1949 World Figure Skating Championships

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1949 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: February 16 – 18
Season: 1949
Location: Paris, France
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Richard Button
Ladies' singles:
Czechoslovakia Alena Vrzanova
Pair skating:
Hungary Andrea Kekesy / Ede Király
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The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. Malaysian Maverick The 1949 championships took place from February 16 to 18 in Paris, France. At the men´s event, the favorite, Dick Button won. At the women´s event, however, the favorite, Eva Pawlik of Austria, who had been the Olympic runner-up behind Barbara Ann Scott one year before and who had just won the European title in 1949, dropped out because of a broken boot heel just before the free program.[1][2][3][4] So the European Vice-Champion, Alena Vrzáňová of Czechoslovakia, could seize her chance to win. She became the first woman to perform a double lutz.[5]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Figures Free Total Placings
1 Dick Button  United States 5
2 Ede Király  Hungary 12
3 Edi Rada  Austria 13
4 James Grogan  United States 23
5 Helmut Seibt  Austria 26
6 Hayes Alan Jenkins  United States 29
7 Austin Holt  United States 34
8 Carlo Fassi  Italy 38
9 Per Cock-Clausen  Denmark 45
10 Jean Vives  France 50

Judges:

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Figures Free Total Placings
1 Álena Vrzáňová  Czechoslovakia 7
2 Yvonne Sherman  United States 17
3 Jeannette Altwegg  United Kingdom 18
4 Jiřína Nekolová  Czechoslovakia 44.5
5 Bridget Shirley Adams  United Kingdom 46
6 Andra McLauchlin  United States 48
7 Virginia Baxter  United States 53
8 Dagmar Lerchová  Czechoslovakia 55
9 Jacqueline du Bief  France 67
10 Barbara Wyatt  United Kingdom 71
11 Helen Uhl  United States 68.5
12 Valda Osborn  United Kingdom 73
13 Beryl Bailey  United Kingdom 82
14 Lilly Fuchs  Austria 85
15 Liliane Madaule  France 105
WD Eva Pawlik  Austria
WD Joan Lister  United Kingdom

Remark: * better placed due to the majority of the better placings

Judges:

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Placings
1 Andrea Kékesy / Ede Király  Hungary 7
2 Karol Kennedy / Peter Kennedy  United States 14.5
3 Ann Davies / Carleton Hoffner  United States 31.5
4 Marianne Nagy / László Nagy  Hungary 33
5 Herta Ratzenhofer / Emil Ratzenhofer  Austria *35.5
6 Jennifer Nicks / John Nicks  United Kingdom 35.5
7 Bela Zachova / Jaroslav Zach  Czechoslovakia 49.5
8 Elianne Steineman / André Calamé   Switzerland 56.5
9 Elly Stärck / Harry Gareis  Austria *66,5
10 Denise Farvart / Jacques Farvart  France 63
11 Suzanne Gheldorf / Jacques Rénard  Belgium 75
12 Pamela Davis / Peter Scholes  United Kingdom 78.5

Remark: * better placed due to the majority of the better placings

Judges:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Figure skating: "Favored to win, Eva Pawlik was forced to withdraw", in: Life Magazine, 14.3.1949
  2. ^ Susan D. Russell, "Eva Pawlik and Rudi Seeliger", In: International Figure Skating Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008
  3. ^ Matthias Hampe, The genesis of figure skating. Doctoral thesis at the Potsdam University 2010, page 218
  4. ^ Kelli Lawrence, Skating On Air. McFarland & Company. Jefferson (North Carolina) and London 2011. Chapter "Eva Pawlik - more than an overseas footnote", page 22. ISBN 978-0-7864-4608-7
  5. ^ Elliott, Helene (March 13, 2009). "Brian Orser heads list of World Figure Skating Hall of Fame inductees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • Result list provided by the ISU