Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||Prince's Skating Club
London, United Kingdom
|Dates||28–29 October 1908|
|Competitors||21 from 6 nations|
|Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics
At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, four figure skating events were contested. This took place at the Prince's Skating Club, in the district of Knightsbridge. It was the first time that a type of winter sport was ever introduced in the Olympic Games, 16 years before the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix.
The competition took place on October 28 and 29, 1908.
The number of competitors was very low, with 2 events having only 3 entrants, guaranteeing a medal for participation.
|Men's singles||Ulrich Salchow (SWE)||Richard Johansson (SWE)||Per Thorén (SWE)|
|Men's special figures||Nikolai Panin (RU1)||Arthur Cumming (GBR)||Geoffrey Hall-Say (GBR)|
|Ladies' singles||Madge Syers (GBR)||Elsa Rendschmidt (GER)||Dorothy Greenhough-Smith (GBR)|
|Pair skating|| Anna Hübler
/ Heinrich Burger (GER)
| Phyllis Johnson
/ James H. Johnson (GBR)
| Madge Syers
/ Edgar Syers (GBR)
21 figure skaters from 6 nations competed.
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