1983 World Figure Skating Championships

The 1983 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Helsinki, Finland from March 8 to 13. At the event, sanctioned by the International Skating Union, medals were awarded in men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

1983 World Figure Skating Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:March 8 – 13
Season:1982–83
Location:Helsinki, Finland
Venue:Helsinki Ice Hall
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Scott Hamilton
Ladies' singles:
United States Rosalynn Sumners
Pair skating:
Soviet Union Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev
Ice dance:
United Kingdom Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean
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The ISU Representative was Hermann Schiechtl and the ISU Technical Delegate Elemér Terták. The original dance was part of the competition for the first time.

Medal tablesEdit

MedalistsEdit

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Scott Hamilton   Norbert Schramm   Brian Orser
Ladies   Rosalynn Sumners   Claudia Leistner   Elena Vodorezova
Pair skating   Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev   Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach   Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini
Ice dancing   Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean   Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin   Judy Blumberg / Michael Seibert

Medals by countryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)2013
2  Soviet Union (URS)1113
3  Great Britain (GBR)1001
4  West Germany (FRG)0202
5  East Germany (GDR)0101
6  Canada (CAN)0022
Totals (6 nations)44412

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Rank Name Nation CP SP FS SP+FS Points Total
1 Scott Hamilton   United States 2 1 1 1 2.6
2 Norbert Schramm   West Germany 4 3 3 3 6.6
3 Brian Orser   Canada 8 2 2 2 7.6
4 Alexander Fadeev   Soviet Union 6 4 4 4 9.2
5 Jean-Christophe Simond   France 1 5 7 7 9.8
6 Jozef Sabovčík   Czechoslovakia 3 9 5 5 10.4
7 Brian Boitano   United States 9 7 6 6 14.2
8 Heiko Fischer   West Germany 5 8 9 8 15.2
9 Vladimir Kotin   Soviet Union 7 6 10 10 16.6
10 Rudi Cerne   West Germany 10 11 8 9 18.4
11 Laurent Depouilly   France 12 13 11 12 23.4
12 Falko Kirsten   East Germany 14 10 12 11 24.4
13 Gary Beacom   Canada 11 17 14 14 27.4
14 Mark Cockerell   United States 19 12 13 13 29.2
15 Lars Åkesson   Sweden 13 14 17 17 30.4
16 Miljan Begović   Yugoslavia 15 15 16 16 31.0
17 Masaru Ogawa   Japan 17 16 15 15 31.6
18 Shinji Someya   Japan 16 18 19 18 35.8
19 Thomas Hlavik   Austria 18 21 18 19 37.2
20 Mark Pepperday   United Kingdom 21 19 20 20 40.2
21 Cameron Medhurst   Australia 20 20 21 21 41.0
22 Fernando Soria   Spain 22 22 22 22 44.0

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LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation CP SP FS SP+FS Points Total
1 Rosalynn Sumners   United States 1 4 1 2 3.2
2 Claudia Leistner   West Germany 5 2 3 3 6.8
3 Elena Vodorezova   Soviet Union 3 3 4 4 7.0
4 Katarina Witt   East Germany 8 1 2 1 7.2
5 Anna Kondrashova   Soviet Union 9 5 5 5 12.4
6 Kristiina Wegelius   Finland 2 9 9 9 13.8
7 Kay Thomson   Canada 6 11 6 7 14.0
8 Manuela Ruben   West Germany 7 10 8 8 16.2
9 Tiffany Chin   United States 14 6 7 6 17.8
10 Sandra Cariboni    Switzerland 4 16 12 13 20.8
11 Janina Wirth   East Germany 15 7 10 10 21.8
12 Charlene Wong   Canada 13 8 11 11 22.0
13 Sanda Dubravčić   Yugoslavia 11 13 13 12 24.8
14 Sonja Stanek   Austria 10 17 14 14 26.8
15 Katrien Pauwels   Belgium 12 20 15 15 30.2
B Section
16 Karin Telser   Italy 21 12 3 2 20.4
17 Catarina Lindgren   Sweden 18 15 5 4 21.8
18 Juri Ozawa   Japan 24 18 1 3 22.6
19 Susan Jackson   United Kingdom 25 14 2 1 22.6
20 Hanne Gamborg   Denmark 19 19 6 6 25.0
21 Elise Ahonen   Finland 22 22 4 5 26.0
22 Li Scha Wang   Netherlands 20 23 7 7 28.2
23 Alison Southwood   United Kingdom 16 27 8 9 28.4
24 Béatrice Farinacci   France 17 24 9 8 28.8
25 Susanne Gschwend   Austria 23 26 10 11 34.2
26 Vicki Holland   Australia 26 21 11 10 35.0
27 Rosario Esteban   Spain 28 25 12 12 38.8
WD Lim Hye-kyung   South Korea 27 28
WD Elaine Zayak   United States

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PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation SP FS Points Total
1 Elena Valova / Oleg Vasiliev   Soviet Union 2 1 1.8
2 Sabine Baeß / Tassilo Thierbach   East Germany 1 2 2.4
3 Barbara Underhill / Paul Martini   Canada 3 3 4.2
4 Kitty Carruthers / Peter Carruthers   United States 5 4 6.0
5 Veronika Pershina / Marat Akbarov   Soviet Union 6 5 7.4
6 Marina Pestova / Stanislav Leonovich   Soviet Union 4 7 8.6
7 Lea Ann Miller / William Fauver   United States 8 6 9.2
8 Birgit Lorenz / Knut Schubert   East Germany 7 7 9.8
9 Cynthia Coull / Mark Rowsom   Canada 9 9 12.6
10 Katherina Matousek / Lloyd Eisler   Canada 10 10 14.0
11 Jill Watson / Burt Lancon   United States 11 11 15.4
12 Babette Preußler / Torsten Ohlow   East Germany 12 12 16.8
13 Susan Garland / Ian Jenkins   United Kingdom 14 13 18.6
14 Toshimi Ito / Takashi Mura   Japan 13 14 19.2
15 Jana Havlová / René Novotný   Czechoslovakia 15 15 21.0
16 Claudia Massari / Leonardo Azzola   West Germany 16 16 22.4
17 Maija Pekkala / Pekka Pekkala   Finland 17 17 23.8

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Ice dancingEdit

Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean got 5.9 scores from all nine judges in their third dance, the Argentine tango, of the compulsory portion of the event.[1]

Rank Name Nation CD OSP FD Total
1 Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean   United Kingdom 1 1 1 2.0
2 Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin   Soviet Union 3 3 2 5.0
3 Judy Blumberg / Michael Seibert   United States 2 2 3 5.0
4 Olga Volozhinskaya / Alexander Svinin   Soviet Union 5 4 4 8.6
5 Karen Barber / Nicholas Slater   United Kingdom 4 8 5 10.6
6 Tracy Wilson / Robert McCall   Canada 7 5 6 12.2
7 Elisa Spitz / Scott Gregory   United States 6 6 7 13.0
8 Elena Batanova / Alexei Soloviev   Soviet Union 8 7 8 15.6
9 Petra Born / Rainer Schönborn   West Germany 10 9 9 18.6
10 Kelly Johnson / John Thomas   Canada 13 11 10 22.2
11 Isabella Micheli / Roberto Pelizzola   Italy 12 10 11 22.2
12 Wendy Sessions / Stephen Williams   United Kingdom 11 12 12 23.4
13 Judit Péterfy / Csaba Bálint   Hungary 14 14 13 27.0
14 Noriko Sato / Tadayuki Takahashi   Japan 15 13 14 28.2
15 Marianne van Bommel / Wayne Deweyert   Netherlands 16 15 15 30.6
16 Kathrin Beck / Christoff Beck   Austria 17 16 16 32.6
17 Claudia Schmidlin / Daniel Schmidlin    Switzerland 18 17 17 34.6
18 Hristina Boyanova / Javor Ivanov   Bulgaria 19 18 18 36.6
WD Nathalie Herve / Pierre Bechu   France 9

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AP (1983-03-10). "Russians Triumph In Pairs". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-02.

SourcesEdit

  • Result list provided by the ISU