1979 World Figure Skating Championships

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1979 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 13 – 18
Season: 1978–79
Location: Vienna, Austria
Champions
Men's singles:
Soviet Union Vladimir Kovalev
Ladies' singles:
United States Linda Fratianne
Pair skating:
United States Tai Babilonia / Randy Gardner
Ice dancing:
Soviet Union Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov
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The 1979 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Vienna, Austria from March 13 to 18. 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 and the ISU Technical Delegate Josef Dedic.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles Soviet Union Vladimir Kovalev United Kingdom Robin Cousins East Germany Jan Hoffmann
Ladies' singles United States Linda Fratianne East Germany Anett Pötzsch Japan Emi Watanabe
Pair skating United States Tai Babilonia / Randy Gardner Soviet Union Marina Cherkasova / Sergei Shakhrai East Germany Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach
Ice dancing Soviet Union Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov Hungary Krisztina Regőczy / András Sallay Soviet Union Irina Moiseyeva / Andrei Minenkov

Medals by country[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation CP SP FS SP+FS Points Places
1 Vladimir Kovalev  Soviet Union 2 1 4 2 185.80 17
2 Robin Cousins  United Kingdom 5 3 1 1 185.18 22
3 Jan Hoffmann  East Germany 1 5 3 4 185.10 23
4 Charles Tickner  United States 4 4 2 3 184.28 28
5 Scott Cramer  United States 8 2 6 6 178.04 52
6 Fumio Igarashi  Japan 10 8 5 5 177.06 57
7 Jean-Christophe Simond  France 6 12 7 7 175.58 67
8 David Santee  United States 3 13 10 10 174.58 71
9 Mitsuru Matsumura  Japan 11 10 8 8 172.74 83
10 Igor Bobrin  Soviet Union 7 11 12 12 172.04 87
11 Konstantin Kokora  Soviet Union 12 6 13 11 169.60 104
12 Hermann Schulz  East Germany 13 9 11 13 169.38 106
13 Brian Pockar  Canada 14 7 14 14 168.50 109
14 Mario Liebers  East Germany 9 14 15 15 166.54 120
15 Vern Taylor  Canada 20 15 9 9 163.62 133
16 Norbert Schramm  West Germany 15 16 19 17 156.44 147
17 Thomas Öberg  Sweden 18 17 16 16 153.10 157
18 Helmut Kristofics-Binder  Austria 16 20 18 19 151.78 162
19 Jozef Sabovčík  Czechoslovakia 17 18 20 20 148.16 175
20 Christopher Howarth  United Kingdom 21 19 17 18 148.62 175
21 William Schober  Australia 19 22 21 21 146.40 182
22 Matjaž Krušec  Yugoslavia 22 21 22 22 138.86 198

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Ladies[edit]

* better placed due to the majority of the better placings

Rank Name Nation CP SP FS SP+FS Points Places
1 Linda Fratianne  United States 3 1 1 1 186.92 11
2 Anett Pötzsch  East Germany 1 5 3 3 184.36 18
3 Emi Watanabe  Japan 4 2 4 4 180.52 31
4 Dagmar Lurz  West Germany 2 4 8 6 179.96 33
5 Denise Biellmann   Switzerland 11 10 2 2 177.28 49
6 Lisa-Marie Allen  United States 8 7 5 5 176.68 54
7 Claudia Kristofics-Binder  Austria 5 6 9 7 175.44 63
8 Susanna Driano  Italy 6 3 14 9 173.46 70
9 Carola Weißenberg  East Germany 9 21 7 11 170.54 88
10 Kristiina Wegelius  Finland 7 8 18 15 169.26 98
11 Carrie Rugh  United States 12 11 11 10 169.34 97
12 Sanda Dubravčić  Yugoslavia 21 9 6 8 166.96 115
13 Natalia Strelkova  Soviet Union 14 20 15 16 164.94 134
14 Deborah Cottrill  United Kingdom 10 16 20 20 164.80 136
15 Karin Riediger  West Germany 15 12 16 17 164.50 142
16 Renata Baierová  Czechoslovakia 18 15 13 13 164.00 144
17 Petra Ernert  West Germany 19 19 12 14 163.24 149*
18 Kira Ivanova  Soviet Union 20 13 10 12 164.02 147
19 Janet Morrissey  Canada 17 17 17 18 162.04 162
20 Reiko Kobayashi  Japan 13 18 21 21 161.30 170*
21 Jeanne Chapman  Norway 16 14 19 19 161.80 166
22 Anita Siegfried   Switzerland 22 28 24 26 150.34 207
23 Astrid Jansen in de Wal  Netherlands 23 24 26 25 149.18 216
24 Franca Bianconi  Italy 26 23 22 22 149.04 218
25 Bodil Olsson  Sweden 30 26 23 23 147.02 225
26 Corine Wyrsch   Switzerland 24 22 28 27 146.76 233
27 Kim Myo-sil  North Korea 27 25 25 24 145.48 237
28 Belinda Coulthard  Australia 25 27 27 28 145.92 238
29 Katie Symmonds  New Zealand 23 29 29 29 134.58 261
30 Shin Hea-sook  South Korea 29 30 31 30 120.44 270
31 Gloria Mas  Spain 31 31 30 31 112.28 279

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation SP FS Points Places
1 Tai Babilonia / Randy Gardner  United States 1 1 144.54 12
2 Marina Cherkasova / Sergei Shakhrai  Soviet Union 2 2 142.22 16
3 Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach  East Germany 4 3 137.74 32
4 Irina Vorobieva / Igor Lisovski  Soviet Union 3 4 138.72 33
5 Marina Pestova / Stanislav Leonovich  Soviet Union 5 5 133.98 46
6 Vicki Heasley / Robert Wagenhoffer  United States 6 6 132.50 54
7 Cornelia Haufe / Kersten Bellmann  East Germany 7 10 128.98 70
8 Christina Riegel / Andreas Nischwitz  West Germany 9 8 128.56 75
9 Sheryl Franks / Michael Botticelli  United States 8 9 127.64 77
10 Kerstin Stolfig / Veit Kempe  East Germany 11 7 125.92 84
11 Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini  Canada 10 11 123.92 94
12 Gabriele Beck / Jochen Stahl  West Germany 14 12 117.62 114
13 Elizabeth Cain / Peter Cain  Australia 12 13 115.32 117
14 Kyoko Hagiwara / Hisao Ozaki  Japan 13 14 114.02 120

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Ice dancing[edit]

* better placed due to the majority of the better placings

Rank Name Nation CD FD Points Places
1 Natalia Linichuk / Gennadi Karponosov  Soviet Union 1 1 207.86 9
2 Krisztina Regőczy / András Sallay  Hungary 2 2 204.10 22
3 Irina Moiseeva / Andrei Minenkov  Soviet Union 3 3 203.74 23
4 Liliana Řeháková / Stanislav Drastich  Czechoslovakia 4 4 196.94 36
5 Janet Thompson / Warren Maxwell  United Kingdom 5 5 194.00 51
6 Lorna Wighton / John Dowding  Canada 6 6 192.70 52
7 Susi Handschmann / Peter Handschmann  Austria 7 7 188.72 65
8 Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean  United Kingdom 8 8 187.84 71
9 Stacey Smith / John Summers  United States 9 10 185.70 81
10 Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin  Soviet Union 11 9 184.06 87
11 Carol Fox / Richard Dalley  United States 10 11 180.30 98
12 Henriette Fröschl / Christian Steiner  West Germany 12 12 175.50 108
13 Karen Barber / Nicky Slater  United Kingdom 13 13 169.74 121
14 Anna Pisánská / Jiří Musil  Czechoslovakia 14 14 168.70 124
15 Patricia Fletcher / Michael de la Penotiere  Canada 15 15 165.24 134
16 Martine Olivier / Yves Tarayre  France 16 16 161.44 145
17 Jindra Holá / Karol Foltán  Czechoslovakia 18 17 157.64 157
18 Gabriella Remport / Sándor Nagy  Hungary 17 18 158.26 157
19 Yumiko Kage / Tadayuki Takahashi  Japan 19 19 153.30 175*
20 Claudia Koch / Peter Schübl  Austria 20 20 151.94 174

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Sources[edit]

  • Result list provided by the ISU