2008_World_Figure_Skating_Championships

2008 World Figure Skating Championships

The 2008 World Figure Skating Championships is an annual event sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. This event is considered the most prestigious of the ISU Championships. Skaters compete in the discplines of men's singles, ladies singles, pairs, and ice dancing. The 2008 championships were held in Gothenburg, Sweden at the Scandinavium arena from March 17-23, 2008.

Medal summary

Medals Table

1 1 1 1 3
2 1 1 0 2
3 1 0 0 1
3 1 0 0 1
4 0 1 0 1
4 0 1 0 1
5 0 0 1 1
5 0 0 1 1
5 0 0 1 1

Medalists

Pairs Aliona Savchenko &
Robin Szolkowy
Zhang Dan &
Zhang Hao
Jessica Dube &
Bryce Davison
Ladies Mao Asada Carolina Kostner Kim Yu-Na
Ice Dancing Isabelle Delobel &
Olivier Schoenfelder
Tessa Virtue &
Scott Moir
Jana Khokhlova &
Sergei Novitski
Men Jeffrey Buttle Brian Joubert Johnny Weir

Qualifying

Figure skaters are entered into the championships by country. Each International Skating Union Member (national association) may enter one skater or team in each event. Some countries are permitted to enter 2 or 3 participants if their skaters performed well at the previous championship. See below section.

Because of the large number of entries at the World Championships, only the top 24 single skaters and top 20 pairs advanced to the free skate after the short program. In ice dance, the top 30 couples in the compulsory dance advanced to the original dance, and the top 24 couples after the original dance advanced to the free dance.

To compete, skaters must have reached the age of 15 by July 1 of the previous year. The 2008 World Junior Figure Skating Championships was the corresponding competition for junior-age-eligible skaters.

Competition notes

Results

Men

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Jeffrey Buttle 245.17 1 1
2 Brian Joubert 231.22 6 2
3 Johnny Weir 221.84 2 5
4 Daisuke Takahashi 220.11 3 6
5 Stéphane Lambiel 217.88 5 7
6 Kevin Van Der Perren 216.02 9 3
7 Sergei Voronov 209.93 15 4
8 Takahiko Kozuka 205.15 8 8
9 Patrick Chan 203.55 7 11
10 Stephen Carriere 201.69 11 9
11 Jeremy Abbott 197.26 14 10
12 Sergei Davydov 196.79 12 12
13 Adrian Schultheiss 194.39 13 13
14 Kristoffer Berntsson 193.72 10 15
15 Tomáš Verner 191.94 4 20
16 Karel Zelenka 187.65 17 16
17 Gregor Urbas 187.48 18 14
18 Yannick Ponsero 182.06 16 18
19 Yasuharu Nanri 179.88 20 17
20 Anton Kovalevski 178.13 21 19
21 Igor Macypura 169.93 19 21
22 Jamal Othman 164.02 22 22
23 Li Chengjiang 155.75 23 23
24 Abzal Rakimgaliev 149.92 24 24
Free Skate Not Reached
25 Alexandr Kazakov 51.00 25
26 Michael Chrolenko 50.50 26
27 Pavel Kaška 49.98 27
28 Boris Martinec 48.91 28
29 Elliot Hilton 48.10 29
30 Javier Fernández 47.87 30
31 Mikko Minkkinen 47.15 31
32 Peter Liebers 46.96 32
33 Zoltán Kelemen 45.58 33
34 Maxim Shipov 44.32 34
35 Sean Carlow 43.98 35
36 Luis Hernández 42.74 36
37 Manuel Koll 42.47 37
38 Justin Pietersen 38.67 38
39 Naiden Borichev 38.36 39
40 Konstantin Tupikov 37.47 40
41 Tristan Thode 35.29 41
42 Kutay Eryoldas 35.04 42
43 Danil Privalov 34.73 43
44 Tigran Vardanjan 32.37 44
45 Saulius Ambrulevicius 28.63 45
WD Alban Préaubert

Ladies

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Mao Asada 185.56 2 2
2 Carolina Kostner 184.68 1 3
3 Kim Yu-Na 183.23 5 1
4 Yukari Nakano 177.40 3 4
5 Joannie Rochette 174.12 6 5
6 Sarah Meier 171.88 7 6
7 Kimmie Meissner 149.74 9 12
8 Laura Lepistö 147.26 21 7
9 Kiira Korpi 145.73 4 17
10 Beatrisa Liang 145.29 10 13
11 Júlia Sebestyén 145.17 19 8
12 Annette Dytrt 144.31 12 11
13 Valentina Marchei 142.93 17 9
14 Mira Leung 140.59 14 14
15 Elena Glebova 140.10 20 10
16 Ashley Wagner 137.40 11 15
17 Ksenia Doronina 135.25 15 16
18 Viktoria Helgesson 127.96 16 20
19 Kim Na-Young 127.32 18 19
20 Elene Gedevanishvili 125.99 23 18
21 Anastasia Gimazetdinova 124.92 13 21
22 Tamar Katz 116.86 24 22
23 Melinda Sherilyn Wang 116.12 22 23
WD Miki Ando 8
Free Skate Not Reached
25 Jenna McCorkell 42.55 25
26 Ivana Reitmayerova 41.79 26
27 Tuğba Karademir 38.71 27
28 Mérovée Ephrem 38.61 28
29 Victoria Muniz 38.41 29
30 Sonia Lafuente 38.35 30
31 Liu Yan 38.13 31
32 Nella Simaová 37.72 32
33 Sonia Radeva 37.44 33
34 Anna Jurkiewicz 37.09 34
35 Irina Movchan 36.17 35
36 Julia Sheremet 34.69 36
37 Tina Wang 34.00 37
38 Candice Didier 33.91 38
39 Roxana Luca 32.07 39
40 Viviane Kaeser 30.37 40
41 Mirna Libric 30.20 41
42 Ksenia Jastsenjski 29.05 42
43 Barbara Klerk 28.38 43
44 Loretta Hamui 28.15 44
45 Gracielle Jeanne Tan 27.85 45
46 Denise Koegl 27.36 46
47 Charissa Tansomboon 27.28 47
48 Stasia Rage 26.45 48
49 Tamami Ono 26.20 49
50 Maria-Elena Papasotiriou 25.95 50
51 Lejeanne Marais 25.85 51
52 Morgan Figgins 25.16 52
53 Beatrice Rozinskaite 24.02 53

Pairs

Rank Name Nation Total Points SP FS
1 Aliona Savchenko / Robin Szolkowy 202.86 2 1
2 Zhang Dan / Zhang Hao 197.82 1 3
3 Jessica Dubé / Bryce Davison 192.78 4 2
4 Yuko Kawaguchi / Alexander Smirnov 191.33 3 4
5 Pang Qing / Tong Jian 186.78 5 5
6 Meagan Duhamel / Craig Buntin 169.61 7 6
7 Maria Mukhortova / Maxim Trankov 166.64 6 9
8 Anabelle Langlois / Cody Hay 164.67 9 7
9 Tatiana Volosozhar / Stanislav Morozov 159.95 8 10
10 Rena Inoue / John Baldwin 157.20 10 8
11 Brooke Castile / Benjamin Okolski 146.03 12 11
12 Dong Huibo / Wu Yiming 142.83 11 12
13 Laura Magitteri / Ondrej Hotarek 126.38 14 13
14 Adeline Canac / Maximin Coia 124.68 16 14
15 Stacey Kemp / David King 123.98 13 15
16 Dominika Piątkowska / Dmitri Khromin 111.94 17 16
17 Hayley Anne Sacks / Vadim Akolzin 111.23 15 17
18 Marina Aganina / Dmitri Zobnin 97.31 18 19
19 Ariel Fay Gagnon / Chad Tsagris 95.65 19 18
20 Amy Ireland / Michael Bahoric 77.39 20 20
WD Ekaterina Kostenko / Roman Talan

Ice Dancing

Rank Name Nation Total Points CD OD FD
1 Isabelle Delobel / Olivier Schoenfelder 212.94 1 1 2
2 Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir 208.80 2 3 1
3 Jana Khokhlova / Sergei Novitski 203.26 3 2 5
4 Tanith Belbin / Benjamin Agosto 203.00 5 4 3
5 Federica Faiella / Massimo Scali 201.91 4 5 4
6 Meryl Davis / Charlie White 191.19 7 7 6
7 Nathalie Péchalat / Fabian Bourzat 190.51 6 6 7
8 Sinead Kerr / John Kerr 186.94 8 8 8
9 Alexandra Zaretski / Roman Zaretski 179.21 9 9 10
10 Anna Cappellini / Luca Lanotte 179.03 11 10 9
11 Kristin Fraser / Igor Lukanin 173.95 10 11 11
12 Kimberly Navarro / Brent Bommentre 165.90 12 13 14
13 Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev 164.72 16 12 13
14 Katherine Copely / Deividas Stagniunas 164.28 13 14 12
15 Ekaterina Rubleva / Ivan Shefer 160.37 15 15 15
16 Cathy Reed / Chris Reed 155.15 18 18 16
17 Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje 154.84 20 17 17
18 Anna Zadorozhniuk / Sergei Verbillo 153.25 14 16 21
19 Allie Hann-McCurdy / Michael Coreno 153.13 17 19 18
20 Nelli Zhiganshina / Alexander Gazsi 150.82 19 21 19
21 Barbora Silná / Dmitri Matsjuk 147.21 21 20 20
22 Yu Xiaoyang / Wang Chen 139.20 23 23 23
23 Kamila Hájková / David Vincour 138.63 22 25 22
24 Leonie Krail / Oscar Peter 126.50 25 22 24
Free Dance Not Reached
25 Krisztina Barta / Ádám Tóth 64.08 27 24
26 Joanna Budner / Jan Mościcki 62.28 24 28
27 Danielle Obrien / Gregory Merriman 60.12 28 27
28 Ksenia Shmirina / Egor Maistrov 59.37 29 26
29 Yu Sun Hye / Ramil Sarkulov 56.93 26 30
30 Ina Demireva / Juri Kurakin 53.38 30 29
Original Dance Not Reached
31 Kristina Kiudmaa / Aleksei Trohlev 16.72 31

Multiple spots for 2009 Worlds

The following countries have earned more than one entry to the 2009 World Championships based on performance at the 2008 Worlds.

Spots Men Ladies Pairs Dance
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