1991 World Figure Skating Championships

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1991 World Figure Skating Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:March 12 – 17
Season:1990–91
Location:Munich, Germany
Venue:Olympiahalle
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Kurt Browning
Ladies' singles:
United States Kristi Yamaguchi
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Natalia Mishkutenok / Artur Dmitriev
Ice dance:
France Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay
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The 1991 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Munich, Germany on March. Medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men[1] Canada Kurt Browning Soviet Union Viktor Petrenko United States Todd Eldredge
Ladies[2] United States Kristi Yamaguchi United States Tonya Harding United States Nancy Kerrigan
Pair skating[3] Soviet Union Natalia Mishkutenok / Artur Dmitriev Canada Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler United States Natasha Kuchiki / Todd Sand
Ice dancing[4] France Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay Soviet Union Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko Soviet Union Maya Usova / Alexander Zhulin

Medals by country[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)1214
2 United States (USA)1135
3 Canada (CAN)1102
4 France (FRA)1001
Totals (4 nations)44412

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Kurt Browning won his third world championship in a row. Elvis Stojko (CAN) lands the first quad in combination, the first quadruple toe loop-double toe loop combination, at the World Championships.[5][6]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Kurt Browning  Canada 2.0 2 1
2 Viktor Petrenko  Soviet Union 2.5 1 2
3 Todd Eldredge  United States 5.5 5 3
4 Petr Barna  Czechoslovakia 5.5 3 4
5 Christopher Bowman  United States 7.0 4 5
6 Elvis Stojko  Canada 9.5 7 6
7 Michael Slipchuk  Canada 12.0 8 8
8 Alexei Urmanov  Soviet Union 12.0 6 9
9 Éric Millot  France 14.5 9 10
10 Masakazu Kagiyama  Japan 16.0 10 11
11 Paul Wylie  United States 17.0 20 7
12 Oula Jääskeläinen  Finland 19.5 13 13
13 Oliver Höner   Switzerland 20.0 12 14
14 Jung Sung-il  South Korea 20.5 17 12
15 Mirko Eichhorn  Germany 20.5 11 15
16 Steven Cousins  United Kingdom 25.0 18 16
17 Cameron Medhurst  Australia 26.0 16 18
18 Daniel Weiss  Germany 26.5 19 17
19 Gilberto Viadana  Italy 26.5 15 19
20 Ronny Winkler  Germany 27.0 14 20
Free skating not reached
21 Ralph Burghart  Austria 21
22 Viacheslav Zagorodniuk  Soviet Union 22
23 Cornel Gheorghe  Romania 23
24 Jan Erik Digernes  Norway 24
25 Henrik Walentin  Denmark 25
26 Péter Kovács  Hungary 26
27 David Liu  Chinese Taipei 27
28 Tomislav Cizmesija  Yugoslavia 28
29 Maarten van Mechelen  Luxembourg 29
30 Jorge La Farga  Spain 30
31 Nikolai Tonev  Bulgaria 31
32 Alexandre Geers  Belgium 32
33 Ricardo Olavarrieta  Mexico 33

Ladies[edit]

The U.S. became the first nation to ever sweep the ladies' podium at a World Championships.[7]

Midori Ito and Laetitia Hubert collided with each other during a practice session.[8] In the short program, Ito stumbled over an opening in the boards and into a camera but was back on the ice after three seconds.[8] Tonya Harding became the first American woman to perform a triple axel at an international event.

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Kristi Yamaguchi  United States 1.5 1 1
2 Tonya Harding  United States 3.0 2 2
3 Nancy Kerrigan  United States 5.5 5 3
4 Midori Ito  Japan 5.5 3 4
5 Surya Bonaly  France 8.0 4 6
6 Josée Chouinard  Canada 9.0 8 5
7 Joanne Conway  United Kingdom 10.5 7 7
8 Marina Kielmann  Germany 11.0 6 8
9 Patricia Neske  Germany 13.5 9 9
10 Julia Vorobieva  Soviet Union 17.0 12 11
11 Junko Yaginuma  Japan 17.0 10 12
12 Chen Lu  China 18.0 16 10
13 Simone Lang  Germany 18.5 11 13
14 Mari Asanuma  Japan 20.5 13 14
15 Lenka Kulovaná  Czechoslovakia 22.5 15 15
16 Anisette Torp-Lind  Denmark 23.0 14 16
17 Zuzanna Szwed  Poland 26.5 19 17
18 Lisa Sargeant  Canada 27.0 18 18
19 Natalia Gorbenko  Soviet Union 27.5 17 19
20 Lily Lyoonjung Lee  South Korea 30.0 20 20
Free skating not reached
21 Marion Krijgsman  Netherlands 21
22 Cathrin Degler  Germany 22
23 Tamara Téglássy  Hungary 23
24 Beatrice Gelmini  Italy 24
25 Helene Persson  Sweden 25
26 Laetitia Hubert  France 26
27 Sabrina Tschudi   Switzerland 27
28 Željka Čižmešija  Yugoslavia 28
29 Mila Kajas  Finland 29
30 Tamara Heggen  Australia 30
31 Marta Andrade  Spain 31
32 Milena Marinovich  Bulgaria 32
33 Anita Thorenfeldt  Norway 33
34 Isabelle Balhan  Belgium 34
35 Christine Czerni  Austria 35
36 Rosanna Blong  New Zealand 36
37 Diana Marcos  Mexico 37

Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Natalia Mishkutenok / Artur Dmitriev  Soviet Union 2.0 2 1
2 Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler  Canada 2.5 1 2
3 Natasha Kuchiki / Todd Sand  United States 5.0 4 3
4 Elena Bechke / Denis Petrov  Soviet Union 6.5 3 5
5 Evgenia Shishkova / Vadim Naumov  Soviet Union 7.5 7 4
6 Radka Kovaříková / René Novotný  Czechoslovakia 8.5 5 6
7 Peggy Schwarz / Alexander König  Germany 10.0 6 7
8 Stacey Ball / Jean-Michel Bombardier  Canada 12.0 8 8
9 Calla Urbanski / Rocky Marval  United States 14.5 9 10
10 Jenni Meno / Scott Wendland  United States 15.0 12 9
11 Christine Hough / Doug Ladret  Canada 16.0 10 11
12 Anuschka Gläser / Stefan Pfrengle  Germany 17.5 11 12
13 Cheryl Peake / Andrew Naylor  United Kingdom 19.5 13 13
14 Anna Gorecki / Arkadius Gorecki  Germany 23.0 18 14
15 Rena Inoue / Tomoaki Koyama  Japan 23.0 16 15
16 Danielle Carr / Stephen Carr  Australia 23.0 14 16
17 Anna Tabacchi / Massimo Salvade  Italy 26.5 19 17
18 Saskia Bourgeois / Guy Bourgeois   Switzerland 26.5 17 18
19 Katarzyna Głowacka / Krzysztof Korcarz  Poland 26.5 15 19

Ice dancing[edit]

The judges voted two couples (from Czechoslovakia and Poland) exactly the same (each 12 placings in compulsory dance 2).

Rank Name Nation TFP C1 C2 OD FD
1 Isabelle Duchesnay / Paul Duchesnay  France 2.8 3 3 1 1
2 Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko  Soviet Union 4.6 2 2 3 2
3 Maya Usova / Alexander Zhulin  Soviet Union 4.6 1 1 2 3
4 Oksana Grishuk / Evgeni Platov  Soviet Union 8.2 5 4 4 4
5 Klára Engi / Attila Tóth  Hungary 9.8 4 5 5 5
6 Stefania Calegari / Pasquale Camerlengo  Italy 12.0 6 6 6 6
7 Susanna Rahkamo / Petri Kokko  Finland 14.4 8 8 7 7
8 Dominique Yvon / Frédéric Palluel  France 15.6 7 7 8 8
9 April Sargent / Russ Witherby  United States 19.0 9 9 9 10
10 Jacqueline Petr / Mark Janoschak  Canada 21.0 10 10 10 11
11 Elizabeth Punsalan / Jerod Swallow  United States 22.0 12 17 12 9
12 Kateřina Mrázová / Martin Šimeček  Czechoslovakia 23.4 11 13 11 12
13 Małgorzata Grajcar / Andrzej Dostatni  Poland 25.8 13 12 13 13
14 Isabelle Sarech / Xavier Debernis  France 28.6 15 11 14 15
15 Anna Croci / Luca Mantovani  Italy 29.2 14 14 16 14
16 Michelle McDonald / Martin Smith  Canada 31.4 16 16 15 16
17 Jennifer Goolsbee / Hendryk Schamberger  Germany 33.6 17 15 17 17
18 Ann Hall / Jason Blomfield  United Kingdom 37.0 19 19 19 18
19 Saskia Stahler / Sven Authorsen  Germany 37.0 18 18 18 19
20 Diane Gerencser / Bernard Columberg   Switzerland 40.6 21 22 20 20
Free dance not reached
21 Kaoru Takino / Kenji Takino  Japan 20 20 21
22 Daria-Larissa Maritczak / Ihor-Andrij Maritczak  Austria 23 23 22
23 Monica MacDonald / Duncan Smart  Australia 22 21 23
24 Katri Uski / Juha Sasi  Finland 24 24 24
25 Maria Hadjiiska / Hristo Nikolov  Bulgaria 25 25 25
26 Park Jun-hee / You Jong-hyun  South Korea 26 26 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janofsky, Michael (March 15, 1991). "FIGURE SKATING; Browning's Triple Jumps Lead to 3d Title in Row". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Janofsky, Michael (March 17, 1991). "Figure Skating; Skating Sweep for the U.S. Women". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Janofsky, Michael (March 14, 1991). "FIGURE SKATING; Brilliant Victory for Soviet Pair and Surprising 3d for U.S". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Mallozzi, Vincent M. (December 29, 1991). "THE YEAR IN REVIEW; Winners of 1991 Individual and Team Championships". The New York Times.
  5. ^ USA Today quad timeline
  6. ^ "FIGURE SKATING / WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS : Soviets Win, U.S. Pair Third". Los Angeles Times. March 14, 1991.
  7. ^ "Ice Queens". CNN. March 25, 1991.
  8. ^ a b Janofsky, Michael (March 16, 1991). "Ito Survives Hard Knocks and Gains 3d Place". The New York Times.

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