2012 was an international team figure skating competition in the ISU World Team Trophy 2011–2012 season. Participating countries selected two men's single skaters, two ladies' single skaters, one pair and one ice dancing entry to compete in a team format with points based on the skaters' placement.
Background [ edit ]
The event was originally scheduled to be held on April 14–17, 2011 in
Yokohama, Japan, but the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami led to the event's postponement. [1 ] It was rescheduled to April 19–22, 2012 in [2 ] Tokyo, Japan. [3 ]
Japan qualified in first place with 7,891 points, followed by Canada (6,943), Russia (6,807), the United States (6,399), Italy (5,412) and France (5,214).
The total prize money at the World Team Trophy paid by the Japan Skating Federation is $1 million USD, the highest of any ISU event. [4 ] [4 ]
World Team Trophy medals are awarded to the national teams. Skaters who place in the top three of their discipline receive gifts rather than individual medals.
Entries [ edit ]
Results [ edit ]
Competition notes [ edit ]
Daisuke Takahashi set a world record to win the men's short program, scoring 94.00 points. [5 ] [6 ] Carolina Kostner won the ladies' short program, while [7 ] Meryl Davis / Charlie White were first in the short dance. On the second day of competition, Takahashi won the men's event, [8 ] Davis and White won the ice dancing event, [9 ] and [10 ] Narumi Takahashi and Mervin Tran won the pairs' short program. [11 ] On the final day of the World Team Trophy, [12 ] Akiko Suzuki won the ladies' event and [13 ] Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov the pairs' event. Team Japan won the title overall, with Team USA taking the silver medal. Team Canada and Team France were tied, with Canada winning the tiebreaker to claim the bronze medal. [14 ] [13 ] Team France won the organizing committee's team spirit award. [15 ] [13 ]
Team standings [ edit ]
Total team points
Gold Team Japan
Silver Team U.S.A.
Bronze Team Canada
Ice dance [ edit ]
Prize money [ edit ]
Prize money per team
Each single skater receives 15% of the amount earned by his or her country.
Each pair or ice dancing couple receives 20% to be split between the two.
Of these amounts, their skating association may retain 10%.
Total prize money: $1,000,000 USD. [3 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 – ISU World Team Trophy 2011". International Skating Union. 2011-03-21.
^ Rutherford, Lynn (2012-04-18). "U.S. skaters to do it one more time in Tokyo". Ice Network.
^ a b c d "World Team Trophy in Figure Skating 2012: Announcement". International Skating Union.
^ a b "Medals, money on the line at World Team Trophy". Ice Network. 2012-04-17.
^ Brown, Mickey (2012-04-19). "U.S., Japan all square at World Team Trophy". Ice Network.
^ Flade, Tatjana (2012-04-19). "Takahashi takes men’s short at World Team Trophy". Golden Skate.
^ Flade, Tatjana (2012-04-19). "Kostner wins ladies short at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads". Golden Skate.
^ Flade, Tatjana (2012-04-19). "Davis and White win short dance at World Team Trophy". Golden Skate.
^ Flade, Tatjana (2012-04-20). "Takahashi takes men’s event at World Team Trophy; Team Japan leads". Golden Skate.
^ Flade, Tatjana (2012-04-20). "Davis and White scores for Team USA at World Team Trophy". Golden Skate.
^ Flade, Tatjana (2012-04-20). "Takahashi and Tran strengthen Team Japan’s lead in Tokyo". Golden Skate.
^ "Figure skater Patrick Chan doesn't win first major event since 2010". Associated Press. Sports Illustrated. 2012-04-20 . Retrieved 2012-04-20.
^ a b c Flade, Tatjana (2012-04-21). "Suzuki takes ladies event at World Team Trophy; seals Team Japan’s win". Golden Skate.
^ Flade, Tatjana (2012-04-21). "Bazarova and Larionov win pairs event at World Team Trophy". Golden Skate.
^ Spunberg, Adam (2012-04-21). "USA mounts surge, but Suzuki, Japan win WTT". Ice Network.
External links [ edit ]