2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

The 2009 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships an international figure skating competition in the 2008–09 season. It was held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada on February 2–8. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The compulsory dance was the Finnstep.

2009 Four Continents Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:February 2 – 8
Season:2008–09
Location:Vancouver, Canada
Venue:Pacific Coliseum
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Patrick Chan
Ladies' singles:
South Korea Kim Yuna
Pair skating:
China Pang Qing / Tong Jian
Ice dance:
United States Meryl Davis / Charlie White
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2008 Four Continents Championships
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2010 Four Continents Championships

NotesEdit

Skaters who reached the age of 15 by July 1, 2008 were eligible to compete. Unlike the other three ISU championships, each nation was allowed three entries in each discipline, regardless of its skaters' performance in the previous year's championships. The corresponding competition for European skaters was the 2009 European Figure Skating Championships.

This event served as the Olympic test event for figure skating for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games although the rink was NHL-sized.[1]

ScheduleEdit

(Local Time, UTC−8)

  • Wednesday, February 4
    • 13:00 Ice dancing – Compulsory dance
    • 15:15 Pairs – Short program
    • 17:30 Opening ceremony
    • 18:15 Ladies – Short program
  • Thursday, February 5
    • 11:00 Ice dancing – Original dance
    • 13:35 Pairs – Free skating
    • 16:30 Men – Short program
  • Friday, February 6
    • 13:45 Ice dancing – Free dance
    • 18:00 Ladies – Free skating
  • Saturday, February 7
    • 10:45 Men – Free skating
  • Sunday, February 8
    • 12:00: Gala exhibition

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

 
The men's podium. From left: Evan Lysacek (2nd), Patrick Chan (1st), Takahiko Kozuka (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Patrick Chan   Canada 249.19 1 88.90 1 160.29
2 Evan Lysacek   United States 237.15 2 81.65 2 155.50
3 Takahiko Kozuka   Japan 221.76 3 76.61 4 145.15
4 Nobunari Oda   Japan 220.26 6 75.04 3 145.22
5 Jeremy Abbott   United States 216.94 4 75.67 6 141.27
6 Vaughn Chipeur   Canada 212.81 7 68.00 5 144.81
7 Jeremy Ten   Canada 207.27 9 66.60 7 140.67
8 Brandon Mroz   United States 196.78 5 75.05 9 121.73
9 Denis Ten   Kazakhstan 184.82 10 61.32 8 123.50
10 Wu Jialiang   China 182.92 8 67.75 11 115.17
11 Li Chengjiang   China 178.94 12 59.22 10 119.72
12 Yasuharu Nanri   Japan 157.91 11 59.44 13 98.47
13 Gao Song   China 155.45 13 58.74 14 96.71
14 Abzal Rakimgaliev   Kazakhstan 152.67 14 53.65 12 99.02
15 Mark Webster   Australia 123.08 17 43.93 15 79.15
16 Kevin Alves   Brazil 121.97 16 43.97 16 78.00
17 Luis Hernández   Mexico 118.70 15 44.66 18 74.04
18 Robert McNamara   Australia 116.47 18 41.59 17 74.88
19 Kim Min-seok   South Korea 108.75 19 41.04 21 67.71
20 Justin Pietersen   South Africa 106.26 22 34.48 19 71.78
21 Nicholas Fernandez   Australia 105.54 21 37.64 20 67.90
22 Charles Shou-San Pao   Chinese Taipei 96.37 23 34.45 23 61.92
23 Humberto Contreras   Mexico 96.10 20 39.87 24 56.23
24 Wun-Chang Shih   Chinese Taipei 96.04 24 31.52 22 64.52
Did not advance to free skating
25 Mathieu Wilson   New Zealand 25 31.15
26 Sebra Yen   Chinese Taipei 26 31.05

LadiesEdit

 
The ladies' podium. From left: Joannie Rochette (2nd), Kim Yuna (1st), Mao Asada (3rd).

Kim Yuna set a new world record for the short program.[2]

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Kim Yuna   South Korea 189.07 1 72.24 3 116.83
2 Joannie Rochette   Canada 183.91 2 66.90 2 117.01
3 Mao Asada   Japan 176.52 6 57.86 1 118.66
4 Caroline Zhang   United States 171.22 5 58.16 4 113.06
5 Cynthia Phaneuf   Canada 169.41 3 60.98 5 108.43
6 Fumie Suguri   Japan 167.74 4 60.18 6 107.56
7 Rachael Flatt   United States 162.83 8 55.44 7 107.39
8 Akiko Suzuki   Japan 160.36 9 55.40 8 104.96
9 Alissa Czisny   United States 159.81 7 55.62 9 104.19
10 Amélie Lacoste   Canada 146.18 10 49.78 10 96.40
11 Liu Yan   China 139.50 12 47.60 11 91.90
12 Anastasia Gimazetdinova   Uzbekistan 125.39 13 46.22 14 79.17
13 Cheltzie Lee   Australia 123.88 15 43.96 13 79.92
14 Kim Hyeon-jung   South Korea 121.64 17 41.64 12 80.00
15 Xu Binshu   China 121.00 11 48.38 16 72.62
16 Kim Na-young   South Korea 120.28 16 43.94 15 76.34
17 Ana Cecilia Cantu   Mexico 108.75 14 44.82 18 63.93
18 Tina Wang   Australia 108.02 18 37.64 17 70.38
19 Chaochih Liu   Chinese Taipei 97.51 19 37.20 19 60.31
20 Tamami Ono   Hong Kong 91.89 24 33.80 20 58.09
21 Michele Cantu   Mexico 90.08 20 37.16 22 52.92
22 Loretta Hamui   Mexico 87.64 23 33.84 21 53.80
23 Wang Yueren   China 85.04 21 34.38 23 50.66
24 Gracielle Jeanne Tan   Philippines 80.37 22 34.02 24 46.35
Did not advance to free skating
25 Crystal Kiang   Chinese Taipei 25 32.52
26 Melinda Wang   Chinese Taipei 26 31.64
27 Charissa Tansomboon   Thailand 27 31.58
28 Lejeanne Marais   South Africa 28 31.32
29 Mary Grace Baldo   Philippines 29 29.18
30 Jessica Kurzawski   Australia 30 28.94
31 Elizabeth Stern   Philippines 31 27.58
32 Abigail Pietersen   South Africa 32 27.32
33 Alessia Baldo   Brazil 33 26.36
34 Stacy Perfetti   Brazil 34 24.44
35 Kristine Y Lee   Hong Kong 35 23.76
WD Megan Allely   South Africa

PairsEdit

 
The pairs' podium. From left: Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison (2nd), Pang Qing / Tong Jian (1st), Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Pang Qing / Tong Jian   China 194.94 1 65.60 1 129.34
2 Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison   Canada 185.62 2 64.36 2 121.26
3 Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   China 174.98 3 63.20 3 111.78
4 Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin   Canada 168.43 4 62.08 6 106.35
5 Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker   United States 164.01 7 54.16 4 109.85
6 Caydee Denney / Jeremy Barrett   United States 161.69 8 53.60 5 108.09
7 Rena Inoue / John Baldwin   United States 157.38 5 56.78 7 100.60
8 Mylène Brodeur / John Mattatall   Canada 149.85 6 55.16 8 94.69
9 Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming   China 143.33 9 52.40 9 90.93
10 Amanda Sunyoto-Yang / Darryll Sulindro-Yang   Chinese Taipei 126.73 10 43.38 10 83.35
11 Marina Aganina / Dmitri Zobnin   Uzbekistan 102.52 11 36.88 11 65.64

Ice dancingEdit

 
The ice dancing podium. From left: Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir (2nd), Meryl Davis / Charlie White (1st), Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates (3rd).
Rank Name Nation Total points CD OD FD
1 Meryl Davis / Charlie White   United States 192.39 2 35.23 2 60.42 1 96.74
2 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Canada 191.81 1 36.40 1 60.90 2 94.51
3 Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates   United States 180.79 4 31.41 3 59.48 3 89.90
4 Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier   Canada 176.82 3 32.43 4 56.36 4 88.03
5 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje   Canada 168.76 5 30.62 5 53.33 5 84.81
6 Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre   United States 151.82 6 30.59 6 47.59 6 73.64
7 Huang Xintong / Zheng Xun   China 142.30 7 27.56 7 46.95 8 67.79
8 Yu Xiaoyang / Wang Chen   China 137.90 8 24.65 8 42.12 7 71.13
9 Wang Jiayue / Gao Chongbo   China 132.53 9 23.31 9 41.74 9 67.48
10 Danielle O'Brien / Gregory Merriman   Australia 112.93 10 19.70 10 36.13 10 57.10
11 Maria Borounov / Evgeni Borounov   Australia 101.35 11 17.51 11 31.15 11 52.69
WD Cathy Reed / Chris Reed   Japan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chan grabs gold at Four Continents". The Canadian Press. February 7, 2009. Archived from the original on September 14, 2012.
  2. ^ Elliott, Helene (February 6, 2009). "Kim Yu-Na is first at Four Continents event". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 12, 2009.

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