1951 World Figure Skating Championships

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1951 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: February 23 – February 25
Season: 1951
Location: Italy Milan
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Richard Button
Ladies' singles:
United Kingdom Jeannette Altwegg
Pair skating:
West Germany Ria Baran & Paul Falk
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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.

The 1951 championships took place on February 23-25, 1951 in Milano, Italy. It was the first year after World War II that athletes from Germany and Japan were allowed to participate in international sport competition as this World Figure Skating Championships.[clarification needed]

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Placings Figures Free Total
1 Dick Button  United States 7 104.38 79.33 183.71
2 James Grogan  United States 17 93.11 77.58 170.69
3 Helmut Seibt  Austria 22 94.08 74.78 168.86
4 Hayes Alan Jenkins  United States 25 90.80 77.35 168.15
5 Dudley Richards  United States 38 85.63 70.93 156.56
6 Carlo Fassi  Italy 41 84.45 72.22 156.67
7 Don Laws  United States 48 81.92 68.60 150.52
8 Michael Carrington  United Kingdom 54 83.88 64.05 147.93
9 William Lewis  Canada 67 76.63 56.35 132.98
10 Freimut Stein  West Germany 69 74.00 58.10 132.10
11 Ryusuke Arisaka  Japan 74 73.30 56.10 129.40

Judges were

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Placings Figures Free Total
1 Jeannette Altwegg  United Kingdom 8 114.73 77.99 192.72
2 Jacqueline du Bief  France 14 106.67 82.00 188.67
3 Sonya Klopfer  United States 23 104.90 80.79 185.69
4 Suzanne Morrow  Canada 29 105.67 78.96 184.63
5 Barbara Wyatt  United Kingdom 42 104.67 74.58 179.25
6 Tenley Albright  United States 43 99.25 79.81 179.06
7 Andra McLauchlin  United States 47 100.43 77.87 178.30
8 Margaret Anne Graham  United States 53 100.10 76.89 176.99
9 Valda Osborn  United Kingdom 56 98.03 76.41 174.44
10 Gundi Busch  West Germany 83 88.67 76.28 164.95
11 Frances Dorsey  United States 85 91.70 73.12 164.82
12 Helga Dudzinski  West Germany *89 87.62 75.31 162.93
13 Elizabeth Hiscock  Canada *89 91.88 70.93 162.81
14 Erika Kraft  West Germany 87 88.63 74.70 163.33
15 Susi Wirz   Switzerland 94 91.47 69.59 161.06
16 Lotte Schwenk  Austria 116 84.82 66.92 151.74
17 Yolande Jobin   Switzerland 118 85.88 64.00 149.88
18 Ghislaine Kopf   Switzerland 129 85.70 59.98 145.68
19 Yvonne Sugden  United Kingdom 131 80.30 65.21 145.51
20 Inge Jell  West Germany 141 74.85 62.05 136.90
21 Etsuko Inada  Japan 144 81.29 54.02 135.31
22 Alida Elisabeth Stoppelman  Netherlands 150 77.56 53.70 131.26
23 Grete Dunst  Austria 161 70.45 47.33 117.78

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

Judges were

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Placings Total
1 Ria Baran / Paul Falk  West Germany 10 10.89
2 Karol Kennedy / Peter Kennedy  United States 11.5 10.85
3 Jennifer Nicks / John Nicks  United Kingdom 20.5 10.51
4 Elianne Steineman / André Calamé   Switzerland 35 10.07
5 Inge Minor / Hermann Braun  West Germany 40 9.92
6 Marlies Schrör / Hans Schwarz  West Germany 45 9.81
7 Silvia Grandjean / Michel Grandjean   Switzerland 50 9.48
8 Janet Gerhauser / John Nightingale  United States 53 9.46
9 Silva Palme / Marco Lajovic  Yugoslavia 65 9.19
10 Elly Stärck / Harry Gareis  Austria 65 8.96
11 Anne Holt / Austin Holt  United States 68 8.99
12 Elizabeth Williams / John McCann  United Kingdom 83 7.94

Judges were

References[edit]

  • Result list provided by the ISU