Figure skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics – Pair skating

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Pairs skating
at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games
VenueGangneung Ice Arena
Gangneung, South Korea
Dates14–15 February
Competitors44 from 14 nations
Winning score235.90
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Aliona Savchenko
Bruno Massot
 Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sui Wenjing
Han Cong
 China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Meagan Duhamel
Eric Radford
 Canada
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The pairs figure skating competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics was held at the Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea.[1] The short program was held on 14 February and the free skating on 15 February 2018.[2][3] Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot became Olympic champions after finishing fourth in the short program and setting a record with their score in the free program. Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, leading after the short program, made a couple of mistakes in the free program and won silver. Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford were third.[4] This was the second Olympics since 1964 that a Soviet or Russian pair did not win a medal.

Records[edit]

For a complete list of figure skating records, see list of highest scores in figure skating.

The following new best score was set during this competition:

Component Skaters Score Date Ref
Free skating  Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot (GER) 159.31 15 February 2018 [5]

Qualification[edit]

A total of 22 teams qualified to compete for the event, with each country allowed to only enter a maximum of three. Originally only 20 spots were available, but due to the invitation of the North and South Korean teams, the quota jumped to 22. 16 quotas were handed out during the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships and four were given out at the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy. Each country decided the entry of its teams, and athletes winning the quota were not necessarily granted the right to compete. The South Korean were given an additional quota as host nation, after they failed to qualify through the World Championships or Nebelhorn Trophy.[6] North Korea, who originally qualified at the Nebelhorn Trophy, did not register its athletes in time. However, after the country agreed to participate in the games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) allowed the pair to compete.[7] All pairs competing must have met the minimum total elements score, which does not include component scores. For the short program this was 20.00 and the free skate 36.00.[8]

Schedule[edit]

All times are (UTC+9).

Date Time Round
14 February 10:00[2] Short program
15 February 10:30[2] Free skating

Results[edit]

Short program[edit]

The short program was held on 14 February.[2][9]

Pl. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CH IN Ded StN
1 Sui Wenjing / Han Cong  China 82.39 44.49 37.90 9.36 9.32 9.61 9.50 9.57 0.00 17
2 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov  Olympic Athletes from Russia 81.68 43.97 37.71 9.46 9.25 9.54 9.50 9.39 0.00 22
3 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada 76.82 41.26 35.56 8.89 8.64 8.89 9.00 9.04 0.00 19
4 Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot  Germany 76.59 39.16 37.43 9.29 9.18 9.32 9.46 9.54 0.00 21
5 Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao  China 75.58 42.10 33.48 8.39 8.29 8.46 8.50 8.21 0.00 12
6 Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès  France 75.34 40.67 34.67 8.64 8.43 8.89 8.68 8.71 0.00 15
7 Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek  Italy 74.50 40.36 34.14 8.32 8.29 8.68 8.68 8.71 0.00 18
8 Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert  Olympic Athletes from Russia 74.35 40.13 34.22 8.68 8.25 8.64 8.57 8.64 0.00 20
9 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise  Italy 74.00 40.41 33.59 8.43 8.25 8.46 8.46 8.39 0.00 16
10 Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov  Olympic Athletes from Russia 70.52 38.93 31.59 7.89 7.71 8.00 7.96 7.93 0.00 7
11 Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik  North Korea 69.40 38.79 30.61 7.61 7.36 7.86 7.71 7.71 0.00 10
12 Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau  Canada 67.52 35.63 31.89 7.96 7.79 8.04 8.04 8.04 0.00 14
13 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro  Canada 65.68 34.46 31.22 7.89 7.64 7.68 7.96 7.86 0.00 11
14 Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim  United States 65.55 34.18 31.37 7.96 7.54 7.82 7.89 8.00 0.00 13
15 Anna Dušková / Martin Bidař  Czech Republic 63.25 34.62 28.63 7.18 7.04 7.11 7.29 7.18 0.00 6
16 Annika Hocke / Ruben Blommaert  Germany 63.04 34.61 28.43 7.11 6.96 7.18 7.11 7.18 0.00 8
Did not advance to free skating
17 Peng Cheng / Jin Yang  China 62.61 33.50 30.11 7.64 7.46 7.50 7.61 7.43 -1.00 9
18 Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor  Australia 61.55 34.70 26.85 7.00 6.64 6.75 6.71 6.46 0.00 2
19 Paige Conners / Evgeni Krasnopolski  Israel 60.35 34.26 26.09 6.54 6.32 6.68 6.57 6.50 0.00 4
20 Miriam Ziegler / Severin Kiefer  Austria 58.80 31.71 28.09 7.07 6.93 6.96 7.07 7.07 -1.00 5
21 Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara  Japan 57.74 32.89 24.85 6.39 5.96 6.29 6.25 6.18 0.00 3
22 Kim Kyu-eun / Alex Kang-chan Kam  South Korea 42.93 21.04 22.89 6.04 5.54 5.57 5.79 5.68 -1.00 1

  • Notes:
  • WR - World record
  • TSS - Total Segment Score; TES - Technical Element Score; PCS - Program Component Score
  • SS - Skating Skills; TR - Transitions; PE - Performance/Execution
  • CH - Choreography; IN - Interpretation; Ded - Deduction; StN - Starting Number

Free skating[edit]

The free skating was held on 15 February.[2][10]

Pl. Name Nation TSS TES PCS SS TR PE CH IN Ded StN
1 Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot  Germany 159.31 WR 82.07 77.24 9.57 9.46 9.82 9.64 9.79 0.00 13
2 Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada 153.33 79.86 73.47 9.21 9.04 9.32 9.21 9.14 0.00 14
3 Sui Wenjing / Han Cong  China 153.08 76.29 76.79 9.57 9.46 9.54 9.71 9.71 0.00 15
4 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov  Olympic Athletes from Russia 143.25 70.08 74.17 9.54 9.18 9.14 9.32 9.18 -1.00 16
5 Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès  France 143.19 71.59 71.60 8.96 8.82 8.93 9.04 9.00 0.00 11
6 Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek  Italy 142.09 73.94 68.15 8.39 8.32 8.64 8.57 8.68 0.00 9
7 Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert  Olympic Athletes from Russia 138.53 70.36 68.17 8.54 8.25 8.57 8.61 8.64 0.00 10
8 Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau  Canada 136.50 71.28 65.22 8.11 7.93 8.25 8.18 8.29 0.00 5
9 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro  Canada 132.43 70.42 62.01 7.82 7.50 7.86 7.79 7.79 0.00 1
10 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise  Italy 128.74 64.60 65.14 8.18 8.00 8.07 8.25 8.21 -1.00 7
11 Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao  China 128.52 62.98 67.54 8.68 8.43 8.21 8.57 8.32 -2.00 12
12 Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik  North Korea 124.23 63.65 60.58 7.68 7.29 7.71 7.61 7.57 0.00 6
13 Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov  Olympic Athletes from Russia 123.93 62.17 63.76 8.04 7.82 7.71 8.21 8.07 -2.00 8
14 Anna Dušková / Martin Bidař  Czech Republic 123.08 64.34 58.74 7.43 7.39 7.21 7.36 7.32 0.00 3
15 Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim  United States 120.27 60.57 60.70 7.68 7.54 7.43 7.75 7.54 -1.00 2
16 Annika Hocke / Ruben Blommaert  Germany 108.94 53.79 55.15 6.93 6.82 6.79 7.00 6.93 0.00 4

  • Notes:
  • TSS - Total Segment Score; TES - Technical Element Score; PCS - Program Component Score
  • SS - Skating Skills; TR - Transitions; PE - Performance/Execution
  • CH - Choreography; IN - Interpretation; Ded - Deduction; StN - Starting Number

Overall[edit]

The skaters are ranked according to their overall score.

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1st, gold medalist(s) Aliona Savchenko / Bruno Massot  Germany 235.90 76.59 4 159.31 1
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sui Wenjing / Han Cong  China 235.47 82.39 1 153.08 3
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada 230.15 76.82 3 153.33 2
4 Evgenia Tarasova / Vladimir Morozov  Olympic Athletes from Russia 224.93 81.68 2 143.25 4
5 Vanessa James / Morgan Ciprès  France 218.53 75.34 6 143.19 5
6 Valentina Marchei / Ondřej Hotárek  Italy 216.59 74.50 7 142.09 6
7 Natalia Zabiiako / Alexander Enbert  Olympic Athletes from Russia 212.88 74.35 8 138.53 7
8 Yu Xiaoyu / Zhang Hao  China 204.10 75.58 5 128.52 11
9 Julianne Séguin / Charlie Bilodeau  Canada 204.02 67.52 12 136.50 8
10 Nicole Della Monica / Matteo Guarise  Italy 202.74 74.00 9 128.74 10
11 Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro  Canada 198.11 65.68 13 132.43 9
12 Kristina Astakhova / Alexei Rogonov  Olympic Athletes from Russia 194.45 70.52 10 123.93 13
13 Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik  North Korea 193.63 69.40 11 124.23 12
14 Anna Dušková / Martin Bidař  Czech Republic 186.33 63.25 15 123.08 14
15 Alexa Scimeca Knierim / Chris Knierim  United States 185.82 65.55 14 120.27 15
16 Annika Hocke / Ruben Blommaert  Germany 171.98 63.04 16 108.94 16
Did not advance to free skating
17 Peng Cheng / Jin Yang  China 62.61 17
18 Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya / Harley Windsor  Australia 61.55 18
19 Paige Conners / Evgeni Krasnopolski  Israel 60.35 19
20 Miriam Ziegler / Severin Kiefer  Austria 58.80 20
21 Miu Suzaki / Ryuichi Kihara  Japan 57.74 21
22 Kim Kyu-eun / Alex Kang-chan Kam  South Korea 42.93 22

TP - Total points; SP - Short program; FS - Free skating

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Venues". www.pyeongchang2018.com/. Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Schedule". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  3. ^ Start list
  4. ^ Longman, Jeré (15 February 2018). "Germans Unexpectedly Win Olympic Pairs Figure Skating". New York Times. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. ^ Tetrault-Farber, Gabrielle; Lies, Elaine (15 February 2018). "Figure Skating: Record-breaking German pair soar to stunning gold". Reuters. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Qualification Systems for XXIII Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018, Figure skating". International Skating Union (ISU). 17 May 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  7. ^ Butler, Nick (20 January 2018). "Twenty-two North Koreans to compete at Pyeongchang 2018". Insidethegames.biz. Dunsar Media. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Extract from ISU Communication 2097". www.iceskating.org.uk/. National Ice Skating Association (UK). Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  9. ^ Short program results
  10. ^ Free skating results