1977 World Figure Skating Championships

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1977 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 1 – 6
Season: 1976–77
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Venue: Yoyogi National Stadium
Champions
Men's singles:
Soviet Union Vladimir Kovalev
Ladies' singles:
United States Linda Fratianne
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev
Ice dancing:
Soviet Union Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov
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The 1977 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Tokyo, Japan from March 1 to 6. 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 Jacques Favart of France. The ISU Technical Delegates were Hermann Schiechtl of West Germany.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles Soviet Union Vladimir Kovalev East Germany Jan Hoffmann Japan Minoru Sano
Ladies' singles United States Linda Fratianne East Germany Anett Pötzsch West Germany Dagmar Lurz
Pair skating Soviet Union Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev Soviet Union Irina Vorobieva / Aleksandr Vlasov United States Tai Babilonia / Randy Gardner
Ice dancing Soviet Union Irina Moiseeva / Andrej Minenkov United Kingdom Janet Thompson / Warren Maxwell Soviet Union Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 3 1 1 5
2  United States 1 0 1 2
3  East Germany 0 2 0 2
4  United Kingdom 0 1 0 1
5  West Germany 0 0 1 1
5  Japan 0 0 1 1

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age CP SP FP Points Places
1 Vladimir Kovalev  Soviet Union 24 1 44.40 2 41.24 3 102.40 188.04 16
2 Jan Hoffmann  East Germany 21 2 42.52 1 41.04 2 103.40 186.96 18
3 Minoru Sano  Japan 21 6 39.44 4 39.96 1 105.70 185.10 24
4 David Santee  United States 19 4 42.04 9 37.92 5 99.70 179.66 40
5 Charles Tickner  United States 23 5 39.52 3 40.56 7 98.80 178.88 42
6 Ron Shaver  Canada 25 9 37.84 8 37.48 6 99.40 174.72 61
7 Yuri Ovchinnikov  Soviet Union 26 7 38.12 6 38.16 8 97.60 173.88 64
8 Mitsuru Matsumura  Japan 19 15 35.00 11 36.13 4 101.20 172.33 73
9 Scott Cramer  United States 18 8 38.20 10 37.60 9 95.90 171.70 73
10 Pekka Leskinen  Finland 23 3 42.00 12 35.12 11 92.90 170.02 89
11 Konstantin Kokora  Soviet Union 19 11 37.12 7 38.20 10 93.00 168.32 94
12 Ronald Koppelent  Austria 21 14 37.00 14 33.24 13 86.40 156.64 118
13 Kurt Kurzinger  West Germany 13 36.32 13 33.88 14 85.00 155.20 121
14 Brian Pockar  Canada 17 16 34.72 15 33.00 12 87.30 155.02 122
15 Jean-Christophe Simond  France 16 12 36.44 16 32.60 15 84.80 154.84 134
16 William Schober  Australia 17 32.64 17 34.80 16 77.30 144.74 144
17 Han Soo-Bong  South Korea 18 31.20 18 26.52 17 71.90 129.62 153
WD Robin Cousins  United Kingdom 19 10 37.72 5 40.08 DNF

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Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age CP SP FP Points Places
1 Linda Fratianne  United States 16 4 44.44 1 41.72 2 103.10 189.26 10
2 Anett Pötzsch  East Germany 16 1 45.56 6 38.92 3 100.70 185.18 22
3 Dagmar Lurz  West Germany 18 2 45.08 3 39.20 8 98.20 182.48 43
4 Barbara Smith  United States 5 43.04 4 39.80 7 99.60 182.44 43
5 Wendy Burge  United States 19 7 41.48 2 40.32 4 101.10 182.90 41
6 Susanna Driano  Italy 19 3 43.88 7 38.88 9 98.20 180.96 50
7 Elena Vodorezova  Soviet Union 13 13 36.80 5 39.92 1 103.10 179.82 59
8 Lynn Nightingale  Canada 20 8 40.84 9 38.32 5 100.60 179.76 66
9 Marion Weber  East Germany 17 6 42.12 12 38.04 10 97.20 177.36 80
10 Denise Biellmann   Switzerland 14 12 37.68 8 38.44 6 100.10 176.22 87
11 Claudia Kristofics-Binder  Austria 15 9 39.96 10 37.72 12 95.00 172.68 103
12 Emi Watanabe  Japan 14 11 40.04 11 38.08 13 95.00 173.12 106
13 Heather Kemkaran  Canada 20 14 35.56 13 35.98 11 97.60 169.14 113
14 Garnet Ostermeier  West Germany 17 10 39.20 14 36.12 14 91.20 166.52 124
15 Karena Richardson  United Kingdom 17 19 32.36 16 35.52 15 91.80 159.68 133
16 Susan Broman  Finland 17 15 34.60 15 36.08 16 83.40 154.08 150
17 Robyn Burley  Australia 16 34.64 18 32.84 17 84.00 151.48 154
18 Maria-Claude Bierre  France 17 34.08 17 32.92 18 83.40 150.40 159
19 Franca Bianconi  Italy 15 21 31.52 20 30.80 19 82.30 144.62 176
20 Lee Hyun-joo  South Korea 18 32.72 21 30.88 21 80.60 144.20 178
21 Lotta Crispin  Sweden 20 31.64 19 31.44 20 80.30 143.38 182

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age SP FP Points Places
1 Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev  Soviet Union 27/24 1 34.90 1 105.60 140.50 9
2 Irina Vorobieva / Alexandr Vlasov  Soviet Union 18/20 2 34.56 2 101.60 136.16 23
3 Tai Babilonia / Randy Gardner  United States 16/18 3 34.45 3 101.20 135.65 29
4 Marina Cherkasova / Sergei Shakhrai  Soviet Union 12/18 3 39.68 4 97.80 137.48 39
5 Manuela Mager / Uwe Bewersdorf  East Germany 20/26 5 32.37 5 99.30 131.67 42
6 Ingrid Spieglová / Alan Spiegl  Czechoslovakia 16/17 6 31.57 6 95.00 126.57 57
7 Gail Hamula / Frank Sweiding  United States 7 30.70 7 94.40 125.10 63
8 Susanne Scheibe / Andreas Nischwitz  West Germany /19 8 30.58 9 91.40 121.98 78
9 Sheryl Franks / Michael Botticelli  United States 14/17 9 30.34 8 93.10 123.44 73
10 Sherri Baier / Robin Cowan  Canada 11 27.90 10 88.50 116.40 91
11 Gabrielle Beck / Jochen Stahl  West Germany 10 28.74 11 87.80 116.54 96
12 Elizabeth Cain / Peter Cain  Australia 14/18 13 26.87 12 85.50 112.37 106
13 Kyoko Hagiwara / Sumio Murata  Japan 12 27.44 13 79.50 106.94 116

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Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age CD FD Points Places
1 Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov  Soviet Union 21/22 1 102.32 1 105.50 207.82 9
2 Janet Thompson / Warren Maxwell  United Kingdom 21/24 2 99.16 2 102.50 201.66 24
3 Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov  Soviet Union 20/26 4 97.72 3 102.20 199.92 28
4 Krisztina Regőczy / András Sallay  Hungary 21/23 3 98.80 4 101.90 200.70 29
5 Marina Zueva / Andrei Vitman  Soviet Union 20/ 5 94.56 5 100.10 194.66 45
6 Susan Carscallen / Eric Gillies  Canada 22/24 6 92.80 7 96.10 188.90 58
7 Kay Barsdell / Kenneth Foster  United Kingdom 7 91.32 6 95.90 187.22 65
8 Liliana Řeháková / Stanislav Drastich  Czechoslovakia 18/22 9 89.68 8 95.30 184.98 73
9 Judi Genovesi / Kent Weigle  United States 19/21 8 88.92 9 94.30 183.22 77
10 Lorna Wighton / John Dowding  Canada 18/19 10 87.08 10 92.60 179.68 90
11 Isabella Rizzi / Luigi Freroni  Italy 11 83.88 11 90.20 174.08 100
12 Susan Kelley / Andrew Stroukoff  United States 22/26 13 82.12 12 88.90 171.02 108
13 Susi Handschmann / Peter Handschmann  Austria 18/19 12 83.40 13 85.60 169.00 116
14 Misa Kage / Masanori Takeda  Japan 14 80.32 14 84.50 164.82 123

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