Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Figure Skating
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Figure skating pictogram.svg
Venue Prince's Skating Club
London, United Kingdom
Dates 28–29 October 1908
Competitors 21 from 6 nations
1920 →

At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, four figure skating events were contested. This took place at the Prince's Skating Club, in the district of Knightsbridge. It was the first time that a type of winter sport was ever introduced in the Olympic Games, 16 years before the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix.

The competition took place on 28 and 29 October 1908.

The number of competitors was very low, with two events having only three entrants, guaranteeing a medal for participation.

Medal summary[edit]


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles Ulrich Salchow
Richard Johansson
Per Thorén
Men's special figures Nikolai Panin
 Russian Empire
Arthur Cumming
 Great Britain
Geoffrey Hall-Say
 Great Britain
Ladies' singles Madge Syers
 Great Britain
Elsa Rendschmidt
Dorothy Greenhough-Smith
 Great Britain
Pair skating Anna Hübler
/ Heinrich Burger
Phyllis Johnson
/ James H. Johnson
 Great Britain
Madge Syers
/ Edgar Syers
 Great Britain

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Great Britain 1 2 3 6
2  Sweden 1 1 1 3
3  Germany 1 1 0 2
4  Russian Empire 1 0 0 1

Participating nations[edit]

21 figure skaters from 6 nations competed.