Figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Ice dancing

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Figure skating at the
2006 Winter Olympics
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Individual men ladies
Pairs mixed
Ice dancing mixed

Ice dancing was contested during the figure skating events at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

This competition began with a compulsory dance, the Ravensburg Waltz, on February 17, in which all couples performed the same dance. The original dance, in which skaters performed to a designated set of rhythms (Latin combination), was held two days later, and the 4-minute free dance concluded the competition on February 20. 24 couples entered the competition, and all of them continued through to the free dance. Coming into the competition, Russians Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov, the reigning world champions, were the clear favorites. Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, who won silver medals at the last World Championships, aimed to win the first Olympic medals in ice dance for USA since 1976. Teams from Ukraine, France, Canada, Israel, Lithuania, Italy, and Bulgaria were also vying for a medal.

Compulsory Dance[edit]

There were a few surprises during the Compulsory Dance, which saw reigning world champions (undefeated this season) Navka and Kostomarov finishing second to the Italian team of Barbara Fusar-Poli and Maurizio Margaglio. The Italians, who were bronze medalists at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake, decided to make a comeback at these Olympic Games and had not competed at any international events since the last Games. They edged the Russians in the technical score and tied them in program components. Bulgaria's Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski were another surprise finishing in third after the CD, followed by Canadians Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon. Reigning world bronze medalists, Ukrainians Elena Grushina and Ruslan Goncharov, finished in fifth. The biggest surprise was the sixth place finish of Belbin & Agosto, who were originally seen as the main pair who could really challenge the Russian domination of Navka & Kostomarov. The French team of Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder follow, while another team making a comeback, Lithuanians Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas, who finished third at the 2006 European Championships, sit in eighth. The Israeli team of Galit Chait and Sergei Sakhnovski found themselves in thirteenth after a fall during a step sequence. It is interesting to note that the Italian leaders and sixth placed Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto were separated by just over a point, so the Americans could easily make up that difference.

Original Dance[edit]

In the second portion of the dance competition, mistakes prevailed. Navka and Kostomarov did not seem to be affected by this and gave a solid performance to finish first in this portion and overall. Belbin and Agosto gave a crowd-pleasing performance which was placed second by the judges, putting them just over 1 point behind the Russians overall.

CD leaders Fusar-Poli and Margaglio had a very disappointing skate with Margaglio losing his balance causing both to fall. They finished tenth in the OD, keeping them well out of contention for a gold medal with Navka and Kostomarov almost 10 points ahead of them. At the end of the performance, Fusar-Poli gave her partner a withering glare and broke down in tears in the "kiss and cry" area just offstage. They were seventh overall heading into the free dance.

Grushina and Goncharov were good enough to finish third in the OD and overall, while Delobel and Schoenfelder were right behind. Despite troubles on their combination spin, Denkova and Staviski were able to land in the top five. Chait and Sakhnovski finished sixth in the OD and ninth overall, followed by Dubreuil and Lauzon who received a 2-point deduction for a painful fall that required Lauzon to carry his partner off the ice. Drobiazko and Vanagas also received deductions for a fall and for holding a lift for too long.

Free Dance[edit]

Dubreuil and Lauzon announced they would withdraw from the free dance portion of the competition after Dubreuil's nasty fall on a rotational lift in the original dance, leaving them out of medal contention. Dubreuil had fallen on her right hip during the original dance, leaving her too badly injured to compete effectively.

Navka and Kostomarov were clearly in a class above their competition. Skating their passionate dance to Carmen, the Russian favorites received the highest technical and program components scores. Finishing behind them in the free dance and fourth overall were Delobel and Schoenfelder, with strong elements as well. Bronze medalists Grushina and Goncharov finished third in the free dance with a clean, yet slow skate. Belbin and Agosto captured the audience's attention with a powerful and exciting skate as they danced to flamenco music, but made tiny mistakes in their final twizzles and step sequence. This put them in fourth for the free dance but second overall. Their silver medal is the first for the Americans in 30 years. Fifth in the free and overall, Denkova and Staviski had strong technical content, but lost two points because of extending one of their lifts. Drobiazko and Vanagas finished sixth in the free, followed by Chait and Sakhnovski, skating to the classic dance music Bolero. Fusar-Poli and Margaglio finished eighth in the free with a solid program, but the most memorable moment of their skate was at the end, when Fusar-Poli fell to her knees in tears, forgiving her partner for the fall in the OD.

Results[edit]

Compulsory dance[edit]

Rank Lady's name Man's name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TI PF IN Deduction StN
1 Fusar Poli, BarbaraBarbara Fusar Poli Margaglio, MaurizioMaurizio Margaglio Italy 38.78 19.10 19.68 7.75 7.86 7.86 8.07 0 #19
2 Navka, TatianaTatiana Navka Kostomarov, RomanRoman Kostomarov Russia 38.20 18.52 19.68 8.00 7.61 7.89 8.04 0 #11
3 Denkova, AlbenaAlbena Denkova Staviski, MaximMaxim Staviski Bulgaria 37.65 18.60 19.05 7.75 7.50 7.64 7.57 0 #16
4 Dubreuil, Marie-FranceMarie-France Dubreuil Lauzon, PatricePatrice Lauzon Canada 37.44 18.72 18.72 7.43 7.39 7.54 7.68 0 #20
5 Grushina, ElenaElena Grushina Goncharov, RuslanRuslan Goncharov Ukraine 37.39 18.12 19.27 7.71 7.57 7.71 7.89 0 #9
6 Belbin, TanithTanith Belbin Agosto, BenjaminBenjamin Agosto United States 37.36 18.29 19.07 7.64 7.54 7.64 7.71 0 #12
7 Delobel, IsabelleIsabelle Delobel Schoenfelder, OlivierOlivier Schoenfelder France 36.44 17.82 18.62 7.46 7.43 7.39 7.50 0 #21
8 Drobiazko, MargaritaMargarita Drobiazko Vanagas, PovilasPovilas Vanagas Lithuania 35.23 17.13 18.10 7.32 7.11 7.29 7.25 0 #2
9 Domnina, OksanaOksana Domnina Shabalin, MaximMaxim Shabalin Russia 33.37 17.06 16.31 6.64 6.39 6.46 6.61 0 #6
10 Faiella, FedericaFederica Faiella Scali, MassimoMassimo Scali Italy 33.20 16.85 16.35 6.57 6.43 6.57 6.61 0 #10
11 Kerr, SineadSinead Kerr Kerr, JohnJohn Kerr Great Britain 31.58 16.01 15.57 6.29 6.11 6.21 6.32 0 #18
12 Wing, MeganMegan Wing Lowe, AaronAaron Lowe Canada 31.42 16.27 15.15 6.11 5.96 6.11 6.07 0 #17
13 Chait, GalitGalit Chait Sakhnovski, SergeiSergei Sakhnovski Israel 31.07 14.80 17.27 7.07 6.79 6.82 6.93 1 #22
14 Khokhlova, JanaJana Khokhlova Novitski, SergeiSergei Novitski Russia 30.90 16.18 14.72 5.89 5.71 6.00 6.04 0 #13
15 Gregory, MelissaMelissa Gregory Petukhov, DenisDenis Petukhov United States 30.51 15.67 14.84 6.04 5.75 5.96 6.04 0 #4
16 Pechalat, NathalieNathalie Pechalat Bourzat, FabianFabian Bourzat France 28.59 15.16 13.43 5.46 5.18 5.43 5.43 0 #24
17 Watanabe, NozomiNozomi Watanabe Kido, AkiyukiAkiyuki Kido Japan 27.95 14.71 13.24 5.39 5.14 5.36 5.32 0 #8
18 Silverstein, JamieJamie Silverstein O'Meara, RyanRyan O'Meara United States 27.53 14.76 12.77 5.11 5.04 5.14 5.18 0 #3
19 Hoffmann, NoraNora Hoffmann Elek, AttilaAttila Elek Hungary 27.53 14.37 13.16 5.36 5.11 5.25 5.36 0 #23
20 Fraser, KristinKristin Fraser Lukanin, IgorIgor Lukanin Azerbaijan 27.27 13.84 13.43 5.54 5.14 5.36 5.46 0 #5
21 Kauc, AlexandraAlexandra Kauc Zych, MichalMichal Zych Poland 24.93 13.75 11.18 4.54 4.36 4.46 4.54 0 #7
22 Grebenkina, AnastasiaAnastasia Grebenkina Azrojan, VazgenVazgen Azrojan Armenia 24.28 12.75 11.53 4.71 4.46 4.57 4.71 0 #1
23 Golovina, JuliaJulia Golovina Voiko, OlegOleg Voiko Ukraine 23.88 13.00 10.88 4.46 4.14 4.43 4.39 0 #15
24 Zaretski, AlexandraAlexandra Zaretski Zaretski, RomanRoman Zaretski Israel 23.51 12.92 10.59 4.32 4.14 4.21 4.25 0 #14

Original dance[edit]

Rank Lady's name Man's name Nation TSS TES PCS SS MO PF CH IT Deduction StN
1 Navka, TatianaTatiana Navka Kostomarov, RomanRoman Kostomarov Russia 61.07 30.39 30.68 8.07 7.96 8.11 8.07 8.14 0 #22
2 Belbin, TanithTanith Belbin Agosto, BenjaminBenjamin Agosto United States 60.53 30.54 29.99 7.79 7.75 8.00 7.86 8.04 0 #24
3 Grushina, ElenaElena Grushina Goncharov, RuslanRuslan Goncharov Ukraine 59.29 29.22 30.07 7.82 7.79 8.07 7.96 7.96 0 #17
4 Delobel, IsabelleIsabelle Delobel Schoenfelder, OlivierOlivier Schoenfelder France 58.34 28.91 29.43 7.82 7.68 7.68 7.71 7.79 0 #18
5 Denkova, AlbenaAlbena Denkova Staviski, MaximMaxim Staviski Bulgaria 55.85 26.62 29.23 7.82 7.68 7.54 7.71 7.68 0 #19
6 Chait, GalitGalit Chait Sakhnovski, SergeiSergei Sakhnovski Israel 55.65 28.17 27.48 7.29 7.07 7.29 7.29 7.25 0 #14
7 Dubreuil, Marie-FranceMarie-France Dubreuil Lauzon, PatricePatrice Lauzon Canada 54.36 27.47 28.89 7.68 7.54 7.39 7.57 7.75 2 #20
8 Drobiazko, MargaritaMargarita Drobiazko Vanagas, PovilasPovilas Vanagas Lithuania 52.79 28.81 26.98 7.18 7.07 6.93 7.14 7.14 3 #15
9 Domnina, OksanaOksana Domnina Shabalin, MaximMaxim Shabalin Russia 52.36 26.66 25.70 6.82 6.71 6.82 6.71 6.75 0 #16
10 Fusar Poli, BarbaraBarbara Fusar Poli Margaglio, MaurizioMaurizio Margaglio Italy 51.73 24.33 29.40 7.71 7.64 7.61 7.89 7.82 2 #23
11 Kerr, SineadSinead Kerr Kerr, JohnJohn Kerr Great Britain 50.28 26.03 24.25 6.39 6.18 6.43 6.46 6.46 0 #11
12 Wing, MeganMegan Wing Lowe, AaronAaron Lowe Canada 49.17 26.52 22.65 6.04 5.82 6.00 6.00 5.96 0 #1
13 Khokhlova, JanaJana Khokhlova Novitski, SergeiSergei Novitski Russia 47.15 25.24 21.91 5.82 5.68 5.89 5.79 5.71 0 #2
14 Gregory, MelissaMelissa Gregory Petukhov, DenisDenis Petukhov United States 47.00 24.74 22.26 5.89 5.71 5.89 5.93 5.89 0 #4
15 Watanabe, NozomiNozomi Watanabe Kido, AkiyukiAkiyuki Kido Japan 46.59 25.67 20.92 5.68 5.50 5.54 5.50 5.36 0 #13
16 Silverstein, JamieJamie Silverstein O'Meara, RyanRyan O'Meara United States 46.00 25.73 20.27 5.46 5.36 5.29 5.32 5.25 0 #3
17 Pechalat, NathalieNathalie Pechalat Bourzat, FabianFabian Bourzat France 44.07 24.30 20.77 5.61 5.46 5.29 5.46 5.46 1 #8
18 Hoffmann, NoraNora Hoffmann Elek, AttilaAttila Elek Hungary 44.04 23.74 20.30 5.43 5.25 5.36 5.36 5.32 0 #10
19 Fraser, KristinKristin Fraser Lukanin, IgorIgor Lukanin Azerbaijan 43.83 23.97 20.86 5.54 5.39 5.57 5.54 5.46 1 #6
20 Grebenkina, AnastasiaAnastasia Grebenkina Azrojan, VazgenVazgen Azrojan Armenia 43.83 24.59 19.24 5.07 4.86 5.18 5.18 5.07 0 #12
21 Faiella, FedericaFederica Faiella Scali, MassimoMassimo Scali Italy 43.25 21.92 24.33 6.46 6.32 6.29 6.50 6.43 3 #21
22 Kauc, AlexandraAlexandra Kauc Zych, MichalMichal Zych Poland 42.06 23.82 18.24 4.86 4.75 4.82 4.79 4.79 0 #9
23 Zaretski, AlexandraAlexandra Zaretski Zaretski, RomanRoman Zaretski Israel 41.21 24.28 16.93 4.61 4.46 4.50 4.54 4.25 0 #5
24 Golovina, JuliaJulia Golovina Voiko, OlegOleg Voiko Ukraine 39.92 23.04 16.88 4.54 4.36 4.57 4.50 4.32 0 #7

Free dance[edit]

Rank Lady's name Man's name Nation TSS TES PCS SS MO PF CH IT Deduction StN
1 Navka, TatianaTatiana Navka Kostomarov, RomanRoman Kostomarov Russia 101.37 51.73 49.64 8.25 8.11 8.36 8.32 8.46 0 #21
2 Delobel, IsabelleIsabelle Delobel Schoenfelder, OlivierOlivier Schoenfelder France 99.50 51.43 48.07 8.04 7.93 8.00 8.14 8.00 0 #24
3 Grushina, ElenaElena Grushina Goncharov, RuslanRuslan Goncharov Ukraine 99.17 51.40 47.77 7.86 7.86 8.04 8.07 8.07 0 #20
4 Belbin, TanithTanith Belbin Agosto, BenjaminBenjamin Agosto United States 98.17 50.24 47.93 7.93 7.93 8.00 8.07 8.07 0 #23
5 Denkova, AlbenaAlbena Denkova Staviski, MaximMaxim Staviski Bulgaria 96.03 51.34 46.69 7.79 7.71 7.75 7.89 7.82 2 #22
6 Drobiazko, MargaritaMargarita Drobiazko Vanagas, PovilasPovilas Vanagas Lithuania 95.19 49.80 45.39 7.54 7.39 7.71 7.57 7.75 0 #16
7 Chait, GalitGalit Chait Sakhnovski, SergeiSergei Sakhnovski Israel 94.44 49.59 45.85 7.54 7.54 7.75 7.79 7.68 1 #19
8 Fusar Poli, BarbaraBarbara Fusar Poli Margaglio, MaurizioMaurizio Margaglio Italy 92.95 47.93 46.02 7.54 7.54 7.71 7.89 7.79 1 #17
9 Domnina, OksanaOksana Domnina Shabalin, MaximMaxim Shabalin Russia 88.03 47.96 41.07 6.86 6.71 6.96 6.86 6.93 1 #15
10 Faiella, FedericaFederica Faiella Scali, MassimoMassimo Scali Italy 87.92 47.87 40.05 6.64 6.57 6.79 6.71 6.75 0 #12
11 Khokhlova, JanaJana Khokhlova Novitski, SergeiSergei Novitski Russia 86.43 47.75 38.68 6.43 6.32 6.54 6.54 6.50 0 #14
12 Wing, MeganMegan Wing Lowe, AaronAaron Lowe Canada 85.81 48.20 37.61 6.32 6.14 6.36 6.39 6.21 0 #11
13 Kerr, SineadSinead Kerr Kerr, JohnJohn Kerr Great Britain 85.57 46.00 39.57 6.61 6.46 6.61 6.71 6.68 0 #13
14 Gregory, MelissaMelissa Gregory Petukhov, DenisDenis Petukhov United States 81.64 45.17 36.47 6.14 6.04 6.04 6.14 6.04 0 #10
15 Watanabe, NozomiNozomi Watanabe Kido, AkiyukiAkiyuki Kido Japan 78.87 45.77 33.10 5.68 5.39 5.54 5.57 5.46 0 #9
16 Hoffmann, NoraNora Hoffmann Elek, AttilaAttila Elek Hungary 77.90 44.94 32.96 5.57 5.43 5.54 5.50 5.46 0 #8
17 Fraser, KristinKristin Fraser Lukanin, IgorIgor Lukanin Azerbaijan 77.14 45.26 31.88 5.39 5.18 5.39 5.43 5.25 0 #5
18 Silverstein, JamieJamie Silverstein O'Meara, RyanRyan O'Meara United States 76.87 44.60 32.27 5.46 5.29 5.43 5.43 5.32 0 #7
19 Pechalat, NathalieNathalie Pechalat Bourzat, FabianFabian Bourzat France 76.65 43.66 33.99 5.71 5.50 5.68 5.79 5.75 1 #6
20 Zaretski, AlexandraAlexandra Zaretski Zaretski, RomanRoman Zaretski Israel 71.08 43.90 27.18 4.57 4.39 4.61 4.54 4.64 0 #3
21 Grebenkina, AnastasiaAnastasia Grebenkina Azrojan, VazgenVazgen Azrojan Armenia 69.88 42.14 28.74 4.86 4.68 4.86 4.82 4.79 1 #4
22 Kauc, AlexandraAlexandra Kauc Zych, MichalMichal Zych Poland 69.61 41.99 27.62 4.68 4.50 4.71 4.61 4.57 0 #1
23 Golovina, JuliaJulia Golovina Voiko, OlegOleg Voiko Ukraine 64.69 40.26 26.43 4.43 4.39 4.46 4.46 4.29 2 #2

Final standings[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total Points CD OD FD
1 Navka, TatianaTatiana Navka / Kostomarov, RomanRoman Kostomarov Russia 200.64 2 1 1
2 Belbin, TanithTanith Belbin / Agosto, BenjaminBenjamin Agosto United States 196.06 6 2 4
3 Grushina, ElenaElena Grushina / Goncharov, RuslanRuslan Goncharov Ukraine 195.85 5 3 3
4 Delobel, IsabelleIsabelle Delobel / Schoenfelder, OlivierOlivier Schoenfelder France 194.28 7 4 2
5 Denkova, AlbenaAlbena Denkova / Staviski, MaximMaxim Staviski Bulgaria 189.53 3 5 5
6 Fusar-Poli, BarbaraBarbara Fusar-Poli / Margaglio, MaurizioMaurizio Margaglio Italy 183.46 1 10 8
7 Drobiazko, MargaritaMargarita Drobiazko / Vanagas, PovilasPovilas Vanagas Lithuania 183.21 8 8 6
8 Chait, GalitGalit Chait / Sakhnovski, SergeiSergei Sakhnovski Israel 181.16 13 6 7
9 Domnina, OksanaOksana Domnina / Shabalin, MaximMaxim Shabalin Russia 173.76 9 9 9
10 Kerr, SineadSinead Kerr / Kerr, JohnJohn Kerr Great Britain 167.43 11 11 13
11 Wing, MeganMegan Wing / Lowe, AaronAaron Lowe Canada 166.40 12 12 12
12 Khokhlova, JanaJana Khokhlova / Novitski, SergeiSergei Novitski Russia 164.48 14 13 11
13 Faiella, FedericaFederica Faiella / Scali, MassimoMassimo Scali Italy 164.37 10 21 10
14 Gregory, MelissaMelissa Gregory / Petukhov, DenisDenis Petukhov United States 159.15 15 14 14
15 Watanabe, NozomiNozomi Watanabe / Kido, AkiyukiAkiyuki Kido Japan 153.41 17 15 15
16 Silverstein, JamieJamie Silverstein / O'Meara, RyanRyan O'Meara United States 150.40 18 16 18
17 Hoffmann, NóraNóra Hoffmann / Elek, AttilaAttila Elek Hungary 149.47 19 18 16
18 Péchalat, NathalieNathalie Péchalat / Bourzat, FabianFabian Bourzat France 149.31 16 17 19
19 Fraser, KristinKristin Fraser / Lukanin, IgorIgor Lukanin Azerbaijan 148.24 20 19 17
20 Grebenkina, AnastasiaAnastasia Grebenkina / Azrojan, VazgenVazgen Azrojan Armenia 137.99 22 20 21
21 Kauc, AlexandraAlexandra Kauc / Zych, MichałMichał Zych Poland 136.60 21 22 22
22 Zaretski, AlexandraAlexandra Zaretski / Zaretski, RomanRoman Zaretski Israel 135.80 24 23 20
23 Golovina, JuliaJulia Golovina / Voiko, OlegOleg Voiko Ukraine 128.49 23 24 23
WD Dubreuil, Marie-FranceMarie-France Dubreuil / Lauzon, PatricePatrice Lauzon Canada 4 7
  • WD = Withdrawn

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