1952 World Figure Skating Championships

The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion.

1952 World Figure Skating Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:February 27 – March 1
Season:1952
Location:Paris, France
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Richard Button
Ladies' singles:
France Jacqueline du Bief
Pair skating:
Germany Ria Baran / Paul Falk
Ice dance:
United Kingdom Jean Westwood / Lawrence Demmy
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The 1952 competitions for men, ladies, pair skating, and ice dancing took place from February 27 to March 1 in Paris, France. The World Championships in ice dancing were the first of its kind.

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Dick Button   United States 7
2 James Grogan   United States 19
3 Hayes Alan Jenkins   United States 21
4 Helmut Seibt   Austria 25
5 Dudley Richards   United States 34
6 Carlo Fassi   Italy 44
7 Peter Firstbrook   Canada 46
8 Alain Giletti   France 57
9 Martin Felsenreich   Austria 66
10 Adrian Swan   Australia 67
11 François Pache    Switzerland 76

Judges:

LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Jacqueline du Bief   France 9
2 Sonya Klopfer   United States 21
3 Virginia Baxter   United States 24
4 Suzanne Morrow   Canada 43
5 Barbara Wyatt   United Kingdom 55
6 Gundi Busch   West Germany 59
7 Marlene Smith   Canada 64
8 Valda Osborn   United Kingdom 65
9 Erica Batchelor   United Kingdom 82
10 Vera Smith   Canada 90
11 Helga Dudzinski   West Germany 96
12 Patricia Devries   United Kingdom 110
13 Eva Weidler   Austria 123
14 Annelies Schilhan   Austria 132
15 Nancy Hallam-Burley   Australia 129
16 Ghislaine Kopf    Switzerland 124
17 Alida Elisabeth Stoppelman   Netherlands 158
18 Yolande Jobin    Switzerland 161
19 Gweneth Molony   Australia 170
20 Doris Zerbe    Switzerland 175
21 Liliane de Becker   Belgium 192
22 Nicole Vanderberghe   Belgium 195
WD Tenley Albright   United States

Judges:

PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Ria Baran / Paul Falk   West Germany 9
2 Karol Kennedy / Peter Kennedy   United States 23.5
3 Jennifer Nicks / John Nicks   United Kingdom 29
4 Frances Dafoe / Norris Bowden   Canada 31.5
5 Janet Gerhauser / John Nightingale   United States 48.5
6 Sylvia Grandjean / Michel Grandjean    Switzerland 49.5
7 Sissy Schwarz / Kurt Oppelt   Austria 68
8 Caryl Johns / Jack Jost   United States 72
9 Jacqueline Mason / Mervyn Bower   Australia 81
10 Peri Horn / Raymond Lockwood   United Kingdom 83

Judges:

Ice dancingEdit

Rank Name Nation Places
1 Jean Westwood / Lawrence Demmy   United Kingdom 7
2 Joan Dewhirst / John Slater   United Kingdom 14
3 Carol Peters / Daniel Ryan   United States 23
4 Carmel Bodel / Edward Bodel   United States 26
5 Lydia Boon / Aadrian van Dam   Netherlands 35
6 Ilse Reitmayer / Hans Kutschera   Austria 44
7 Catharina Odink / Jacobus Odink   Netherlands 54
8 Albertina Brown / Nigel Brown    Switzerland 54
9 Paulin Haffner / Herbert Huber   Austria 58

Judges:

SourcesEdit

  • Result List provided by the ISU