Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics

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Figure Skating
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Figure skating pictogram.svg
VenuePrince's Skating Club
London, United Kingdom
Dates28–29 October 1908
Competitors21 from 6 nations
1920 →

Four figure skating events were contested at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, but they were held in October 1908, six months after most of the other Olympic events at the 1908 Games. The figure skating competition took place at the Prince's Skating Club, in the district of Knightsbridge. It was the first time that a winter sport had ever been included in the Olympic Games, sixteen years before the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix.

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

Medal summary[edit]

Medalists[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Great Britain1236
2 Sweden1113
3 Germany1102
4 Russian Empire1001
Totals (4 nations)44412

Participating nations[edit]

21 figure skaters from 6 nations competed.

References[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. pp. 284–295. Retrieved 4 April 2014. (courtesy LA84 Foundation Sports Library)
  • "London 1908 Figure Skating". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  • "Figure Skating at the 1908 London Summer Games". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  • "Results of the Olympic Winter Games". Memories of the Olympic Winter Games. Retrieved 4 April 2014.