1978 World Figure Skating Championships

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1978 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 7 – 12
Season: 1977–78
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Venue: Ottawa Civic Centre
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Charles Tickner
Ladies' singles:
East Germany Anett Pötzsch
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev
Ice dancing:
Soviet Union Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov
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The 1978 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 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 Josef Dědič of Czechoslovakia and Charles DeMore of the United States.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles United States Charles Tickner East Germany Jan Hoffmann United Kingdom Robin Cousins
Ladies' singles East Germany Anett Pötzsch United States Linda Fratianne Italy Susanna Driano
Pair skating Soviet Union Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev East Germany Manuela Mager / Uwe Bewersdorf United States Tai Babilonia / Randy Gardner
Ice dancing Soviet Union Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov Soviet Union Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov Hungary Krisztina Regőczy / András Sallay

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 2 1 0 3
2  East Germany 1 2 0 3
3  United States 1 1 1 3
4  Hungary 0 0 1 1
4  Italy 0 0 1 1
4  United Kingdom 0 0 1 1

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation Age CP SP FP Points Places
1 Charles Tickner  United States 24 3 42.56 3 41.16 2 103.6 187.32 17
2 Jan Hoffmann  East Germany 22 2 43.00 1 41.56 3 102.30 186.86 18
3 Robin Cousins  United Kingdom 20 4 39.80 2 41.72 1 105.10 186.62 22
4 Vladimir Kovalev  Soviet Union 25 1 43.76 7 39.80 6 99.00 182.56 40
5 Igor Bobrin  Soviet Union 24 6 38.42 5 40.04 5 101.00 179.44 47
6 David Santee  United States 20 5 39.20 4 40.40 8 98.30 177.90 57
7 Fumio Igarashi  Japan 19 8 37.04 6 39.08 4 101.00 177.12 56
8 Mitsuru Matsumura  Japan 20 9 36.08 8 39.08 11 95.20 170.36 83
9 Mario Liebers  East Germany 18 7 37.32 11 38.24 12 93.00 168.56 86
10 Brian Pockar  Canada 18 12 34.44 10 38.44 9 97.10 169.98 86
11 Scott Hamilton  United States 19 11 35.28 9 38.72 10 94.80 168.80 92
12 Vern Taylor  Canada 15 30.56 12 7 166.50 105
13 Konstantin Kokora  Soviet Union 20 10 36.04 13 13 163.92 110
14 Rudi Cerne  West Germany 19 13 33.84 14 14 159.16 127
15 Gilles Beyer  France 14 33.08 15 15 154.84 134
16 Brian Meek  Australia 16 29.92 16 16 133.28 144
17 Han Soo-Bong  South Korea 17 27.68 17 17 119.80 153

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Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation CP SP FP Placings
1 Anett Pötzsch  East Germany 1 2 3 11
2 Linda Fratianne  United States 3 1 1 16
3 Susanna Driano  Italy 4 6 6 33
4 Dagmar Lurz  West Germany 2 10 7 45
5 Denise Biellmann   Switzerland 16 3 2 52
6 Elena Vodorezova  Soviet Union 13 4 5 50
7 Lisa-Marie Allen  United States 14 5 4 48
8 Emi Watanabe  Japan 6 13 8 77
9 Priscilla Hill  United States 5 8 10 78
10 Carola Weißenberg  East Germany 9 7 9 87
11 Karena Richardson  United Kingdom 12 11 11 103
12 Heather Kemkaran  Canada 10 9 14 118
13 Claudia Kristofics-Binder  Austria 11 12 15 116
14 Kristiina Wegelius  Finland 7 16 13 119
15 Natalia Strelkova  Soviet Union 15 15 12 132
16 Danielle Rieder   Switzerland 8 14 18 141
17 Cathie MacFarlane  Canada 17 17 20 159
18 Astrid Jansen in de Wal  Netherlands 22 19 16 165
19 Karin Riediger  West Germany 18 20 19 169
20 Bodil Olsson  Sweden 21 18 17 171
21 Robyn Burley  Australia 20 21 21 190
22 Choo Young-soon  South Korea 19 22 22 198
23 Katie Symmonds  New Zealand 23 23 23 206

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation SP FP Placings
1 Irina Rodnina / Alexander Zaitsev  Soviet Union 1 1 9
2 Manuela Mager / Uwe Bewersdorf  East Germany 2 2 19
3 Tai Babilonia / Randy Gardner  United States 4 3 28
4 Marina Cherkasova / Sergei Shakhrai  Soviet Union 3 4 39
5 Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach  East Germany 5 5 46
6 Ingrid Spieglová / Alan Spiegl  Czechoslovakia 6 6 50
7 Marina Pestova / Stanislav Leonovich  Soviet Union 7 7 65
8 Susanne Scheibe / Andreas Nischwitz  West Germany 8 8 71
9 Sheryl Franks / Michael Botticelli  United States 9 9 83
10 Gail Hamula / Frank Sweiding  United States 10 10 85
11 Lee-Ann Jackson / Paul Mills  Canada 13 11 105
12 Sabine Fuchs / Xavier Videau  France 12 12 108
13 Gabrielle Beck / Jochen Stahl  West Germany 14 13 113
14 Elizabeth Cain / Peter Cain  Australia 16 14 127
15 Kyoko Hagiwara / Sumio Murata  Japan 15 15 131
WD Sherri Baier / Robin Cowan  Canada 11

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Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation CD FD Placings
1 Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov  Soviet Union 1 1 11
2 Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov  Soviet Union 2 2 16
3 Krisztina Regőczy / András Sallay  Hungary 3 3 29
4 Janet Thompson / Warren Maxwell  United Kingdom 4 4 35
5 Liliana Řeháková / Stanislav Drastich  Czechoslovakia 5 6 49
6 Lorna Wighton / John Dowding  Canada 6 5 48
7 Marina Zueva / Andrei Vitman  Soviet Union 7 7 69
8 Carol Fox / Richard Dalley  United States 8 8 69
9 Stacey Smith / John Summers  United States 9 9 82
10 Susi Handschmann / Peter Handschmann  Austria 11 10 93
11 Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean  United Kingdom 10 11 92
12 Patricia Fletcher / Michael de la Penotiere  Canada 12 12 113
13 Stefania Bertele / Walter Cecconi  Italy 13 13 114
14 Henriette Fröschl / Christian Steiner  West Germany 14 14 124
15 Muriel Boucher / Yves Malatier  France 15 15 135
16 Michiko Abe / Nozomu Sakai  Japan 16 16 144
WD Kay Barsdell / Kenneth Foster  United Kingdom

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Sources[edit]

  • Result list provided by the ISU