Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Figure Skating
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
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Venue Prince's Skating Club
Knightsbridge, London,
England, United Kingdom
Dates 28-29 October 1908
Competitors 21 from 6 nations
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Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Figure skating pictogram.svg
Singles men ladies
Special figures men
Pairs mixed

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.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
9 competitors
 Ulrich Salchow
Sweden (SWE)
 Richard Johansson
Sweden (SWE)
 Per Thorén
Sweden (SWE)
Men's special figures
3 competitors
 Nikolai Panin
Russian Empire (RU1)
 Arthur Cumming
Great Britain (GBR)
 Geoffrey Hall-Say
Great Britain (GBR)
Ladies' singles
5 competitors
 Madge Syers
Great Britain (GBR)
 Elsa Rendschmidt
Germany (GER)
 Dorothy Greenhough-Smith
Great Britain (GBR)
Pairs
3 competitors
 Anna Hübler
and Heinrich Burger
Germany (GER)
 Phyllis Johnson
and James H. Johnson
Great Britain (GBR)
 Madge Syers
and Edgar Syers
Great Britain (GBR)

Participating nations[edit]

21 figure skaters from 6 nations competed.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain (GBR) 1 2 3 6
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 1 3
3  Germany (GER) 1 1 0 2
4  Russian Empire (RU1) 1 0 0 1

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