, 2002, and 2007.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

The medalists in the men's event
Rank Name Nation Total points PR SP FS
1 Florent Amodio  France 226.86 1 78.11 3 148.75
2 Brian Joubert  France 223.01 7 70.44 1 152.57
3 Tomáš Verner  Czech Republic 222.60 5 72.91 2 149.69
4 Kevin van der Perren  Belgium 216.59 4 73.61 5 142.98
5 Artur Gachinski  Russia 216.07 3 73.76 6 142.31
6 Samuel Contesti  Italy 204.88 6 72.78 9 132.10
7 Konstantin Menshov  Russia 202.62 14 58.82 4 143.80
8 Michal Březina  Czech Republic 201.39 2 76.13 10 125.26
9 Javier Fernández  Spain 199.65 11 60.48 7 139.17
10 Alban Préaubert  France 196.15 10 63.77 8 132.38
11 Peter Liebers  Germany 189.00 9 64.53 11 124.47
12 Paolo Bacchini  Italy 178.34 12 59.39 13 118.95
13 Adrian Schultheiss  Sweden 178.19 15 58.36 12 119.83
14 Kristoffer Berntsson  Sweden 172.58 8 66.62 21 105.96
15 Anton Kovalevski  Ukraine 169.33 19 53.47 14 115.86
16 Jorik Hendrickx  Belgium 168.39 1 118.46 13 59.14 19 109.25
17 Kim Lucine  Monaco 167.97 2 115.12 20 52.56 15 115.41
18 Viktor Pfeifer  Australia 164.83 17 55.70 20 109.13
19 Javier Raya  Spain 164.68 5 100.82 21 51.98 17 112.70
20 Denis Wieczorek  Germany 163.60 3 111.96 22 50.62 16 112.98
21 Zoltán Kelemen  Romania 160.50 4 106.57 23 50.38 18 110.12
22 Laurent Alvarez   Switzerland 159.45 16 56.64 23 102.81
23 Maxim Shipov  Israel 158.28 8 98.84 18 53.99 22 104.29
24 Stéphane Walker   Switzerland 137.64 10 95.51 24 49.74 24 87.90
Did not advance to free skating
25 Maciej Cieplucha  Poland 9 97.14 25 49.33
26 Moris Pfeifhofer   Switzerland 6 100.73 26 46.93
27 Ali Demirboga  Turkey 11 92.58 27 42.09
28 Justus Strid  Denmark 7 100.42 28 41.84
Did not advance to short program
29 David Richardson  United Kingdom 12 91.59
30 Tigran Vardanjan  Hungary 13 89.59
31 Damjan Ostojič  Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 85.58
32 Jakub Strobl  Slovakia 15 83.21
33 Valtter Virtanen  Finland 16 79.90
34 Saulius Ambrulevičius  Lithuania 17 76.40
35 Mikhail Karaliuk  Belarus 18 71.03
36 Boyito Mulder  Netherlands 19 70.25
37 Georgi Kenchadze  Bulgaria 20 68.46
WD Viktor Romanenkov  Estonia

Ladies[edit]

Ladies' champion Sarah Meier poses with her medal.
Rank Name Nation Total points PR SP FS
1 Sarah Meier   Switzerland 170.60 3 58.56 2 112.04
2 Carolina Kostner  Italy 168.54 6 53.17 1 115.37
3 Kiira Korpi  Finland 166.40 1 63.50 4 102.90
4 Ksenia Makarova  Russia 162.04 2 60.35 5 101.69
5 Alena Leonova  Russia 154.31 13 48.40 3 105.91
6 Viktoria Helgesson  Sweden 151.66 4 54.70 7 96.96
7 Ira Vannut  Belgium 150.66 1 90.98 10 50.90 6 99.76
8 Elene Gedevanishvili  Georgia 147.96 5 53.68 8 94.28
9 Maé Bérénice Méité  France 138.74 2 87.10 7 51.61 10 87.13
10 Valentina Marchei  Italy 137.44 8 51.24 14 86.20
11 Sarah Hecken  Germany 137.43 9 51.12 12 86.31
12 Sonia Lafuente  Spain 135.82 11 49.10 11 86.72
13 Gerli Liinamäe  Estonia 133.73 16 44.07 9 89.66
14 Jenna McCorkell  United Kingdom 132.15 12 48.65 15 83.50
15 Juulia Turkkila  Finland 131.38 14 45.17 13 86.21
16 Romy Bühler   Switzerland 122.33 4 74.69 15 44.42 17 77.91
17 Karina Johnson  Denmark 121.63 6 69.34 24 38.30 16 83.33
18 Svetlana Issakova  Estonia 118.44 5 73.42 18 42.30 18 76.14
19 Viktória Pavuk  Hungary 112.70 19 42.18 21 70.52
20 Daša Grm  Slovenia 112.54 21 38.97 20 73.57
21 Alice Garlisi  Italy 112.36 3 78.81 22 38.79 19 73.57
22 Fleur Maxwell  Luxembourg 110.59 9 65.29 17 43.64 24 66.95
23 Hristina Vassileva  Bulgaria 106.79 10 64.31 20 39.11 22 67.68
24 Alexandra Kunova  Slovakia 105.86 23 38.67 23 67.19
Did not advance to free skating
25 Anne Line Gjersem  Norway 7 67.38 25 34.66
26 Irina Movchan  Ukraine 26 31.43
27 Clara Peters  Ireland 8 65.70 27 30.91
28 Birce Atabey  Turkey 28 30.50
Did not advance to short program
29 Belinda Schönberger  Austria 11 63.95
30 Nastassia Hrybko  Belarus 12 63.81
31 Martina Boček  Czech Republic 13 61.67
32 Cecilia Törn  Finland 14 60.54
33 Marina Seeh  Serbia 15 58.30
34 Katherine Hadford  Hungary 16 57.51
35 Georgia Glastris  Greece 17 57.37
36 Sabina Măriuţă  Romania 18 47.38
37 Mirna Libric  Croatia 19 45.91
WD Manouk Gijsman  Netherlands

Pairs[edit]

The pairs medalists
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy  Germany 206.20 1 72.31 2 133.89
2 Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov  Russia 203.61 2 69.49 1 134.12
3 Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov  Russia 188.24 3 62.89 3 125.35
4 Katarina Gerboldt / Alexander Enbert  Russia 169.95 5 57.50 4 112.45
5 Stefania Berton / Ondřej Hotárek  Italy 164.83 4 60.08 5 104.75
6 Maylin Hausch / Daniel Wende  Germany 149.97 6 53.86 6 96.11
7 Klára Kadlecová / Petr Bidař  Czech Republic 139.94 8 48.45 7 91.49
8 Stacey Kemp / David King  United Kingdom 128.04 7 48.46 9 79.58
9 Adeline Canac / Yannick Bonheur  France 125.34 9 43.02 8 82.32
10 Lubov Bakirova / Mikalai Kamianchuk  Belarus 120.72 10 41.51 10 79.21
11 Katharina Gierok / Florian Just  Germany 118.06 11 40.70 11 77.36
12 Carolina Gillespie / Luca Demattè  Italy 115.53 12 40.11 12 75.42
13 Natalja Zabijako / Sergei Kulbach  Estonia 106.47 14 35.01 13 71.46
14 Sally Hoolin / Jakub Šafránek  United Kingdom 104.16 13 36.41 14 67.75
15 Stina Martini / Severin Kiefer  Austria 100.87 15 34.74 15 66.13
WD Danielle Montalbano / Evgeni Krasnapolski  Israel

Ice dancing[edit]

The ice dancing medalists
Rank Name Nation Total points PR SD FD
1 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat  France 167.40 1 66.91 1 100.49
2 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev  Russia 161.14 2 65.46 2 95.68
3 Sinead Kerr / John Kerr  United Kingdom 157.49 3 62.87 3 94.62
4 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov  Russia 153.48 4 60.93 4 92.55
5 Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali  Italy 145.92 9 57.18 5 88.74
6 Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko  Russia 145.05 5 60.91 6 84.14
7 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi  Germany 140.69 2 79.27 7 57.82 7 82.87
8 Nóra Hoffmann / Maxim Zavozin  Hungary 140.30 6 58.00 8 82.30
9 Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones  France 135.41 8 57.23 10 78.18
10 Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák  Czech Republic 135.35 1 80.54 10 54.37 9 80.98
11 Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Alexander Shakalov  Ukraine 123.27 11 49.15 11 74.12
12 Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniūnas  Lithuania 121.36 8 65.36 12 49.00 13 72.36
13 Nadezhda Frolenkova / Mikhail Kasalo  Ukraine 120.86 13 47.73 12 73.13
14 Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland  United Kingdom 116.47 3 73.79 18 44.78 14 71.69
15 Sara Hurtado / Adria Diaz  Spain 115.81 5 67.20 17 44.84 15 70.97
16 Lorenza Alessandrini / Simone Vaturi  Italy 115.35 14 47.69 18 67.66
17 Allison Reed / Otar Japaridze  Georgia 114.73 7 66.24 16 46.86 17 67.87
18 Federica Testa / Christopher Mior  Italy 112.64 4 67.90 15 47.52 19 65.12
19 Ramona Elsener / Florian Roost   Switzerland 111.86 12 53.50 19 42.35 16 69.51
20 Brooke Frieling / Lionel Rumi  Israel 99.63 20 41.69 20 57.94
Did not advance to free dance
21 Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand  Estonia 6 66.38 21 38.76
Did not advance to short dance
22 Nikola Višňová / Lukáš Csolley  Slovakia 9 63.92
23 Kira Geil / Tobias Eisenbauer  Australia 10 63.09
24 Zsuzsanna Nagy / Máté Fejes  Hungary 11 61.70
25 Lesia Valadzenkava / Vitali Vakunov  Belarus 13 53.41
26 Henna Lindholm / Ossi Kanervo  Finland 14 50.75
27 Kristina Tremasova / Dimitar Lichev  Bulgaria 15 42.88

Medals summary[edit]

Medals by country[edit]

Table of medals for overall placement:

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 2 1 0 3
2   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
2  Germany 1 0 0 1
4  Russia 0 2 1 3
5  Italy 0 1 0 1
6  Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
6  Finland 0 0 1 1
6  United Kingdom 0 0 1 1

Table of small medals for placement in the short segment:

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 2 0 0 2
2  Finland 1 0 0 1
2  Germany 1 0 0 1
4  Russia 0 3 2 5
5  Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
6   Switzerland 0 0 1 1
6  United Kingdom 0 0 1 1

Table of small medals for placement in the free segment:

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 2 0 1 3
2  Russia 1 1 2 4
3  Italy 1 0 0 1
4  Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
4   Switzerland 0 1 0 1
4  Germany 0 1 0 1
5  United Kingdom 0 0 1 1

Medalists[edit]

Medals for overall placement:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men France Florent Amodio France Brian Joubert Czech Republic Tomas Verner
Ladies Switzerland Sarah Meier Italy Carolina Kostner Finland Kiira Korpi
Pair skating Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy Russia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov Russia Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Ice dancing France Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev United Kingdom Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

Small medals for placement in the short segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men France Florent Amodio Czech Republic Michal Brezina Russia Artur Gachinski
Ladies Finland Kiira Korpi Russia Ksenia Makarova Switzerland Sarah Meier
Pair skating Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy Russia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov Russia Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Ice dancing France Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev United Kingdom Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

Small medals for placement in the free segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men France Brian Joubert Czech Republic Tomas Verner France Florent Amodio
Ladies Italy Carolina Kostner Switzerland Sarah Meier Russia Alena Leonova
Pair skating Russia Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy Russia Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Ice dancing France Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev United Kingdom Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

References[edit]

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