2008–09 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final

The 2008–09 Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final was the senior and junior Grand Prix Final competition of the 2008–09 season. It was the culminating competition of the 2008–09 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, a senior-level international invitational competition, and the 2008–09 ISU Junior Grand Prix, a junior-level international competition. The junior and senior finals were hosted together for the first time.

2008–09 Grand Prix Final
Type:Grand Prix
Date:December 10 – 14, 2008
Season:2008–09
Location:Goyang, Korea
Venue:Seongsa Ice Rink
Prize money:$272,000.00 USD (senior)
$105,000.00 USD (junior)
Champions
Men's singles:
United States Jeremy Abbott (S)
France Florent Amodio (J)
Ladies' singles:
Japan Mao Asada (S)
United States Becky Bereswill (J)
Pair skating:
China Pang Qing / Tong Jian (S)
Russia Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze (J)
Ice dance:
France Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder (S)
United States Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein (J)
Navigation
Previous:
2007–08 Grand Prix Final
Next:
2009–10 Grand Prix Final
Previous GP:
2008 NHK Trophy

Skaters had earned points towards qualifying for the senior Grand Prix Final at the 2008 Skate America, the 2008 Skate Canada International, the 2008 Cup of China, the 2008 Trophée Eric Bompard, the 2008 Cup of Russia, and the 2008 NHK Trophy. Skaters had earned points towards qualifying for the junior Grand Prix Final at each of the eight Junior Grand Prix events. The six highest ranking skaters/teams from the Grand Prix series and the eight highest ranking skaters/teams from the Junior Grand Prix met at the Grand Prix Final.

Hosted by the Korea Skating Union, the Grand Prix Final was held in Goyang, South Korea from December 10 to 14, 2008. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing on the senior and junior levels.

Unlike the other events in both series, there was no compulsory dance portion of the competition. Ice dancers were ranked in the original dance starting order in reverse order of their qualification to the Final.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Korea Standard Time (UTC+9).

  • Thursday, December 11
    • 16:00 Opening ceremony
    • 16:45 Junior ice dancing - Original dance
    • 18:10 Junior men - Short program
    • 19:35 Junior pairs - Short program
    • 21:00 Junior ladies - Short program
  • Friday, December 12
    • 14:24 Junior pairs - Free skating
    • 16:00 Junior men - Free skating
    • 18:00 Senior ice dancing - Original dance
    • 19:10 Senior men - Short program
    • 20:15 Senior ladies - Short program
    • 21:20 Senior pairs - Short program
  • Saturday, December 13
    • 14:00 Junior ice dancing - Free dance
    • 15:25 Junior ladies - Free skating
    • 17:30 Senior ice dancing - Free dance
    • 18:50 Senior men - Free skating
    • 20:05 Senior ladies - Free skating
    • 21:45 Senior pairs - Free skating
  • Sunday, December 14
    • 14:00 Gala exhibition

QualifiersEdit

Senior-level qualifiersEdit

The following skaters qualified for the Grand Prix Final, in order of qualification.[1][2][3][4]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1   Patrick Chan   Kim Yuna   Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy   Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
2   Takahiko Kozuka   Joannie Rochette   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin
3   Johnny Weir   Mao Asada   Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov   Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
4   Brian Joubert   Carolina Kostner   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski
5   Jeremy Abbott   Yukari Nakano   Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov   Meryl Davis / Charlie White
6   Tomáš Verner   Miki Ando   Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto
Alternates
1st   Alban Préaubert   Fumie Suguri   Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker   Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
2nd   Evan Lysacek   Rachael Flatt   Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison   Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier
3rd   Yannick Ponsero   Alissa Czisny   Rena Inoue / John Baldwin   Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

Junior-level qualifiersEdit

The following skaters qualified for the 2008–09 Junior Grand Prix Final, in order of qualification.[5][6][7][8]

Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
1   Richard Dornbush   Kristine Musademba   Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze   Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell
2   Michal Březina (WD)   Yukiko Fujisawa   Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov   Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein
3   Armin Mahbanoozadeh   Alexe Gilles   Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
4   Alexander Johnson   Kanako Murakami   Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh   Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro
5   Florent Amodio   Amanda Dobbs   Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert   Piper Gilles / Zachary Donohue (WD)
6   Ivan Bariev   Becky Bereswill   Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran   Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun
7   Denis Ten   Angela Maxwell   Zhang Yue / Wang Lei   Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill
8   Elladj Baldé   Diane Szmiett   Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir   Ekaterina Pushkash / Dmitri Kiselev
Alternates
1st   Artur Gachinski (called up)   Stefania Berton   Ekaterina Sheremetieva / Mikhail Kuznetsov (WD)   Marina Antipova / Artem Kudashev (called up)
2nd   Keegan Messing   Sarah Hecken   Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers   Karen Routhier / Eric Saucke-Lacelle
3rd   Cheng Gongming   Shoko Ishikawa   Anaïs Morand / Antoine Dorsaz   Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák

Senior-level resultsEdit

MenEdit

 
The men's podium. From left: Takahiko Kozuka (2nd), Jeremy Abbott (1st), Johnny Weir (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Jeremy Abbott   United States 237.72 2 78.26 1 159.46
2 Takahiko Kozuka   Japan 224.63 1 83.90 3 140.73
3 Johnny Weir   United States 215.50 4 72.50 2 143.00
4 Tomáš Verner   Czech Republic 206.65 5 69.34 4 137.31
5 Patrick Chan   Canada 205.16 6 68.00 5 137.16
WD Brian Joubert   France 3 74.55

LadiesEdit

 
The ladies' podium. From left: Kim Yuna (2nd), Mao Asada (1st), Carolina Kostner (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Mao Asada   Japan 188.55 2 65.38 1 123.17
2 Kim Yuna   South Korea 186.35 1 65.94 2 120.41
3 Carolina Kostner   Italy 168.01 4 55.88 4 112.13
4 Joannie Rochette   Canada 166.36 6 50.48 3 115.88
5 Yukari Nakano   Japan 161.93 3 62.08 6 99.85
6 Miki Ando   Japan 158.25 5 55.44 5 102.81

PairsEdit

 
The pairs' podium. From left: Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao (2nd), Pang Qing / Tong Jian (1st), Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Pang Qing / Tong Jian   China 191.49 3 66.24 1 125.25
2 Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   China 188.22 2 68.34 2 119.88
3 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy   Germany 185.09 1 70.14 3 114.95
4 Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov   Ukraine 175.83 4 64.08 5 111.75
5 Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov   Russia 167.45 6 55.42 4 112.03
6 Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov   Russia 153.16 5 61.56 6 91.60

Ice dancingEdit

 
The ice dancing podium. From left: Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin (2nd), Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder (1st), Meryl Davis / Charlie White (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points OD FD
1 Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder   France 156.10 1 60.35 1 95.75
2 Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin   Russia 152.95 2 59.33 2 93.62
3 Meryl Davis / Charlie White   United States 148.04 5 55.89 3 92.15
4 Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali   Italy 145.12 3 57.89 4 87.23
WD Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   United States 4 57.33
WD Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski   Russia

Junior-level resultsEdit

MenEdit

 
The junior men's podium. From left: Richard Dornbush (3rd), Florent Amodio (1st), Armin Mahbanoozadeh (2nd).
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Florent Amodio   France 199.58 1 68.20 1 131.38
2 Armin Mahbanoozadeh   United States 193.48 2 67.05 2 126.43
3 Richard Dornbush   United States 183.93 3 66.50 4 117.43
4 Ivan Bariev   Russia 180.65 5 63.75 5 116.90
5 Denis Ten   Kazakhstan 180.34 7 60.59 3 119.75
6 Alexander Johnson   United States 178.40 4 64.85 6 113.55
7 Elladj Baldé   Canada 170.34 8 59.89 7 110.45
8 Artur Gachinski   Russia 168.68 6 62.20 8 106.48

LadiesEdit

 
The junior ladies' podium. From left: Yukiko Fujisawa (2nd), Becky Bereswill (1st), Alexe Gilles (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Becky Bereswill   United States 146.69 4 48.68 2 98.01
2 Yukiko Fujisawa   Japan 145.92 7 44.48 1 101.44
3 Alexe Gilles   United States 144.49 1 54.24 4 90.25
4 Kanako Murakami   Japan 141.63 2 51.04 3 90.59
5 Angela Maxwell   United States 131.75 3 48.84 5 82.91
6 Kristine Musademba   United States 122.86 8 43.04 6 79.82
7 Amanda Dobbs   United States 117.07 5 47.48 7 69.59
8 Diane Szmiett   Canada 113.25 6 45.64 8 67.61

PairsEdit

 
The junior pairs' podium. From left: Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh (3rd), Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze (1st), Zhang Yue / Wang Lei (2nd).
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Lubov Iliushechkina / Nodari Maisuradze   Russia 149.38 1 56.88 1 92.50
2 Zhang Yue / Wang Lei   China 137.92 4 50.22 3 87.70
3 Ksenia Krasilnikova / Konstantin Bezmaternikh   Russia 137.22 2 51.54 5 85.68
4 Anastasia Martiusheva / Alexei Rogonov   Russia 137.03 3 50.60 4 86.43
5 Sabina Imaikina / Andrei Novoselov   Russia 134.91 5 46.04 2 88.87
6 Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir   United States 126.40 6 44.84 6 81.56
7 Narumi Takahashi / Mervin Tran   Japan 106.04 8 34.24 7 71.80
WD Ksenia Ozerova / Alexander Enbert   Russia 7 43.46

Ice dancingEdit

 
The junior ice dancing podium. From left: Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell (2nd), Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein (1st), Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points OD FD
1 Madison Chock / Greg Zuerlein   United States 131.15 1 51.84 1 79.31
2 Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell   United States 124.68 6 47.98 2 76.70
3 Ekaterina Riazanova / Jonathan Guerreiro   Russia 124.30 2 50.85 4 73.45
4 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   United States 120.60 7 47.05 3 73.55
5 Ekaterina Pushkash / Dmitri Kiselev   Russia 120.35 5 48.59 5 71.76
6 Kharis Ralph / Asher Hill   Canada 120.09 4 48.72 6 71.37
7 Alisa Agafonova / Dmitri Dun   Ukraine 119.38 3 49.45 7 69.93
8 Marina Antipova / Artem Kudashev   Russia 111.43 8 43.64 8 67.79

ReferencesEdit

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