1952 World Figure Skating Championships

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1952 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: February 27 – March 1
Season: 1952
Location: Paris, France
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Richard Button
Ladies' singles:
France Jacqueline du Bief
Pair skating:
Germany Ria Baran / Paul Falk
Ice dancing:
United Kingdom Jean Westwood / Lawrence Demmy
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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 1952 competitions for men, ladies, pair skating, and ice dancing took place from February 27th to March 1st in Paris, France. The World Championships in Ice dancing were the first of its kind.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Dick Button  United States 7
2 James Grogan  United States 19
3 Hayes Alan Jenkins  United States 21
4 Helmut Seibt  Austria 25
5 Dudley Richards  United States 34
6 Carlo Fassi  Italy 44
7 Peter Firstbrook  Canada 46
8 Alain Giletti  France 57
9 Martin Felsenreich  Austria 66
10 Adrian Swan  Australia 67
11 François Pache   Switzerland 76

Judges:

Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Jacqueline du Bief  France 9
2 Sonya Klopfer  United States 21
3 Virginia Baxter  United States 24
4 Suzanne Morrow  Canada 43
5 Barbara Wyatt  United Kingdom 55
6 Gundi Busch  West Germany 59
7 Marlene Smith  Canada 64
8 Valda Osborn  United Kingdom 65
9 Erica Batchelor  United Kingdom 82
10 Vera Smith  Canada 90
11 Helga Dudzinski  West Germany 96
12 Patricia Devries  United Kingdom 110
13 Eva Weidler  Austria 123
14 Annelies Schilhan  Austria 132
15 Nancy Hallam-Burley  Australia 129
16 Ghislaine Kopf   Switzerland 124
17 Alida Elisabeth Stoppelman  Netherlands 158
18 Yolande Jobin   Switzerland 161
19 Gweneth Molony  Australia 170
20 Doris Zerbe   Switzerland 175
21 Liliane de Becker  Belgium 192
22 Nicole Vanderberghe  Belgium 195
WD Tenley Albright  United States

Judges:

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Ria Baran / Paul Falk  West Germany 9
2 Karol Kennedy / Peter Kennedy  United States 23.5
3 Jennifer Nicks / John Nicks  United Kingdom 29
4 Frances Dafoe / Norris Bowden  Canada 31.5
5 Janet Gerhauser / John Nightingale  United States 48.5
6 Sylvia Grandjean / Michel Grandjean   Switzerland 49.5
7 Sissy Schwarz / Kurt Oppelt  Austria 68
8 Carol Johns / Jack Jost  United States 72
9 Jacqueline Mason / Mervyn Bower  Australia 81
10 Peri Horn / Raymond Lockwood  United Kingdom 83

Judges:

Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Jean Westwood / Lawrence Demmy  United Kingdom 7
2 Joan Dewhirst / John Slater  United Kingdom 14
3 Carol Peters / Daniel Ryan  United States 23
4 Carmel Bodel / Edward Bodel  United States 26
5 Lydia Boon / Aadrian van Dam  Netherlands 35
6 Ilse Reitmayer / Hans Kutschera  Austria 44
7 Catharina Odink / Jacobus Odink  Netherlands 54
8 Albertina Brown / Nigel Brown   Switzerland 54
9 Paulin Haffner / Herbert Huber  Austria 58

Judges:

Sources[edit]

  • Result List provided by the ISU