1972 World Figure Skating Championships

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1972 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 7 – 11
Season: 1971–72
Location: Calgary, Canada
Venue: Stampede Corral
Champions
Men's singles:
Czechoslovakia Ondrej Nepela
Ladies' singles:
Austria Beatrix Schuba
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Irina Rodnina / Alexei Ulanov
Ice dancing:
Soviet Union Lyudmila Pakhomova / Alexandr Gorshkov
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The 1972 World Figure Skating Championships were held at the Stampede Corral in Calgary, Canada from March 7 to 11. At the event, sanctioned by the International Skating Union, medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

The ISU Representative was John R. Shoemaker (United States) and the ISU Technical Delegates were Hermann Schiechtl (West Germany) and Donald H. Gilchrist (Canada).

A day before the start of the competition, Irina Rodnina / Alexei Ulanov had an accident on a lift; she was hospitalized with a concussion and an intracranial hematoma but went on to compete and win the gold medal.[1] It was Rodnina/Ulanov's final competition together; he would team up with the silver medalist, Lyudmila Smirnova.

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 2 2 1 5
2  Austria 1 0 0 1
2  Czechoslovakia 1 0 0 1
4  Canada 0 1 0 1
4  West Germany 0 1 0 1
6  United States 0 0 3 3

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age CF FS Points Places
1 Ondrej Nepela  Czechoslovakia 21 1 3 2722.8 9
2 Sergei Chetverukhin  Soviet Union 26 2 2 2673.8 19
3 Vladimir Kovalev  Soviet Union 19 3 5 2607.5 34
4 John Misha Petkevich  United States 22 5 4 2585.5 39
5 Toller Cranston  Canada 22 9 1 2566.1 45
6 Jan Hoffmann  East Germany 16 4 9 2559.7 59
7 Kenneth Shelley  United States 20 7 6 2538.7 67
8 Gordon McKellen  United States 18 10 8 2528.3 69
9 John Curry  United Kingdom 22 6 7 2534.8 70
10 Sergei Volkov  Soviet Union 22 8 10 2499.0 86
11 Jacques Mrozek  France 21 11 11 2448.8 100
12 Zdeněk Pazdírek  Czechoslovakia 18 14 12 116
13 Didier Gailhauguet  France 19 12 13 116
14 Josef Schneider  Austria 13 15 128
15 Yutaka Higuchi  Japan 22 16 14 136
16 Josef Zidek  Czechoslovakia 17 16 141
17 Stefano Bargauan  Italy 15 17 144
18 Harald Kuhn  West Germany 19 18 166
19 Pekka Leskinen  Finland 18 18 19 167
WD Haig Oundjian  United Kingdom 22 DNF

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Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age CF FS Points Places
1 Beatrix Schuba  Austria 20 1 9 2778.5 13
2 Karen Magnussen  Canada 19 2 2 2745.2 16
3 Janet Lynn  United States 18 3 1 2713.0 25
4 Zsuzsa Almassy  Hungary 21 4 6 2643.3 37
5 Sonja Morgenstern  East Germany 17 6 3 2581.1 52
6 [Jean Scott]]  United Kingdom 20 5 10 2555.1 57
7 Dorothy Hamill  United States 15 8 5 2548.3 62
8 Suna Murray  United States 16 7 7 2517.5 74
9 Cathy Lee Irwin  Canada 19 9 8 2499.9 81
10 Christine Errath  East Germany 15 11 4 2519.9 79
11 Ludmila Bezakova  Czechoslovakia 10 13 2426.9 102
12 Karin Iten   Switzerland 15 12 16 2387.8 118
13 Gerti Schanderl  West Germany 15 11 2385.3 119
14 Cinzia Frosio  Italy 13 12 2380.1 120
15 Daria Prychun  Canada 16 14 14 2370.9 127
16 Marie-Claude Bierre  France 17 15 2319.9 146
17 Dianne de Leeuw  Netherlands 16 16 19 2296.6 151
18 Chang Myung-su  South Korea 15 18 18 2221.6 169
19 Sharon Burley  Australia 15 19 21 2195.8 175
20 Shuko Takeyama  Japan 20 20 2193.3 178
21 Marina Sanaya  Soviet Union 13 21 17 2189.3 178

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age SP FS Points Places
1 Irina Rodnina / Alexei Ulanov  Soviet Union 22/24 1 106.2 1 315.6 421.8 9
2 Liudmila Smirnova / Andrei Suraikin  Soviet Union 22/23 2 104.4 3 312.3 416.7 21.5
3 JoJo Starbuck / Kenneth Shelley  United States 20/20 5 99.6 2 312.6 412.2 28.5
4 Manuela Groß / Uwe Kagelmann  East Germany 15/21 3 102.0 4 307.8 409.8 38
5 Almut Lehmann / Herbert Wiesinger  West Germany 18/23 4 100.9 5 306.9 407.8 42
6 Irina Cherniaeva / Vasili Blagov  Soviet Union 16/17 6 99.5 6 304.5 404.0 55
7 Annett Kanzy / Axel Salzmann  East Germany 16/21 8 98.2 7 300.9 399.1 70
8 Sandra Bezic / Val Bezic  Canada 15/19 7 98.3 8 301.2 399.5 68
9 Melissa Militano / Mark Militano  United States 16/17 9 96.6 9 298.5 395.1 76
10 Corinna Halke / Eberhard Rausch  West Germany 14/24 11 94.8 10 268.9 363.7 95
11 Mary Petrie / John Hubbell  Canada 20/23 13 92.7 11 285.0 377.7 106
12 Grażyna Osmańska / Adam Brodecki  Poland 21/22 10 96.5 12 284.1 380.6 102
13 Gabriele Cieplik / Reinhard Ketterer  West Germany /24 12 94.4 13 280.8 375.2 114
14 Barbara Brown / Douglas Berndt  United States 18/22 14 90.9 14 278.4 369.3 123
15 Linda Connolly / Colin Taylforth  United States 19/18 15 90.5 15 272.4 362.9 132

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Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age CD FD Points Places
1 Liudmila Pakhomova / Alexander Gorshkov  Soviet Union 25/25 1 251.9 1 262.7 514.6 14
2 Angelika Buck / Erich Buck  West Germany 21/23 2 250.7 2 261.3 512.0 17
3 Judy Schwomeyer / James Sladky  United States 21/25 3 248.7 3 260.0 508.7 24
4 Janet Sawbridge / Peter Dalby  United Kingdom 24/25 4 242.0 4 255.0 495.0 38
5 Tatiana Voitiuk / Viacheslav Zhigalin  Soviet Union 20/22 5 234.9 5 250.8 485.7 46
6 Hilary Green / Glyn Watts  United Kingdom 21/23 6 233.3 6 250.9 484.2 50
7 Anne Millier / Harvey Millier III  United States 7 221.9 7 244.9 466.8 67
8 Elena Zharkova / Gennadi Karponosov  Soviet Union 8 219.1 8 242.3 461.4 75
9 Louise Soper / Barry Soper  Canada 9 217.9 9 241.0 458.9 80
10 Mary Karen Campbell / Johnny Johns  United States 10 216.1 10 237.2 453.3 91
11 Diana Skotnická / Martin Skotnický  Czechoslovakia /25 11 212.6 11 234.8 447.4 99
12 Anne-Claude Wolfers / Roland Mars  France 12 209.5 13 226.7 436.2 108
13 Teresa Weyna / Piotr Bojańczyk  Poland 21/25 13 208.0 12 226.7 434.7 110
14 Sylvia Fuchs / Michael Fuchs  West Germany 14 197.7 14 215.5 413.2 126
15 Astrid Kopp / Axel Kopp  West Germany 15 195.3 15 208.2 403.5 135
16 Keiko Achiwa / Yasuhiro Noto  Japan 16 182.3 16 195.8 378.1 144

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pushkina, Oksana (October 3, 2004). Ирина Константиновна Роднина [Irina Konstantinovna Rodnina]. peoples.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 

Sources[edit]

  • Result list provided by the ISU
  • The Calgary Gerald (Calgary, Alberta, March 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 1972)