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List of Olympic medalists in figure skating

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the most decorated Olympic figure skaters with 3 gold and 2 silver medals.

Figure skating has been part of the Olympic Games since 1908 and has been included in 25 Olympic Games. There have been 271 medals (91 gold, 90 silver, and 90 bronze) awarded to figure skaters representing 29 representing National Olympic Committees. Six events have been contested but one, men's special figures, was discontinued after a single Olympics.

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the only figure skaters to win five Olympic medals (3 gold, 2 silver). Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström (3 gold, 1 silver) and Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko (2 gold, 2 silver) each have four medals. Seventeen figure skaters have won three medals.

The only skaters with three consecutive titles are Grafström in men's singles, Sonja Henie (Norway) in ladies' singles, and Irina Rodnina (Soviet Union) in pairs. Sixteen figure skaters have earned two golds within the same discipline and five skaters have earned gold in two separate Olympic events.

On two occasions, there has been a podium sweep. Russian figure skaters hold the unique record for earning gold medals in all six Olympic figure skating events. Three skaters won Olympic medals in multiple figure skating disciplines.

MedalistsEdit

Men's singlesEdit

 
Ulrich Salchow of Sweden, creator of the Salchow jump, was the first Olympic champion in men's figure skating.
 
Russian Evgeni Plushenko won the 2006 singles title with a world record score.[1]
 
2014 Winter Olympics men's singles medalists, from left to right: Patrick Chan (silver), Yuzuru Hanyu (gold), and Denis Ten (bronze).
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London
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Ulrich Salchow
  Sweden
Richard Johansson
  Sweden
Per Thorén
  Sweden
1912 Stockholm not included in the Olympic program
1920 Antwerp
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Gillis Grafström
  Sweden
Andreas Krogh
  Norway
Martin Stixrud
  Norway
1924 Chamonix
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Gillis Grafström
  Sweden
Willy Böckl
  Austria
Georges Gautschi
  Switzerland
1928 St. Moritz
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Gillis Grafström
  Sweden
Willy Böckl
  Austria
Robert van Zeebroeck
  Belgium
1932 Lake Placid
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Karl Schäfer
  Austria
Gillis Grafström
  Sweden
Montgomery Wilson
  Canada
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Karl Schäfer
  Austria
Ernst Baier
  Germany
Felix Kaspar
  Austria
1948 St. Moritz
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Dick Button
  United States
Hans Gerschwiler
  Switzerland
Edi Rada
  Austria
1952 Oslo
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Dick Button
  United States
Helmut Seibt
  Austria
James Grogan
  United States
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
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Hayes Alan Jenkins
  United States
Ronnie Robertson
  United States
David Jenkins
  United States
1960 Squaw Valley
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David Jenkins
  United States
Karol Divín
  Czechoslovakia
Donald Jackson
  Canada
1964 Innsbruck
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Manfred Schnelldorfer
  United Team of Germany
Alain Calmat
  France
Scott Allen
  United States
1968 Grenoble
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Wolfgang Schwarz
  Austria
Timothy Wood
  United States
Patrick Péra
  France
1972 Sapporo
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Ondrej Nepela
  Czechoslovakia
Sergei Chetverukhin
  Soviet Union
Patrick Péra
  France
1976 Innsbruck
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John Curry
  Great Britain
Vladimir Kovalev
  Soviet Union
Toller Cranston
  Canada
1980 Lake Placid
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Robin Cousins
  Great Britain
Jan Hoffmann
  East Germany
Charles Tickner
  United States
1984 Sarajevo
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Scott Hamilton
  United States
Brian Orser
  Canada
Jozef Sabovčík
  Czechoslovakia
1988 Calgary
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Brian Boitano
  United States
Brian Orser
  Canada
Viktor Petrenko
  Soviet Union
1992 Albertville
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Viktor Petrenko
  Unified Team
Paul Wylie
  United States
Petr Barna
  Czechoslovakia
1994 Lillehammer
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Alexei Urmanov
  Russia
Elvis Stojko
  Canada
Philippe Candeloro
  France
1998 Nagano
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Ilia Kulik
  Russia
Elvis Stojko
  Canada
Philippe Candeloro
  France
2002 Salt Lake City
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Alexei Yagudin
  Russia
Evgeni Plushenko
  Russia
Timothy Goebel
  United States
2006 Torino
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Evgeni Plushenko
  Russia
Stéphane Lambiel
  Switzerland
Jeffrey Buttle
  Canada
2010 Vancouver
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Evan Lysacek
  United States
Evgeni Plushenko
  Russia
Daisuke Takahashi
  Japan
2014 Sochi
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Yuzuru Hanyu
  Japan
Patrick Chan
  Canada
Denis Ten
  Kazakhstan
2018 Pyeongchang
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Yuzuru Hanyu
  Japan
Shoma Uno
  Japan
Javier Fernández
  Spain

Men's special figuresEdit

 
Nikolai Panin of Russia, the sole winner of the special figures event

Men's special figures was only included in one Olympic Games before being discontinued. The sole winner of the event was Russian Nikolai Panin, who gave his country its first ever Olympic gold medal.[2]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London
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Nikolai Panin
  Russian Empire
Arthur Cumming
  Great Britain
Geoffrey Hall-Say
  Great Britain

Ladies' singlesEdit

 
Norwegian Sonja Henie holds the record of three consecutive victories in the ladies' individual event (1928–1936).
 
East Germany's Katarina Witt won the 1988 ladies' singles gold medal, becoming the second female figure skater to win back-to-back Olympic titles.
 
Yuna Kim won the ladies' title in 2010 with world record scores for the short program, free skating and overall total.
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London
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Madge Syers
  Great Britain
Elsa Rendschmidt
  Germany
Dorothy Greenhough-Smith
  Great Britain
1920 Antwerp
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Magda Julin
  Sweden
Svea Norén
  Sweden
Theresa Weld
  United States
1924 Chamonix
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Herma Szabo
  Austria
Beatrix Loughran
  United States
Ethel Muckelt
  Great Britain
1928 St. Moritz
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Sonja Henie
  Norway
Fritzi Burger
  Austria
Beatrix Loughran
  United States
1932 Lake Placid
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Sonja Henie
  Norway
Fritzi Burger
  Austria
Maribel Vinson
  United States
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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Sonja Henie
  Norway
Cecilia Colledge
  Great Britain
Vivi-Anne Hultén
  Sweden
1948 St. Moritz
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Barbara Ann Scott
  Canada
Eva Pawlik
  Austria
Jeannette Altwegg
  Great Britain
1952 Oslo
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Jeannette Altwegg
  Great Britain
Tenley Albright
  United States
Jacqueline du Bief
  France
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
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Tenley Albright
  United States
Carol Heiss
  United States
Ingrid Wendl
  Austria
1960 Squaw Valley
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Carol Heiss
  United States
Sjoukje Dijkstra
  Netherlands
Barbara Roles
  United States
1964 Innsbruck
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Sjoukje Dijkstra
  Netherlands
Regine Heitzer
  Austria
Petra Burka
  Canada
1968 Grenoble
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Peggy Fleming
  United States
Gabriele Seyfert
  East Germany
Hana Mašková
  Czechoslovakia
1972 Sapporo
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Beatrix Schuba
  Austria
Karen Magnussen
  Canada
Janet Lynn
  United States
1976 Innsbruck
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Dorothy Hamill
  United States
Dianne de Leeuw
  Netherlands
Christine Errath
  East Germany
1980 Lake Placid
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Anett Pötzsch
  East Germany
Linda Fratianne
  United States
Dagmar Lurz
  West Germany
1984 Sarajevo
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Katarina Witt
  East Germany
Rosalynn Sumners
  United States
Kira Ivanova
  Soviet Union
1988 Calgary
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Katarina Witt
  East Germany
Elizabeth Manley
  Canada
Debi Thomas
  United States
1992 Albertville
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Kristi Yamaguchi
  United States
Midori Ito
  Japan
Nancy Kerrigan
  United States
1994 Lillehammer
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Oksana Baiul
  Ukraine
Nancy Kerrigan
  United States
Chen Lu
  China
1998 Nagano
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Tara Lipinski
  United States
Michelle Kwan
  United States
Chen Lu
  China
2002 Salt Lake City
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Sarah Hughes
  United States
Irina Slutskaya
  Russia
Michelle Kwan
  United States
2006 Torino
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Shizuka Arakawa
  Japan
Sasha Cohen
  United States
Irina Slutskaya
  Russia
2010 Vancouver
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Yuna Kim
  South Korea
Mao Asada
  Japan
Joannie Rochette
  Canada
2014 Sochi
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Adelina Sotnikova
  Russia
Yuna Kim
  South Korea
Carolina Kostner
  Italy
2018 Pyeongchang
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Alina Zagitova
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
Evgenia Medvedeva
  Olympic Athletes from Russia
Kaetlyn Osmond
  Canada

PairsEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London
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  Anna Hübler
and Heinrich Burger (GER)
  Phyllis Johnson
and James H. Johnson (GBR)
  Madge Syers
and Edgar Syers (GBR)
1912 Stockholm not included in the Olympic program
1920 Antwerp
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  Ludowika Jakobsson
and Walter Jakobsson (FIN)
  Alexia Bryn
and Yngvar Bryn (NOR)
  Phyllis Johnson
and Basil Williams (GBR)
1924 Chamonix
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  Helene Engelmann
and Alfred Berger (AUT)
  Ludowika Jakobsson
and Walter Jakobsson (FIN)
  Andrée Joly
and Pierre Brunet (FRA)
1928 St. Moritz
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  Andrée Joly
and Pierre Brunet (FRA)
  Lilly Scholz
and Otto Kaiser (AUT)
  Melitta Brunner
and Ludwig Wrede (AUT)
1932 Lake Placid
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  Andrée Brunet
and Pierre Brunet (FRA)
  Beatrix Loughran
and Sherwin Badger (USA)
  Emília Rotter
and László Szollás (HUN)
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
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  Maxi Herber
and Ernst Baier (GER)
  Ilse Pausin
and Erik Pausin (AUT)
  Emília Rotter
and László Szollás (HUN)
1948 St. Moritz
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  Micheline Lannoy
and Pierre Baugniet (BEL)
  Andrea Kékesy
and Ede Király (HUN)
  Suzanne Morrow
and Wallace Diestelmeyer (CAN)
1952 Oslo
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  Ria Falk
and Paul Falk (GER)
  Karol Kennedy
and Peter Kennedy (USA)
  Marianna Nagy
and László Nagy (HUN)
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo
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  Sissy Schwarz
and Kurt Oppelt (AUT)
  Frances Dafoe
and Norris Bowden (CAN)
  Marianna Nagy
and László Nagy (HUN)
1960 Squaw Valley
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  Barbara Wagner
and Robert Paul (CAN)
  Marika Kilius
and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler (EUA)
  Nancy Ludington
and Ronald Ludington (USA)
1964 Innsbruck
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  Ludmila Belousova
and Oleg Protopopov (URS)
  Marika Kilius
and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler (EUA)
  Debbi Wilkes
and Guy Revell (CAN)[a]
  Vivian Joseph
and Ronald Joseph (USA)
1968 Grenoble
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  Ludmila Belousova
and Oleg Protopopov (URS)
  Tatyana Zhuk
and Aleksandr Gorelik (URS)
  Margot Glockshuber
and Wolfgang Danne (FRG)
1972 Sapporo
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  Irina Rodnina
and Alexei Ulanov (URS)
  Lyudmila Smirnova
and Andrei Suraikin (URS)
  Manuela Groß
and Uwe Kagelmann (GDR)
1976 Innsbruck
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  Irina Rodnina
and Alexander Zaitsev (URS)
  Romy Kermer
and Rolf Österreich (GDR)
  Manuela Groß
and Uwe Kagelmann (GDR)
1980 Lake Placid
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  Irina Rodnina
and Alexander Zaitsev (URS)
  Marina Cherkasova
and Sergei Shakhrai (URS)
  Manuela Mager
and Uwe Bewersdorf (GDR)
1984 Sarajevo
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  Elena Valova
and Oleg Vasiliev (URS)
  Kitty Carruthers
and Peter Carruthers (USA)
  Larisa Selezneva
and Oleg Makarov (URS)
1988 Calgary
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  Ekaterina Gordeeva
and Sergei Grinkov (URS)
  Elena Valova
and Oleg Vasiliev (URS)
  Jill Watson
and Peter Oppegard (USA)
1992 Albertville
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  Natalia Mishkutenok
and Artur Dmitriev (EUN)
  Elena Bechke
and Denis Petrov (EUN)
  Isabelle Brasseur
and Lloyd Eisler (CAN)
1994 Lillehammer
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  Ekaterina Gordeeva
and Sergei Grinkov (RUS)
  Natalia Mishkutenok
and Artur Dmitriev (RUS)
  Isabelle Brasseur
and Lloyd Eisler (CAN)
1998 Nagano
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  Oksana Kazakova
and Artur Dmitriev (RUS)
  Elena Berezhnaya
and Anton Sikharulidze (RUS)
  Mandy Wötzel
and Ingo Steuer (GER)
2002 Salt Lake City
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  Elena Berezhnaya
and Anton Sikharulidze (RUS)
  Jamie Salé
and David Pelletier (CAN)
None awarded[b]   Shen Xue
and Zhao Hongbo (CHN)
2006 Torino
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  Tatiana Totmianina
and Maxim Marinin (RUS)
  Zhang Dan
and Zhang Hao (CHN)
  Shen Xue
and Zhao Hongbo (CHN)
2010 Vancouver
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  Shen Xue
and Zhao Hongbo (CHN)
  Pang Qing
and Tong Jian (CHN)
  Aliona Savchenko
and Robin Szolkowy (GER)
2014 Sochi
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  Tatiana Volosozhar
and Maxim Trankov (RUS)
  Ksenia Stolbova
and Fedor Klimov (RUS)
  Aliona Savchenko
and Robin Szolkowy (GER)
2018 Pyeongchang
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  Aliona Savchenko
and Bruno Massot (GER)
  Sui Wenjing
and Han Cong (CHN)
  Meagan Duhamel
and Eric Radford (CAN)

Ice danceEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1976 Innsbruck
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  Lyudmila Pakhomova
and Aleksandr Gorshkov (URS)
  Irina Moiseyeva
and Andrei Minenkov (URS)
  Colleen O'Connor
and James Millns (USA)
1980 Lake Placid
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  Natalia Linichuk
and Gennadi Karponossov (URS)
  Krisztina Regőczy
and András Sallay (HUN)
  Irina Moiseyeva
and Andrei Minenkov (URS)
1984 Sarajevo
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  Jayne Torvill
and Christopher Dean (GBR)
  Natalia Bestemianova
and Andrei Bukin (URS)
  Marina Klimova
and Sergei Ponomarenko (URS)
1988 Calgary
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  Natalia Bestemianova
and Andrei Bukin (URS)
  Marina Klimova
and Sergei Ponomarenko (URS)
  Tracy Wilson
and Robert McCall (CAN)
1992 Albertville
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  Marina Klimova
and Sergei Ponomarenko (EUN)
  Isabelle Duchesnay
and Paul Duchesnay (FRA)
  Maya Usova
and Alexander Zhulin (EUN)
1994 Lillehammer
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  Oksana Grishuk
and Evgeny Platov (RUS)
  Maya Usova
and Alexander Zhulin (RUS)
  Jayne Torvill
and Christopher Dean (GBR)
1998 Nagano
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  Oksana Grishuk
and Evgeny Platov (RUS)
  Anjelika Krylova
and Oleg Ovsyannikov (RUS)
  Marina Anissina
and Gwendal Peizerat (FRA)
2002 Salt Lake City
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  Marina Anissina
and Gwendal Peizerat (FRA)
  Irina Lobacheva
and Ilia Averbukh (RUS)
  Barbara Fusar-Poli
and Maurizio Margaglio (ITA)
2006 Torino
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  Tatiana Navka
and Roman Kostomarov (RUS)
  Tanith Belbin
and Benjamin Agosto (USA)
  Elena Grushina
and Ruslan Goncharov (UKR)
2010 Vancouver
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  Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir (CAN)
  Meryl Davis
and Charlie White (USA)
  Oksana Domnina
and Maxim Shabalin (RUS)
2014 Sochi
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  Meryl Davis
and Charlie White (USA)
  Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir (CAN)
  Elena Ilinykh
and Nikita Katsalapov (RUS)
2018 Pyeongchang
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  Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir (CAN)
  Gabriella Papadakis
and Guillaume Cizeron (FRA)
  Maia Shibutani
and Alex Shibutani (USA)

Team eventEdit

The team event is the newest Olympic figure skating event, first contested in the 2014 Games. It combines the four Olympic figure skating disciplines (men's singles, ladies' singles, pairs, and ice dance) into a single event; gold is awarded to the team that earns the most placement points.

Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 Sochi
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  Russia (RUS)
Evgeni Plushenko
Yulia Lipnitskaya
Ksenia Stolbova
Fedor Klimov
Elena Ilinykh
Nikita Katsalapov
Tatiana Volosozhar
Maxim Trankov
Ekaterina Bobrova
Dmitri Soloviev
  Canada (CAN)
Patrick Chan
Kevin Reynolds
Kaetlyn Osmond
Meagan Duhamel
Eric Radford
Kirsten Moore-Towers
Dylan Moscovitch
Tessa Virtue
Scott Moir
  United States (USA)
Jeremy Abbott
Jason Brown
Ashley Wagner
Gracie Gold
Marissa Castelli
Simon Shnapir
Meryl Davis
Charlie White
2018 Pyeongchang
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  Canada (CAN)
Patrick Chan
Kaetlyn Osmond
Gabrielle Daleman
Meagan Duhamel
Eric Radford
Tessa Virtue
Scott Moir
  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)
Mikhail Kolyada
Evgenia Medvedeva
Alina Zagitova
Evgenia Tarasova
Vladimir Morozov
Natalia Zabiiako
Alexander Enbert
Ekaterina Bobrova
Dmitri Soloviev
  United States (USA)
Nathan Chen
Adam Rippon
Bradie Tennell
Mirai Nagasu
Alexa Scimeca Knierim
Chris Knierim
Maia Shibutani
Alex Shibutani

Multi-medalistsEdit

 
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the most decorated Olympic figure skaters with five medals
 
Ice dancers Marina Klimova and Sergei Ponomarenko won a bronze medal in 1984, improved to a silver in 1988, and capped their Olympic appearances with a gold in 1992
 
Russian ice dance couple Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov won the 1994 and 1998 Olympic titles

Most medalsEdit

Gillis Grafström earned the most medals in a single event: four medals, three of which gold, in men's singles. The only other skaters to have earned three golds in a single discipline are Sonja Henie in ladies' singles and Irina Rodnina in pairs.

Counting multiple events, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir hold the record for the most medals, with a total of five medals including two golds in ice dance and one team event gold. Evgeni Plushenko earned four medals, including a gold in men's singles and a team event gold.

Figure skaters who won three or more medal at the Olympics are listed below:[6]

Athlete Nation Events Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Canada (CAN) ice dance & team 2010–2018 3 2 0 5
Gillis Grafström   Sweden (SWE) men's singles 1920–1932 3 1 0 4
Sonja Henie   Norway (NOR) ladies' singles 1928–1936 3 0 0 3
Irina Rodnina[c]   Soviet Union (URS) pairs 1972–1980 3 0 0 3
Evgeni Plushenko   Russia (RUS) men's singles & team 2002–2014 2 2 0 4
Artur Dmitriev[d]   Unified Team (EUN)
  Russia (RUS)
pairs 1992–1998 2 1 0 3
Andrée Brunet / Pierre Brunet   France (FRA) pairs 1924–1932 2 0 1 3
Patrick Chan   Canada (CAN) men's singles & team 2014–2018 1 2 0 3
Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko   Soviet Union (URS)
  Unified Team (EUN)
ice dance 1984–1992 1 1 1 3
Meryl Davis / Charlie White   United States (USA) ice dance & team 2010–2014 1 1 1 3
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford   Canada (CAN) pairs & team 2014–2018 1 1 1 3
Kaetlyn Osmond   Canada (CAN) ladies' singles & team 2014–2018 1 1 1 3
Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   China (CHN) pairs 2002–2010 1 0 2 3
Aliona Savchenko[e]   Germany (GER) pairs 2010–2018 1 0 2 3
Beatrix Loughran   United States (USA) ladies' singles & pairs 1924–1932 0 2 1 3

Multiple goldsEdit

 
Swedish Gillis Grafström, is a three-time Olympic figure skating gold medalist in the men's singles.

The only skaters with three consecutive titles are Gillis Grafström in men's singles, Sonja Henie in ladies' singles, and Irina Rodnina in pairs. The most consecutive titles in ice dance is two, which has only been achieved by Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov. In addition, one ladies' singles skater, three men's singles skaters, and five pairs skaters have earned consecutive titles. Two ice dancers and three pair skaters have earned non-consecutive titles.

Five skaters have won Olympic gold medals in multiple events. Evgeni Plushenko won gold in men's singles in 2006 and team event gold in 2014. Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov were the first skaters to win multiple events at a single Olympics, winning both pairs and the team event. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir matched this feat four years later, earning golds in ice dance and the team event.

Athlete Nation Olympics Golds Event(s)
Gillis Grafström   Sweden (SWE) 1920–1928 3 men's singles
Sonja Henie   Norway (NOR) 1928–1936 3 ladies' singles
Irina Rodnina[c]   Soviet Union (URS) 1972–1980 3 pairs
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Canada (CAN) 2010, 2018 3 2 in ice dance (2010, 2018)
1 in team event (2018)
Karl Schäfer   Austria (AUT) 1932–1936 2 men's singles
Dick Button   United States (USA) 1948–1952 2 men's singles
Yuzuru Hanyu   Japan (JPN) 2014–2018 2 men's singles
Evgeni Plushenko   Russia (RUS) 2006, 2014 2 1 in men's singles (2006)
1 in team event (2014)
Katarina Witt   East Germany (GDR) 1984–1988 2 ladies' singles
Andrée Brunet / Pierre Brunet   France (FRA) 1928–1932 2 pairs
Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov   Soviet Union (URS) 1964–1968 2 pairs
Alexander Zaitsev[c]   Soviet Union (URS) 1976–1980 2 pairs
Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov   Soviet Union (URS)
  Russia (RUS)
1988, 1994 2 pairs
Artur Dmitriev[d]   Unified Team (EUN)
  Russia (RUS)
1992, 1998 2 pairs
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov   Russia (RUS) 2014 2 1 in pairs
1 in team event
Oksana Grishuk / Evgeny Platov   Russia (RUS) 1994–1998 2 ice dance

Multi-medalists by eventEdit

 
Sonja Henie and Karl Schäfer won a combined five Olympic titles.

Men's singlesEdit

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Gillis Grafström   Sweden (SWE) 1920–1932 3 1 0 4
Karl Schäfer   Austria (AUT) 1932–1936 2 0 0 2
Dick Button   United States (USA) 1948–1952 2 0 0 2
Yuzuru Hanyu   Japan (JPN) 2014–2018 2 0 0 2
Evgeni Plushenko   Russia (RUS) 2002–2014 1 2 0 3
David Jenkins   United States (USA) 1956–1960 1 0 1 2
Viktor Petrenko   Soviet Union (URS)
  Unified Team (EUN)
1988–1992 1 0 1 2
Willy Böckl   Austria (AUT) 1924–1928 0 2 0 2
Brian Orser   Canada (CAN) 1984–1988 0 2 0 2
Elvis Stojko   Canada (CAN) 1994–1998 0 2 0 2
Patrick Péra   France (FRA) 1968–1972 0 0 2 2
Philippe Candeloro   France (FRA) 1994–1998 0 0 2 2

Ladies' singlesEdit

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sonja Henie   Norway (NOR) 1928–1936 3 0 0 3
Katarina Witt   East Germany (GDR) 1984–1988 2 0 0 2
Tenley Albright   United States (USA) 1952–1956 1 1 0 2
Carol Heiss   United States (USA) 1956–1960 1 1 0 2
Sjoukje Dijkstra   Netherlands (NED) 1960–1964 1 1 0 2
Yuna Kim   South Korea (KOR) 2010–2014 1 1 0 2
Jeannette Altwegg   Great Britain (GBR) 1948–1952 1 0 1 2
Fritzi Burger   Austria (AUT) 1928–1932 0 2 0 2
Beatrix Loughran   United States (USA) 1924–1928 0 1 1 2
Nancy Kerrigan   United States (USA) 1992–1994 0 1 1 2
Michelle Kwan   United States (USA) 1998–2002 0 1 1 2
Irina Slutskaya   Russia (RUS) 2002–2006 0 1 1 2
Chen Lu   China (CHN) 1994–1998 0 0 2 2

PairsEdit

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Irina Rodnina[c]   Soviet Union (URS) 1972–1980 3 0 0 3
Artur Dmitriev[d]   Unified Team (EUN)
  Russia (RUS)
1992–1998 2 1 0 3
Andrée Brunet / Pierre Brunet   France (FRA) 1924–1932 2 0 1 3
Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov   Soviet Union (URS) 1964–1968 2 0 0 2
Alexander Zaitsev[c]   Soviet Union (URS) 1976–1980 2 0 0 2
Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov   Soviet Union (URS)
  Russia (RUS)
1988, 1994 2 0 0 2
Ludowika Jakobsson / Walter Jakobsson   Finland (FIN) 1920–1924 1 1 0 2
Natalia Mishkutenok[d]   Unified Team (EUN)
  Russia (RUS)
1992–1994 1 1 0 2
Elena Berezhnaya / Anton Sikharulidze   Russia (RUS) 1998–2002 1 1 0 2
Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo   China (CHN) 2002–2010 1 0 2 3
Aliona Savchenko[e]   Germany (GER) 2010–2018 1 0 2 3
Marika Kilius / Hans-Jürgen Bäumler   United Team of Germany (EUA) 1960–1964 0 2 0 2
Phyllis Johnson[f]   Great Britain (GBR) 1908–1920 0 1 1 2
Emília Rotter / László Szollás   Hungary (HUN) 1932–1936 0 0 2 2
Marianna Nagy / László Nagy   Hungary (HUN) 1952–1956 0 0 2 2
Manuela Groß / Uwe Kagelmann   East Germany (GDR) 1972–1976 0 0 2 2
Isabelle Brasseur / Lloyd Eisler   Canada (CAN) 1992–1994 0 0 2 2
Robin Szolkowy[e]   Germany (GER) 2010–2014 0 0 2 2

Ice danceEdit

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Canada (CAN) 2010–2018 2 1 0 3
Oksana Grishuk / Evgeny Platov   Russia (RUS) 1994–1998 2 0 0 2
Marina Klimova / Sergei Ponomarenko   Soviet Union (URS)
  Unified Team (EUN)
1984–1992 1 1 1 3
Natalia Bestemianova / Andrei Bukin   Soviet Union (URS) 1984–1988 1 1 0 2
Meryl Davis / Charlie White   United States (USA) 2010–2014 1 1 0 2
Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean   Great Britain (GBR) 1984, 1994 1 0 1 2
Marina Anissina / Gwendal Peizerat   France (FRA) 1998–2002 1 0 1 2
Maya Usova / Alexander Zhulin   Unified Team (EUN)
  Russia (RUS)
1992–1994 0 1 1 2

Team eventEdit

Athlete Nation Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev   Russia (RUS)
  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)
2014–2018 1 1 0 2
Patrick Chan
Kaetlyn Osmond
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir
  Canada (CAN) 2014–2018 1 1 0 2

Multiple eventsEdit

Only three skaters have won Olympic medals in multiple figure skating disciplines. All other multi-event medalists won medals in their discipline plus the team event (which, while being a separate event, is not considered its own skating discipline).

Two disciplinesEdit

In 1908, Madge Syers became the first skater to medal in multiple figure skating disciplines at a single Olympics. The only skater to match this feat was Ernst Baier in 1936. The only other skater to medal in multiple disciplines was Beatrix Loughran who did so at separate Olympics.

No skater has won gold medals in multiple disciplines.

Athlete Nation Disciplines Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ernst Baier   Germany (GER) men's singles
pairs
1936 0
1
1
0
0
0
2
Madge Syers   Great Britain (GBR) ladies' singles
pairs
1908 1
0
0
0
0
1
2
Beatrix Loughran   United States (USA) ladies' singles
pairs
1924–1928
1932
0
0
1
1
1
0
3

One discipline plus team eventEdit

The team event was introduced at the 2014 Winter Olympics. It allowed skaters to medal twice while skating one discipline.

On 9 February 2014, Evgeni Plushenko became the first skater to win multiple figure skating events. On 12 February 2014, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov became the first skaters to win multiple events at a single Olympics. Four years later, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir matched this feat.

The below table lists all skaters who have medaled in their own discipline and in the team event. (Team event medals are indicated by "T" in the gold, silver, and bronze columns.)

Athlete Nation Discipline Olympics Gold Silver Bronze Total
Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir   Canada (CAN) ice dance 2010–2018 2 + 1T 1 + 1T 0 5
Evgeni Plushenko   Russia (RUS) men's singles 2002–2014 1 + 1T 2 0 4
Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov   Russia (RUS) pairs 2014 1 + 1T 0 0 2
Patrick Chan   Canada (CAN) men's singles 2014–2018 0 + 1T 1 + 1T 0 3
Meryl Davis / Charlie White   United States (USA) ice dance 2010–2014 1 1 0 + 1T 3
Meagan Duhamel / Eric Radford   Canada (CAN) pairs 2014–2018 0 + 1T 0 + 1T 1 3
Kaetlyn Osmond   Canada (CAN) ladies' singles 2014–2018 0 + 1T 0 + 1T 1 3
Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov   Russia (RUS) pairs 2014 0 + 1T 1 0 2
Alina Zagitova   Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) ladies' singles 2018 1 0 + 1T 0 2
Elena Ilinykh / Nikita Katsalapov   Russia (RUS) ice dance 2014 0 + 1T 0 1 2
Evgenia Medvedeva   Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) ladies' singles 2018 0 1 + 1T 0 2
Maia Shibutani / Alex Shibutani   United States (USA) ice dance 2018 0 0 1 + 1T 2

Summer and Winter GamesEdit

Since figure skating was held during the Summer Olympic Games in 1908 and 1920 before being moved to the Winter Olympic Games, three skaters medaled in figure skating in both the Summer and Winter Games.

Men's singles skater Gillis Grafström's first gold medal was earned at the 1920 Summer Olympics. His other three medals were won at the 1924–1932 Winter Games. Pair skaters Ludowika Jakobsson and Walter Jakobsson also earned gold during the 1920 Summer Olympics. They later medaled at the 1924 Winter Games.

Country recordsEdit

Winning streakEdit

From 1964 to 2006, Russian figure skaters—representing the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, or Russia—won the gold medal in the pairs event, in what is the longest series of victories for one country in one winter event.[7]

Events wonEdit

Russian figure skaters, counting both Russian Federation (IOC code RUS) and Russian Empire (IOC code RU1), hold the unique record for earning gold medals in all six Olympic figure skating events. Since men's special figures was discontinued, this record can not be matched.

Russia (IOC code RUS) is the only NOC to have earning gold medals in all five current Olympic figure skating events. Canada has earned gold medals in four of the events (all except men's singles). Great Britain, Unified Team, and United States have earned gold medals in three of the events.

Russia and the Unified Team are the only NOCs to have won three events at the same Olympics, at the 2014 Winter Olympics and the 1992 Winter Olympics respectively. No NOC has won more than three figure skating events at a single Olympics.

Podium sweepsEdit

There has been two podium sweeps in Olympic figure skating history. This is when athletes from one NOC win all three medals in a single event.

Games Event NOC Gold Silver Bronze
1908 London Men's singles   Sweden (SWE) Ulrich Salchow Richard Johansson Per Thorén
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Men's singles   United States (USA) Hayes Alan Jenkins Ronnie Robertson David Jenkins

Medal totals by countryEdit

Men's singlesEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)73515
2  Sweden (SWE)4217
3  Russia (RUS)4206
4  Austria (AUT)3328
5  Japan (JPN)2114
6  Great Britain (GBR)2002
7  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1124
8  Unified Team (EUN)1001
  United Team of Germany (EUA)1001
10  Canada (CAN)0549
11  Soviet Union (URS)0213
  Switzerland (SUI)0213
13  France (FRA)0145
14  Norway (NOR)0112
15  East Germany (GDR)0101
  Germany (GER)0101
17  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
  Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (19 nations)25252575

Men's special figuresEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russian Empire (RU1)1001
2  Great Britain (GBR)0112
Totals (2 nations)1113

Ladies' singlesEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)78823
2  East Germany (GDR)3115
3  Norway (NOR)3003
4  Austria (AUT)2417
5  Great Britain (GBR)2136
6  Canada (CAN)1236
7  Japan (JPN)1203
  Netherlands (NED)1203
9  Russia (RUS)1113
  Sweden (SWE)1113
11  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)1102
  South Korea (KOR)1102
13  Ukraine (UKR)1001
14 /  Germany (GER)0101
15  China (CHN)0022
16  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0011
  France (FRA)0011
  Italy (ITA)0011
  Soviet Union (URS)0011
  West Germany (FRG)0011
Totals (20 nations)25252575

PairsEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)74112
2  Russia (RUS)5308
3  Germany (GER)4037
4  Canada (CAN)2248
5  Austria (AUT)2215
6  France (FRA)2013
7  China (CHN)1326
8  Finland (FIN)1102
  Unified Team (EUN)1102
10  Belgium (BEL)1001
11  United States (USA)0336
12  United Team of Germany (EUA)0202
13  Hungary (HUN)0145
14  East Germany (GDR)0134
15  Great Britain (GBR)0123
16  Norway (NOR)0101
17  West Germany (FRG)0011
Totals (17 nations)26252576

Ice danceEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)3328
  Soviet Union (URS)3328
3  Canada (CAN)2114
4  United States (USA)1225
5  France (FRA)1214
6  Great Britain (GBR)1012
  Unified Team (EUN)1012
8  Hungary (HUN)0101
9  Italy (ITA)0011
  Ukraine (UKR)0011
Totals (10 nations)12121236

Team eventEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Canada (CAN)1102
2  Russia (RUS)1001
3  Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR)0101
4  United States (USA)0022
Totals (4 nations)2226

Age recordsEdit

Title Age Name Nation Games Medal Date of Birth Date of Event Event
Youngest female champion 15 years, 128 days Maxi Herber   Nazi Germany 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Gold October 8, 1920 February 13, 1936 Pairs
Youngest female medalist 15 years, 10 days Manuela Groß   East Germany 1972 Sapporo Bronze January 29, 1957 February 8, 1972 Pairs
Youngest male champion 18 years, 202 days Dick Button   United States 1948 St Moritz Gold July 18, 1929 February 5, 1948 Men's singles
Youngest male medalist 14 years, 363 days Scott Allen   United States 1964 Innsbruck Bronze February 8, 1949 February 6, 1964 Men's singles
Oldest female champion 35 years, 276 days Ludowika Jakobsson   Finland 1920 Antwerp Gold July 25, 1884 April 26, 1920 Pairs
Oldest female medalist 39 years, 190 days Ludowika Jakobsson   Finland 1924 Chamonix Silver July 25, 1884 January 31, 1924 Pairs
Oldest male champion 38 years, 80 days Walter Jakobsson   Finland 1920 Antwerp Gold February 6, 1882 April 26, 1920 Pairs
Oldest male medalist 45 years, 225 days Edgar Syers   Great Britain 1908 London Bronze March 18, 1863 October 29, 1908 Pairs

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ At the 1964 Olympics, Marika Kilius / Hans-Jürgen Bäumler, Debbi Wilkes / Guy Revell, and Vivian Joseph / Ronald Joseph pairs placed 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively. Two years later, Kilius / Bäumler's results were invalidated because the pair had signed a professional contract before the Olympics. The silver medals went to Wilkes / Revell and the bronze medals to Joseph / Joseph. However, in 1987, the Germans were re-awarded the silvers after appealing that other pairs had signed similar contracts but weren't exposed and disqualified. After that, the placement of Wilkes / Revell and Joseph / Joseph pairs were unclear for many years. In November 2014, the IOC clarified that since the 1987 decision that both the German and Canadian pairs are the silver medalist and the US pair are the bronze medalist.[3][4]
  2. ^ No silver medal was awarded in the 2002 Olympic figure skating pairs event, as the Canadians Salé and Pelletier were also given a gold medal, in the aftermath of a judging scandal.[5]
  3. ^ a b c d e Irina Rodnina won three medals in pairs with two different partners. A golds in 1972 with Alexei Ulanov and two golds in 1976 and 1980 with Alexander Zaitsev.
  4. ^ a b c d Artur Dmitriev won three medals in pairs with two different partners. A gold in 1992 and a silver in 1994 with Natalia Mishkutenok and another gold medal in 1998 with Oksana Kazakova.
  5. ^ a b c Aliona Savchenko won three medals in pairs with two different partners. Two bronze medals in 2010 and 2014 with Robin Szolkowy and a gold medal in 2018 with Bruno Massot.
  6. ^ Phyllis Johnson won two medals in pairs with two different partners. A silver medal in 1908 with James H. Johnson and a bronze medal in 1920 with Basil Williams.

ReferencesEdit

General

  • "Results database". Athletes. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  • ISU – Olympic Games Figure Skating results:

Specific

  1. ^ Mihoces, Gary (February 14, 2006). "Record day for Russia's Plushenko; Weir second". USA Today. Retrieved July 12, 2009.
  2. ^ Windhausen, John D. (1976). "Russia's First Olympic Victor" (PDF). Journal of Sport History. United States of America: North American Society for Sport History. 3 (1): 35–44. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  3. ^ "Fifty years later, Joseph siblings find redemption". IceNetwork.com. November 25, 2014. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Hersh, Philip (November 25, 2014). "A half-century later, Joseph siblings recognized as Olympic medal-winners". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  5. ^ "Sale, Pelletier share gold with Russian pair". Salt Lake'02 Winter Games. ESPN. Associated Press. February 15, 2002. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
  6. ^ Kubatko, Justin. "Figure Skating". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 15, 2009.
  7. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF). Official website of the Olympic Movement. International Olympic Committee. February 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2009.

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