2011 World Figure Skating Championships

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2011 World Figure Skating Championships
Opening ceremony
Opening ceremony
Type: ISU Championship
Date: April 25 – May 1
Season: 2010–2011
Location: Moscow, Russia
Venue: Megasport Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Patrick Chan
Ladies' singles:
Japan Miki Ando
Pair skating:
Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Ice dancing:
United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White
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The 2011 World Figure Skating Championships was a senior international figure skating competition in the 2010–2011 season. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The competition was originally assigned to Nagano, Japan,[1] and later moved to Tokyo, to be held from March 21–27, 2011 at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium with the Japan Skating Federation as the host organization.[2] It was postponed in the wake of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and later reassigned to Moscow, Russia.[3]

Reaction to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami[edit]

Immediately following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011, the JSF reported to the ISU that the competition venue was undamaged and the event would be held as planned.[4][5] However, on March 13, the ISU released a statement saying that it was considering canceling the event and, later that day, the German skating federation announced that it would not send any skaters to the World Championships, with other countries undecided.[6] Although most foreign skaters had planned to fly to Japan from March 16 and later,[6][7] a few had already arrived in the country on March 11, among them European champion Florent Amodio, and were advised to return home by their skating federations, based on governmental travel advisories.[8]

On March 14, 2011, the ISU published a statement that 2011 Worlds would not be held in Tokyo during the dates originally planned, and that a decision regarding rescheduling or a complete cancellation would be made after further evaluation.[9] The ISU began considering various possibilities, including holding the event in another country.[10] ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta suggested the event could be canceled or postponed until October,[11] with the ISU saying they would make an announcement by March 21.[12] The JSF head, Seiko Hashimoto, said that her federation was hoping to reschedule the event to September or October,[13] but Japanese skating fans felt moving it to another country would be a better option.[14] Although it would oblige a number of skaters to back out of agreements to appear in skating tours, an important source of income for many,[15] many coaches and officials voiced their preference for April–May, citing greater complications arising from an autumn Worlds.[16][17][18] However, others noted it would be very difficult for a new host to organize the event in under a month.[19] Typically, a host country of a World Championships has over two years and the shortest period was in 2000 when France organized the event in seven months. On March 21, the ISU announced that the JSF had relinquished its hosting rights and that it was looking into alternate locations,[20] while noting there would be major logistical challenges to organize the event on short notice.[21] The criteria for new candidate hosts included a start date in April or May, 700 hotel rooms, a television production, and two rinks: A competition rink with a minimum 8000 seats and available from the Thursday early morning through Sunday late evening of the following week, and a practice rink from Friday early morning through Friday late evening of the following week.[22] Local expertise, good transportation infrastructure,[23] and quick visa processing were also important factors. ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta said he would support a bid by the Japanese federation to host the 2015 World Championships.[24] In June 2011, Japan was chosen as host for the 2014 World Championships, at either Tokyo or Saitama, still to be determined.[25]

Bids for re-vote[edit]

On March 22, 2011, the International Skating Union announced that six candidates had applied to host the relocated championships.[26]

On March 24, 2011, the ISU announced that Moscow's Megasport Arena had been chosen as the replacement host for the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships.[15][27]

Competition notes[edit]

Russia pledged to speed up processing of visas and Vladimir Putin dismissed concerns about the cost of organizing the event on short notice.[27][28] The country had also accepted hosting duties of the World Pentathlon Championships after political instability caused Egypt to step down.[28] The city of Moscow expected to spend 200 million rubles (5 million euros or $7 million USD) on the event.[29]

2010 bronze medalist Laura Lepistö withdrew in early March due to a back injury and was replaced by Juulia Turkkila.[30] Shawn Sawyer dropped out due to a scheduling conflict and was replaced by Kevin Reynolds, while Myriane Samson withdrew due to a knee injury and was replaced by Amelie Lacoste.[31] Sinead Kerr and John Kerr dropped out to recover from shoulder surgery,[32] and later announced their retirement.

Qualification[edit]

The event was open to figure skaters from ISU member nations who had reached the age of 15 by July 1, 2010. Based on the results of the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships, each country was allowed between one and three entries per discipline. National associations selected their entries based on their own criteria.

Countries which qualified more than one country per discipline:

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

Due to the large number of competitors, the men's, ladies', and ice dance competitions required a preliminary round prior to the main competition. The top 12 men and ladies advanced to the short program and the top 10 ice dance teams advanced to the short dance.

Entries[edit]

195 athletes from 44 countries were scheduled to participate.[33]

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
 Armenia Sarkis Hayrapetyan
 Australia Mark Webster Cheltzie Lee Danielle O'Brien / Gregory Merriman
 Austria Viktor Pfeifer Belinda Schönberger Stina Martini / Severin Kiefer Kira Geil / Tobias Eisenbauer
 Belarus Vitali Luchanok Lubov Bakirova / Mikalai Kamianchuk Lesia Valadzenkava / Vitali Vakunov
 Belgium Jorik Hendrickx
Kevin van der Perren
Ira Vannut
 Bulgaria Georgi Kenchadze Hristina Vassileva Alexandra Malakhova / Leri Kenchadze Kristina Tremasova / Dimitar Lichev
 Canada Patrick Chan
Joey Russell
Kevin Reynolds
Cynthia Phaneuf
Amélie Lacoste
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch
Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
 China Song Nan Geng Bingwa Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming
Pang Qing / Tong Jian
Zhang Yue / Wang Lei
Huang Xintong / Zheng Xun
 Chinese Taipei Jordan Ju Melinda Wang
 Czech Republic Michal Březina
Tomáš Verner
Klára Kadlecová / Petr Bidař Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák
 Denmark Justis Strid Karina Sinding Johnson Katelyn Good / Nikolaj Sorensen
 Estonia Jelena Glebova Natalja Zabijako / Sergei Kulbach
 Finland Bela Papp Kiira Korpi
Juulia Turkkila
 France Florent Amodio
Brian Joubert
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 Sarah Hecken Maylin Hausch / Daniel Wende
Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi
 Greece Georgia Glastris
 Hong Kong Harry Hau Yin Lee Tiffany Packard Yu
 Hungary Tigran Vardanjan Viktória Pavuk Dora Turoczi / Balazs Major
Zsuzsanna Nagy / Máté Fejes
 Ireland Clara Peters
 Israel Maxim Shipov Danielle Montalbano / Evgeni Krasnapolski Brooke Frieling / Lionel Rumi
 Italy Paolo Bacchini
Samuel Contesti
Carolina Kostner
Roberta Rodeghiero
Stefania Berton / Ondřej Hotárek Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri
 Japan Takahiko Kozuka
Nobunari Oda
Daisuke Takahashi
Miki Ando
Mao Asada
Kanako Murakami
Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran Cathy Reed / Chris Reed
 Luxembourg Fleur Maxwell
 Kazakhstan Denis Ten
 Lithuania Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniūnas
 Mexico Mary Ro Reyes Corenne Bruhns / Benjamin Westenberger
 Monaco Kim Lucine
 Philippines Mericien Venzon
 Romania Sabina Măriuţă
 Russia Artur Gachinski Alena Leonova
Ksenia Makarova
Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov
 Serbia Marina Seeh
 Slovenia Dasa Grm
 South Africa Lejeanne Marais
 South Korea Kim Min-Seok Yuna Kim
Kwak Min-Jeong
 Spain Javier Fernández Sonia Lafuente Sara Hurtado / Adrià Díaz
 Sweden Alexander Majorov
Adrian Schultheiss
Joshi Helgesson
Viktoria Helgesson
  Switzerland Mikael Redin Bettina Heim Ramona Elsener / Florian Roost
 Thailand Taryn Jurgensen
 Turkey Kutay Eryoldaş Birce Atabey
 Ukraine Anton Kovalevski Irina Movchan Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Alexander Shakalov
 United Kingdom David Richardson Jenna McCorkell Stacey Kemp / David King Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland
Louise Walden / Owen Edwards
 United States Ryan Bradley
Richard Dornbush
Ross Miner
Alissa Czisny
Rachael Flatt
Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig
Caitlin Yankowskas / John Coughlin
Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein
Meryl Davis / Charlie White
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
 Uzbekistan Misha Ge

Schedule[edit]

(Moscow time, UTC+4)[34]

  • Sunday, April 24
    • Official practices
  • Monday, April 25
    • 14:00 Qualification round: Men
  • Tuesday, April 26
    • 12:00 Qualification round: Ice dancing
    • 15:30 Qualification round: Ladies
  • Wednesday, April 27
    • 13:00 Men's short program
    • 18:30 Pairs short program
  • Thursday, April 28
    • 13:30 Men's free skating
    • 18:30 Pairs free skating
  • Friday, April 29
    • 13:30 Ladies short program
    • 18:30 Short dance
  • Saturday, April 30
    • 13:30 Ladies' free skating
    • 18:30 Free dance
  • Sunday, May 1
    • 14:00 Exhibitions

Results[edit]

PR: Preliminary round

Men[edit]

Patrick Chan won the short program with a record score, while Nobunari Oda placed second and defending champion, Daisuke Takahashi, third.[35][36] Chan also set record long program and total scores to win his first World title,[37][38] after previously winning two silvers. Takahiko Kozuka won his first medal at the World Championships, his previous best result being 6th in 2009. Artur Gachinski, the 2010 Junior World bronze medalist, won the bronze medal, becoming the first men's skater to medal at his senior Worlds debut since Evan Lysacek had done so in 2005; both won a bronze medal in Moscow.[39]

In the men's long program, Brian Joubert slashed his hand on his skate blade and left drops of blood all over the ice;[40] he completed the program but later required medical attention. Also during the long program, a screw in Daisuke Takahashi's skate came loose on his first jump.[41] He was able to get it repaired and resumed his program within the three minutes allowed. Oda ruined his chances of a medal by doing an extra triple jump, resulting in a loss of 13 points.[37] Florent Amodio used music with lyrics, which is not allowed in competitive skating with the exception of ice dancing. He was not given the normally required one-point penalty because not enough judges voted for it.[37]

Rank Name Nation Total points PR SP FS
1 Patrick Chan  Canada 280.98 1 93.02 1 187.96
2 Takahiko Kozuka  Japan 258.41 1 165.00 6 77.62 2 180.79
3 Artur Gachinski  Russia 241.86 4 78.34 3 163.52
4 Michal Březina  Czech Republic 233.61 3 130.87 7 77.50 5 156.11
5 Daisuke Takahashi  Japan 232.97 3 80.25 6 152.72
6 Nobunari Oda  Japan 232.50 2 81.81 9 150.69
7 Florent Amodio  France 229.68 5 77.64 7 152.04
8 Brian Joubert  France 227.67 9 71.29 4 156.38
9 Richard Dornbush  United States 222.42 11 70.54 8 151.88
10 Javier Fernández  Spain 218.26 14 69.16 10 149.10
11 Ross Miner  United States 217.93 13 70.40 11 147.53
12 Tomáš Verner  Czech Republic 216.87 8 75.94 13 140.93
13 Ryan Bradley  United States 212.71 12 70.45 12 142.26
14 Denis Ten  Kazakhstan 209.99 10 71.00 14 138.99
15 Peter Liebers  Germany 205.59 4 129.89 16 67.73 15 137.86
16 Anton Kovalevski  Ukraine 201.64 17 65.16 16 136.48
17 Kevin van der Perren  Belgium 197.10 15 68.34 18 128.76
18 Samuel Contesti  Italy 196.40 18 64.59 17 131.81
19 Jorik Hendrickx  Belgium 188.24 10 109.59 22 60.74 19 127.50
20 Kevin Reynolds  Canada 187.23 19 64.36 21 122.87
21 Paolo Bacchini  Italy 183.13 6 122.29 23 58.96 20 124.17
22 Song Nan  China 176.09 20 63.78 23 112.31
23 Kim Lucine  Monaco 171.93 8 117.78 24 58.81 22 113.12
24 Joey Russell  Canada 168.73 7 118.37 21 61.69 24 107.04
Did not advance to free skating
25 Adrian Schultheiss  Sweden 25 58.41
26 Viktor Pfeifer  Austria 5 123.22 26 56.68
27 Kim Min-Seok  South Korea 12 98.67 27 56.19
28 Alexander Majorov  Sweden 2 136.64 28 54.24
29 Maxim Shipov  Israel 9 116.42 29 50.10
30 Misha Ge  Uzbekistan 11 109.39 30 49.61
Did not advance to short program
31 Mark Webster  Australia 13 95.84
32 Justus Strid  Denmark 14 95.16
33 David Richardson  United Kingdom 15 93.20
34 Tigran Vardanjan  Hungary 16 91.16
35 Mikael Redin   Switzerland 17 90.79
36 Kutay Eryoldas  Turkey 18 86.60
37 Stephen Li-Chung Kuo  Chinese Taipei 19 85.71
38 Bela Papp  Finland 20 83.47
39 Harry Hau Yin Lee  Hong Kong 39 82.39
40 Vitali Luchanok  Belarus 40 81.51
41 Sarkis Hayrapetyan  Armenia 41 77.25
42 Georgi Kenchadze  Bulgaria 42 73.72

Ladies[edit]

2010 Olympic champion Yuna Kim won the short program while Miki Ando placed second.[42][43] Ando was first in the long program to win her second World gold medal, her previous title being in 2007.[44] Kim won her fifth World medal, silver, while Carolina Kostner won her third medal, a bronze. Kostner had also won the bronze in 2005, the previous time the event had been held in Moscow.[45] The 2010 World champion, Mao Asada, was sixth.

Rank Name Nation Total points PR SP FS
1 Miki Ando  Japan 195.79 2 65.58 1 130.21
2 Yuna Kim  South Korea 194.50 1 65.91 2 128.59
3 Carolina Kostner  Italy 184.68 6 59.75 3 124.93
4 Alena Leonova  Russia 183.92 5 59.75 4 124.17
5 Alissa Czisny  United States 182.25 4 61.47 5 120.78
6 Mao Asada  Japan 172.79 7 58.66 6 114.13
7 Ksenia Makarova  Russia 167.22 3 61.62 9 105.60
8 Kanako Murakami  Japan 167.10 10 54.86 7 112.24
9 Kiira Korpi  Finland 164.80 9 55.09 8 109.71
10 Elene Gedevanishvili  Georgia 156.24 15 51.61 10 104.63
11 Sarah Hecken  Germany 155.83 12 52.73 11 103.10
12 Rachael Flatt  United States 154.61 8 57.22 14 97.39
13 Cynthia Phaneuf  Canada 152.78 13 52.62 12 100.16
14 Maé Bérénice Méité  France 150.44 1 98.88 11 53.26 15 97.18
15 Joshi Helgesson  Sweden 149.08 2 91.70 16 50.25 13 98.83
16 Amélie Lacoste  Canada 144.76 5 87.04 14 51.98 18 92.78
17 Viktoria Helgesson  Sweden 142.52 24 45.40 16 97.12
18 Bingwa Geng  China 140.78 19 47.89 17 92.89
19 Ira Vannut  Belgium 138.28 4 90.29 17 49.34 20 89.05
20 Juulia Turkkila  Finland 136.68 6 86.49 22 45.70 19 90.98
21 Cheltzie Lee  Australia 133.65 18 48.20 21 85.45
22 Jelena Glebova  Estonia 124.78 9 76.13 20 46.28 22 78.50
23 Irina Movchan  Ukraine 123.15 10 75.96 23 45.68 23 75.77
24 Jenna McCorkell  United Kingdom 121.76 21 45.99 24 75.77
Did not advance to free skating
25 Sonia Lafuente  Spain 3 91.17 25 44.59
26 Karina Johnson  Denmark 7 78.52 26 42.19
27 Bettina Heim   Switzerland 12 72.74 27 37.23
28 Daša Grm  Slovenia 8 77.42 28 36.63
29 Belinda Schönberger  Austria 11 75.85 29 35.73
30 Viktória Pavuk  Hungary 30 33.70
Did not advance to short program
31 Roberta Rodeghiero  Italy 13 71.83
32 Sabina Măriuţă  Romania 14 68.63
33 Min-Jeong Kwak  South Korea 15 67.75
34 Birce Atabey  Turkey 16 67.11
35 Mericien Venzon  Philippines 17 66.94
36 Lejeanne Marais  South Africa 18 65.99
37 Hristina Vassileva  Bulgaria 19 65.26
38 Melinda Wang  Chinese Taipei 20 63.32
39 Clara Peters  Ireland 21 60.94
40 Taryn Jurgensen  Thailand 22 57.75
41 Mary Ro Reyes  Mexico 23 54.99
42 Georgia Glastris  Greece 24 52.38
43 Marina Seeh  Serbia 25 52.20
44 Tiffany Packard Yu  Hong Kong WD 51.72

Pairs[edit]

Defending champions, Pang Qing and Tong Jian, were first after the short program, with Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy in second, and new Russian team, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov, in third.[46] Savchenko and Szolkowy then won the long program to win their third World title, reclaiming the crown they lost in 2010 and setting a new record score in the long program and overall.[47] They became Germany's second most successful pair at the event after Maxi Herber and Ernst Baier who won four World titles in the 1930s. Volosozhar and Trankov medaled after only a year together and at their first major international competition. Pang and Tong took the bronze.

In the short program, Eric Radford's nose was broken when Meagan Duhamel's elbow hit him on the descent from a twist, their first element, but they completed the program without a break;[48][49] the pair were able to compete in the long program, and finished seventh overall.

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy  Germany 217.85 2 72.98 1 144.87
2 Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov  Russia 211.73 3 70.35 2 140.38
3 Pang Qing / Tong Jian  China 204.12 1 74.00 3 130.12
4 Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov  Russia 187.36 5 62.54 4 124.82
5 Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov  Russia 187.13 4 64.64 5 122.49
6 Caitlin Yankowskas / John Coughlin  United States 175.94 8 58.76 6 117.18
7 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada 173.03 7 58.83 7 114.20
8 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch  Canada 163.17 10 56.86 8 106.31
9 Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran  Japan 160.10 6 59.16 10 100.94
10 Stefania Berton / Ondřej Hotárek  Italy 157.15 9 57.63 11 99.52
11 Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig  United States 155.91 11 54.64 9 101.27
12 Maylin Hausch / Daniel Wende  Germany 149.65 12 53.90 12 95.75
13 Zhang Yue / Wang Lei  China 147.38 13 52.25 13 95.13
14 Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming  China 137.75 14 49.29 14 88.46
15 Klára Kadlecová / Petr Bidař  Czech Republic 132.51 15 45.20 15 87.31
16 Natalja Zabijako / Sergei Kulbach  Estonia 126.56 16 44.35 16 82.21
Did not advance to free skating
17 Stacey Kemp / David King  United Kingdom 17 44.14
18 Adeline Canac / Yannick Bonheur  France 18 43.92
19 Lubov Bakirova / Mikalai Kamianchuk  Belarus 19 38.20
20 Danielle Montalbano / Evgeni Krasnopolski  Israel 20 37.43
21 Stina Martini / Severin Kiefer  Austria 21 35.34
22 Alexandra Malakhova / Leri Kenchadze  Bulgaria 22 30.10

Ice dancing[edit]

The 2010 Olympic and World Champions, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, set a new world record score in the short dance, while Grand Prix Final champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White were second and European champions, Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat, were third.[50][51] Davis and White won the free dance to become the first ice dancers from the United States to win the World title.[52] Virtue and Moir took the silver while Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani won the bronze medal in their first trip to the senior World Championships. It was the first North American sweep of the World ice dancing podium.[53] All three medal-winning teams were led by Russian-born, American-based coaches, Igor Sphilband and Marina Zueva.[54] The rest of the top ten was also dominated by Russian coaches: Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat (Alexander Zhulin and Oleg Volkov), Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje (Anjelika Krylova), Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev (Elena Kustarova and Svetlana Alexeeva), Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov (Zhulin and Volkov), Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte (had gone to Nikolai Morozov a few months earlier) and Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein (Sphilband / Zueva). Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier had one Canadian coach, Carol Lane, and one Soviet-born, Yuri Razguliaiev.

Rank Name Nation Total points PR SD FD
1 Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States 185.27 2 73.76 1 111.51
2 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 181.79 1 74.29 2 107.50
3 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani  United States 163.79 4 66.88 3 96.91
4 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat  France 163.54 3 70.97 6 92.57
5 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje  Canada 160.32 1 87.22 7 65.07 4 95.25
6 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev  Russia 160.23 5 65.88 5 94.35
7 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov  Russia 154.50 6 65.51 10 88.99
8 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte  Italy 153.77 8 64.12 9 89.65
9 Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein  United States 151.86 9 61.47 7 90.39
10 Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier  Canada 151.13 10 61.01 8 90.12
11 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi  Germany 140.95 2 83.67 12 55.53 11 85.42
12 Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones  France 140.86 11 57.68 12 83.18
13 Cathy Reed / Chris Reed  Japan 133.33 13 54.86 13 78.47
14 Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniūnas  Lithuania 131.01 3 77.63 14 53.16 14 77.85
15 Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Alexander Shakalov  Ukraine 128.70 5 75.00 15 52.31 15 76.39
16 Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland  United Kingdom 126.29 17 51.75 16 74.54
17 Huang Xintong / Zheng Xun  China 123.01 4 75.45 16 52.17 17 70.84
18 Allison Reed / Otar Japaridze  Georgia 120.11 6 70.90 19 49.44 18 70.67
19 Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri  Italy 120.02 18 49.80 19 70.22
20 Louise Walden / Owen Edwards  United Kingdom 116.52 9 68.58 20 46.73 20 69.79
Did not advance to free dance
21 Dora Turoczi / Balazs Major  Hungary 21 45.41
22 Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák  Czech Republic 8 68.96 22 45.02
23 Sara Hurtado / Adrià Díaz  Spain 7 70.26 23 44.98
24 Brooke Frieling / Lionel Rumi  Israel 24 44.43
25 Ramona Elsener / Florian Roost   Switzerland 10 67.94 25 41.58
Did not advance to short dance
26 Kira Geil / Tobias Eisenbauer  Austria 11 64.55
27 Danielle O'Brien / Gregory Merriman  Australia 12 63.57
28 Zsuzsanna Nagy / Máté Fejes  Hungary 13 58.70
29 Katelyn Good / Nikolaj Sorensen  Denmark 14 57.04
30 Corenne Bruhns / Benjamin Westenberger  Mexico 15 55.51
31 Kristina Tremasova / Dimitar Lichev  Bulgaria 16 55.37
32 Lesia Valadzenkava / Vitali Vakunov  Belarus 17 54.43

Medals summary[edit]

The men's medalists
The ladies' medalists
The pairs medalists
The ice dancing medalists with coaches Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva.

Medals by country[edit]

Table of medals for overall placement:

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

Table of small medals for placement in the short segment:

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

Table of small medals for placement in the free segment:

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

Medalists[edit]

Medals for overall placement:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Canada Patrick Chan Japan Takahiko Kozuka Russia Artur Gachinski
Ladies Japan Miki Ando South Korea Yuna Kim Italy Carolina Kostner
Pair skating Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov China Pang Qing / Tong Jian
Ice dancing United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

Small medals for placement in the short segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Canada Patrick Chan Japan Nobunari Oda Japan Daisuke Takahashi
Ladies South Korea Yuna Kim Japan Miki Ando Russia Ksenia Makarova
Pair skating China Pang Qing / Tong Jian Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov
Ice dancing Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White France Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat

Small medals for placement in the free segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Canada Patrick Chan Japan Takahiko Kozuka Russia Artur Gachinski
Ladies Japan Miki Ando South Korea Yuna Kim Italy Carolina Kostner
Pair skating Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy Russia Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov China Pang Qing / Tong Jian
Ice dancing United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

Prize money[edit]

Prize money (US$)[55]
Placement Men's / Ladies' singles Pairs / Ice dancers
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
Pairs and ice dance couples split the amount.
Total prize money: $710,000 USD.

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