1998 World Figure Skating Championships

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1998 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: March 29 – April 5
Season: 1997–98
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Venue: Target Center
Champions
Men's singles:
Russia Alexei Yagudin
Ladies' singles:
United States Michelle Kwan
Pair skating:
Russia Elena Berezhnaya / Anton Sikharulidze
Ice dancing:
Russia Anjelika Krylova / Oleg Ovsyannikov
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The 1998 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Minneapolis, USA from March 29 through April 5. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Competition notes[edit]

The competition was open to skaters representing an ISU member nation. Due to the large number of participants, the men's and ladies' qualifying groups were split into groups A and B.

Medal tables[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men Russia Alexei Yagudin United States Todd Eldredge Russia Evgeni Plushenko
Ladies United States Michelle Kwan Russia Irina Slutskaya RussiaMaria Butyrskaya
Pair skating Russia Elena Berezhnaya / Anton Sikharulidze United States Jenni Meno / Todd Sand Germany Peggy Schwarz / Mirko Müller
Ice dancing Russia Anjelika Krylova / Oleg Ovsyannikov France Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat Canada Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 3 1 2 6
2  United States 1 2 0 3
3  France 0 1 0 1
4  Canada 0 0 1 1
4  Germany 0 0 1 1

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP QA QB SP FS
1 Alexei Yagudin  Russia 2.5 2 1 2
2 Todd Eldredge  United States 3.0 1 4 1
3 Evgeni Plushenko  Russia 5.0 1 2 4
4 Viacheslav Zagorodniuk  Ukraine 5.5 3 5 3
5 Andrejs Vlascenko  Germany 8.0 7 6 5
6 Michael Weiss  United States 8.5 2 3 7
7 Steven Cousins  United Kingdom 10.5 7 7 6
8 Jeffrey Langdon  Canada 12.0 5 8 8
9 Evgeni Pliuta  Ukraine 14.5 5 9 10
10 Szabolcs Vidrai  Hungary 15.0 4 12 9
11 Takeshi Honda  Japan 16.5 3 11 11
12 Zhengxin Guo  China 19.0 9 14 12
13 Michael Tyllesen  Denmark 23.0 13 18 14
14 Roman Skorniakov  Uzbekistan 23.5 6 21 13
15 Michael Shmerkin  Israel 24.0 11 10 19
16 Laurent Tobel  France 25.5 11 19 16
17 Anthony Liu  Australia 26.0 12 22 15
18 Margus Hernits  Estonia 26.5 12 17 18
19 Markus Leminen  Finland 26.5 13 13 20
20 Patrick Meier   Switzerland 28.5 6 23 17
21 Ivan Dinev  Bulgaria 28.5 4 15 21
22 Robert Grzegorczyk  Poland 31.0 10 16 23
23 Sven Meyer  Germany 34.0 10 24 22
24 Gilberto Viadana  Italy 34.0 8 20 24
Free skating not reached
25 Patrick Schmit  Luxembourg 14 25
26 Yamato Tamura  Japan 9 26
27 Sergejs Telenkov  Latvia 15 27
28 Vakhtang Murvanidze  Georgia 15 28
29 Emanuel Sandhu  Canada 8 29
30 Lee Kyu-hyun  South Korea 14 30
Short program not reached
31 Gheorghe Chiper  Romania 16
31 David Liu  Chinese Taipei 16
33 Juraj Sviatko  Slovakia 17
33 Daniel Peinado  Spain 17
35 Panagiotis Markouizo  Greece 18
35 Ricardo Olavarrieta  Mexico 18

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Ladies[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP QA QB SP FS
1 Michelle Kwan  United States 1.5 1 1 1
2 Irina Slutskaya  Russia 4.0 2 4 2
3 Maria Butyrskaya  Russia 5.5 1 5 3
4 Laetitia Hubert  France 5.5 8 3 4
5 Anna Rechnio  Poland 6.0 2 2 5
6 Tonia Kwiatkowski  United States 10.0 4 8 6
7 Elena Liashenko  Ukraine 10.0 3 6 7
8 Elena Sokolova  Russia 14.5 3 13 8
9 Tanja Szewczenko  Germany 15.0 6 10 10
10 Diána Póth  Hungary 16.5 8 15 9
11 Julia Vorobieva  Azerbaijan 16.5 5 11 11
12 Julia Lavrenchuk  Ukraine 19.0 4 12 13
13 Joanne Carter  Australia 20.0 6 16 12
14 Tatiana Malinina  Uzbekistan 21.5 5 7 18
15 Lenka Kulovaná  Czech Republic 22.5 10 17 14
16 Vanessa Gusmeroli  France 23.5 7 9 19
17 Marie-Pierre Leray  France 25.0 14 18 16
18 Silvia Fontana  Italy 25.5 9 21 15
19 Júlia Sebestyén  Hungary 27.0 9 20 17
20 Angela Derochie  Canada 29.5 11 19 20
21 Zuzana Paurová  Slovakia 30.0 11 14 23
22 Shizuka Arakawa  Japan 32.0 7 22 21
23 Lucinda Ruh   Switzerland 34.0 10 24 22
24 Mojca Kopač  Slovenia 35.5 12 23 24
Free skating not reached
25 Alisa Drei  Finland 12 25
26 Anna Wenzel  Austria 14 26
27 Anna Lundström  Sweden 13 27
28 Marta Andrade  Spain 13 28
29 Choi Hyung-kyung  South Korea 15 29
30 Yankun Du  China 15 30
Short program not reached
31 Ivana Jakupčević  Croatia 16
31 Olga Vassiljeva  Estonia 16
33 Shirene Human  South Africa 17
33 Valeria Trifancova  Latvia 17
35 Lauryna Slavinskaite  Lithuania 18
35 Helena Pajović  Yugoslavia 18
37 Anna Chatziathanassiou  Greece 19
37 Roxana Luca  Romania 19
39 Rocia Salas  Mexico 20
WD Kaja Hanevold  Norway

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Pairs[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP SP FS
1 Elena Berezhnaya / Anton Sikharulidze  Russia 2.0 2 1
2 Jenni Meno / Todd Sand  United States 2.5 1 2
3 Peggy Schwarz / Mirko Müller  Germany 4.5 3 3
4 Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo  China 7.0 6 4
5 Dorota Zagórska / Mariusz Siudek  Poland 8.0 4 6
6 Marina Eltsova / Andrei Bushkov  Russia 8.5 7 5
7 Kristy Sargeant / Kris Wirtz  Canada 9.5 5 7
8 Sarah Abitbol / Stéphane Bernadis  France 12.0 8 8
9 Marie-Claude Savard-Gagnon / Luc Bradet  Canada 15.0 12 9
10 Shelby Lyons / Brian Wells  United States 15.0 10 10
11 Marina Khalturina / Andrei Kriukov  Kazakhstan 15.5 9 11
12 Evgenia Filonenko / Igor Marchenko  Ukraine 16.5 11 12
13 Marsha Poluliaschenko / Andrew Seabrook  United Kingdom 20.5 15 13
14 Kateřina Beránková / Otto Dlabola  Czech Republic 20.5 13 14
15 Danielle McGrath / Stephen Carr  Australia 22.0 14 15
16 Elaine Asanakis / Alcuin Schulten  Greece 24.0 16 16
17 Inga Rodionova / Alexander Anichenko  Azerbaijan 26.0 18 17
18 Oľga Beständigová / Jozef Beständig  Slovakia 26.5 17 18
19 Jelena Sirokhvatova / Juri Salmanov  Latvia 29.0 20 19
20 Jekaterina Nekrassova / Valdis Mintals  Estonia 29.5 19 20
WD Oksana Kazakova / Artur Dmitriev  Russia

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Ice dancing[edit]

Rank Name Nation TFP CD1 CD2 OD FD
1 Anjelika Krylova / Oleg Ovsyannikov  Russia 2.0 1 1 1 1
2 Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat  France 4.2 3 2 2 2
3 Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz  Canada 5.8 2 3 3 3
4 Irina Lobacheva / Ilia Averbukh  Russia 8.0 4 4 4 4
5 Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio  Italy 10.4 6 6 5 5
6 Elizabeth Punsalan / Jerod Swallow  United States 11.6 5 5 6 6
7 Irina Romanova / Igor Yaroshenko  Ukraine 14.6 9 8 7 7
8 Margarita Drobiazko / Povilas Vanagas  Lithuania 15.6 7 7 8 8
9 Kati Winkler / René Lohse  Germany 17.8 8 9 9 9
10 Tatiana Navka / Nikolai Morozov  Belarus 20.6 11 12 10 10
11 Sylwia Nowak / Sebastian Kolasinski  Poland 21.6 10 10 11 11
12 Kateřina Mrázová / Martin Šimeček  Czech Republic 23.8 12 11 12 12
13 Elena Grushina / Ruslan Goncharov  Ukraine 26.0 13 13 13 13
14 Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhanovsky  Israel 29.2 16 15 15 14
15 Anna Semenovich / Vladimir Fedorov  Russia 29.4 15 15 14 15
16 Diane Gerencser / Pasquale Camerlengo  Italy 31.6 14 16 16 16
17 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviyski  Bulgaria 34.0 17 17 17 17
18 Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder  France 36.4 19 19 18 18
19 Chantal Lefebvre / Michel Brunet  Canada 37.6 18 18 19 19
20 Zuzana Merzova / Tomas Morbacher  Slovakia 40.6 20 20 21 20
21 Angelika Füring / Bruno Ellinger  Austria 43.2 22 23 22 21
22 Elizaveta Stekolnikova / Dmitri Kazarlyga  Kazakhstan 44.2 20 21 20 24
23 Charlotte Clements / Gary Shortland  United Kingdom 45.6 24 25 23 22
24 Dominique Deniaud / Martial Jaffredo  France 46.4 23 22 24 23
Free dance not reached
25 Jessica Joseph / Charles Butler  United States 26 24 29
26 Eliane Hugentobler / Daniel Hugentobler   Switzerland 28 28 26
27 Ksenia Smetanenko / Samvel Gezalian  Armenia 27 26 27
28 Aya Kawai / Hiroshi Tanaka  Japan 25 27 28
29 Kornélia Bárány / András Rosnik  Hungary 29 29 29
30 Margarita Fourer / Timothy Heinecke  Australia 30 30 30

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