Figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Figure skating at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Type: Olympic Games
Date: 11 – 24 February
Venue: Palavela
Champions
Men's singles:
Russia Evgeni Plushenko
Ladies' singles:
Japan Shizuka Arakawa
Pair skating:
Russia Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin
Ice dancing:
Russia Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov
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Figure skating at the
2006 Winter Olympics
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Individual men ladies
Pairs mixed
Ice dancing mixed

Four figure skating events were held at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, at the Palavela venue.

Lithuanian ice dancers Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas (who were married in 2000) became the first figure skaters to compete at five Olympics.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

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 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia 3 0 1 4
2 Japan 1 0 0 1
3 United States 0 2 0 2
4 China 0 1 1 2
5 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
6 Canada 0 0 1 1
Ukraine 0 0 1 1

Events[edit]

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Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
 Evgeni Plushenko (RUS)  Stéphane Lambiel (SUI)  Jeffrey Buttle (CAN)
Ladies' singles
details
 Shizuka Arakawa (JPN)  Sasha Cohen (USA)  Irina Slutskaya (RUS)
Pair skating
details
 Tatiana Totmianina
/ Maxim Marinin (RUS)
 Zhang Dan
/ Zhang Hao (CHN)
 Shen Xue
/ Zhao Hongbo (CHN)
Ice dancing
details
 Tatiana Navka
/ Roman Kostomarov (RUS)
 Tanith Belbin
/ Benjamin Agosto (USA)
 Elena Grushina
/ Ruslan Goncharov (UKR)

Champions Gala[edit]

The traditional Figure Skating Champions Gala took place on February 24 at Palavela, featuring exhibition performances by the top five placers in the four figure skating events and all the Italian skaters. Pairs skaters Zhang and Zhang (second in pairs) did not participate in the gala.

The following is a partial list of skaters who appeared in the Champions Gala (in order of skate):

Faiella and Scali (Italian dance team), Karel Zelenka (Italian men skater), Silvia Fontana (Italian ladies skater), Denkova and Staviski (fifth in dance), Joannie Rochette (fifth in ladies), Inoue and John Baldwin (seventh in pairs), Johnny Weir (fifth in men), Delobel and Schoenfelder (fourth in dance), Fumie Suguri (fourth in ladies), Petrova and Tikhonov (fifth in pairs), Evan Lysacek (fourth in men), Grushina and Goncharov (third in dance), Irina Slutskaya (third in ladies), Fusar-Poli and Margaglio (Italian dance team), Carolina Kostner (Italian ladies skater), Pang and Tong (fourth in pairs), Jeffrey Buttle (third in men), Belbin and Agosto (second in dance), Sasha Cohen (second in ladies), Shen and Zhao (third in pairs), Stéphane Lambiel (second in men), Navka and Kostomarov (first in dance), Shizuka Arakawa (first in ladies), Totmianina and Marinin (first in pairs), and Evgeni Plushenko (first in men).[citation needed]

Russian pair Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin and Evgeni Plushenko skate accompanied by Edvin Marton at the violin, playing from the ice.

At the end of the gala, the skaters all gathered together to close the show with their bows.

Participating NOCs[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Figure Skating". Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2009. 

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