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Figure skating at the 2006 Winter Olympics

Four figure skating events at the 2006 Winter Olympics were held at the Palavela in Turin.

Figure skating at the XX Olympic Winter Games
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Type:Olympic Games
Date:11 – 24 February
Venue:Palavela
Champions
Men's singles:
Russia Evgeni Plushenko
Ladies' singles:
Japan Shizuka Arakawa
Pair skating:
Russia Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin
Ice dance:
Russia Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov
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Lithuanian ice dancers Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas (who were married in 2000) became the first figure skaters to compete at five Olympics.

Medal summaryEdit

EntriesEdit

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Country Men Ladies Pairs Ice dance
  Armenia Anastasia Grebenkina / Vazgen Azrojan
  Australia Joanne Carter
  Austria Viktor Pfeifer
  Azerbaijan Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin
  Belarus Sergei Davydov
  Belgium Kevin Van Der Perren
  Bulgaria Ivan Dinev Rumiana Spassova / Stanimir Todorov Albena Denkova / Maxim Staviski
  Canada Jeffrey Buttle
Emanuel Sandhu
Shawn Sawyer
Mira Leung
Joannie Rochette
Jessica Dube / Bryce Davison
Valerie Marcoux / Craig Buntin
Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon
Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe
  China Chengjiang Li
Min Zhang
Yan Liu Qing Pang / Jian Tong
Xue Shen / Hongbo Zhao
Dan Zhang / Hao Zhang
  Croatia Idora Hegel
  Czech Republic Tomas Verner
  Estonia Elena Glebova Diana Rennik / Aleksei Saks
  Finland Kiira Korpi
Susanna Poykio
  France Frederic Dambier
Brian Joubert
Marylin Pla / Yannick Bonheur Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder
Nathalie Pechalat / Fabian Bourzat
  Georgia Vakhtang Murvanidze Elene Gedevanishvili
  Germany Stefan Lindemann Eva-Maria Fitze / Rico Rex
Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy
  Great Britain Sinead Kerr / John Kerr
  Hungary Zoltan Tóth Viktória Pavuk
Júlia Sebestyén
Nóra Hoffman / Attila Elek
  Israel Galit Chait / Sergei Sakhnovski
Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski
  Italy Karel Zelenka Silvia Fontana
Carolina Kostner
Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali
Barbara Fusar Poli / Maurizio Margaglio
  Japan Daisuke Takahashi Miki Ando
Shizuka Arakawa
Fumie Suguri
Nozomi Watanabe / Akiyuki Kido
  Lithuania Margarita Drobiazko / Povilas Vanagas
  Luxembourg Fleur Maxwell
  Poland Dorota Zagorska / Mariusz Siudek Alexandra Kauc / Michal Zych
  North Korea Jong In Han Yong Suk Kim Yong Myong Phyo / Yong Hyok Jong
  Romania Gheorghe Chiper Roxana Luca
  Russia Ilia Klimkin
Evgeni Plushenko
Irina Slutskaya
Elena Sokolova
Julia Obertas / Sergei Slavnov
Maria Petrova / Alexei Tikhonov
Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin
Oksana Domnina / Maxim Shabalin
Tatiana Navka / Roman Kostomarov
  Serbia and Montenegro Trifun Zivanovic
  Slovenia Gregor Urbas
  Sweden Kristoffer Berntsson
  Switzerland Stephane Lambiel
Jamal Othman
Sarah Meier
  Turkey Tugba Karademir
  Ukraine Anton Kovalevski Galina Efremenko
Elena Liashenko
Julia Beloglazova / Andrei Bekh
Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov
Julia Golovina / Oleg Voiko
Elena Grushina / Ruslan Goncharov
  United States Evan Lysacek
Matthew Savoie
Johnny Weir
Sasha Cohen
Emily Hughes
Kimmie Meissner
Marcy Hinzmann / Aaron Parchem
Rena Inoue / John Baldwin
Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto
Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov
Jamie Silverstein / Ryan O'Meara
  Uzbekistan Anastasia Gimazetdinova Marina Aganina / Artem Knyazev

Champions GalaEdit

The traditional Figure Skating Champions Gala took place on February 24 at Palavela, featuring exhibition performances by the top five placers in the four figure skating events and all the Italian skaters. Pairs skaters Zhang and Zhang (second in pairs) did not participate in the gala.

The following is a partial list of skaters who appeared in the Champions Gala (in order of skate):

Faiella and Scali (Italian dance team), Karel Zelenka (Italian men skater), Silvia Fontana (Italian ladies skater), Denkova and Staviski (fifth in dance), Joannie Rochette (fifth in ladies), Inoue and John Baldwin (seventh in pairs), Johnny Weir (fifth in men), Delobel and Schoenfelder (fourth in dance), Fumie Suguri (fourth in ladies), Petrova and Tikhonov (fifth in pairs), Evan Lysacek (fourth in men), Grushina and Goncharov (third in dance), Irina Slutskaya (third in ladies), Fusar-Poli and Margaglio (Italian dance team), Carolina Kostner (Italian ladies skater), Pang and Tong (fourth in pairs), Jeffrey Buttle (third in men), Belbin and Agosto (second in dance), Sasha Cohen (second in ladies), Shen and Zhao (third in pairs), Stéphane Lambiel (second in men), Navka and Kostomarov (first in dance), Shizuka Arakawa (first in ladies), Totmianina and Marinin (first in pairs), and Evgeni Plushenko (first in men).[citation needed]

Russian pair Tatiana Totmianina / Maxim Marinin and Evgeni Plushenko skate accompanied by Edvin Marton at the violin, playing from the ice.

At the end of the gala, the skaters all gathered together to close the show with their bows.

Participating NOCsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Torino 2006 Official Report - Figure Skating" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2009.
  2. ^ "XX Olympic Winter Games". ISUResults. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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