1978 European Figure Skating Championships
|1978 European Championships|
Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev
Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov
The 1978 European Figure Skating Championships were the European Figure Skating Championships of the 1977–1978 season. Elite senior-level figure skaters from European ISU member nations competed for the title of European champion. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.
At the 1978 European Championships, 15-year-old Denise Biellmann became the first female skater to land the triple lutz in competition. She underrotated it, with two-foot landing. At the same event, she became the first woman to receive a 6.0 in technical merit, receiving the score from British judge Pauline Borrajo. She was 12th in figures, first in the free skate, and finished fourth overall. Another triple lutz was performed only by Jan Hoffmann.
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