2007–08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

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2007–08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating
Type: Grand Prix
Date: October 26 – December 16, 2007
Season: 2007–08
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The pairs medalists at the 2007 NHK Trophy.

The 2007–08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating was a series of international invitational competitions in the first half of the 2007–08 season. Skaters competed in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pairs, and ice dancing over six events. Skaters earned a certain amount of points per placement and the top six scoring skaters or teams at the end of the series qualified for the 2007–08 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final, held in Turin, Italy.

The Grand Prix series set the stage for the 2008 European Figure Skating Championships, the 2008 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, the 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and the 2008 World Figure Skating Championships, as well as each country's national championships. The Grand Prix series began on October 25, 2007 and ended on December 16, 2007.

The Grand Prix is organized by the International Skating Union. Skaters compete for prize money and for a chance to compete in the Grand Prix Final. The corresponding series for Junior-level skaters was the 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix.

Qualifying[edit]

Skaters who reached the age of 14 by July 1, 2007 were eligible to compete on the senior Grand Prix circuit. The top six skaters/teams from the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships were seeded and were guaranteed two events. Skaters/teams who placed 7th through 12th were also given two events, though they were not considered seeded.[1]

Skaters who medaled at the 2006–07 Junior Grand Prix Final or the 2007 World Junior Championships were guaranteed one event. Medaling at both guaranteed only one invitation.

The host country was allowed to send three skaters/teams of its choosing in each discipline. The remaining spots were filled from the top 75 skaters/teams in the 2006–07 Season's Best list. The International Skating Union published the list of invitations on June 8, 2007.[2]

Schedule[edit]

The series was composed of six events leading to the Grand Prix Final.[3]

Event Location Date begin Date end
2007 Skate America Reading, Pennsylvania October 26, 2007 October 28, 2007
2007 Skate Canada International Quebec City, Quebec November 1, 2007 November 4, 2007
2007 Cup of China Harbin, China November 8, 2007 November 11, 2007
2007 Trophée Eric Bompard Paris, France November 15, 2007 November 18, 2007
2007 Cup of Russia Moscow, Russia November 22, 2007 November 25, 2007
2007 NHK Trophy Sendai, Japan November 29, 2007 December 2, 2007
2007–08 Grand Prix Final Turin, Italy December 13, 2007 December 16, 2007

Medal summary[edit]

Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
United States Skate America October 27 Pairs Canada Jessica Dubé /
Bryce Davison
China Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
Russia Vera Bazarova /
Yuri Larionov
Men Japan Daisuke Takahashi United States Evan Lysacek Canada Patrick Chan
October 28 Ice dancing United States Tanith Belbin /
Benjamin Agosto
France Nathalie Péchalat /
Fabian Bourzat
Italy Federica Faiella /
Massimo Scali
Ladies United States Kimmie Meissner Japan Miki Ando United States Caroline Zhang
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Canada Skate Canada November 3 Pairs Germany Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
Canada Jessica Dubé /
Bryce Davison
Russia Yuko Kawaguchi /
Alexander Smirnov
Ladies Japan Mao Asada Japan Yukari Nakano Canada Joannie Rochette
November 4 Ice dancing Canada Tessa Virtue /
Scott Moir
Italy Anna Cappellini /
Luca Lanotte
France Pernelle Carron /
Mathieu Jost
Men France Brian Joubert Belgium Kevin van der Perren Canada Jeffrey Buttle
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
China Cup of China November 9 Pairs China Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
United States Keauna McLaughlin /
Rockne Brubaker
Canada Jessica Miller /
Ian Moram
November 10 Ladies South Korea Kim Yuna United States Caroline Zhang Italy Carolina Kostner
Ice dancing United States Tanith Belbin /
Benjamin Agosto
Russia Oksana Domnina /
Maxim Shabalin
Italy Federica Faiella /
Massimo Scali
Men United States Johnny Weir United States Evan Lysacek Switzerland Stéphane Lambiel
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
France Trophée Eric Bompard November 17 Ice dancing France Isabelle Delobel /
Olivier Schoenfelder
Russia Jana Khokhlova /
Sergei Novitski
United States Meryl Davis /
Charlie White
Men Canada Patrick Chan Russia Sergei Voronov France Alban Préaubert
Ladies Japan Mao Asada United States Kimmie Meissner United States Ashley Wagner
Pairs China Zhang Dan /
Zhang Hao
China Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
Russia Maria Mukhortova /
Maxim Trankov
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Russia Cup of Russia November 24 Ladies South Korea Kim Yuna Japan Yukari Nakano Canada Joannie Rochette
Pairs China Zhang Dan /
Zhang Hao
Germany Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
Russia Yuko Kawaguchi /
Alexander Smirnov
Men United States Johnny Weir Switzerland Stéphane Lambiel Russia Andrei Griazev
November 25 Ice dancing Russia Oksana Domnina /
Maxim Shabalin
France Nathalie Péchalat /
Fabian Bourzat
Ukraine Anna Zadorozhniuk /
Sergei Verbillo
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Japan NHK Trophy November 30 Pairs Germany Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
United States Keauna McLaughlin /
Rockne Brubaker
Canada Jessica Dubé /
Bryce Davison
December 1 Ice dancing France Isabelle Delobel /
Olivier Schoenfelder
Canada Tessa Virtue /
Scott Moir
Russia Jana Khokhlova /
Sergei Novitski
Ladies Italy Carolina Kostner Switzerland Sarah Meier Japan Nana Takeda
December 2 Men Japan Daisuke Takahashi Czech Republic Tomáš Verner United States Stephen Carriere
Event Date Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Grand Prix Final December 15 Ice dancing Russia Oksana Domnina /
Maxim Shabalin
United States Tanith Belbin /
Benjamin Agosto
France Isabelle Delobel /
Olivier Schoenfelder
Men Switzerland Stéphane Lambiel Japan Daisuke Takahashi United States Evan Lysacek
Pairs Germany Aliona Savchenko /
Robin Szolkowy
China Zhang Dan /
Zhang Hao
China Pang Qing /
Tong Jian
Ladies South Korea Kim Yuna Japan Mao Asada Italy Carolina Kostner

Points[edit]

After the final event, the NHK Trophy, the six skaters/teams with the most points advanced to the Grand Prix Final. The point system was as follows:

Placement Points (Singles/Dance) Points (Pairs)
1st Place 15 points 15 points
2nd Place 13 points 13 points
3rd Place 11 points 11 points
4th Place 9 points 9 points
5th Place 7 points 7 points
6th Place 5 points 5 points
7th Place 4 points
8th Place 3 points

If a pairs team competed in more than two events, the teams who scored below them in their non-scoring competition did not automatically move up in gaining points. For example, if Team A placed second below Team B, and it was Team B's non-scoring event, Team A still earned 13 points, not 15.

Skaters were required to competed in two events in order to qualify for the Final.

Final points[edit]

Points Men[4] Ladies[5] Pairs[6] Ice dance[7]
30 Japan Daisuke Takahashi
United States Johnny Weir
South Korea Kim Yuna
Japan Mao Asada
China Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao France Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
United States Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto
28 United States Kimmie Meissner Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Canada Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison
China Pang Qing / Tong Jian
Canada Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
Russia Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin
26 Canada Patrick Chan
United States Evan Lysacek
Italy Carolina Kostner
Japan Yukari Nakano
United States Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker France Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
24 Switzerland Stéphane Lambiel United States Caroline Zhang Russia Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski
22 Belgium Kevin van der Perren Switzerland Sarah Meier
Japan Miki Ando
Canada Joannie Rochette
Russia Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov Italy Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
Italy Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
20 United States Stephen Carriere
Canada Jeffrey Buttle
Russia Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White
19
18 points Czech Republic Tomáš Verner
France Alban Préaubert
United States Ashley Wagner
United States Emily Hughes
France Pernelle Carron / Mathieu Jost
17
16 Japan Nana Takeda
Japan Fumie Suguri
Canada Jessica Miller / Ian Moram
United States Tiffany Vise / Derek Trent
Ukraine Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov
Canada Anabelle Langlois / Cody Hay
Ukraine Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo
United Kingdom Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
Russia Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
15 France Brian Joubert
Russia Andrei Griazev
14 Belarus Sergei Davydov Canada Mira Leung Azerbaijan Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin
13 Russia Sergei Voronov Israel Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski
12 Canada Christopher Mabee
United States Jeremy Abbott
United States Ryan Bradley
China Li Jiaqi / Xu Jiankun
11 Russia Alexander Uspenski Finland Laura Lepistö
Hungary Júlia Sebestyén
Russia Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
10 Japan Takahiko Kozuka
France Yannick Ponsero
Armenia Anastasia Grebenkina / Vazgen Azrojan
United States Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre
9 Finland Kiira Korpi United States Amanda Evora / Mark Ladwig
China Zhang Yue / Wang Lei
Canada Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno
Canada Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
8 Estonia Jelena Glebova
Georgia (country) Elene Gedevanishvili
United States Beatrisa Liang
7 Canada Vaughn Chipeur
Russia Sergei Dobrin
Japan Kensuke Nakaniwa
Russia Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh
United States Meeran Trombley / Laureano Ibarra
Lithuania Katherine Copely / Deividas Stagniūnas
Russia Ekaterina Rubleva / Ivan Shefer
Germany Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi
6
5 Italy Karel Zelenka United States Alissa Czisny
Russia Nina Petushkova
France Adeline Canac / Maximin Coia
Italy Laura Magitteri / Ondřej Hotárek
Canada Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin
Estonia Maria Sergejeva / Ilja Glebov
4 Russia Andrei Lutai
Czech Republic Pavel Kaška
Canada Shawn Sawyer
Canada Lesley Hawker
China Fang Dan
Hungary Viktória Pavuk
Russia Alexandra Ievleva
China Huang Xintong / Zheng Xun
Russia Julia Zlobina / Alexei Sitnikov
3 Canada Kevin Reynolds
Switzerland Jamal Othman
Finland Susanna Pöykiö
Japan Mai Asada
France Gwendoline Didier
Japan Chris Reed / Cathy Reed
France Zoé Blanc / Pierre-Loup Bouquet
Austria Barbora Silná / Dmitri Matsjuk
Germany Carolina Hermann / Daniel Hermann

Have qualified for the 2007–2008 Grand Prix Final

Prize money[edit]

The total prize money is $180,000 per individual event and $272,000 for the Final.[1] All amounts are in U.S. dollars. Pairs and dance teams split the money. The breakdown is as follows:

Placement Prize money (series) Prize money (Final)
1st $18,000 $25,000
2nd $13,000 $18,000
3rd $9,000 $12,000
4th $3,000 $6,000
5th $2,000 $4,000
6th - $3,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2007/08 Grand Prix Announcement" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "Lineup Announced for 2007-08 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series". U.S. Figure Skating. 8 June 2007. Archived from the original on 15 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "2007 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. 
  4. ^ "Grand Prix Standings: Men". International Skating Union. 
  5. ^ "Grand Prix Standings: Ladies". International Skating Union. 
  6. ^ "Grand Prix Standings: Pairs". International Skating Union. 
  7. ^ "Grand Prix Standings: Ice dancing". International Skating Union. 

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