List of Olympic medalists in figure skating

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the most decorated Olympic figure skaters with 3 gold and 2 silver medals.

Figure skating has been part of the Olympic Games since 1908 and has been included in 25 Olympic Games. There have been 271 medals (91 gold, 90 silver, and 90 bronze) awarded to figure skaters representing 29 representing National Olympic Committees. Six events have been contested but one, men's special figures, was discontinued after a single Olympics.

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the only figure skaters to win five Olympic medals (3 gold, 2 silver). Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström (3 gold, 1 silver) and Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko (2 gold, 2 silver) each have four medals. Seventeen figure skaters have won three medals.

The only skaters with three consecutive titles are Grafström in men's singles, Sonja Henie (Norway) in ladies' singles, and Irina Rodnina (Soviet Union) in pairs. Sixteen figure skaters have earned two golds within the same discipline and five skaters have earned gold in two separate Olympic events.

On two occasions, there has been a podium sweep. Russian figure skaters hold the unique record for earning gold medals in all six Olympic figure skating events. Three skaters won Olympic medals in multiple figure skating disciplines.

Medalists[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

A male figure skater poses for a shot at an indoor ice rink; the background is very blurred.
Ulrich Salchow of Sweden, creator of the Salchow jump, was the first Olympic champion in men's figure skating.
A blond male figure skater dressed in a black suit with glitters moves around on an ice rink.
Russian Evgeni Plushenko won the 2006 singles title with a world record score.[1]
2014 Winter Olympics men's singles medalists, from left to right: Patrick Chan (silver), Yuzuru Hanyu (gold), and Denis Ten (bronze).
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London
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Ulrich Salchow
 Sweden
Richard Johansson
 Sweden
Per Thorén
 Sweden
1912 Stockholm not included in the Olympic program
1920 Antwerp
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Gillis Grafström
 Sweden
Andreas Krogh
 Norway
Martin Stixrud
 Norway
1924 Chamonix
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Gillis Grafström
 Sweden
Willy Böckl
 Austria
Georges Gautschi
 Switzerland
1928 St. Moritz
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Gillis Grafström
 Sweden
Willy Böckl
 Austria
Robert van Zeebroeck
 Belgium
1932 Lake Placid
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Karl Schäfer
 Austria
Gillis Grafström
 Sweden
Montgomery Wilson
 Canada
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Karl Schäfer
 Austria
Ernst Baier
 Germany
Felix Kaspar
 Austria
1948 St. Moritz
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Dick Button
 United States
Hans Gerschwiler
 Switzerland
Edi Rada
 Austria
1952 Oslo
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Dick Button
 United States
Helmut Seibt
 Austria
James Grogan
 United States
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
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Hayes Alan Jenkins
 United States
Ronnie Robertson
 United States
David Jenkins
 United States
1960 Squaw Valley
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David Jenkins
 United States
Karol Divín
 Czechoslovakia
Donald Jackson
 Canada
1964 Innsbruck
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Manfred Schnelldorfer
 United Team of Germany
Alain Calmat
 France
Scott Allen
 United States
1968 Grenoble
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Wolfgang Schwarz
 Austria
Timothy Wood
 United States
Patrick Péra
 France
1972 Sapporo
details
Ondrej Nepela
 Czechoslovakia
Sergei Chetverukhin
 Soviet Union
Patrick Péra
 France
1976 Innsbruck
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John Curry
 Great Britain
Vladimir Kovalev
 Soviet Union
Toller Cranston
 Canada
1980 Lake Placid
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Robin Cousins
 Great Britain
Jan Hoffmann
 East Germany
Charles Tickner
 United States
1984 Sarajevo
details
Scott Hamilton
 United States
Brian Orser
 Canada
Jozef Sabovčík
 Czechoslovakia
1988 Calgary
details
Brian Boitano
 United States
Brian Orser
 Canada
Viktor Petrenko
 Soviet Union
1992 Albertville
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Viktor Petrenko
 Unified Team
Paul Wylie
 United States
Petr Barna
 Czechoslovakia
1994 Lillehammer
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Alexei Urmanov
 Russia
Elvis Stojko
 Canada
Philippe Candeloro
 France
1998 Nagano
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Ilia Kulik
 Russia
Elvis Stojko
 Canada
Philippe Candeloro
 France
2002 Salt Lake City
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Alexei Yagudin
 Russia
Evgeni Plushenko
 Russia
Timothy Goebel
 United States
2006 Torino
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Evgeni Plushenko
 Russia
Stéphane Lambiel
 Switzerland
Jeffrey Buttle
 Canada
2010 Vancouver
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Evan Lysacek
 United States
Evgeni Plushenko
 Russia
Daisuke Takahashi
 Japan
2014 Sochi
details
Yuzuru Hanyu
 Japan
Patrick Chan
 Canada
Denis Ten
 Kazakhstan
2018 Pyeongchang
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Yuzuru Hanyu
 Japan
Shoma Uno
 Japan
Javier Fernández
 Spain

Men's special figures[edit]

A male figure skater poses with crossed arms for a shot at an indoor ice rink; the background is very blurred.
Nikolai Panin of Russia, the sole winner of the special figures event

Men's special figures was only included in one Olympic Games before being discontinued. The sole winner of the event was Russian Nikolai Panin, who gave his country its first ever Olympic gold medal.[2]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London
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Nikolai Panin
 Russian Empire
Arthur Cumming
 Great Britain
Geoffrey Hall-Say
 Great Britain

Ladies' singles[edit]

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Norwegian Sonja Henie holds the record of three consecutive victories in the ladies' individual event (1928–1936).
A young smiling woman wearing a traditional Spanish flamenco dress and head gear, and executing the typical flamenco posture.
East Germany's Katarina Witt won the 1988 ladies' singles gold medal, becoming the second female figure skater to win back-to-back Olympic titles.
Yuna Kim won the ladies' title in 2010 with world record scores for the short program, free skating and overall total.
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London
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Madge Syers
 Great Britain
Elsa Rendschmidt
 Germany
Dorothy Greenhough-Smith
 Great Britain
1920 Antwerp
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Magda Julin
 Sweden
Svea Norén
 Sweden
Theresa Weld
 United States
1924 Chamonix
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Herma Szabo
 Austria
Beatrix Loughran
 United States
Ethel Muckelt
 Great Britain
1928 St. Moritz
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Sonja Henie
 Norway
Fritzi Burger
 Austria
Beatrix Loughran
 United States
1932 Lake Placid
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Sonja Henie
 Norway
Fritzi Burger
 Austria
Maribel Vinson
 United States
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Sonja Henie
 Norway
Cecilia Colledge
 Great Britain
Vivi-Anne Hultén
 Sweden
1948 St. Moritz
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Barbara Ann Scott
 Canada
Eva Pawlik
 Austria
Jeannette Altwegg
 Great Britain
1952 Oslo
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Jeannette Altwegg
 Great Britain
Tenley Albright
 United States
Jacqueline du Bief
 France
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
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Tenley Albright
 United States
Carol Heiss
 United States
Ingrid Wendl
 Austria
1960 Squaw Valley
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Carol Heiss
 United States
Sjoukje Dijkstra
 Netherlands
Barbara Roles
 United States
1964 Innsbruck
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Sjoukje Dijkstra
 Netherlands
Regine Heitzer
 Austria
Petra Burka
 Canada
1968 Grenoble
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Peggy Fleming
 United States
Gabriele Seyfert
 East Germany
Hana Mašková
 Czechoslovakia
1972 Sapporo
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Beatrix Schuba
 Austria
Karen Magnussen
 Canada
Janet Lynn
 United States
1976 Innsbruck
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Dorothy Hamill
 United States
Dianne de Leeuw
 Netherlands
Christine Errath
 East Germany
1980 Lake Placid
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Anett Pötzsch
 East Germany
Linda Fratianne
 United States
Dagmar Lurz
 West Germany
1984 Sarajevo
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Katarina Witt
 East Germany
Rosalynn Sumners
 United States
Kira Ivanova
 Soviet Union
1988 Calgary
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Katarina Witt
 East Germany
Elizabeth Manley
 Canada
Debi Thomas
 United States
1992 Albertville
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Kristi Yamaguchi
 United States
Midori Ito
 Japan
Nancy Kerrigan
 United States
1994 Lillehammer
details
Oksana Baiul
 Ukraine
Nancy Kerrigan
 United States
Chen Lu
 China
1998 Nagano
details
Tara Lipinski
 United States
Michelle Kwan
 United States
Chen Lu
 China
2002 Salt Lake City
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Sarah Hughes
 United States
Irina Slutskaya
 Russia
Michelle Kwan
 United States
2006 Torino
details
Shizuka Arakawa
 Japan
Sasha Cohen
 United States
Irina Slutskaya
 Russia
2010 Vancouver
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Yuna Kim
 South Korea
Mao Asada
 Japan
Joannie Rochette
 Canada
2014 Sochi
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Adelina Sotnikova
 Russia
Yuna Kim
 South Korea
Carolina Kostner
 Italy
2018 Pyeongchang
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Alina Zagitova
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
Evgenia Medvedeva
 Olympic Athletes from Russia
Kaetlyn Osmond
 Canada

Pairs[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London
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 Anna Hübler
and Heinrich Burger (GER)
 Phyllis Johnson
and James H. Johnson (GBR)
 Madge Syers
and Edgar Syers (GBR)
1912 Stockholm not included in the Olympic program
1920 Antwerp
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 Ludowika Jakobsson
and Walter Jakobsson (FIN)
 Alexia Bryn
and Yngvar Bryn (NOR)
 Phyllis Johnson
and Basil Williams (GBR)
1924 Chamonix
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 Helene Engelmann
and Alfred Berger (AUT)
 Ludowika Jakobsson
and Walter Jakobsson (FIN)
 Andrée Joly
and Pierre Brunet (FRA)
1928 St. Moritz
details
 Andrée Joly
and Pierre Brunet (FRA)
 Lilly Scholz
and Otto Kaiser (AUT)
 Melitta Brunner
and Ludwig Wrede (AUT)
1932 Lake Placid
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 Andrée Brunet
and Pierre Brunet (FRA)
 Beatrix Loughran
and Sherwin Badger (USA)
 Emília Rotter
and László Szollás (HUN)
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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 Maxi Herber
and Ernst Baier (GER)
 Ilse Pausin
and Erik Pausin (AUT)
 Emília Rotter
and László Szollás (HUN)
1948 St. Moritz
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 Micheline Lannoy
and Pierre Baugniet (BEL)
 Andrea Kékesy
and Ede Király (HUN)
 Suzanne Morrow
and Wallace Diestelmeyer (CAN)
1952 Oslo
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 Ria Falk
and Paul Falk (GER)
 Karol Kennedy
and Peter Kennedy (USA)
 Marianna Nagy
and László Nagy (HUN)
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
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 Sissy Schwarz
and Kurt Oppelt (AUT)
 Frances Dafoe
and Norris Bowden (CAN)
 Marianna Nagy
and László Nagy (HUN)
1960 Squaw Valley
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 Barbara Wagner
and Robert Paul (CAN)
 Marika Kilius
and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler (EUA)
 Nancy Ludington
and Ronald Ludington (USA)
1964 Innsbruck
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 Ludmila Belousova
and Oleg Protopopov (URS)
 Marika Kilius
and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler (EUA)
 Debbi Wilkes
and Guy Revell (CAN)[a]
 Vivian Joseph
and Ronald Joseph (USA)
1968 Grenoble
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 Ludmila Belousova
and Oleg Protopopov (URS)
 Tatyana Zhuk
and Aleksandr Gorelik (URS)
 Margot Glockshuber
and Wolfgang Danne (FRG)
1972 Sapporo
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 Irina Rodnina
and Alexei Ulanov (URS)
 Lyudmila Smirnova
and Andrei Suraikin (URS)
 Manuela Groß
and Uwe Kagelmann (GDR)
1976 Innsbruck
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 Irina Rodnina
and Alexander Zaitsev (URS)
 Romy Kermer
and Rolf Österreich (GDR)
 Manuela Groß
and Uwe Kagelmann (GDR)
1980 Lake Placid
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 Irina Rodnina
and Alexander Zaitsev (URS)
 Marina Cherkasova
and Sergei Shakhrai (URS)
 Manuela Mager
and Uwe Bewersdorf (GDR)
1984 Sarajevo
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 Elena Valova
and Oleg Vasiliev (URS)
 Kitty Carruthers
and Peter Carruthers (USA)
 Larisa Selezneva
and Oleg Makarov (URS)
1988 Calgary
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 Ekaterina Gordeeva
and Sergei Grinkov (URS)
 Elena Valova
and Oleg Vasiliev (URS)
 Jill Watson
and Peter Oppegard (USA)
1992 Albertville
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 Natalia Mishkutenok
and Artur Dmitriev (EUN)
 Elena Bechke
and Denis Petrov (EUN)
 Isabelle Brasseur
and Lloyd Eisler (CAN)
1994 Lillehammer
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 Ekaterina Gordeeva
and Sergei Grinkov (RUS)
 Natalia Mishkutenok
and Artur Dmitriev (RUS)
 Isabelle Brasseur
and Lloyd Eisler (CAN)
1998 Nagano
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 Oksana Kazakova
and Artur Dmitriev (RUS)
 Elena Berezhnaya
and Anton Sikharulidze (RUS)
 Mandy Wötzel
and Ingo Steuer (GER)
2002 Salt Lake City
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 Elena Berezhnaya
and Anton Sikharulidze (RUS)
 Jamie Salé
and David Pelletier (CAN)
None awarded[b]  Shen Xue
and Zhao Hongbo (CHN)
2006 Torino
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 Tatiana Totmianina
and Maxim Marinin (RUS)
 Zhang Dan
and Zhang Hao (CHN)
 Shen Xue
and Zhao Hongbo (CHN)
2010 Vancouver
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 Shen Xue
and Zhao Hongbo (CHN)
 Pang Qing
and Tong Jian (CHN)
 Aliona Savchenko
and Robin Szolkowy (GER)
2014 Sochi
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 Tatiana Volosozhar
and Maxim Trankov (RUS)
 Ksenia Stolbova
and Fedor Klimov (RUS)
 Aliona Savchenko
and Robin Szolkowy (GER)
2018 Pyeongchang
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 Aliona Savchenko
and Bruno Massot (GER)
 Sui Wenjing
and Han Cong (CHN)
 Meagan Duhamel
and Eric Radford (CAN)

Ice dance[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1976 Innsbruck
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 Lyudmila Pakhomova
and Aleksandr Gorshkov (URS)
 Irina Moiseyeva
and Andrei Minenkov (URS)
 Colleen O'Connor
and James Millns (USA)
1980 Lake Placid
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 Natalia Linichuk
and Gennadi Karponossov (URS)
 Krisztina Regőczy
and András Sallay (HUN)
 Irina Moiseyeva
and Andrei Minenkov (URS)
1984 Sarajevo
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 Jayne Torvill
and Christopher Dean (GBR)
 Natalia Bestemianova
and Andrei Bukin (URS)
 Marina Klimova
and Sergei Ponomarenko (URS)
1988 Calgary
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 Natalia Bestemianova
and Andrei Bukin (URS)
 Marina Klimova
and Sergei Ponomarenko (URS)
 Tracy Wilson
and Robert McCall (CAN)
1992 Albertville
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 Marina Klimova
and Sergei Ponomarenko (EUN)
 Isabelle Duchesnay
and Paul Duchesnay (FRA)
 Maya Usova
and Alexander Zhulin (EUN)
1994 Lillehammer
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 Oksana Grishuk
and Evgeny Platov (RUS)
 Maya Usova
and Alexander Zhulin (RUS)
 Jayne Torvill
and Christopher Dean (GBR)
1998 Nagano
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 Oksana Grishuk
and Evgeny Platov (RUS)
 Anjelika Krylova
and Oleg Ovsyannikov (RUS)
 Marina Anissina
and Gwendal Peizerat (FRA)
2002 Salt Lake City
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 Marina Anissina
and Gwendal Peizerat (FRA)
 Irina Lobacheva
and Ilia Averbukh (RUS)
 Barbara Fusar-Poli
and Maurizio Margaglio (ITA)
2006 Torino
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 Tatiana Navka
and Roman Kostomarov (RUS)
 Tanith Belbin
and Benjamin Agosto (USA)
 Elena Grushina
and Ruslan Goncharov (UKR)
2010 Vancouver
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 Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir (CAN)
 Meryl Davis
and Charlie White (USA)
 Oksana Domnina
and Maxim Shabalin (RUS)
2014 Sochi
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 Meryl Davis
and Charlie White (USA)
 Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir (CAN)
 Elena Ilinykh
and Nikita Katsalapov (RUS)
2018 Pyeongchang
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 Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir (CAN)
 Gabriella Papadakis
and Guillaume Cizeron (FRA)
 Maia Shibutani
and Alex Shibutani (USA)

Team event[edit]

The team event is the newest Olympic figure skating event, first contested in the 2014 Games. It combines the four Olympic figure skating disciplines (men's singles, ladies' singles, pairs, and ice dance) into a single event; gold is awarded to the team that earns the most placement points.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
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 Russia (RUS)
Evgeni Plushenko
Yulia Lipnitskaya
Ksenia Stolbova
Fedor Klimov
Elena Ilinykh
Nikita Katsalapov
Tatiana Volosozhar
Maxim Trankov
Ekaterina Bobrova
Dmitri Soloviev
 Canada (CAN)
Patrick Chan
Kevin Reynolds
Kaetlyn Osmond
Meagan Duhamel
Eric Radford
Kirsten Moore-Towers
Dylan Moscovitch
Tessa Virtue
Scott Moir
 United States (USA)
Jeremy Abbott
Jason Brown
Ashley Wagner
Gracie Gold
Marissa Castelli
Simon Shnapir
Meryl Davis
Charlie White
2018 Pyeongchang
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 Canada (CAN)
Patrick Chan
Kaetlyn Osmond
Gabrielle Daleman
Meagan Duhamel
Eric Radford
Tessa Virtue
Scott Moir
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)
Mikhail Kolyada
Evgenia Medvedeva
Alina Zagitova
Evgenia Tarasova
Vladimir Morozov
Natalia Zabiiako
Alexander Enbert
Ekaterina Bobrova
Dmitri Soloviev
 United States (USA)
Nathan Chen
Adam Rippon
Bradie Tennell
Mirai Nagasu
Alexa Scimeca Knierim
Chris Knierim
Maia Shibutani
Alex Shibutani

Multi-medalists[edit]

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the most decorated Olympic figure skaters with five medals
An ice dance couple performing a routine. The man, on the right, is dressed with a dark suit and holds his white-dressed partner by her waist and left hand.
Ice dancers Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko won a bronze medal in 1984, improved to a silver in 1988, and capped their Olympic appearances with a gold in 1992
Russian ice dance couple Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov won the 1994 and 1998 Olympic titles

Most medals[edit]

Gillis Grafström earned the most medals in a single event: four medals, three of which gold, in men's singles. The only other skaters to have earned three golds in a single discipline are Sonja Henie in ladies' singles and Irina Rodnina in pairs.

Counting multiple events, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold the record for the most medals, with a total of five medals including two golds in ice dance and one team event gold. Evgeni Plushenko earned four medals, including a gold in men's singles and a team event gold.

Figure skaters who won three or more medal at the Olympics are listed below:[6]

Athlete Nation Events Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada (CAN) ice dance & team 2010–2018 3 2 0 5
Gillis Grafström  Sweden (SWE) men's singles 1920–1932 3 1 0 4
Sonja Henie  Norway (NOR) ladies' singles 1928–1936 3 0 0 3
Irina Rodnina[c]  Soviet Union (URS) pairs 1972–1980 3 0 0 3
Evgeni Plushenko  Russia (RUS) men's singles & team 2002–2014 2 2 0 4
Artur Dmitriev[d]  Unified Team (EUN)
 Russia (RUS)
pairs 1992–1998 2 1 0 3
Andrée Brunet / Pierre Brunet  France (FRA) pairs 1924–1932 2 0 1 3
Patrick Chan  Canada (CAN) men's singles & team 2014–2018 1 2 0 3
Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko  Soviet Union (URS)
 Unified Team (EUN)
ice dance 1984–1992 1 1 1 3
Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States (USA) ice dance & team 2010–2014 1 1 1 3
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada (CAN) pairs & team 2014–2018 1 1 1 3
Kaetlyn Osmond  Canada (CAN) ladies' singles & team 2014–2018 1 1 1 3
Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo  China (CHN) pairs 2002–2010 1 0 2 3
Aliona Savchenko[e]  Germany (GER) pairs 2010–2018 1 0 2 3
Beatrix Loughran  United States (USA) ladies' singles & pairs 1924–1932 0 2 1 3

Multiple golds[edit]

A male figure skater looks at the camera while performing a figure skating element on an outdoor ice rink.
Swedish Gillis Grafström, is a three-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist in the men's singles.

The only skaters with three consecutive titles are Gillis Grafström in men's singles, Sonja Henie in ladies' singles, and Irina Rodnina in pairs. The most consecutive titles in ice dance is two, which has only been achieved by Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov. In addition, one ladies' singles skater, three men's singles skaters, and five pairs skaters have earned consecutive titles. Two ice dancers and three pair skaters have earned non-consecutive titles.

Five skaters have won Olympic gold medals in multiple events. Evgeni Plushenko won gold in men's singles in 2006 and team event gold in 2014. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov were the first skaters to win multiple events at a single Olympics, winning both pairs and the team event. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir matched this feat four years later, earning golds in ice dance and the team event.

Athlete Nation Olympics Golds Event(s)
Gillis Grafström  Sweden (SWE) 1920–1928 3 men's singles
Sonja Henie  Norway (NOR) 1928–1936 3 ladies' singles
Irina Rodnina[c]  Soviet Union (URS) 1972–1980 3 pairs
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada (CAN) 2010, 2018 3 2 in ice dance (2010, 2018)
1 in team event (2018)
Karl Schäfer  Austria (AUT) 1932–1936 2 men's singles
Dick Button  United States (USA) 1948–1952 2 men's singles
Yuzuru Hanyu  Japan (JPN) 2014–2018 2 men's singles
Evgeni Plushenko  Russia (RUS) 2006, 2014 2 1 in men's singles (2006)
1 in team event (2014)
Katarina Witt  East Germany (GDR) 1984–1988 2 ladies' singles
Andrée Brunet / Pierre Brunet  France (FRA) 1928–1932 2 pairs
Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov  Soviet Union (URS) 1964–1968 2 pairs
Alexander Zaitsev[c]  Soviet Union (URS) 1976–1980 2 pairs
Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov  Soviet Union (URS)
 Russia (RUS)
1988, 1994 2 pairs
Artur Dmitriev[d]  Unified Team (EUN)
 Russia (RUS)
1992, 1998 2 pairs
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov  Russia (RUS) 2014 2 1 in pairs
1 in team event
Oksana Grishuk / Evgeny Platov  Russia (RUS) 1994–1998 2 ice dance

Multi-medalists by event[edit]

A woman and a man in figure skating blades stand on an outdoor ice rink posing for a shot. On the left, the woman has both hands in her waist, while the man has his right arm around her left arm.
Sonja Henie and Karl Schäfer won a combined five Olympic titles.

Men's singles[edit]

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gillis Grafström  Sweden (SWE) 1920–1932 3 1 0 4
Karl Schäfer  Austria (AUT) 1932–1936 2 0 0 2
Dick Button  United States (USA) 1948–1952 2 0 0 2
Yuzuru Hanyu  Japan (JPN) 2014–2018 2 0 0 2
Evgeni Plushenko  Russia (RUS) 2002–2014 1 2 0 3
David Jenkins  United States (USA) 1956–1960 1 0 1 2
Viktor Petrenko  Soviet Union (URS)
 Unified Team (EUN)
1988–1992 1 0 1 2
Willy Böckl  Austria (AUT) 1924–1928 0 2 0 2
Brian Orser  Canada (CAN) 1984–1988 0 2 0 2
Elvis Stojko  Canada (CAN) 1994–1998 0 2 0 2
Patrick Péra  France (FRA) 1968–1972 0 0 2 2
Philippe Candeloro  France (FRA) 1994–1998 0 0 2 2

Ladies' singles[edit]

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sonja Henie  Norway (NOR) 1928–1936 3 0 0 3
Katarina Witt  East Germany (GDR) 1984–1988 2 0 0 2
Tenley Albright  United States (USA) 1952–1956 1 1 0 2
Carol Heiss  United States (USA) 1956–1960 1 1 0 2
Sjoukje Dijkstra  Netherlands (NED) 1960–1964 1 1 0 2
Yuna Kim  South Korea (KOR) 2010–2014 1 1 0 2
Jeannette Altwegg  Great Britain (GBR) 1948–1952 1 0 1 2
Fritzi Burger  Austria (AUT) 1928–1932 0 2 0 2
Beatrix Loughran  United States (USA) 1924–1928 0 1 1 2
Nancy Kerrigan  United States (USA) 1992–1994 0 1 1 2
Michelle Kwan  United States (USA) 1998–2002 0 1 1 2
Irina Slutskaya  Russia (RUS) 2002–2006 0 1 1 2
Chen Lu  China (CHN) 1994–1998 0 0 2 2

Pairs[edit]

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Irina Rodnina[c]  Soviet Union (URS) 1972–1980 3 0 0 3
Artur Dmitriev[d]  Unified Team (EUN)
 Russia (RUS)
1992–1998 2 1 0 3
Andrée Brunet / Pierre Brunet  France (FRA) 1924–1932 2 0 1 3
Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov  Soviet Union (URS) 1964–1968 2 0 0 2
Alexander Zaitsev[c]  Soviet Union (URS) 1976–1980 2 0 0 2
Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov  Soviet Union (URS)
 Russia (RUS)
1988, 1994 2 0 0 2
Ludowika Jakobsson / Walter Jakobsson  Finland (FIN) 1920–1924 1 1 0 2
Natalia Mishkutenok[d]  Unified Team (EUN)
 Russia (RUS)
1992–1994 1 1 0 2
Elena Berezhnaya / Anton Sikharulidze  Russia (RUS) 1998–2002 1 1 0 2
Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo  China (CHN) 2002–2010 1 0 2 3
Aliona Savchenko[e]  Germany (GER) 2010–2018 1 0 2 3
Marika Kilius / Hans-Jürgen Bäumler  United Team of Germany (EUA) 1960–1964 0 2 0 2
Phyllis Johnson[f]  Great Britain (GBR) 1908–1920 0 1 1 2
Emília Rotter / László Szollás  Hungary (HUN) 1932–1936 0 0 2 2
Marianna Nagy / László Nagy  Hungary (HUN) 1952–1956 0 0 2 2
Manuela Groß / Uwe Kagelmann  East Germany (GDR) 1972–1976 0 0 2 2
Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler  Canada (CAN) 1992–1994 0 0 2 2
Robin Szolkowy[e]  Germany (GER) 2010–2014 0 0 2 2

Ice dance[edit]

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada (CAN) 2010–2018 2 1 0 3
Oksana Grishuk / Evgeny Platov  Russia (RUS) 1994–1998 2 0 0 2
Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko  Soviet Union (URS)
 Unified Team (EUN)
1984–1992 1 1 1 3
Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin  Soviet Union (URS) 1984–1988 1 1 0 2
Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States (USA) 2010–2014 1 1 0 2
Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean  Great Britain (GBR) 1984, 1994 1 0 1 2
Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat  France (FRA) 1998–2002 1 0 1 2
Maya Usova / Alexander Zhulin  Unified Team (EUN)
 Russia (RUS)
1992–1994 0 1 1 2

Team event[edit]

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev  Russia (RUS)
 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)
2014–2018 1 1 0 2
Patrick Chan
Kaetlyn Osmond
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
 Canada (CAN) 2014–2018 1 1 0 2

Multiple events[edit]

Only three skaters have won Olympic medals in multiple figure skating disciplines. All other multi-event medalists won medals in their discipline plus the team event (which, while being a separate event, is not considered its own skating discipline).

Two disciplines[edit]

In 1908, Madge Syers became the first skater to medal in multiple figure skating disciplines at a single Olympics. The only skater to match this feat was Ernst Baier in 1936. The only other skater to medal in multiple disciplines was Beatrix Loughran who did so at separate Olympics.

No skater has won gold medals in multiple disciplines.

Athlete Nation Disciplines Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ernst Baier  Germany (GER) men's singles
pairs
1936 0
1
1
0
0
0
2
Madge Syers  Great Britain (GBR) ladies' singles
pairs
1908 1
0
0
0
0
1
2
Beatrix Loughran  United States (USA) ladies' singles
pairs
1924–1928
1932
0
0
1
1
1
0
3

One discipline plus team event[edit]

The team event was introduced at the 2014 Winter Olympics. It allowed skaters to medal twice while skating one discipline.

On 9 February 2014, Evgeni Plushenko became the first skater to win multiple figure skating events. On 12 February 2014, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov became the first skaters to win multiple events at a single Olympics. Four years later, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir matched this feat.

The below table lists all skaters who have medaled in their own discipline and in the team event. (Team event medals are indicated by "T" in the gold, silver, and bronze columns.)

Athlete Nation Discipline Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir  Canada (CAN) ice dance 2010–2018 2 + 1T 1 + 1T 0 5
Evgeni Plushenko  Russia (RUS) men's singles 2002–2014 1 + 1T 2 0 4
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov  Russia (RUS) pairs 2014 1 + 1T 0 0 2
Patrick Chan  Canada (CAN) men's singles 2014–2018 0 + 1T 1 + 1T 0 3
Meryl Davis / Charlie White  United States (USA) ice dance 2010–2014 1 1 0 + 1T 3
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford  Canada (CAN) pairs 2014–2018 0 + 1T 0 + 1T 1 3
Kaetlyn Osmond  Canada (CAN) ladies' singles 2014–2018 0 + 1T 0 + 1T 1 3
Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov  Russia (RUS) pairs 2014 0 + 1T 1 0 2
Alina Zagitova  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) ladies' singles 2018 1 0 + 1T 0 2
Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov  Russia (RUS) ice dance 2014 0 + 1T 0 1 2
Evgenia Medvedeva  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) ladies' singles 2018 0 1 + 1T 0 2
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani  United States (USA) ice dance 2018 0 0 1 + 1T 2

Summer and Winter Games[edit]

Since figure skating was held during the Summer Olympic Games in 1908 and 1920 before being moved to the Winter Olympic Games, three skaters medaled in figure skating in both the Summer and Winter Games.

Men's singles skater Gillis Grafström's first gold medal was earned at the 1920 Summer Olympics. His other three medals were won at the 1924–1932 Winter Games. Pair skaters Ludowika Jakobsson and Walter Jakobsson also earned gold during the 1920 Summer Olympics. They later medaled at the 1924 Winter Games.

Country records[edit]

Winning streak[edit]

From 1964 to 2006, Russian figure skaters—representing the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, or Russia—won the gold medal in the pairs event, in what is the longest series of victories for one country in one winter event.[7]

Events won[edit]

Russian figure skaters, counting both Russian Federation (IOC code RUS) and Russian Empire (IOC code RU1), hold the unique record for earning gold medals in all six Olympic figure skating events. Since men's special figures was discontinued, this record can not be matched.

Russia (IOC code RUS) is the only NOC to have earning gold medals in all five current Olympic figure skating events. Canada has earned gold medals in four of the events (all except men's singles). Great Britain, Unified Team, and United States have earned gold medals in three of the events.

Russia and the Unified Team are the only NOCs to have won three events at the same Olympics, at the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 1992 Winter Olympics respectively. No NOC has won more than three figure skating events at a single Olympics.

Podium sweeps[edit]

There has been two podium sweeps in Olympic figure skating history. This is when athletes from one NOC win all three medals in a single event.

Games Event NOC Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London Men's singles  Sweden (SWE) Ulrich Salchow Richard Johansson Per Thorén
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Men's singles  United States (USA) Hayes Alan Jenkins Ronnie Robertson David Jenkins

Medal totals by country[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)73515
2 Sweden (SWE)4217
3 Russia (RUS)4206
4 Austria (AUT)3328
5 Japan (JPN)2114
6 Great Britain (GBR)2002
7 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1124
8 Unified Team (EUN)1001
 United Team of Germany (EUA)1001
10 Canada (CAN)0549
11 Soviet Union (URS)0213
 Switzerland (SUI)0213
13 France (FRA)0145
14 Norway (NOR)0112
15 East Germany (GDR)0101
 Germany (GER)0101
17 Belgium (BEL)0011
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
 Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (19 nations)25252575

Men's special figures[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russian Empire (RU1)1001
2 Great Britain (GBR)0112
Totals (2 nations)1113

Ladies' singles[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)78823
2 East Germany (GDR)3115
3 Norway (NOR)3003
4 Austria (AUT)2417
5 Great Britain (GBR)2136
6 Canada (CAN)1236
7 Japan (JPN)1203
 Netherlands (NED)1203
9 Russia (RUS)1113
 Sweden (SWE)1113
11 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)1102
 South Korea (KOR)1102
13 Ukraine (UKR)1001
14Germany/ Germany (GER)0101
15 China (CHN)0022
16 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
 France (FRA)0011
 Italy (ITA)0011
 Soviet Union (URS)0011
 West Germany (FRG)0011
Totals (20 nations)25252575

Pairs[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)74112
2 Russia (RUS)5308
3 Germany (GER)4037
4 Canada (CAN)2248
5 Austria (AUT)2215
6 France (FRA)2013
7 China (CHN)1326
8 Finland (FIN)1102
 Unified Team (EUN)1102
10 Belgium (BEL)1001
11 United States (USA)0336
12 United Team of Germany (EUA)0202
13 Hungary (HUN)0145
14 East Germany (GDR)0134
15 Great Britain (GBR)0123
16 Norway (NOR)0101
17 West Germany (FRG)0011
Totals (17 nations)26252576

Ice dance[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia (RUS)3328
 Soviet Union (URS)3328
3 Canada (CAN)2114
4 United States (USA)1225
5 France (FRA)1214
6 Great Britain (GBR)1012
 Unified Team (EUN)1012
8 Hungary (HUN)0101
9 Italy (ITA)0011
 Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (10 nations)12121236

Team event[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Canada (CAN)1102
2 Russia (RUS)1001
3 Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)0101
4 United States (USA)0022
Totals (4 nations)2226

Age records[edit]

Title Age Name Nation Games Medal Date of Birth Date of Event Event
Youngest female champion 15 years, 128 days Maxi Herber Germany Nazi Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Gold October 8, 1920 February 13, 1936 Pairs
Youngest female medalist 15 years, 10 days Manuela Groß  East Germany 1972 Sapporo Bronze January 29, 1957 February 8, 1972 Pairs
Youngest male champion 18 years, 202 days Dick Button  United States 1948 St Moritz Gold July 18, 1929 February 5, 1948 Men's singles
Youngest male medalist 14 years, 363 days Scott Allen United States United States 1964 Innsbruck Bronze February 8, 1949 February 6, 1964 Men's singles
Oldest female champion 35 years, 276 days Ludowika Jakobsson  Finland 1920 Antwerp Gold July 25, 1884 April 26, 1920 Pairs
Oldest female medalist 39 years, 190 days Ludowika Jakobsson  Finland 1924 Chamonix Silver July 25, 1884 January 31, 1924 Pairs
Oldest male champion 38 years, 80 days Walter Jakobsson  Finland 1920 Antwerp Gold February 6, 1882 April 26, 1920 Pairs
Oldest male medalist 45 years, 225 days Edgar Syers  Great Britain 1908 London Bronze March 18, 1863 October 29, 1908 Pairs

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ At the 1964 Olympics, Marika Kilius / Hans-Jürgen Bäumler, Debbi Wilkes / Guy Revell, and Vivian Joseph / Ronald Joseph pairs placed 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively. Two years later, Kilius / Bäumler's results were invalidated because the pair had signed a professional contract before the Olympics. The silver medals went to Wilkes / Revell and the bronze medals to Joseph / Joseph. However, in 1987, the Germans were re-awarded the silvers after appealing that other pairs had signed similar contracts but weren't exposed and disqualified. After that, the placement of Wilkes / Revell and Joseph / Joseph pairs were unclear for many years. In November 2014, the IOC clarified that since the 1987 decision that both the German and Canadian pairs are the silver medalist and the US pair are the bronze medalist.[3][4]
  2. ^ No silver medal was awarded in the 2002 Olympic figure skating pairs event, as the Canadians Salé and Pelletier were also given a gold medal, in the aftermath of a judging scandal.[5]
  3. ^ a b c d e Irina Rodnina won three medals in pairs with two different partners. A golds in 1972 with Alexei Ulanov and two golds in 1976 and 1980 with Alexander Zaitsev.
  4. ^ a b c d Artur Dmitriev won three medals in pairs with two different partners. A gold in 1992 and a silver in 1994 with Natalia Mishkutenok and another gold medal in 1998 with Oksana Kazakova.
  5. ^ a b c Aliona Savchenko won three medals in pairs with two different partners. Two bronze medals in 2010 and 2014 with Robin Szolkowy and a gold medal in 2018 with Bruno Massot.
  6. ^ Phyllis Johnson won two medals in pairs with two different partners. A silver medal in 1908 with James H. Johnson and a bronze medal in 1920 with Basil Williams.

References[edit]

General

  • "Results database". Athletes. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  • ISU – Olympic Games Figure Skating results:

Specific

  1. ^ Mihoces, Gary (February 14, 2006). "Record day for Russia's Plushenko; Weir second". USA Today. Retrieved July 12, 2009.
  2. ^ Windhausen, John D. (1976). "Russia's First Olympic Victor" (PDF). Journal of Sport History. United States of America: North American Society for Sport History. 3 (1): 35–44. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "Fifty years later, Joseph siblings find redemption". IceNetwork.com. November 25, 2014. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Hersh, Philip (November 25, 2014). "A half-century later, Joseph siblings recognized as Olympic medal-winners". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sale, Pelletier share gold with Russian pair". Salt Lake'02 Winter Games. ESPN. Associated Press. February 15, 2002. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
  6. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "Figure Skating". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  7. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF). Official website of the Olympic Movement. International Olympic Committee. February 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2009.

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