Figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics – Ice dance

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Ice dance
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Figure skating pictogram.svg
VenuePalavela
Turin, Italy
DatesFebruary 17, 2006
February 19, 2006
February 20, 2006
Competitors24 pairs from 16 nations
Winning score200.64
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Elena Grushina / Ruslan Goncharov  Ukraine
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Ice dance was contested during the figure skating events at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

This competition began with a compulsory dance, the Ravensburg Waltz, on February 17, in which all couples performed the same dance. The original dance, in which skaters performed to a designated set of rhythms (Latin combination), was held two days later, and the 4-minute free dance concluded the competition on February 20. 24 couples entered the competition, and all of them continued through to the free dance. Coming into the competition, Russians Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov, the reigning world champions, were the clear favorites. Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto, who won silver medals at the last World Championships, aimed to win the first Olympic medals in ice dance for USA since 1976. Teams from Ukraine, France, Canada, Israel, Lithuania, Italy, and Bulgaria were also vying for a medal.

Compulsory dance[edit]

There were a few surprises during the Compulsory Dance, which saw reigning world champions (undefeated this season) Navka / Kostomarov finishing second to the Italian team of Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio. The Italians, who were bronze medalists at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, decided to make a comeback at these Olympic Games and had not competed at any international events since the last Games. They edged the Russians in the technical score and tied them in program components. Bulgaria's Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski were another surprise finishing in third after the CD, followed by Canadians Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon. Reigning world bronze medalists, Ukrainians Elena Grushina / Ruslan Goncharov, finished in fifth. The biggest surprise was the sixth-place finish of Belbin / Agosto, who were originally seen as the main pair who could really challenge the Russian domination of Navka / Kostomarov. The French team of Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder follow, while another team making a comeback, Lithuanians Margarita Drobiazko / Povilas Vanagas, who finished third at the 2006 European Championships, sit in eighth. The Israeli team of Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhnovski found themselves in thirteenth after a fall during a step sequence. The Italian leaders and sixth placed Tanith Belbin / Ben Agosto were separated by just over a point, so the Americans could easily make up that difference.

Original dance[edit]

In the second portion of the dance competition, mistakes prevailed. Navka / Kostomarov did not seem to be affected by this and gave a solid performance to finish first in this portion and overall. Belbin / Agosto gave a crowd-pleasing performance which was placed second by the judges, putting them just over 1 point behind the Russians overall.

CD leaders Fusar-Poli / Margaglio had a very disappointing skate with Margaglio losing his balance causing both to fall. They finished tenth in the OD, keeping them well out of contention for a gold medal with Navka / Kostomarov almost 10 points ahead of them. At the end of the performance, Fusar-Poli gave her partner a withering glare and broke down in tears in the "kiss and cry" area just offstage. They were seventh overall heading into the free dance.

Grushina / Goncharov were good enough to finish third in the OD and overall, while Delobel / Schoenfelder were right behind. Despite troubles on their combination spin, Denkova / Staviski were able to land in the top five. Chait / Sakhnovski finished sixth in the OD and ninth overall, followed by Dubreuil / Lauzon who received a 2-point deduction for a painful fall that required Lauzon to carry his partner off the ice. Drobiazko / Vanagas also received deductions for a fall and for holding a lift for too long.

Free dance[edit]

Dubreuil / Lauzon announced they would withdraw from the free dance portion of the competition after Dubreuil's nasty fall on a rotational lift in the original dance, leaving them out of medal contention. Dubreuil had fallen on her right hip during the original dance, leaving her too badly injured to compete effectively.

Navka / Kostomarov were clearly in a class above their competition. Skating their passionate dance to Carmen, the Russian favorites received the highest technical and program components scores. Finishing behind them in the free dance and fourth overall were Delobel / Schoenfelder, with strong elements as well. Bronze medalists Grushina / Goncharov finished third in the free dance with a clean, yet slow skate. Belbin / Agosto captured the audience's attention with a powerful and exciting skate as they danced to flamenco music, but made tiny mistakes in their final twizzles and step sequence. This put them in fourth for the free dance but second overall. Their silver medal is the first for the Americans in 30 years. Fifth in the free and overall, Denkova / Staviski had strong technical content, but lost two points because of extending one of their lifts. Drobiazko / Vanagas finished sixth in the free, followed by Chait / Sakhnovski, skating to the classic dance music Bolero. Fusar-Poli / Margaglio finished eighth in the free with a solid program, but the most memorable moment of their skate was at the end, when Fusar-Poli fell to her knees in tears, forgiving her partner for the fall in the OD.

Results[edit]

Compulsory dance[edit]

Rank Lady's name Man's name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TI PF IN Deduction StN
1 Barbara Fusar Poli Maurizio Margaglio  Italy 38.78 19.10 19.68 7.75 7.86 7.86 8.07 0 #19
2 Tatiana Navka Roman Kostomarov  Russia 38.20 18.52 19.68 8.00 7.61 7.89 8.04 0 #11
3 Albena Denkova Maxim Staviski  Bulgaria 37.65 18.60 19.05 7.75 7.50 7.64 7.57 0 #16
4 Marie-France Dubreuil Patrice Lauzon  Canada 37.44 18.72 18.72 7.43 7.39 7.54 7.68 0 #20
5 Elena Grushina Ruslan Goncharov  Ukraine 37.39 18.12 19.27 7.71 7.57 7.71 7.89 0 #9
6 Tanith Belbin Benjamin Agosto  United States 37.36 18.29 19.07 7.64 7.54 7.64 7.71 0 #12
7 Isabelle Delobel Olivier Schoenfelder  France 36.44 17.82 18.62 7.46 7.43 7.39 7.50 0 #21
8 Margarita Drobiazko Povilas Vanagas  Lithuania 35.23 17.13 18.10 7.32 7.11 7.29 7.25 0 #2
9 Oksana Domnina Maxim Shabalin  Russia 33.37 17.06 16.31 6.64 6.39 6.46 6.61 0 #6
10 Federica Faiella Massimo Scali  Italy 33.20 16.85 16.35 6.57 6.43 6.57 6.61 0 #10
11 Sinead Kerr John Kerr  Great Britain 31.58 16.01 15.57 6.29 6.11 6.21 6.32 0 #18
12 Megan Wing Aaron Lowe  Canada 31.42 16.27 15.15 6.11 5.96 6.11 6.07 0 #17
13 Galit Chait Sergei Sakhnovski  Israel 31.07 14.80 17.27 7.07 6.79 6.82 6.93 1 #22
14 Jana Khokhlova Sergei Novitski  Russia 30.90 16.18 14.72 5.89 5.71 6.00 6.04 0 #13
15 Melissa Gregory Denis Petukhov  United States 30.51 15.67 14.84 6.04 5.75 5.96 6.04 0 #4
16 Nathalie Pechalat Fabian Bourzat  France 28.59 15.16 13.43 5.46 5.18 5.43 5.43 0 #24
17 Nozomi Watanabe Akiyuki Kido  Japan 27.95 14.71 13.24 5.39 5.14 5.36 5.32 0 #8
18 Jamie Silverstein Ryan O'Meara  United States 27.53 14.76 12.77 5.11 5.04 5.14 5.18 0 #3
19 Nóra Hoffmann Attila Elek  Hungary 27.53 14.37 13.16 5.36 5.11 5.25 5.36 0 #23
20 Kristin Fraser Igor Lukanin  Azerbaijan 27.27 13.84 13.43 5.54 5.14 5.36 5.46 0 #5
21 Alexandra Kauc Michal Zych  Poland 24.93 13.75 11.18 4.54 4.36 4.46 4.54 0 #7
22 Anastasia Grebenkina Vazgen Azrojan  Armenia 24.28 12.75 11.53 4.71 4.46 4.57 4.71 0 #1
23 Julia Golovina Oleg Voiko  Ukraine 23.88 13.00 10.88 4.46 4.14 4.43 4.39 0 #15
24 Alexandra Zaretski Roman Zaretski  Israel 23.51 12.92 10.59 4.32 4.14 4.21 4.25 0 #14

Original dance[edit]

Rank Lady's name Man's name Nation TSS TES PCS SS MO PF CH IT Deduction StN
1 Tatiana Navka Roman Kostomarov  Russia 61.07 30.39 30.68 8.07 7.96 8.11 8.07 8.14 0 #22
2 Tanith Belbin Benjamin Agosto  United States 60.53 30.54 29.99 7.79 7.75 8.00 7.86 8.04 0 #24
3 Elena Grushina Ruslan Goncharov  Ukraine 59.29 29.22 30.07 7.82 7.79 8.07 7.96 7.96 0 #17
4 Isabelle Delobel Olivier Schoenfelder  France 58.34 28.91 29.43 7.82 7.68 7.68 7.71 7.79 0 #18
5 Albena Denkova Maxim Staviski  Bulgaria 55.85 26.62 29.23 7.82 7.68 7.54 7.71 7.68 0 #19
6 Galit Chait Sergei Sakhnovski  Israel 55.65 28.17 27.48 7.29 7.07 7.29 7.29 7.25 0 #14
7 Marie-France Dubreuil Patrice Lauzon  Canada 54.36 27.47 28.89 7.68 7.54 7.39 7.57 7.75 2 #20
8 Margarita Drobiazko Povilas Vanagas  Lithuania 52.79 28.81 26.98 7.18 7.07 6.93 7.14 7.14 3 #15
9 Oksana Domnina Maxim Shabalin  Russia 52.36 26.66 25.70 6.82 6.71 6.82 6.71 6.75 0 #16
10 Barbara Fusar Poli Maurizio Margaglio  Italy 51.73 24.33 29.40 7.71 7.64 7.61 7.89 7.82 2 #23
11 Sinead Kerr John Kerr  Great Britain 50.28 26.03 24.25 6.39 6.18 6.43 6.46 6.46 0 #11
12 Megan Wing Aaron Lowe  Canada 49.17 26.52 22.65 6.04 5.82 6.00 6.00 5.96 0 #1
13 Jana Khokhlova Sergei Novitski  Russia 47.15 25.24 21.91 5.82 5.68 5.89 5.79 5.71 0 #2
14 Melissa Gregory Denis Petukhov  United States 47.00 24.74 22.26 5.89 5.71 5.89 5.93 5.89 0 #4
15 Nozomi Watanabe Akiyuki Kido  Japan 46.59 25.67 20.92 5.68 5.50 5.54 5.50 5.36 0 #13
16 Jamie Silverstein Ryan O'Meara  United States 46.00 25.73 20.27 5.46 5.36 5.29 5.32 5.25 0 #3
17 Nathalie Pechalat Fabian Bourzat  France 44.07 24.30 20.77 5.61 5.46 5.29 5.46 5.46 1 #8
18 Nóra Hoffmann Attila Elek  Hungary 44.04 23.74 20.30 5.43 5.25 5.36 5.36 5.32 0 #10
19 Kristin Fraser Igor Lukanin  Azerbaijan 43.83 23.97 20.86 5.54 5.39 5.57 5.54 5.46 1 #6
20 Anastasia Grebenkina Vazgen Azrojan  Armenia 43.83 24.59 19.24 5.07 4.86 5.18 5.18 5.07 0 #12
21 Federica Faiella Massimo Scali  Italy 43.25 21.92 24.33 6.46 6.32 6.29 6.50 6.43 3 #21
22 Alexandra Kauc Michal Zych  Poland 42.06 23.82 18.24 4.86 4.75 4.82 4.79 4.79 0 #9
23 Alexandra Zaretski Roman Zaretski  Israel 41.21 24.28 16.93 4.61 4.46 4.50 4.54 4.25 0 #5
24 Julia Golovina Oleg Voiko  Ukraine 39.92 23.04 16.88 4.54 4.36 4.57 4.50 4.32 0 #7

Free dance[edit]

Rank Lady's name Man's name Nation TSS TES PCS SS MO PF CH IT Deduction StN
1 Tatiana Navka Roman Kostomarov  Russia 101.37 51.73 49.64 8.25 8.11 8.36 8.32 8.46 0 #21
2 Isabelle Delobel Olivier Schoenfelder  France 99.50 51.43 48.07 8.04 7.93 8.00 8.14 8.00 0 #24
3 Elena Grushina Ruslan Goncharov  Ukraine 99.17 51.40 47.77 7.86 7.86 8.04 8.07 8.07 0 #20
4 Tanith Belbin Benjamin Agosto  United States 98.17 50.24 47.93 7.93 7.93 8.00 8.07 8.07 0 #23
5 Albena Denkova Maxim Staviski  Bulgaria 96.03 51.34 46.69 7.79 7.71 7.75 7.89 7.82 2 #22
6 Margarita Drobiazko Povilas Vanagas  Lithuania 95.19 49.80 45.39 7.54 7.39 7.71 7.57 7.75 0 #16
7 Galit Chait Sergei Sakhnovski  Israel 94.44 49.59 45.85 7.54 7.54 7.75 7.79 7.68 1 #19
8 Barbara Fusar Poli Maurizio Margaglio  Italy 92.95 47.93 46.02 7.54 7.54 7.71 7.89 7.79 1 #17
9 Oksana Domnina Maxim Shabalin  Russia 88.03 47.96 41.07 6.86 6.71 6.96 6.86 6.93 1 #15
10 Federica Faiella Massimo Scali  Italy 87.92 47.87 40.05 6.64 6.57 6.79 6.71 6.75 0 #12
11 Jana Khokhlova Sergei Novitski  Russia 86.43 47.75 38.68 6.43 6.32 6.54 6.54 6.50 0 #14
12 Megan Wing Aaron Lowe  Canada 85.81 48.20 37.61 6.32 6.14 6.36 6.39 6.21 0 #11
13 Sinead Kerr John Kerr  Great Britain 85.57 46.00 39.57 6.61 6.46 6.61 6.71 6.68 0 #13
14 Melissa Gregory Denis Petukhov  United States 81.64 45.17 36.47 6.14 6.04 6.04 6.14 6.04 0 #10
15 Nozomi Watanabe Akiyuki Kido  Japan 78.87 45.77 33.10 5.68 5.39 5.54 5.57 5.46 0 #9
16 Nóra Hoffmann Attila Elek  Hungary 77.90 44.94 32.96 5.57 5.43 5.54 5.50 5.46 0 #8
17 Kristin Fraser Igor Lukanin  Azerbaijan 77.14 45.26 31.88 5.39 5.18 5.39 5.43 5.25 0 #5
18 Jamie Silverstein Ryan O'Meara  United States 76.87 44.60 32.27 5.46 5.29 5.43 5.43 5.32 0 #7
19 Nathalie Pechalat Fabian Bourzat  France 76.65 43.66 33.99 5.71 5.50 5.68 5.79 5.75 1 #6
20 Alexandra Zaretski Roman Zaretski  Israel 71.08 43.90 27.18 4.57 4.39 4.61 4.54 4.64 0 #3
21 Anastasia Grebenkina Vazgen Azrojan  Armenia 69.88 42.14 28.74 4.86 4.68 4.86 4.82 4.79 1 #4
22 Alexandra Kauc Michal Zych  Poland 69.61 41.99 27.62 4.68 4.50 4.71 4.61 4.57 0 #1
23 Julia Golovina Oleg Voiko  Ukraine 64.69 40.26 26.43 4.43 4.39 4.46 4.46 4.29 2 #2

Final standings[edit]

Rank Name Nation Total points CD OD FD
1 Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov  Russia 200.64 2 38.20 1 61.07 1 101.37
2 Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto  United States 196.06 6 37.36 2 60.53 4 98.17
3 Elena Grushina / Ruslan Goncharov  Ukraine 195.85 5 37.39 3 59.29 3 99.17
4 Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder  France 194.28 7 36.44 4 58.34 2 99.50
5 Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski  Bulgaria 189.53 3 37.65 5 55.85 5 96.03
6 Barbara Fusar-Poli / Maurizio Margaglio  Italy 183.46 1 38.78 10 51.73 8 92.95
7 Margarita Drobiazko / Povilas Vanagas  Lithuania 183.21 8 35.23 8 52.79 6 95.19
8 Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhnovski  Israel 181.16 13 31.07 6 55.65 7 94.44
9 Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin  Russia 173.76 9 33.37 9 52.36 9 88.03
10 Sinead Kerr / John Kerr  Great Britain 167.43 11 31.58 11 50.28 13 85.57
11 Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe  Canada 166.40 12 31.42 12 49.17 12 85.81
12 Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski  Russia 164.48 14 30.90 13 47.15 11 86.43
13 Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali  Italy 164.37 10 33.20 21 43.25 10 87.92
14 Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov  United States 159.15 15 30.51 14 47.00 14 81.64
15 Nozomi Watanabe / Akiyuki Kido  Japan 153.41 17 27.95 15 46.59 15 78.87
16 Jamie Silverstein / Ryan O'Meara  United States 150.40 18 27.53 16 46.00 18 76.87
17 Nóra Hoffmann / Attila Elek  Hungary 149.47 19 27.53 18 44.04 16 77.90
18 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat  France 149.31 16 28.59 17 44.07 19 76.65
19 Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin  Azerbaijan 148.24 20 27.27 19 43.83 17 77.14
20 Anastasia Grebenkina / Vazgen Azrojan  Armenia 137.99 22 24.28 20 43.83 21 69.88
21 Alexandra Kauc / Michał Zych  Poland 136.60 21 24.93 22 42.06 22 69.61
22 Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski  Israel 135.80 24 23.51 23 41.21 20 71.08
23 Julia Golovina / Oleg Voiko  Ukraine 128.49 23 23.88 24 39.92 23 64.69
WD Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon  Canada 4 37.44 7 54.36
  • WD = Withdrawn

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