1997 World Figure Skating Championships

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1997 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 16 – 23
Season: 1996–97
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Venue: CIG de Malley
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Elvis Stojko
Ladies' singles:
United States Tara Lipinski
Pair skating:
Germany Mandy Wötzel / Ingo Steuer
Ice dancing:
Russia Oksana Grishuk / Evgeni Platov
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1996 World Championships
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The 1997 World Figure Skating Championships were held at the CIG de Malley in Lausanne, Switzerland on March 16–23. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, ice dancing.

Competition notes[edit]

The competition was open to skaters representing an ISU member nation.

At age 14, Tara Lipinski became the youngest skater to win the World title in ladies' singles.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men[1] Canada Elvis Stojko United States Todd Eldredge Russia Alexei Yagudin
Ladies[2] United States Tara Lipinski United States Michelle Kwan France Vanessa Gusmeroli
Pair skating[3] Germany Mandy Wötzel / Ingo Steuer Russia Marina Eltsova / Andrei Bushkov Russia Oksana Kazakova / Artur Dmitriev
Ice dancing Russia Oksana Grishuk / Evgeni Platov Russia Angelika Krylova / Oleg Ovsiannikov Canada Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 1 2 2 5
2  United States 1 2 0 3
3  Canada 1 0 1 2
4  Germany 1 0 0 1
5  France 0 0 1 1

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

1994 Olympic champion Alexei Urmanov withdrew with a groin injury.

Stojko became the first skater to win a world title with a successful 4T-3T.

Rank Name Nation TFP QA QB SP FS
1 Elvis Stojko  Canada 3.0 2 4 1
2 Todd Eldredge  United States 3.0 1 2 2
3 Alexei Yagudin  Russia 5.5 6 5 3
4 Viacheslav Zagorodniuk  Ukraine 7.0 3 6 4
5 Ilia Kulik  Russia 7.5 2 3 6
6 Andrejs Vlascenko  Germany 10.0 4 10 5
7 Michael Weiss  United States 12.5 4 9 8
8 Igor Pashkevich  Azerbaijan 13.0 5 12 7
9 Jeffrey Langdon  Canada 14.5 5 11 9
10 Takeshi Honda  Japan 15.5 7 7 12
11 Steven Cousins  United Kingdom 19.5 9 17 11
12 Éric Millot  France 19.5 3 13 13
13 Laurent Tobel  France 20.0 6 20 10
14 Cornel Gheorghe  Romania 23.0 8 18 14
15 Michael Shmerkin  Israel 24.0 11 8 20
16 Szabolcs Vidrai  Hungary 24.5 7 15 17
17 Konstantin Kostin  Latvia 25.0 8 14 18
18 Michael Tyllesen  Denmark 25.5 12 19 16
19 Zhengxin Guo  China 26.0 12 22 15
20 Roman Skorniakov  Uzbekistan 27.0 13 16 19
21 Michael Hopfes  Germany 31.5 10 21 21
22 Anthony Liu  Australia 34.0 9 24 22
23 Ivan Dinev  Bulgaria 35.5 13 23 24
24 Patrick Meier   Switzerland 36.0 16 26 23
WD Alexei Urmanov  Russia 1 1
Free skating not reached
26 Markus Leminen  Finland 14 26
27 Gilberto Viadana  Italy 14 27
28 Lee Kyu-hyun  South Korea 11 28
29 Robert Grzegorczyk  Poland 15 29
30 Patrick Schmit  Luxembourg 10 30
31 Vakhtang Murvanidze  Georgia 15 31
Short program not reached
32 Jordi Pedro  Spain 16
33 Alexander Murashko  Belarus 17
33 Margus Hernits  Estonia 17
35 Karel Nekola  Czech Republic 18
35 Daniel Hollander  United States 18
37 Ferdi Skoberla  South Africa 19
37 Róbert Kažimír  Slovakia 19
39 Youri Litvinov  Kazakhstan 20
39 David Liu  Chinese Taipei 20
41 Richardo Olaverrieta  Mexico 21
41 Florian Tuma  Austria 21
43 Yan-Ho Brian Chan  Hong Kong 22
43 Matthew van den Broeck  Belgium 22
WD Armen Asoyan  Armenia

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Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP QA QB SP FS
1 Tara Lipinski  United States 2.5 1 1 2
2 Michelle Kwan  United States 3.0 1 4 1
3 Vanessa Gusmeroli  France 5.0 2 2 4
4 Irina Slutskaya  Russia 6.0 3 6 3
5 Maria Butyrskaya  Russia 6.5 3 3 5
6 Laetitia Hubert  France 10.5 9 7 7
7 Krisztina Czakó  Hungary 10.5 4 5 8
8 Julia Lautowa  Austria 14.5 5 11 6
9 Julia Lavrenchuk  Ukraine 15.0 4 9 10
10 Eva-Maria Fitze  Germany 16.5 8 16 9
11 Joanne Carter  Australia 16.5 10 10 12
12 Olga Markova  Russia 19.0 7 15 11
13 Nicole Bobek  United States 20.0 2 8 15
14 Zuzanna Szwed  Poland 21.5 5 12 14
15 Lucinda Ruh   Switzerland 22.5 6 18 13
16 Lenka Kulovaná  Czech Republic 23.5 7 14 18
17 Tatiana Malinina  Uzbekistan 25.0 12 17 19
18 Fumie Suguri  Japan 25.5 10 24 16
19 Alisa Drei  Finland 27.0 8 22 17
20 Mojca Kopač  Slovenia 29.5 13 13 22
21 Julia Vorobieva  Azerbaijan 30.0 6 20 20
22 Helena Grundberg  Sweden 32.0 13 23 21
23 Hanae Yokoya  Japan 32.5 9 19 23
WD Susan Humphreys  Canada 12 24
Free skating not reached
25 Chen Lu  China 11 25
26 Tony Bombardieri  Italy 15 26
27 Zuzana Paurova  Slovakia 14 27
28 Marta Andrade  Spain 11 28
29 Ivana Jakupcevic  Croatia 15 29
30 Sofia Penkova  Bulgaria 14 30
Short program not reached
31 Valeria Trifancova  Latvia 16
31 Yankun Du  China 16
33 Valentina Gazeleridou  Greece 17
33 Shirene Human  South Africa 17
35 Noemi Bedo  Romania 18
35 Zoe Jones  United Kingdom 18
37 Patricia Ferriot  Belgium 19
37 Jung Min-ju  South Korea 19
39 Ja-Lin Weng  Chinese Taipei 20
39 Kaja Hanevold  Norway 20
41 Liina-Grete Lilender  Estonia 21
41 Rita Dolly Auyeung  Hong Kong 21
WD Veronika Dytrt  Germany

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Mandy Wötzel / Ingo Steuer  Germany 1.5 1 1
2 Marina Eltsova / Andrei Bushkov  Russia 3.0 2 2
3 Oksana Kazakova / Artur Dmitriev  Russia 6.0 6 3
4 Kyoko Ina / Jason Dungjen  United States 6.5 5 4
5 Jenni Meno / Todd Sand  United States 7.0 4 5
6 Kristy Sargeant / Kris Wirtz  Canada 10.0 8 6
7 Sarah Abitbol / Stéphane Bernadis  France 10.5 7 7
8 Dorota Zagorska / Mariusz Siudek  Poland 13.5 11 8
9 Elena Berezhnaya / Anton Sikharulidze  Russia 13.5 3 12
10 Peggy Schwarz / Mirko Müller  Germany 14.5 9 10
11 Xue Shen / Hongbo Zhao  China 16.0 14 9
12 Marina Khalturina / Andrei Kriukov  Kazakhstan 16.0 10 11
13 Silvia Dimitrov / Rico Rex  Germany 19.0 12 13
14 Marie-Claude Savard-Gagnon / Luc Bradet  Canada 21.5 15 14
15 Stephanie Stiegler / John Zimmerman  United States 21.5 13 15
16 Danielle McGrath / Stephen Carr  Australia 24.0 16 16
17 Elaine Asanakis / Joel McKeever  Greece 26.0 18 17
18 Olena Bilousivska / Stanislav Morozov  Ukraine 26.5 17 18
19 Svetlana Plachonina / Dmitri Kaplun  Belarus 28.5 19 19
20 Elena Sirokhvatova / Oleg Shliakhov  Latvia 30.0 20 20
21 Inga Rodionova / Alexander Anichenko  Azerbaijan 32.0 22 21
22 Jekaterina Nekrassova / Valdis Mintals  Estonia 34.0 24 22
23 Maria Krasiltseva / Alexander Chestnikh  Armenia 34.5 23 23
WD Lesley Rogers / Michael Aldred  United Kingdom 21
Free skating not reached
25 Elena Ershova / Evgeni Sviridov  Uzbekistan 25

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Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP CD1 CD2 OD FD
1 Pasha Grishuk / Evgeni Platov  Russia 2.0 1 1 1 1
2 Anjelika Krylova / Oleg Ovsyannikov  Russia 4.0 2 2 2 2
3 Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz  Canada 5.8 2 3 3 3
4 Sophie Moniotte / Pascal Lavanchy  France 8.2 4 5 4 4
5 Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat  France 8.8 5 4 5 5
6 Elizabeth Punsalan / Jerod Swallow  United States 12.0 6 6 6 6
7 Irina Lobacheva / Ilia Averbukh  Russia 14.0 7 7 7 7
8 Irina Romanova / Igor Yaroshenko  Ukraine 16.0 8 8 8 8
9 Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio  Italy 18.8 9 10 10 9
10 Margarita Drobiazko / Povilas Vanagas  Lithuania 19.2 10 9 9 10
11 Sylwia Nowak / Sebastian Kolasinski  Poland 22.4 12 12 11 11
12 Kati Winkler / René Lohse  Germany 25.2 13 14 13 12
13 Kateřina Mrázová / Martin Šimeček  Czech Republic 25.6 11 11 12 14
14 Tatiana Navka / Nikolai Morozov  Belarus 26.8 14 13 14 13
15 Elizaveta Stekolnikova / Dmitri Kazarlyga  Kazakhstan 30.0 15 15 15 15
16 Marika Humphreys / Philip Askew  United Kingdom 32.0 16 16 16 16
17 Eve Chalom / Mathew Gates  United States 34.8 18 17 18 17
18 Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhanovsky  Israel 35.2 17 18 17 18
19 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviyski  Bulgaria 38.2 20 19 19 19
20 Chantal Lefebvre / Michel Brunet  Canada 38.8 19 20 20 20
21 Angelika Füring / Bruno Ellinger  Austria 43.2 22 23 22 21
22 Aya Kawai / Hiroshi Tanaka  Japan 44.0 21 21 21 23
23 Šárka Vondrková / Lukáš Král  Czech Republic 45.2 23 24 23 22
24 Jenny Dahlen / Juris Razgulajevs  Latvia 47.6 24 22 24 24
Free dance not reached
25 Chantal Loyer / Justin Bell  Australia 25 25 25
26 Kristina Kalesnik / Alexander Terentjev  Estonia 26 27 26
27 Bianca Szijgyarto / Szilárd Tóth  Hungary 27 26 27
28 Olga Slobodova / Dmitri Beljk  Uzbekistan 28 29 28
29 Kornelia Barany / Andre Rosnik  Hungary 29 29 29
30 Lucine Chakmakjian / Corey Lapaige  Belgium 29 28 29

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