Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Figure Skating
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Figure skating pictogram.svg
VenuePacific Coliseum
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Dates14–27 February 2010
Competitors146 from 31 nations
«20062014»
 
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Figure Skating
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
Figure skating pictogram.svg
VenuePacific Coliseum
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Dates14–27 February 2010
Competitors146 from 31 nations
«20062014»
Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Figure skating pictogram.svg
Qualification
Singlesmenladies
Pairsmixed
Ice dancingmixed

Figure skating at the 2010 Winter Olympics was held at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The events took place between 14–27 February 2014.

Records and firsts[edit]

ISU best scores:

EventComponentSkatersScoreDateRef
PairsShort program Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo (CHN)76.6614 February 2010[1]
Free skating Pang Qing / Tong Jian (CHN)141.8115 February 2010[2]
Total score Shen Xue / Zhao Hongbo (CHN)216.5715 February 2010[3]
LadiesShort program Kim Yuna (KOR)78.5023 February 2010[4]
Free skating150.0625 February 2010[5]
Total score228.56[6]

National firsts:

Other firsts & records:

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank NationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)1102
 United States (USA)1102
3 Canada (CAN)1012
4 South Korea (KOR)1001
5 Japan (JPN)0112
 Russia (RUS)0112
7 Germany (GER)0011
Total44412

Events[edit]

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's singles
details
 Evan Lysacek
United States (USA)
 Evgeni Plushenko
Russia (RUS)
 Daisuke Takahashi
Japan (JPN)
Ladies' singles
details
 Kim Yuna
South Korea (KOR)
 Mao Asada
Japan (JPN)
 Joannie Rochette
Canada (CAN)
Pair skating
details
 Shen Xue
and Zhao Hongbo
China (CHN)
 Pang Qing
and Tong Jian
China (CHN)
 Aliona Savchenko
and Robin Szolkowy
Germany (GER)
Ice dancing
details
 Tessa Virtue
and Scott Moir
Canada (CAN)
 Meryl Davis
and Charlie White
United States (USA)
 Oksana Domnina
and Maxim Shabalin
Russia (RUS)

Competition schedule[edit]

All times are Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8).

DayDateStart TimeEnd TimeEventSegment
Day 3Sunday, February 1416:3019:55PairsShort Program
Day 4Monday, February 1517:0020:55PairsFree Skating
Day 5Tuesday, February 1616:1520:45MenShort Program
Day 7Thursday, February 1817:0021:05MenFree Skating
Day 8Friday, February 1916:4520:05Ice DancingCompulsory Dance
Day 10Sunday, February 2116:1519:45Ice DancingOriginal Dance
Day 11Monday, February 2216:4520:55Ice DancingFree Dance
Day 12Tuesday, February 2316:3021:00LadiesShort Program
Day 14Thursday, February 2517:0020:55LadiesFree Skating
Day 16Saturday, February 2716:3019:00Exhibition Gala

Qualification[edit]

Skater eligibility[edit]

Skaters must be older than fifteen as of July 1, 2009 and must be a citizen of the country they represent to be eligible for the Olympic Games. Unlike qualification rules for International Skating Union events, in the case of a pair or ice dancing team, both skaters must be citizens of the country they represent in competition. In addition, International Olympic Committee rules requires that at least three years have passed since the competitor last represented another country in competition.[17]

Skater qualification[edit]

There is no individual athlete qualification to the Olympics; the choice of which athlete(s) to send to the Games is at the discretion of each country's National Olympic Committee.

Country qualification[edit]

The number of entries for the figure skating events at the Olympic Games was limited by a quota set by the International Olympic Committee. There will be 30 skaters in the disciplines of ladies and men's singles, 20 pair teams, and 24 ice dancing teams.

Countries may qualify entries to the 2010 Winter Olympics in two ways. The host country, if it has not already qualified an entry in an event, is given one entry.

The majority of the country qualification occurred at the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. At the World Championships, countries qualified up to 3 entries in each discipline. The number of multiple entries was the same as usual for the World Championships and countries who earned multiple spots to the Olympics also earned multiple spots to the 2010 World Figure Skating Championships.

Every discipline qualified separately.

The multiple spots qualification to the Olympics from the World Championships was as follows:

Number of skaters/teams
entered at Worlds
To earn 3 entries
to the Olympics
To earn 2 entries
to the Olympics
1Place in the top 2Place in the top 10
2Total placement score is equal to or less than 13Total placement score is equal to or less than 28
3Top two placement score is equal to or less than 13Top two placement score is equal to or less than 28

Placement score did not directly correlate to the placement rank. In ice dancing, if a couple did not qualify to the original dance from the compulsories, they were assigned 20 points. If an ice dance couple did not qualify to the free dance, or if a singles skater or pair team did not qualify for the free skate, they were assigned 18 points. If a skater or team competed in the free skate or free dance and placed lower than 16, they were assigned 16 points. For those placing above 16th, the placement rank is the same as the placement score.

The results of the 2009 World Championships determined 83 total spots: 24 entries in each singles discipline, 16 in pairs, and 19 in ice dancing. The available spots were awarded going down the results list, with the multiple spots being awarded first.

The remainder of the spots were filled at the 2009 Nebelhorn Trophy, held in the fall of 2009. Countries who have already earned an entry to the Olympics were not allowed to qualify more entries at this final qualifying competition.

If a country declined to use one or more of its spots, the vacated spot was awarded based on the results of the Nebelhorn Trophy.

Participating NOCs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ISU Judging System Statistics, Progression of Highest Score, Pairs Short Program Score". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "ISU Judging System Statistics, Progression of Highest Score, Pairs Free Skating Score". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "ISU Judging System Statistics, Progression of Highest Score, Pairs Total Score". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "ISU Judging System Statistics, Progression of Highest Score, Ladies Short Program Score". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "ISU Judging System Statistics, Progression of Highest Score, Ladies Free Skating Score". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "ISU Judging System Statistics, Progression of Highest Score, Ladies Total Score". International Skating Union. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Hersh, Philip (16 February 2010). "Fourth time is their charm". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  8. ^ Sarkar, Pritha (February 28, 2010). "Red faced Europeans bottom out". Reuters. 
  9. ^ "South Korea's Kim Yu-Na earns figure skating gold". BBC News. 26 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Skaters find redemption, disappointment in Torino". Universal Sports. 29 March 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Smith, Beverley (February 22, 2010). "Virtue and Moir make history with ice dance gold". Globe and Mail. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c "Vancouver’s ‘it’ girl". Chicago Tribune. 24 February 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Ladies Short Programme Runs Gamut Of Emotions". 24 February 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Golden Kim is queen of her court". 26 February 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "With Kim's Gold, Asian Skaters Come Into Their Own". Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Winter Olympics Figure Skating Records Recap". 1 March 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  17. ^ "ISU Communication No. 1589: OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2010 ENTRIES/PARTICIPATION SINGLE & PAIR SKATNG [sic] AND ICE DANCE" (PDF). International Skating Union. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 

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