Figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics

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Figure skating at the XV Olympic Winter Games
Type: Olympic Games
Venue: Olympic Saddledome
Stampede Corral
Father David Bauer Olympic Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Brian Boitano
Ladies' singles:
East Germany Katarina Witt
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov
Ice dancing:
Soviet Union Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin
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Figure skating at the 1988 Winter Olympics took place at the Stampede Corral, the Olympic Saddledome and the Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Soviet Union 2 2 1 5
2 United States 1 0 2 3
Canada 0 2 1 3
3 East Germany 1 0 0 1

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation CF SP FS TFP
1 Brian Boitano United States 2 2 1 3.0
2 Brian Orser Canada 3 1 2 4.2
3 Viktor Petrenko Soviet Union 6 3 3 7.8
4 Alexander Fadeev Soviet Union 1 9 4 8.2
5 Grzegorz Filipowski Poland 7 4 5 10.8
6 Vladimir Kotin Soviet Union 5 6 8 13.4
7 Christopher Bowman United States 8 5 7 13.8
8 Kurt Browning Canada 11 7 6 15.4
9 Heiko Fischer West Germany 4 11 10 16.8
10 Paul Wylie United States 12 8 9 19.4
11 Richard Zander West Germany 9 17 11 23.2
12 Oliver Höner Switzerland 10 10 14 24.0
13 Petr Barna Czechoslovakia 15 15 12 27.0
14 Lars Dresler Denmark 14 12 15 28.2
15 Axel Médéric France 13 14 17 30.4
16 Neil Paterson Canada 17 13 16 31.4
17 Makoto Kano Japan 19 19 19 38.0
18 Paul Robinson Great Britain 16 21 18 36.0
19 Cameron Medhurst Australia 18 16 20 37.2
20 Zhang Shubin China 22 18 19 39.4
21 Alessandro Riccitelli Italy 20 20 22 42.0
22 Jung Sung-Il South Korea 24 24 21 45.0
23 Michael Huth East Germany 21 25 23 45.6
24 Peter Johansson Sweden 23 22 24 46.6
Free skate not reached
25 David Liu Chinese Taipei 25 23
26 Boyko Aleksiev Bulgaria 26 27
27 Walbe Olavarrieta-Navarro Mexico 28 26
28 Ho Kang North Korea 27 28

Free skating final standings (top 8)[edit]

Rank Name Figures SP Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Germany France United States East Germany Sweden Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Canada Fract.
Places
1 United States Brian Boitano 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3.0
2 Canada Brian Orser 3 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 4.2
3 Soviet Union Viktor Petrenko 6 3 3 3 3 2 4 3 5 3 3 7.8
4 Soviet Union Aleksandr Fadeyev 1 9 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 4 8.2
5 Poland Grzegorz Filipowski 7 4 7 6 5 8 8 6 6 6 6 10.8
6 Soviet Union Vladimir Kotin 5 6 8 9 7 6 9 5 4 8 5 13.4
7 United States Christopher Bowman 8 5 5 5 8 7 5 8 8 5 8 13.8
8 Canada Kurt Browning 11 7 6 7 6 9 7 9 7 7 9 15.4

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Ladies[edit]

Katarina Witt became the first lady to repeat as champion since Sonja Henie.

Rank Name Nation CF SP FS TFP
1 Katarina Witt East Germany 3 1 2 4.2
2 Elizabeth Manley Canada 4 3 1 4.6
3 Debi Thomas United States 2 2 4 6.0
4 Jill Trenary United States 5 6 5 10.4
5 Midori Ito Japan 10 4 3 10.6
6 Claudia Leistner West Germany 6 9 6 13.2
7 Kira Ivanova Soviet Union 1 10 9 13.6
8 Anna Kondrashova Soviet Union 9 7 7 15.2
9 Simone Koch East Germany 14 8 8 19.6
10 Marina Kielmann West Germany 12 11 10 21.6
11 Beatrice Gelmini Italy 15 17 11 26.8
12 Joanne Conway Great Britain 8 18 16 28.0
13 Charlene Wong Canada 18 14 13 29.4
14 Junko Yaginuma Japan 16 15 14 29.6
15 Stephanie Schmid Switzerland 21 16 12 31.0
16 Agnès Gosselin France 12 21 18 34.2
17 Katrien Pauwels Belgium 11 20 20 34.6
18 Yvonne Gómez Spain 17 19 17 34.8
19 Tamara Téglássy Hungary 19 22 15 35.2
20 Iveta Voralová Czechoslovakia 22 12 19 37.0
21 Lotta Falkenbäck Sweden 25 13 21 41.2
22 Željka Čižmešija Yugoslavia 20 25 22 44.0
23 Gina Fulton Great Britain 24 24 23 47.0
WD Caryn Kadavy United States 7 5
Free skate not reached
25 Tracy Brook Australia 26 23
26 Jiang Yibing China 23 28
27 Byun Sung-Jun South Korea 27 30
28 Petya Gavazova Bulgaria 30 26
29 Pauline Chen Lee Chinese Taipei 29 29
30 Diana Encinas-Evans Mexico 28 31
31 Kim Song-Suk North Korea 31 27

Free skating final standings (top 8)[edit]

Rank Name Figures SP Switzerland United States United Kingdom Japan East Germany Germany Soviet Union Canada Czechoslovakia Fract.
Places
1 East Germany Katarina Witt 3 1 2 2 3 3 1 3 1 2 2 4.2
2 Canada Elizabeth Manley 4 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 4.6
3 United States Debi Thomas 2 2 5 4 5 4 5 4 4 4 5 6.0
4 United States Jill Trenary 5 6 4 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 4 10.4
5 Japan Midori Ito 10 4 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 10.6
6 Germany Claudia Leistner 6 9 6 6 6 8 6 6 8 6 6 13.2
7 Soviet Union Kira Ivanova 1 10 7 15 14 7 8 9 7 11 10 13.6
8 Soviet Union Anna Kondrashova 9 7 8 7 8 6 7 7 6 9 9 15.2

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Pairs[edit]

During Watson and Oppegard's free skating, a photographer dropped his camera bag onto the ice and an usher walked onto the ice to pick it up while the pair was performing a death spiral on the other side of the rink.[1]

Rank Name Nation SP FS TFP
1 Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov Soviet Union 1 1 1.5
2 Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev Soviet Union 2 2 3.0
3 Jill Watson / Peter Oppegard United States 3 3 4.5
4 Larisa Selezneva / Oleg Makarov Soviet Union 6 4 7.0
5 Gillian Wachsman / Todd Waggoner United States 4 5 7.0
6 Denise Benning / Lyndon Johnston Canada 5 7 9.5
7 Peggy Schwarz / Alexander König East Germany 11 6 11.5
8 Christine Hough / Doug Ladret Canada 8 8 12.0
9 Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler Canada 7 9 12.5
10 Natalie Seybold / Wayne Seybold United States 10 10 15.0
11 Brigitte Groh / Holger Maletz West Germany 13 11 17.5
12 Cheryl Peake / Andrew Naylor Great Britain 12 12 18.0
13 Lisa Cushley / Neil Cushley Great Britain 14 13 20.0
14 Mei Zhibin / Li Wei China 15 14 24.5
WD Lenka Knapova / René Novotný Czechoslovakia 9 WD

Free skating final standings (top 8)[edit]

Rank Name SP Soviet Union Germany United States United Kingdom Canada Australia Czechoslovakia East Germany Poland Fract.
Places
1 Soviet Union Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.4
2 Soviet Union Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2.8
3 United States Jill Watson / Peter Oppegard 3 4 3 3 4 5 3 3 3 3 4.2
4 Soviet Union Larisa Selezneva / Oleg Makarov 6 3 5 6 6 3 4 4 4 4 6.4
5 United States Gillian Wachsman / Todd Waggoner 4 5 7 4 8 6 5 5 8 8 6.6
6 Canada Denise Benning / Lyndon Johnston 5 7 4 7 3 4 7 8 5 7 9.0
7 East Germany Peggy Schwarz / Alexander König 11 6 6 9 7 7 6 7 6 5 10.4
8 Canada Christine Hough / Doug Ladret 8 9 8 10 4 8 9 6 7 9 11.2

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Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation CD OD FD TFP
1 Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin Soviet Union 1 1 1 2.0
2 Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko Soviet Union 2 2 2 4.0
3 Tracy Wilson / Robert McCall Canada 3 3 3 6.0
4 Natalia Annenko / Genrikh Sretenski Soviet Union 4 4 4 8.0
5 Kathrin Beck / Christoff Beck Austria 5 5 5 10.0
6 Suzanne Semanick / Scott Gregory United States 6 6 6 12.0
7 Klára Engi / Attila Tóth Hungary 7 7 7 14.0
8 Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay France 8 8 8 16.0
9 Antonia Becherer / Ferdinand Becherer West Germany 9 9 9 18.0
10 Lia Trovati / Roberto Pelizzola Italy 10 10 10 20.0
11 Susan Wynne / Joseph Druar United States 11 11 11 22.0
12 Karyn Garossino / Rodney Garossino Canada 12 12 12 24.0
13 Sharon Jones / Paul Askham Great Britain 13 13 13 26.0
14 Corinne Paliard / Didier Courtois France 15 14 14 28.4
15 Viera Řeháková / Ivan Havránek Czechoslovakia 14 15 15 29.6
16 Melanie Cole / Michael Farrington Canada 16 16 16 32.0
17 Honorata Górna / Andrzej Dostatni Poland 17 17 17 34.0
18 Tomoko Tanaka / Hiroyuki Suzuki Japan 18 18 18 36.0
19 Liu Luyang / Zhao Xiaolei China 19 19 19 38.0
20 Monica MacDonald / Rodney Clarke Australia 20 20 20 40.0

Free dance final standings (top 8)[edit]

Rank Name CD OD Soviet Union Canada United States Germany Italy Austria United Kingdom Hungary France Fract.
Places
1 Soviet Union Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2.0
2 Soviet Union Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 4.0
3 Canada Tracy Wilson / Robert McCall 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6.0
4 Soviet Union Natalia Annenko / Genrikh Sretenski 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 8.0
5 Austria Kathrin Beck / Christoff Beck 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 10.0
6 United States Suzanne Semanick / Scott Gregory 6 6 6 8 7 6 6 6 7 6 7 12.0
7 Hungary Klára Engi / Attila Tóth 7 7 7 7 8 7 7 7 8 7 8 14.0
8 France Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay 8 8 10 6 4 9 8 10 5 10 5 16.0

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janofsky, Michael (February 17, 1988). "Soviet Skaters Prevail in Pairs". The New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 

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