2011 European Figure Skating Championships

The 2011 European Figure Skating Championships was an international figure skating competition in the 2010–11 season. Skaters competed in the categories of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

2011 European Figure Skating Championships
European Championships 2011 – Ladies podium.jpg
The medalists in the ladies' event
Type:ISU Championship
Date:24 January – 30
Season:2010–11
Location:Bern, Switzerland
Venue:PostFinance Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
France Florent Amodio
Ladies' singles:
Switzerland Sarah Meier
Pair skating:
Germany Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Ice dance:
France Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
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The 2011 competition was held from 24 to 30 January 2011 at the PostFinance Arena in Bern, Switzerland.

QualificationEdit

The competition was open to skaters from a European member nations of the International Skating Union who had reached the age of 15 before 1 July 2010. The corresponding competition for non-European skaters was the 2011 Four Continents Championships. Based on the results of the 2010 European Championships, each country was allowed between one and three entries per discipline. National associations selected their entries based on their own criteria but those skaters had to achieve a minimum technical elements score (TES) at an international event prior to the European Championships. The minimum TES for each discipline and segment were:

Discipline Short program/dance Free skating/dance
Men 20 35
Ladies 15 25
Pairs 17 30
Ice dance 17 28

With the exception of pairs, skaters who were ranked lower in the World Standings list also had to skate in a preliminary round before the main event. For advancement, the men's event required a top-11 finish; the ladies', a top-10 finish; and the ice dance, a top-8 finish.

The following countries earned more than one entry to the 2011 European Championships based on performance at the 2010 event.

Spots Men Ladies Pairs Dance
3   France
   Switzerland
  Finland   Germany
  Russia
  Italy
  Russia
2   Belgium
  Czech Republic
  Germany
  Italy
  Russia
  Spain
  Sweden
  Estonia
  Georgia
  Hungary
  Russia
   Switzerland
  France
  Italy
   Switzerland
  Ukraine
  Great Britain
  France
  Hungary
  Israel
  Ukraine
  Great Britain

EntriesEdit

Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dancing
  Austria Viktor Pfeifer Belinda Schönberger Stina Martini / Severin Kiefer Kira Geil / Tobias Eisenbauer
  Belarus Mikhail Karaliuk Nastassia Hrybko Lubov Bakirova / Mikalai Kamianchuk Lesia Valadzenkava / Vitali Vakunov
  Belgium Jorik Hendrickx
Kevin van der Perren
Ira Vannut
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Damjan Ostojič
  Bulgaria Georgi Kenchadze Hristina Vassileva Kristina Tremasova / Dimitar Lichev
  Croatia Mirna Libric
  Czech Republic Michal Březina
Tomáš Verner
Martina Boček Klára Kadlecová / Petr Bidař Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák
  Denmark Justus Strid Karina Johnson
  Estonia Viktor Romanenkov Svetlana Issakova
Gerli Liinamäe
Natalya Zabiyako / Sergei Kulbach Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand
  Finland Valtter Virtanen Kiira Korpi
Cecilia Törn
Juulia Turkkila
Henna Lindholm / Ossi Kanervo
  France Florent Amodio
Brian Joubert
Alban Préaubert
Maé Bérénice Méité Adeline Canac / Yannick Bonheur Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones
Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat
  Georgia Elene Gedevanishvili Allison Reed / Otar Japaridze
  Germany Peter Liebers
Denis Wieczorek
Sarah Hecken Katharina Gierok / Florian Just
Maylin Hausch / Daniel Wende
Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi
  Great Britain David Richardson Jenna McCorkell Sally Hoolin / Jakub Safranek
Stacey Kemp / David King
Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland
Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
  Greece Georgia Glastris
  Hungary Tigran Vardanjan Katherine Hadford
Viktória Pavuk
Nóra Hoffmann / Maxim Zavozin
Zsuzsanna Nagy / Máté Fejes
  Ireland Clara Peters
  Israel Maxim Shipov Danielle Montalbano / Evgeni Krasnapolski Brooke Elizabeth Frieling / Lionel Rumi
  Italy Paolo Bacchini
Samuel Contesti
Alice Garlisi
Carolina Kostner
Valentina Marchei
Stefania Berton / Ondřej Hotárek
Carolina Gillespie / Luca Demattè
Lorenza Alessandrini / Simone Vaturi
Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
Federica Testa / Christopher Mior
  Lithuania Saulius Ambrulevičius Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniūnas
  Luxembourg Fleur Maxwell
  Monaco Kim Lucine
  Netherlands Boyito Mulder Manouk Gijsman
  Norway Anne Line Gjersem
  Poland Maciej Cieplucha
  Romania Zoltán Kelemen Sabina Măriuţă
  Russia Artur Gachinski
Konstantin Menshov
Alena Leonova
Ksenia Makarova
Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Katarina Gerboldt / Alexander Enbert
Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev
Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov
Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko
  Serbia Marina Seeh
  Slovakia Jakub Strobl Alexandra Kunova Nikola Višňová / Lukáš Csolley
  Slovenia Daša Grm
  Spain Javier Fernández
Javier Raya
Sonia Lafuente Sara Hurtado / Adrià Díaz
  Sweden Kristoffer Berntsson
Adrian Schultheiss
Viktoria Helgesson
   Switzerland Laurent Alvarez
Moris Pfeifhofer
Stéphane Walker
Romy Bühler
Sarah Meier
Ramona Elsener / Florian Roost
  Turkey Ali Demirboga Birce Atabey
  Ukraine Anton Kovalevski Irina Movchan Nadezhda Frolenkova / Mikhail Kasalo
Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Alexander Shakalov

ScheduleEdit

There was no preliminary round for pairs due to the low number of entries.

Date Time /Event
Sunday, 23 January 1st Official practice
Monday, 24 January 12:00 h Ice dance, Preliminary: Free dance
16:00 Men, Preliminary: Free skating
Tuesday, 25 January 10:00 Ladies, Preliminary: Free skating
Wednesday, 26 January 14:30 Ice dance: Short dance
18:30 Opening on ice
19:30 Pairs: Short program
Thursday, 27 January 14:00 Men: Short program
19:30 Pairs: Free skating
Friday, 28 January 14:00 Ladies: Short program
19:15 Ice dance: Free dance
Saturday, 29 January 13:00 Ladies: Free skating
18:30 Men: Free skating
Sunday, 30 January 14:30 Exhibition

Competition notesEdit

 
Skaters react to the rink's cold temperatures during the practice for the exhibition gala.

The temperatures at the Swiss venue were unusually cold for a skating event, reaching minus-3 Celsius.[1] ISU President Ottavio Cinquanta conceded it was something new to have the event in such conditions and said the ISU would be more vigilant in the future.[1] Many spectators used blankets to keep warm during the long hours of competition.[2] Skaters also admitted they were affected by the cold, and Russian Alexander Smirnov said that he felt like the muscles weren't ready and jokingly added "If we had known about the temperature earlier, we would have prepared for it at home in St. Petersburg by skating naked," adding that "it is a little strange that a competition of this level would be held under these conditions. But the conditions are the same for everyone."[3] German pair team Maylin Hausch and Daniel Wende aborted an Axel lasso lift on the take-off, with Wende later saying "Already after the first minute I felt like shock frozen; just before the first lift I had no feeling in my fingers and in my legs. I couldn't do anything to prevent it."[3] The practice rink also received some criticism, with Nóra Hoffmann saying, "It was so white and everybody got lost in it. That was specially my problem there, I was so lost in the rink that I couldn't really focus, I didn't know where I was going."[4]

In men's singles, Florent Amodio won the European title in his debut.[5][6] He became the first skater to win Europeans in his first appearance at the event since Ilia Kulik did so in 1995. Brian Joubert won his tenth consecutive Europeans medal, equaling the record of most medals by a singles skater, previously set by Ulrich Salchow and matched by Karl Schäfer.[6] In the ladies event, Sarah Meier, a previous medalist, ended her competitive career with her first European title in front of her home crowd.[7][8] It was Switzerland's first gold in ladies' singles since Denise Biellmann's win at the 1981 event. In the pairs event, Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy won their fourth European title, edging out defending champions Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov.[3][9] Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat, who had finished fourth in 2009 and 2010, reached their first ISU Championship podium and captured the gold in the ice dance event.[10][11] It was France's fifth European ice dancing title after 1962, 2000, 2002, and 2007. This was the final competitive event for ice dance bronze medalists Sinead Kerr / John Kerr.

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

 
The medalists in the men's event
Rank Name Nation Total points PR SP FS
1 Florent Amodio   France 226.86 1 78.11 3 148.75
2 Brian Joubert   France 223.01 7 70.44 1 152.57
3 Tomáš Verner   Czech Republic 222.60 5 72.91 2 149.69
4 Kevin van der Perren   Belgium 216.59 4 73.61 5 142.98
5 Artur Gachinski   Russia 216.07 3 73.76 6 142.31
6 Samuel Contesti   Italy 204.88 6 72.78 9 132.10
7 Konstantin Menshov   Russia 202.62 14 58.82 4 143.80
8 Michal Březina   Czech Republic 201.39 2 76.13 10 125.26
9 Javier Fernández   Spain 199.65 11 60.48 7 139.17
10 Alban Préaubert   France 196.15 10 63.77 8 132.38
11 Peter Liebers   Germany 189.00 9 64.53 11 124.47
12 Paolo Bacchini   Italy 178.34 12 59.39 13 118.95
13 Adrian Schultheiss   Sweden 178.19 15 58.36 12 119.83
14 Kristoffer Berntsson   Sweden 172.58 8 66.62 21 105.96
15 Anton Kovalevski   Ukraine 169.33 19 53.47 14 115.86
16 Jorik Hendrickx   Belgium 168.39 1 118.46 13 59.14 19 109.25
17 Kim Lucine   Monaco 167.97 2 115.12 20 52.56 15 115.41
18 Viktor Pfeifer   Austria 164.83 17 55.70 20 109.13
19 Javier Raya   Spain 164.68 5 100.82 21 51.98 17 112.70
20 Denis Wieczorek   Germany 163.60 3 111.96 22 50.62 16 112.98
21 Zoltán Kelemen   Romania 160.50 4 106.57 23 50.38 18 110.12
22 Laurent Alvarez    Switzerland 159.45 16 56.64 23 102.81
23 Maxim Shipov   Israel 158.28 8 98.84 18 53.99 22 104.29
24 Stéphane Walker    Switzerland 137.64 10 95.51 24 49.74 24 87.90
Did not advance to free skating
25 Maciej Cieplucha   Poland 9 97.14 25 49.33
26 Moris Pfeifhofer    Switzerland 6 100.73 26 46.93
27 Ali Demirboga   Turkey 11 92.58 27 42.09
28 Justus Strid   Denmark 7 100.42 28 41.84
Did not advance to short program
29 David Richardson   Great Britain 12 91.59
30 Tigran Vardanjan   Hungary 13 89.59
31 Damjan Ostojič   Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 85.58
32 Jakub Strobl   Slovakia 15 83.21
33 Valtter Virtanen   Finland 16 79.90
34 Saulius Ambrulevičius   Lithuania 17 76.40
35 Mikhail Karaliuk   Belarus 18 71.03
36 Boyito Mulder   Netherlands 19 70.25
37 Georgi Kenchadze   Bulgaria 20 68.46
WD Viktor Romanenkov   Estonia

LadiesEdit

 
Ladies' champion Sarah Meier poses with her medal.
Rank Name Nation Total points PR SP FS
1 Sarah Meier    Switzerland 170.60 3 58.56 2 112.04
2 Carolina Kostner   Italy 168.54 6 53.17 1 115.37
3 Kiira Korpi   Finland 166.40 1 63.50 4 102.90
4 Ksenia Makarova   Russia 162.04 2 60.35 5 101.69
5 Alena Leonova   Russia 154.31 13 48.40 3 105.91
6 Viktoria Helgesson   Sweden 151.66 4 54.70 7 96.96
7 Ira Vannut   Belgium 150.66 1 90.98 10 50.90 6 99.76
8 Elene Gedevanishvili   Georgia 147.96 5 53.68 8 94.28
9 Maé Bérénice Méité   France 138.74 2 87.10 7 51.61 10 87.13
10 Valentina Marchei   Italy 137.44 8 51.24 14 86.20
11 Sarah Hecken   Germany 137.43 9 51.12 12 86.31
12 Sonia Lafuente   Spain 135.82 11 49.10 11 86.72
13 Gerli Liinamäe   Estonia 133.73 16 44.07 9 89.66
14 Jenna McCorkell   Great Britain 132.15 12 48.65 15 83.50
15 Juulia Turkkila   Finland 131.38 14 45.17 13 86.21
16 Romy Bühler    Switzerland 122.33 4 74.69 15 44.42 17 77.91
17 Karina Johnson   Denmark 121.63 6 69.34 24 38.30 16 83.33
18 Svetlana Issakova   Estonia 118.44 5 73.42 18 42.30 18 76.14
19 Viktória Pavuk   Hungary 112.70 19 42.18 21 70.52
20 Daša Grm   Slovenia 112.54 21 38.97 20 73.57
21 Alice Garlisi   Italy 112.36 3 78.81 22 38.79 19 73.57
22 Fleur Maxwell   Luxembourg 110.59 9 65.29 17 43.64 24 66.95
23 Hristina Vassileva   Bulgaria 106.79 10 64.31 20 39.11 22 67.68
24 Alexandra Kunova   Slovakia 105.86 23 38.67 23 67.19
Did not advance to free skating
25 Anne Line Gjersem   Norway 7 67.38 25 34.66
26 Irina Movchan   Ukraine 26 31.43
27 Clara Peters   Ireland 8 65.70 27 30.91
28 Birce Atabey   Turkey 28 30.50
Did not advance to short program
29 Belinda Schönberger   Austria 11 63.95
30 Nastassia Hrybko   Belarus 12 63.81
31 Martina Boček   Czech Republic 13 61.67
32 Cecilia Törn   Finland 14 60.54
33 Marina Seeh   Serbia 15 58.30
34 Katherine Hadford   Hungary 16 57.51
35 Georgia Glastris   Greece 17 57.37
36 Sabina Măriuţă   Romania 18 47.38
37 Mirna Libric   Croatia 19 45.91
WD Manouk Gijsman   Netherlands

PairsEdit

 
The pairs medalists
Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy   Germany 206.20 1 72.31 2 133.89
2 Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov   Russia 203.61 2 69.49 1 134.12
3 Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov   Russia 188.24 3 62.89 3 125.35
4 Katarina Gerboldt / Alexander Enbert   Russia 169.95 5 57.50 4 112.45
5 Stefania Berton / Ondřej Hotárek   Italy 164.83 4 60.08 5 104.75
6 Maylin Hausch / Daniel Wende   Germany 149.97 6 53.86 6 96.11
7 Klára Kadlecová / Petr Bidař   Czech Republic 139.94 8 48.45 7 91.49
8 Stacey Kemp / David King   Great Britain 128.04 7 48.46 9 79.58
9 Adeline Canac / Yannick Bonheur   France 125.34 9 43.02 8 82.32
10 Lubov Bakirova / Mikalai Kamianchuk   Belarus 120.72 10 41.51 10 79.21
11 Katharina Gierok / Florian Just   Germany 118.06 11 40.70 11 77.36
12 Carolina Gillespie / Luca Demattè   Italy 115.53 12 40.11 12 75.42
13 Natalya Zabiyako / Sergei Kulbach   Estonia 106.47 14 35.01 13 71.46
14 Sally Hoolin / Jakub Šafránek   Great Britain 104.16 13 36.41 14 67.75
15 Stina Martini / Severin Kiefer   Austria 100.87 15 34.74 15 66.13
WD Danielle Montalbano / Evgeni Krasnapolski   Israel

Ice dancingEdit

 
The ice dancing medalists
Rank Name Nation Total points PR SD FD
1 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat   France 167.40 1 66.91 1 100.49
2 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev   Russia 161.14 2 65.46 2 95.68
3 Sinead Kerr / John Kerr   Great Britain 157.49 3 62.87 3 94.62
4 Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov   Russia 153.48 4 60.93 4 92.55
5 Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali   Italy 145.92 9 57.18 5 88.74
6 Ekaterina Riazanova / Ilia Tkachenko   Russia 145.05 5 60.91 6 84.14
7 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi   Germany 140.69 2 79.27 7 57.82 7 82.87
8 Nóra Hoffmann / Maxim Zavozin   Hungary 140.30 6 58.00 8 82.30
9 Pernelle Carron / Lloyd Jones   France 135.41 8 57.23 10 78.18
10 Lucie Myslivečková / Matěj Novák   Czech Republic 135.35 1 80.54 10 54.37 9 80.98
11 Siobhan Heekin-Canedy / Alexander Shakalov   Ukraine 123.27 11 49.15 11 74.12
12 Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniūnas   Lithuania 121.36 8 65.36 12 49.00 13 72.36
13 Nadezhda Frolenkova / Mikhail Kasalo   Ukraine 120.86 13 47.73 12 73.13
14 Penny Coomes / Nicholas Buckland   Great Britain 116.47 3 73.79 18 44.78 14 71.69
15 Sara Hurtado / Adria Diaz   Spain 115.81 5 67.20 17 44.84 15 70.97
16 Lorenza Alessandrini / Simone Vaturi   Italy 115.35 14 47.69 18 67.66
17 Allison Reed / Otar Japaridze   Georgia 114.73 7 66.24 16 46.86 17 67.87
18 Federica Testa / Christopher Mior   Italy 112.64 4 67.90 15 47.52 19 65.12
19 Ramona Elsener / Florian Roost    Switzerland 111.86 12 53.50 19 42.35 16 69.51
20 Brooke Frieling / Lionel Rumi   Israel 99.63 20 41.69 20 57.94
Did not advance to free dance
21 Irina Shtork / Taavi Rand   Estonia 6 66.38 21 38.76
Did not advance to short dance
22 Nikola Višňová / Lukáš Csolley   Slovakia 9 63.92
23 Kira Geil / Tobias Eisenbauer   Australia 10 63.09
24 Zsuzsanna Nagy / Máté Fejes   Hungary 11 61.70
25 Lesia Valadzenkava / Vitali Vakunov   Belarus 13 53.41
26 Henna Lindholm / Ossi Kanervo   Finland 14 50.75
27 Kristina Tremasova / Dimitar Lichev   Bulgaria 15 42.88

Medals summaryEdit

Medals by countryEdit

Table of medals for overall placement:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France (FRA)2103
2  Germany (GER)1001
   Switzerland (SUI)1001
4  Russia (RUS)0213
5  Italy (ITA)0101
6  Czech Republic (CZE)0011
  Finland (FIN)0011
  Great Britain (GBR)0011
Totals (8 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the short segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France (FRA)2002
2  Finland (FIN)1001
  Germany (GER)1001
4  Russia (RUS)0325
5  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
6  Great Britain (GBR)0011
   Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (7 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the free segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  France (FRA)2013
2  Russia (RUS)1124
3  Italy (ITA)1001
4  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
  Germany (GER)0101
   Switzerland (SUI)0101
7  Great Britain (GRB)0011
Totals (7 nations)44412

MedalistsEdit

Medals for overall placement:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Florent Amodio   Brian Joubert   Tomáš Verner
Ladies   Sarah Meier   Carolina Kostner   Kiira Korpi
Pair skating   Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy   Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov   Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Ice dancing   Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat   Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev   Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

Small medals for placement in the short segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Florent Amodio   Michal Březina   Artur Gachinski
Ladies   Kiira Korpi   Ksenia Makarova   Sarah Meier
Pair skating   Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy   Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov   Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Ice dancing   Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat   Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev   Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

Small medals for placement in the free segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Brian Joubert   Tomáš Verner   Florent Amodio
Ladies   Carolina Kostner   Sarah Meier   Alena Leonova
Pair skating   Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov   Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy   Vera Bazarova / Yuri Larionov
Ice dancing   Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat   Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev   Sinead Kerr / John Kerr

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