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Four Continents Figure Skating Championships

The Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (4CC) is an annual figure skating competition. The International Skating Union established it in 1999 to provide skaters representing non-European countries with a similar competition to the much older European Figure Skating Championships. The event's name refers to Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania (four of the continents represented in the Olympic rings, omitting Europe). Medals are awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

Historically, the 4CC has been dominated by just four countries – Canada, China, Japan, and the United States, which have won a combined 247 out of 252 possible medals. Kazakhstan, South Korea, Uzbekistan and North Korea are the only other countries to have placed in the 4CC.

QualifyingEdit

Skaters must belong to a non-European member nation of the ISU. Each member country may enter up to three skaters or teams in each discipline, provided they obtain the minimum TES in the current or previous season. National governing bodies select their entries according to their own criteria. As with the other senior ISU Championships, eligible skaters must be at least fifteen before July 1 of the previous year.

As of 2018 Championships, the following countries are eligible to send skaters to the competition: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, D.P.R. Korea, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Uzbekistan.[1]

MedalistsEdit

MenEdit

Men's medalists
Year Location Gold Silver Bronze Refs
1999   Halifax   Takeshi Honda   Li Chengjiang   Elvis Stojko [2]
2000   Osaka   Elvis Stojko   Li Chengjiang   Zhang Min [2]
2001   Salt Lake City   Li Chengjiang   Takeshi Honda   Michael Weiss [3]
2002   Jeonju   Jeffrey Buttle   Takeshi Honda   Gao Song [4]
2003   Beijing   Takeshi Honda   Zhang Min   Li Chengjiang [5]
2004   Hamilton   Jeffrey Buttle   Emanuel Sandhu   Evan Lysacek [6]
2005   Gangneung   Evan Lysacek   Li Chengjiang   Daisuke Takahashi [7]
2006   Colorado Springs   Nobunari Oda   Christopher Mabee   Matthew Savoie [8]
2007   Colorado Springs   Evan Lysacek   Jeffrey Buttle   Jeremy Abbott [9]
2008   Goyang   Daisuke Takahashi   Jeffrey Buttle   Evan Lysacek [10]
2009   Vancouver   Patrick Chan   Evan Lysacek   Takahiko Kozuka [11]
2010   Jeonju   Adam Rippon   Tatsuki Machida   Kevin Reynolds [12]
2011   Taipei   Daisuke Takahashi   Yuzuru Hanyu   Jeremy Abbott [13]
2012   Colorado Springs   Patrick Chan   Daisuke Takahashi   Ross Miner [14]
2013   Osaka   Kevin Reynolds   Yuzuru Hanyu   Yan Han [15]
2014   Taipei   Takahito Mura   Takahiko Kozuka   Song Nan [16]
2015   Seoul   Denis Ten   Joshua Farris   Yan Han [17]
2016   Taipei   Patrick Chan   Jin Boyang   Yan Han [18]
2017   Gangneung   Nathan Chen   Yuzuru Hanyu   Shoma Uno [19]
2018   Taipei   Jin Boyang   Shoma Uno   Jason Brown [20]
2019   Anaheim   Shoma Uno   Jin Boyang   Vincent Zhou [21]
2020   Seoul
2021   Sydney

LadiesEdit

Ladies' medalists
Year Location Gold Silver Bronze Refs
1999   Halifax   Tatiana Malinina   Amber Corwin   Angela Nikodinov [22]
2000   Osaka   Angela Nikodinov   Stacey Pensgen   Annie Bellemare [22]
2001   Salt Lake City   Fumie Suguri   Angela Nikodinov   Yoshie Onda [3]
2002   Jeonju   Jennifer Kirk   Shizuka Arakawa   Yoshie Onda [4]
2003   Beijing   Fumie Suguri   Shizuka Arakawa   Yukari Nakano [5]
2004   Hamilton   Yukina Ota   Cynthia Phaneuf   Amber Corwin [6]
2005   Gangneung   Fumie Suguri   Yoshie Onda   Jennifer Kirk [7]
2006   Colorado Springs   Katy Taylor   Yukari Nakano   Beatrisa Liang [8]
2007   Colorado Springs   Kimmie Meissner   Emily Hughes   Joannie Rochette [9]
2008   Goyang   Mao Asada   Joannie Rochette   Miki Ando [10]
2009   Vancouver   Yuna Kim   Joannie Rochette   Mao Asada [11]
2010   Jeonju   Mao Asada   Akiko Suzuki   Caroline Zhang [12]
2011   Taipei   Miki Ando   Mao Asada   Mirai Nagasu [13]
2012   Colorado Springs   Ashley Wagner   Mao Asada   Caroline Zhang [14]
2013   Osaka   Mao Asada   Akiko Suzuki   Kanako Murakami [15]
2014   Taipei   Kanako Murakami   Satoko Miyahara   Li Zijun [16]
2015   Seoul   Polina Edmunds   Satoko Miyahara   Rika Hongo [17]
2016   Taipei   Satoko Miyahara   Mirai Nagasu   Rika Hongo [18]
2017   Gangneung   Mai Mihara   Gabrielle Daleman   Mirai Nagasu [19]
2018   Taipei   Kaori Sakamoto   Mai Mihara   Satoko Miyahara [20]
2019   Anaheim   Rika Kihira   Elizabet Tursynbayeva   Mai Mihara [21]
2020   Seoul
2021   Sydney

PairsEdit

Pairs' medalists
Year Location Gold Silver Bronze Refs
1999   Halifax   Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   Kristy Sargeant / Kris Wirtz   Danielle Hartsell / Steve Hartsell [23]
2000   Osaka   Jamie Salé / David Pelletier   Kyoko Ina / John Zimmerman   Tiffany Scott / Philip Dulebohn [23]
2001   Salt Lake City   Jamie Salé / David Pelletier   Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   Kyoko Ina / John Zimmerman [3]
2002   Jeonju   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Anabelle Langlois / Patrice Archetto   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao [4]
2003   Beijing   Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao [5]
2004   Hamilton   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   Valérie Marcoux / Craig Buntin [6]
2005   Gangneung   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Kathryn Orscher / Garrett Lucash [7]
2006   Colorado Springs   Rena Inoue / John Baldwin   Utako Wakamatsu / Jean-Sébastien Fecteau   Elizabeth Putnam / Sean Wirtz [8]
2007   Colorado Springs   Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Rena Inoue / John Baldwin [9]
2008   Goyang   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   Brooke Castile / Benjamin Okolski [10]
2009   Vancouver   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao [11]
2010   Jeonju   Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao   Keauna McLaughlin / Rockne Brubaker   Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin [12]
2011   Taipei   Pang Qing / Tong Jian   Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford   Paige Lawrence / Rudi Swiegers [13]
2012   Colorado Springs   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Caydee Denney / John Coughlin   Mary Beth Marley / Rockne Brubaker [14]
2013   Osaka   Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford   Kirsten Moore-Towers / Dylan Moscovitch   Marissa Castelli / Simon Shnapir [15]
2014   Taipei   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Tarah Kayne / Daniel O'Shea   Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim [16]
2015   Seoul   Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford   Peng Cheng / Zhang Hao   Pang Qing / Tong Jian [17]
2016   Taipei   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Alexa Scimeca / Chris Knierim   Yu Xiaoyu / Jin Yang [18]
2017   Gangneung   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford   Liubov Ilyushechkina / Dylan Moscovitch [19]
2018   Taipei   Tarah Kayne / Danny O'Shea   Ashley Cain / Timothy LeDuc   Ryom Tae-ok / Kim Ju-sik [20]
2019   Anaheim   Sui Wenjing / Han Cong   Kirsten Moore-Towers / Michael Marinaro   Peng Cheng / Jin Yang [21]
2020   Seoul
2021   Sydney

Ice dancingEdit

Ice dancing medalists
Year Location Gold Silver Bronze Refs
1999   Halifax   Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz   Chantal Lefebvre / Michel Brunet   Naomi Lang / Peter Tchernyshev [24]
2000   Osaka   Naomi Lang / Peter Tchernyshev   Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon   Jamie Silverstein / Justin Pekarek [24]
2001   Salt Lake City   Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz   Naomi Lang / Peter Tchernyshev   Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon [3]
2002   Jeonju   Naomi Lang / Peter Tchernyshev   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe [4]
2003   Beijing   Shae-Lynn Bourne / Victor Kraatz   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   Naomi Lang / Peter Tchernyshev [5]
2004   Hamilton   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon   Megan Wing / Aaron Lowe [6]
2005   Gangneung   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   Melissa Gregory / Denis Petukhov   Lydia Manon / Ryan O'Meara [7]
2006   Colorado Springs   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   Morgan Matthews / Maxim Zavozin   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir [8]
2007   Colorado Springs   Marie-France Dubreuil / Patrice Lauzon   Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir [9]
2008   Goyang   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Meryl Davis / Charlie White   Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre [10]
2009   Vancouver   Meryl Davis / Charlie White   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Emily Samuelson / Evan Bates [11]
2010   Jeonju   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje   Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno   Madison Hubbell / Keiffer Hubbell [12]
2011   Taipei   Meryl Davis / Charlie White   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   Vanessa Crone / Paul Poirier [13]
2012   Colorado Springs   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Meryl Davis / Charlie White   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje [14]
2013   Osaka   Meryl Davis / Charlie White   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Madison Chock / Evan Bates [15]
2014   Taipei   Madison Hubbell / Zachary Donohue   Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier   Alexandra Aldridge / Daniel Eaton [16]
2015   Seoul   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani [17]
2016   Taipei   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje [18]
2017   Gangneung   Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   Madison Chock / Evan Bates [19]
2018   Taipei   Kaitlin Hawayek / Jean-Luc Baker   Carolane Soucisse / Shane Firus   Kana Muramoto / Chris Reed [20]
2019   Anaheim   Madison Chock / Evan Bates   Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje   Piper Gilles / Paul Poirier [21]
2020   Seoul
2021   Sydney

Cumulative medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)24253786
2  Canada (CAN)20251863
3  Japan (JPN)20201454
4  China (CHN)17131444
5  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1102
6  South Korea (KOR)1001
  Uzbekistan (UZB)1001
8  North Korea (PRK)0011
Totals (8 nations)848484252

ReferencesEdit

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