2016 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

The 2016 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships was an international figure skating competition in the 2015–16 season. It was held at the Taipei Arena in Taipei, Taiwan on February 16–21.[1] Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

2016 Four Continents Championships
Type:ISU Championship
Date:February 16 – 21
Season:2015–16
Location:Taipei, Taiwan
Host:Chinese Taipei Skating Union
Venue:Taipei Arena
Champions
Men's singles:
Canada Patrick Chan
Ladies' singles:
Japan Satoko Miyahara
Pair skating:
China Sui Wenjing / Han Cong
Ice dance:
United States Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani
Navigation
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2015 Four Continents Championships
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2017 Four Continents Championships

QualificationEdit

The competition was open to skaters from non-European member nations of the International Skating Union who reached the age of 15 before 1 July 2015. The corresponding competition for European skaters was the 2016 European Figure Skating Championships.

National associations selected their entries based on their own criteria but the ISU mandated that their selections achieve a minimum technical elements score (TES) at an international event prior to the Four Continents.

Minimum TESEdit

Minimum technical scores (TES)[2]
Discipline SP / SD FS / FD
Men 25 45
Ladies 20 36
Pairs 20 36
Ice dance 19 29
Must be achieved at an ISU-recognized international event
in the ongoing or preceding season.
SP and FS scores may be attained at different events.

EntriesEdit

The ISU published the list of entries on 28 January 2016. Some national associations announced their selections earlier.

Country Men[3] Ladies[4] Pairs[5] Ice dancing[6]
  Argentina Denis Margalik
  Australia Andrew Dodds
Brendan Kerry
Kailani Craine
Brooklee Han
Katie Pasfield
Matilda Friend / William Badaoui
  Canada[7] Patrick Chan
Liam Firus
Kevin Reynolds
Alaine Chartrand
Kaetlyn Osmond
Véronik Mallet
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch
Vanessa Grenier / Maxime Deschamps
Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje
Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier
Élisabeth Paradis / François-Xavier Ouellette
  China Jin Boyang
Song Nan
Yan Han
Li Zijun
Zhao Ziquan
Zheng Lu
Sui Wenjing / Han Cong
Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang
Li Xibei / Xiang Guangyao
Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu
Zhang Yiyi / Wu Nan
  Chinese Taipei Chih-I Tsao Amy Lin
  North Korea Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik
  Hong Kong Leslie Ip
Harry Hau Yin Lee
Maisy Hiu Ching Ma
  Japan[8] Shoma Uno
Takahito Mura
Keiji Tanaka
Satoko Miyahara
Rika Hongo
Kanako Murakami
Sumire Suto / Francis Boudreau-Audet Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed
Emi Hirai / Marien de la Asuncion
  Kazakhstan Anastasia Khromova / Daryn Zhunussov
  Malaysia Julian Zhi Jie Yee
  Philippines Michael Christian Martinez
  South Korea Kim Jin-seo
Lee June-hyoung
Byun Se-jong
Choi Da-bin
Park So-youn
Kim Na-hyun
Rebeka Kim / Kirill Minov
Lee Ho-jung / Richard Kang-in Kam
Min Yura / Alexander Gamelin
  South Africa Michaela Du Toit
  Thailand Thita Lamsam
  United States[9] Max Aaron
Grant Hochstein
Ross Miner
Karen Chen
Gracie Gold
Mirai Nagasu
Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran
Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea
Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim
Madison Chock / Evan Bates
Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Patrick Chan   Canada 290.21 5 86.22 1 203.99
2 Jin Boyang   China 289.83 1 98.45 2 191.38
3 Yan Han   China 271.55 3 89.57 3 181.98
4 Shoma Uno   Japan 269.81 2 92.99 5 176.82
5 Takahito Mura   Japan 268.43 4 89.08 4 179.35
6 Keiji Tanaka   Japan 222.70 7 74.82 7 147.88
7 Max Aaron   United States 220.94 8 69.48 6 151.46
8 Grant Hochstein   United States 216.34 6 75.79 10 140.55
9 Michael Christian Martinez   Philippines 211.59 9 69.15 9 142.44
10 Kim Jin-seo   South Korea 201.43 12 65.13 11 136.30
11 Kevin Reynolds   Canada 198.87 20 55.14 8 143.73
12 Song Nan   China 194.81 11 66.04 15 128.77
13 Liam Firus   Canada 194.02 14 61.81 13 132.21
14 Ross Miner   United States 191.12 17 58.27 12 132.85
15 Julian Zhi Jie Yee   Malaysia 190.32 15 59.70 14 130.62
16 Lee June-hyoung   South Korea 180.92 10 67.35 19 113.57
17 Denis Margalik   Argentina 177.65 18 57.71 16 119.94
18 Byun Se-jong   South Korea 176.15 16 58.30 17 117.85
19 Brendan Kerry   Australia 172.26 19 55.83 18 116.43
20 Andrew Dodds   Australia 161.47 13 61.88 21 99.59
21 Chih-I Tsao   Chinese Taipei 159.13 22 51.83 20 107.30
22 Leslie Ip   Hong Kong 152.29 21 54.81 22 97.48
23 Harry Hau Yin Lee   Hong Kong 110.95 23 42.54 23 68.41

LadiesEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Satoko Miyahara   Japan 214.91 1 72.48 1 142.43
2 Mirai Nagasu   United States 193.86 3 66.06 2 127.80
3 Rika Hongo   Japan 181.78 4 64.27 5 117.51
4 Park So-youn   South Korea 178.92 5 62.49 7 116.43
5 Gracie Gold   United States 178.39 9 57.26 3 121.13
6 Kaetlyn Osmond   Canada 175.63 11 56.14 4 119.49
7 Kanako Murakami   Japan 175.12 2 68.51 13 106.61
8 Choi Da-bin   South Korea 173.71 10 56.79 6 116.92
9 Kim Na-hyun   South Korea 170.70 8 58.40 8 112.30
10 Li Zijun   China 167.88 6 60.04 11 107.84
11 Alaine Chartrand   Canada 165.73 7 59.71 14 106.02
12 Karen Chen   United States 161.52 12 53.55 10 107.97
13 Kailani Craine   Australia 157.82 16 49.02 9 108.80
14 Véronik Mallet   Canada 155.98 15 51.88 15 104.10
15 Amy Lin   Chinese Taipei 155.61 17 47.88 12 107.73
16 Zhao Ziquan   China 147.79 13 53.24 16 94.55
17 Brooklee Han   Australia 135.75 14 52.80 17 82.95
18 Michaela Du Toit   South Africa 121.12 19 45.18 18 75.94
19 Zheng Lu   China 118.73 18 45.72 20 73.01
20 Maisy Hiu Ching Ma   Hong Kong 115.10 20 42.06 19 73.04
21 Katie Pasfield   Australia 95.78 22 34.63 21 61.15
22 Thita Lamsam   Thailand 89.56 21 38.91 22 50.65

PairsEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SP FS
1 Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   China 221.91 1 78.51 1 143.40
2 Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim   United States 207.96 3 67.61 2 140.35
3 Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang   China 187.33 4 64.99 3 122.34
4 Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea   United States 182.02 7 59.72 4 122.30
5 Lubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch   Canada 179.67 5 61.97 5 117.70
6 Marissa Castelli / Mervin Tran   United States 175.08 6 61.34 6 113.74
7 Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik   North Korea 157.24 8 53.83 7 103.41
8 Vanessa Grenier / Maxime Deschamps   Canada 148.82 10 50.07 8 98.75
9 Sumire Suto / Francis Boudreau Audet   Japan 145.33 9 52.70 9 92.63
WD Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford   Canada withdrew 2 71.90 withdrew from competition

Ice dancingEdit

Rank Name Nation Total points SD FD
1 Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   United States 181.62 1 72.86 1 108.76
2 Madison Chock / Evan Bates   United States 174.64 4 67.05 2 107.59
3 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje   Canada 173.85 2 72.42 4 101.43
4 Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue   United States 172.29 3 69.36 3 102.93
5 Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier   Canada 162.19 5 63.92 5 98.27
6 Élisabeth Paradis / François-Xavier Ouellette   Canada 146.94 6 60.15 7 86.79
7 Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed   Japan 145.83 7 57.13 6 88.70
8 Min Yura / Alexander Gamelin   South Korea 138.42 9 55.23 8 83.19
9 Wang Shiyue / Liu Xinyu   China 135.57 8 56.49 10 79.08
10 Lee Ho-jung / Richard Kang-in Kam   South Korea 128.27 11 47.46 9 80.81
11 Rebeka Kim / Kirill Minov   South Korea 122.69 13 44.69 11 78.00
12 Emi Hirai / Marien de la Asuncion   Japan 117.06 12 47.09 13 69.97
13 Zhang Yiyi / Wu Nan   China 114.84 14 42.01 12 72.83
14 Anastasia Khromova / Daryn Zhunussov   Kazakhstan 110.71 10 48.19 15 62.52
15 Li Xibei / Xiang Guangyao   China 103.75 15 39.64 14 64.11
16 Matilda Friend / William Badaoui   Australia 85.70 16 33.00 16 52.70

Medals summaryEdit

MedalistsEdit

Medals for overall placement:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Patrick Chan   Jin Boyang   Yan Han
Ladies   Satoko Miyahara   Mirai Nagasu   Rika Hongo
Pairs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim   Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang
Ice dancing   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje

Small medals for placement in the short segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Jin Boyang   Shoma Uno   Yan Han
Ladies   Satoko Miyahara   Kanako Murakami   Mirai Nagasu
Pairs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford   Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim
Ice dancing   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje   Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue

Small medals for placement in the free segment:

Discipline Gold Silver Bronze
Men   Patrick Chan   Jin Boyang   Yan Han
Ladies   Satoko Miyahara   Mirai Nagasu   Gracie Gold
Pairs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim   Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang
Ice dancing   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue

Medals by countryEdit

Table of medals for overall placement:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)1304
2  China (CHN)1124
3  Canada (CAN)1012
  Japan (JPN)1012
Totals (4 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the short segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)2013
2  Japan (JPN)1203
3  United States (USA)1034
4  Canada (CAN)0202
Totals (4 nations)44412

Table of small medals for placement in the free segment:

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)1326
2  China (CHN)1124
3  Canada (CAN)1001
  Japan (JPN)1001
Totals (4 nations)44412

Prize moneyEdit

Prize money is awarded to skaters who achieve a top 12 placement in each discipline as follows:

Prize money (US$)
Placement Men's / Ladies' singles Pairs / Ice dancers
1st 15,000 22,500
2nd 9,000 13,500
3rd 6,000 9,000
4th 4,500 6,750
5th 3,250 5,000
6th 2,500 3,750
7th 2,250 3,500
8th 2,000 3,000
9th 1,750 2,500
10th 1,500 2,250
11th 1,250 1,750
12th 1,000 1,500
Pairs and ice dancing couples split the amount.
Total prize money: $250,000 USD.

ReferencesEdit

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