Figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Figure Skating
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueGangneung Ice Arena
Dates9–23 February
No. of events5 (1 men, 1 women, 3 mixed)
Competitors153 (76 men, 77 women) from 32 nations
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Figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea. The five events took place between 9 and 23 February 2018.[1]

Qualification[edit]

A total of 148 quota spots were available to athletes to compete at the games. Each NOC could enter a maximum of 18 athletes, with a maximum of nine men or nine women. An additional six quota spots were made available for the team event. A further ten team trophy quotas (two in each discipline) were distributed to countries who qualified for the team event but not the discipline itself. This meant up to a maximum of 158 athletes could participate.[2]

Competition schedule[edit]

The following was the competition schedule for all five events.[3] Sessions that included the event finals are shown in bold.

All times are (UTC+9).

Date Time Event
9 February 10:00 Team event (men's short)
Team event (pair short)
11 February 10:00 Team event (ice dance short)
Team event (ladies' short)
Team event (pair free)
12 February 10:00 Team event (men's free)
Team event (ladies' free)
Team event (ice dance free)
14 February 10:00 Pair skating (short)
15 February 10:30 Pair skating (free)
16 February 10:00 Men's singles (short)
17 February 10:00 Men's singles (free)
19 February 10:00 Ice dance (short)
20 February 10:00 Ice dance (free)
21 February 10:00 Ladies' singles (short)
23 February 10:00 Ladies' singles (free)
25 February 9:30 Gala exhibition

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Canada (CAN)2024
2 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)1203
3 Japan (JPN)1102
4 Germany (GER)1001
5 China (CHN)0101
 France (FRA)0101
7 United States (USA)0022
8 Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (8 nations)55515

Events[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles[4]
details
Yuzuru Hanyu
 Japan
317.85 Shoma Uno
 Japan
306.90 Javier Fernández
 Spain
305.24
Ladies' singles[5]
details
Alina Zagitova
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
239.57 Evgenia Medvedeva
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
238.26 Kaetlyn Osmond
 Canada
231.02
Pair skating[6]
details
 Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot (GER) 235.90  Sui Wenjing / Han Cong (CHN) 235.47  Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford (CAN) 230.15
Ice dance[7]
details
 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (CAN) 206.07 WR  Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron (FRA) 205.28  Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani (USA) 192.59
Team[8]
details
 Canada (CAN)
Patrick Chan
Kaetlyn Osmond*
Gabrielle Daleman**
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir

73  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)
Mikhail Kolyada
Evgenia Medvedeva*
Alina Zagitova**
Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov*
Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert**
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
66  United States (USA)
Nathan Chen*
Adam Rippon**
Bradie Tennell*
Mirai Nagasu**
Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
62

* Skaters who only competed in the short program/dance.
** Skaters who only competed in the free program/dance.

Entries[edit]

Countries began announcing their entries in 2017. The International Skating Union published the complete list on 30 January 2018.

Country Men[9] Ladies[10] Pairs[11] Ice dance[12]
 Australia[13] Brendan Kerry Kailani Craine Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor
 Austria[14] Miriam Ziegler / Severin Kiefer
 Belgium[15] Jorik Hendrickx Loena Hendrickx
 Brazil[16] Isadora Williams
 Canada[17] Patrick Chan
Keegan Messing
Larkyn Austman
Gabrielle Daleman
Kaetlyn Osmond
Megan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro
Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
 China Jin Boyang[18]
Yan Han[19]
Li Xiangning[20] Peng Cheng / Jin Yang
Sui Wenjing / Han Cong[18]
Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao
Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu[21]
 Czech Republic[22] Michal Březina Anna Dušková / Martin Bidař Cortney Mansour / Michal Češka
 Finland[23] Emmi Peltonen
 France[24][25] Chafik Besseghier Maé-Bérénice Méité Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron
Marie-Jade Lauriault / Romain Le Gac
 Georgia[26] Moris Kvitelashvili
 Germany[27] Paul Fentz Nicole Schott Annika Hocke / Ruben Blommaert
Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot
Kavita Lorenz / Joti Polizoakis
 Great Britain[28] Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland
 Hungary[29] Ivett Tóth
 Israel[30] Oleksii Bychenko
Daniel Samohin
Aimee Buchanan (team event only)[31] Paige Conners / Evgeni Krasnopolski Adel Tankova / Ronald Zilberberg
 Italy[32] Matteo Rizzo Carolina Kostner
Giada Russo
Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise
Valentina Marchei / Ondrej Hotarek
Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte
Charlene Guignard / Marco Fabbri
 Japan[33] Yuzuru Hanyu
Keiji Tanaka
Shoma Uno
Satoko Miyahara
Kaori Sakamoto
Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed
 Kazakhstan[34] Denis Ten Aiza Mambekova
Elizabet Tursynbayeva
 Latvia[35] Deniss Vasiļjevs Diāna Ņikitina
 Malaysia[36] Julian Yee
 North Korea[37] Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik
 Olympic Athletes from Russia[38][39] Mikhail Kolyada
Dmitri Aliev
Alina Zagitova
Evgenia Medvedeva
Maria Sotskova
Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov
Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov
Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
Tiffany Zahorski / Jonathan Guerreiro
 Philippines[40] Michael Christian Martinez
 Poland[41] Natalia Kaliszek / Maksym Spodyriev
 Slovakia[42] Nicole Rajičová Lucie Myslivečková / Lukáš Csölley
 South Korea[43] Cha Jun-hwan Choi Da-bin
Kim Ha-nul
Kim Kyu-eun / Alex Kangchan Kam Yura Min / Alexander Gamelin
 Spain[44] Javier Fernández
Felipe Montoya
Sara Hurtado / Kirill Khaliavin
 Sweden[45] Anita Östlund
 Switzerland[46] Alexia Paganini
 Turkey[47] Alisa Agafonova / Alper Uçar
 Ukraine[48] Yaroslav Paniot Anna Khnychenkova Oleksandra Nazarova / Maxim Nikitin
 United States[49] Nathan Chen
Adam Rippon
Vincent Zhou
Karen Chen
Mirai Nagasu
Bradie Tennell
Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim Madison Chock / Evan Bates
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
 Uzbekistan Misha Ge[50]

Records and firsts[edit]

The following new ISU best scores were set during this competition.

Event Date Component Skater(s) Country Score Ref
Team event 11 February Short program Evgenia Medvedeva  Olympic Athletes from Russia 81.06 [55]
Pair skating 15 February Free skating Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot  Germany 159.31 [56]
Ice dance 19 February Short dance Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 83.67 [57]
20 February Free dance Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron  France 123.35 [58]
20 February Combined total Gabriella Papadakis / Guillaume Cizeron  France 205.28 [59]
20 February Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada 206.07 [58]
Ladies' singles 21 February Short program Evgenia Medvedeva  Olympic Athletes from Russia 81.61
21 February Alina Zagitova  Olympic Athletes from Russia 82.92

Participating nations[edit]

The following National Olympic Committees earned spots to compete. 153 athletes from 32 nations were expected to participate, with number of athletes in parentheses. Malaysia made their Olympic debuts in the sport.[60][61][62][63]

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