Figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Figure skating at the XX Olympic Winter Games
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Type:Olympic Games
Date:11 – 24 February
Venue:Palavela
Champions
Men's singles:
Russia Evgeni Plushenko
Ladies' singles:
Japan Shizuka Arakawa
Pair skating:
Russia Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin
Ice dance:
Russia Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov
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Four figure skating events at the 2006 Winter Olympics were held at the Palavela in Turin.

Lithuanian ice dancers Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas (who were married in 2000) became the first figure skaters to compete at five Olympics.

Medal summary[edit]

Medalists[edit]

[1]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles Evgeni Plushenko
 Russia
Stéphane Lambiel
 Switzerland
Jeffrey Buttle
 Canada
Ladies' singles Shizuka Arakawa
 Japan
Sasha Cohen
 United States
Irina Slutskaya
 Russia
Pair skating Tatiana Totmianina
/ Maxim Marinin
 Russia
Zhang Dan
/ Zhang Hao
 China
Shen Xue
/ Zhao Hongbo
 China
Ice dance Tatiana Navka
/ Roman Kostomarov
 Russia
Tanith Belbin
/ Benjamin Agosto
 United States
Elena Grushina
/ Ruslan Goncharov
 Ukraine

Medal table[edit]

[1]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia3014
2 Japan1001
3 United States0202
4 China0112
5 Switzerland0101
6 Canada0011
 Ukraine0011
Totals (7 nations)44412

Entries[edit]

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Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dance
 Armenia Anastasia Grebenkina / Vazgen Azrojan
 Australia Joanne Carter
 Austria Viktor Pfeifer
 Azerbaijan Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin
 Belarus Sergei Davydov
 Belgium Kevin Van Der Perren
 Bulgaria Ivan Dinev Rumiana Spassova / Stanimir Todorov Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski
 Canada Jeffrey Buttle
Emanuel Sandhu
Shawn Sawyer
Mira Leung
Joannie Rochette
Jessica Dube / Bryce Davison
Valerie Marcoux / Craig Buntin
Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon
Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe
 China Chengjiang Li
Min Zhang
Yan Liu Qing Pang / Jian Tong
Xue Shen / Hongbo Zhao
Dan Zhang / Hao Zhang
 Croatia Idora Hegel
 Czech Republic Tomas Verner
 Estonia Elena Glebova Diana Rennik / Aleksei Saks
 Finland Kiira Korpi
Susanna Poykio
 France Frederic Dambier
Brian Joubert
Marylin Pla / Yannick Bonheur Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat
 Georgia Vakhtang Murvanidze Elene Gedevanishvili
 Germany Stefan Lindemann Eva-Maria Fitze / Rico Rex
Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
 Great Britain Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
 Hungary Zoltan Toth Viktoria Pavuk
Julia Sebestyen
Nora Hoffman / Attila Elek
 Israel Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhnovski
Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski
 Italy Karel Zelenka Silvia Fontana
Carolina Kostner
Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
Barbara Fusar Poli / Maurizio Margaglio
 Japan Daisuke Takahashi Miki Ando
Shizuka Arakawa
Fumie Suguri
Nozomi Watanabe / Akiyuki Kido
 Lithuania Margarita Drobiazko / Povilas Vanagas
 Luxembourg Fleur Maxwell
 Poland Dorota Zagorska / Mariusz Siudek Alexandra Kauc / Michal Zych
 North Korea Jong In Han Yong Suk Kim Yong Myong Phyo / Yong Hyok Jong
 Romania Gheorghe Chiper Roxana Luca
 Russia Ilia Klimkin
Evgeni Plushenko
Irina Slutskaya
Elena Sokolova
Julia Obertas / Sergei Slavnov
Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov
Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin
Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin
Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov
 Serbia and Montenegro Trifun Zivanovic
 Slovenia Gregor Urbas
 Sweden Kristoffer Berntsson
 Switzerland Stephane Lambiel
Jamal Othman
Sarah Meier
 Turkey Tugba Karademir
 Ukraine Anton Kovalevski Galina Efremenko
Elena Liashenko
Julia Beloglazova / Andrei Bekh
Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov
Julia Golovina / Oleg Voiko
Elena Grushina / Ruslan Goncharov
 United States Evan Lysacek
Matthew Savoie
Johnny Weir
Sasha Cohen
Emily Hughes
Kimmie Meissner
Marcy Hinzmann / Aaron Parchem
Rena Inoue / John Baldwin
Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto
Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov
Jamie Silverstein / Ryan O'Meara
 Uzbekistan Anastasia Gimazetdinova Marina Aganina / Artem Knyazev

Champions Gala[edit]

The traditional Figure Skating Champions Gala took place on February 24 at Palavela, featuring exhibition performances by the top five placers in the four figure skating events and all the Italian skaters. Pairs skaters Zhang and Zhang (second in pairs) did not participate in the gala.

The following is a partial list of skaters who appeared in the Champions Gala (in order of skate):

Faiella and Scali (Italian dance team), Karel Zelenka (Italian men skater), Silvia Fontana (Italian ladies skater), Denkova and Staviski (fifth in dance), Joannie Rochette (fifth in ladies), Inoue and John Baldwin (seventh in pairs), Johnny Weir (fifth in men), Delobel and Schoenfelder (fourth in dance), Fumie Suguri (fourth in ladies), Petrova and Tikhonov (fifth in pairs), Evan Lysacek (fourth in men), Grushina and Goncharov (third in dance), Irina Slutskaya (third in ladies), Fusar-Poli and Margaglio (Italian dance team), Carolina Kostner (Italian ladies skater), Pang and Tong (fourth in pairs), Jeffrey Buttle (third in men), Belbin and Agosto (second in dance), Sasha Cohen (second in ladies), Shen and Zhao (third in pairs), Stéphane Lambiel (second in men), Navka and Kostomarov (first in dance), Shizuka Arakawa (first in ladies), Totmianina and Marinin (first in pairs), and Evgeni Plushenko (first in men).[citation needed]

Russian pair Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin and Evgeni Plushenko skate accompanied by Edvin Marton at the violin, playing from the ice.

At the end of the gala, the skaters all gathered together to close the show with their bows.

Participating NOCs[edit]

[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Figure Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2009.
  2. ^ "XX Olympic Winter Games". ISUResults. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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