Who were the first Figure skaters at the Olympics?
The special figures contest was won by Russian Nikolai Panin, who gave his country its first ever Olympic gold medal. He remains the event's sole winner, as it was subsequently dropped from the program. Ice dance joined as a medal sport in 1976, after appearing as a demonstration event at Grenoble 1968.
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Michelle Kwan, Mao Asada, and Miki Ando. Answer . Oksana Baiul (My favorite), Sasha Cohen, Kimmie Meissner
Some famous and very talented figue skaters are . Michelle Kwan . Sasha Cohen . Kimmie Meissner . Mirai Nagasu
I doubt it, even though he was a fast skater and had good balance he skated. very bowlegged and was know for his randition of a pirrouette and trademark roostertail when he was anounced as one of the games three stars!. Frank S. Pittsburgh
Sonja henie is a famous figure skater she is now dead but performed in the Olympics and got a gold medal
The equipments for figure skating differ. Of course, skates. For the skates you will need guards to protect your blades. If you are planning to compete you will need skates, outfits, music, and lots of support and practice, partner if working with someone, coach, skating rink, and a bunch of happine…ss. (MORE)
When competing in things like the National, World, or Grand Prix events, they aren't paid. They are doing it for enjoyment. While many of them are sponsored, they are not paid. Once skaters quit the competing and join the pro, like Stars on ice, they get paid, but I don't know how much.
YUNA KIM were you even watching the olympics?? well actually right now, it's patrick chan (CANADA)
It depends on the skater and what country they are from. Some will "turn pro" meaning they can not compete in another Olympics or other official championships, but they can go on tour with ice shows such as "Stars On Ice" or "Disney On Ice" or various other productions. If they choose to tour with t…he shows after "retiring" from competitive skating, they can make a living at it. For a few skaters, the best in the world, endorsement deals can be substantial, especially right after a big success like winning gold at the Olympics, and especially if they are from a wealthy, free-market country like the USA or Japan. In some countries Olympic skaters are funded completely by the government, so their training, housing, food, etc costs them nothing, but they also get little in return for their accomplishment (though the government often gives cash prizes for winning metals and incentives such as a new house, etc for earning such an honor.) Thus, while it is possible for Olympic figure skaters to make a living at figure skating post-Olympics, it is neither a lucrative profession nor a sure bet (the cost of ice time and coaching fees in order to get to the Olympic games if a skater is from the US for example, may be well over $100,000.) And while there is always the option of the traveling ice show, not all high level figure skaters want to do them, and they can of course pursue other careers after their competitive skating days are over ... including coaching or judging. (MORE)
I am a competitive figure skater and I am 5 feet 4 inches tall. I weigh 115lbs. Remember that as figure skaters, we have more muscle than fat which weights heavier. I can only speak for myself, but I would say I'm pretty average. Some will be heavier and some will be lighter. It all depends on your …build too. (MORE)
Most of them figure skate professionally. (gr8sk8rgold) Professional figure skaters compete in various competitions whether nationally or internationally. They can perform in ice shows earning thousands per show or twenty grand or so a year depending on how good a skater that person is. Professio…nal figure skaters can also host seminars to add to their income. Professional figure skaters are often in demand for entertainment and others compete to keep their skills at the highest levels, earn money, and earn medals and trophies. (MORE)
Surya Bonaly . Surya Bonaly performed an illegal back flip in her figure skating long program at the 1998 Olympics.
I would start by finding the rinks in your area. Then see if any of them have clubs or skating schools. Start by taking group lessons, see if you like it first. Then continue on the private lessons if you want to become a little more serious, Good luck.
There are a lot of skaters in Canada, here a few Womens: Joannie Rochette and Cynthia Phaneuf Mens: Patrick Chan and Joey Russel Pairs: Jessica Dube and Bryce Davidson, and Anabelle Langois and Cody Hay Dance: TESSA VIRTUE AND SCOTT MOIR
The oldest athlete to compete in Olympic figure skating was Joseph Savage of the United States who was 52 years, 267 days old when he competed in mixed pairs competition at the 1932 Games in Lake Placid. He and his partner, Gertrude Meredith, finished 7th out of 7 pairs competing.
Canadian skater Vern Taylor was the first to land a triple Axel in competition at the 1978 World Figure Skating Championships. Midori Ito was first woman to land a triple axel in competiton at 1988 Aichi Prefecture Championship and then first in a major international competition at the 1989 World… Figure Skating Championships I think it is Michelle Kwuan (MORE)
Mirai Nagasu, Rachel Flatt, Evan Lysacek, Michelle Kwan, Mao Asada, Sasha Cohen, Alyssa Czisny, Dorothy Hamill, Nancy Kerrigan, Kim Yu-Na, Tara Lipinski, Caroline Zhang, Terry Lubicka, Richard Ewell, Charlie White, Meryl Davis
personally i trained 4 3 and a half years, but professionals train for minimum 8-9 years as i know...
1908 Games in London. Events were men's singles, women's singles, mixed pairs, and men's special figures. Special figures was an event where the skater designed elaborate patterns ahead of the event and then skated the figure into the ice during their part of the competition. 1908 was the only Olym…pics where special figures was an event. (MORE)
1998 Olympic Winter Games - Nagano, Japan - Figure Skating Medal Winners Mens: Gold - Ilia Kulik (RUS) Silver - Elvis Stojko (CAN) Philippe Candeloro (FRA) . Ladies: Gold - Tara Lipinski (USA) Silver - Michelle Kwan (USA) Bronze - Chen Lu (CHN) . Pairs: Gold - Oksana Kazakova (RUS) / Artur Dmi…triev (RUS) Silver - Elena Berezhnaya (RUS) / Anton Sikharulidze (RUS) Bronze - Mandy WÃ¶tzel (GER) / Ingo Steuer (GER) . Ice Dance: Gold - Oksana Grishuk (RUS) / Evgeny Platov (RUS) Silver - Anjelika Krylova (RUS) / Oleg Ovsyannikov (RUS) Bronze - Marina Anissina (FRA) / Gwendal Peizerat (FRA) . (MORE)
because skating is a sport many people play and cuz we the figure skaters are awesome! i know Nathan chen!
Men: Kurt Browning, Elvis Stojko, Brian Orser, Jeffrey Buttle and Patrick Chan are very famous figure skaters from Canada. Women: Joannie Rochette, Elizabeth Manley and Barbara-Ann Scott. Pairs: Jamie SalÃ© and David Pelletier Ice Dance: Tessa Virtue and ScottScott Moir
Dick Button the olympic champion figure skater. He is only person to repeat as Olympic champion of the Men's figure skating event.
History has not recorded that honor as the events concluded on the same day and the clock times of the events were not recorded. Figure skating was first competed at the 1908 Games in London. The men's singles, women's singles, pairs, and men's special figures events all concluded on October 29. …Special figures was a competition where the skater would 'draw' a picture (bell, star, cross, etc.) on the ice with the blades of the skate while skating and then would be judged by the likeness of the figure to the real thing. The winners were ... 1) Men's Singles - Ulrich Salchow, Sweden 2) Women's Singles - Madge Syers, Great Britain 3) Pairs - Anna HÃ¼bler and Heinrich Burger, Germany 4) Men's Special Figures - Nikolai Panin, Russia (MORE)
the Axel . Salchow . Lutz . Loop . Toe Loop . Flip All of the jumps can be done/attempted as a single, double, triple, or quad. These jumps can also be done in sequence or combination.
Domnina and Shabalin. go to nbcolympics.com for more info. PS weren't those costumes...silly? goofy? ridiculous? LOL
a pretty figure skating outfit, of course but it would have to be comfortable because have you seen the stuff they do!
Gillis Grafstrom won gold medals at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 winter Olympics in the mens figure skating. Sonia Henie won gold medals at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 winter Olympics in the ladies figure skating.
I believe that would have been Cecilia Colledge, she was 11 years and three months old when she competed in the winter Olympics in Britain 1932. She died April/23/2008 at the age of 87.
Figure skaters are judged by how flawlessly they preform their artistic movements, and also if they followed their original routine or not. They are judged on how in sync they are to the chosen music, and if they are in pairs, how synchronized their spinning and jumping are. They are judged to see h…ow many times they make a mistake or fall down, or touch their hands to the ice for too long. They are also judged by their movements and the attitude in the air. (MORE)
Figure Skaters train at an ice rink to practise their technique based on which level they are on.
Here's a few: . Technical abilities (jumps/spins) . Performance/artistic ability . Stamina . Determination . Dedication
At present, perhaps one of the most famous Canadian figure skaters is Patrick Chan. He competes in Men's singles.
Im sure not to old but if started when you were little then youd be on a great track
Go to www.isu.org and see how old you can compete to, but if you want to know how old you can be to skate for recreational purpopses then there is no limit.
Anastasiya Gimazetdinova is representing Uzbekistan in ladies singles figure skating at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
Pretty much every day, all the day. Probably around 5 to 6 hours of skating a day, plus work outs and ballet every day. Dress fittings, interviews, and stuff like that add to it all.
Evgeni Plushenko, Ilia Kulik, Alexei Urmanov and Alexei Yagudin Note: Viktor Petrenko is Ukrainian and competed for the Soviet Union before it's break-up.
pro like Olympics is about starting at 4 and making it at 16 and thaats for females and we train about 3 hours a day 7 days a week year round its tough.
Edgar Syers of Great Britain. Syers won the bronze medal in pairs (with his wife Madge as his partner) at the 1908 Games in London at the age of 45.
By bending their knees lower and utilizing the friction of their blade turned sideways against the ice to generate forward force. Also, staying centered on the center curve of the blade so their is no drag slowing them down.
if u mean who are 2 professional figure skaters, then one is Michelle kwan and the other is Kristi Yamaguchi
No, they do not. The jump and leap, but gravity never ceases acting upon them.
Figure skating is a sport, and you do not need to have any particular education to be a figure skater, though I would recommend getting an education in case the figure skating career doesn't turn out as you had hoped.
Well, for one, you need figure skates. Second, you should take lessons or learn from someone the moves needed to compete.
Off ice? I was a figure skater and I did ballet and cardio for exercise. On the ice I did drills and figures.
if you live in MA near Marlboro or Boston then your in luck lots of people skate at the Skating Club Of Boston or at New England Sports Center in Marlboro, where you can find great private coaches sry if you dont live there bye
Evgeni Plushenko is the only male singles skater in the modern era to have won four Olympic medals, winning one in each of four consecutive Winter Games. He won silver in the 2002 Winter Olympics, gold in 2006, silver in 2010, and gold in the inaugural team competition in 2014.
Every time there is a serious fall or injury in figure skating that is widely seen or reported, the topic of whether skaters in competition should wear helmets comes up. It seems very unlikely that the International Skating Union will ever require helmets, for almost exclusively aesthetic reasons.
The International Skating Union, or ISU, regulates the sports of figure skating and speed skating. In figure skating, the ISU establishes required elements for figure skaters' programs, appropriate costume and music choices, and the scheduling and organization of ISU-sanctioned skating competitions.… ISU-qualified judges evaluate skaters' performances, giving them a technical score and a grade for "program components." which was formerly known as the "artistic merit" (or "artistic impression") score. The current judging system is extremely complex, and to the casual fan it is not easily understood. Many TV commentators do not adequately explain the reasons why, for example, a skater can fall and still win a competition. The GOE, or Grade of Execution, is the factor which determines how well or poorly each skater or skaters execute each element. Programs with more difficult content are usually judged higher than those that do not, and they also have a slight margin for error. The ISU handbook for the Technical Panel alone is over 100 pages long. There is a brief version online which includes color photographs for each element as well as detailed descriptions of what the judges are looking for. This is very instructive, and is designed for those judges assigned to count numerous items, including the number of revolutions in spins, determining whether the takeoff of a jump was cheated, whether a lift was held too long and so on. Then it is up to the program component panel to decide on a GOE based on an element's meeting, exceeding, or falling short of its baseline value. The two scores are combined to provide a ranking for each phase of a competition, with the scores from both phases added to form the total score. Figure skating is a closely monitored, heavily regulated sport. Countless other rules and regulations govern figure skating, many of which have nothing to do with what the average spectators see on the ice. (MORE)
it really depends on how serious they are. I for one, practice up to 10 hours a week, but some people do even more, and many do less. For example, if someone is in a team they might have 2-4 hours of team practice a week, plus others that are private. The higher you want your team group to be (begin…ner 1, beg. 2, beg. 3, preliminary, pre-juvenile, juvenile, etc. etc.) the more lessons you will need to have so that you can pass the necessary tests needed to get into the group. The good thing is that you do get used to the cold quite quickly, so that's not the main concern. The main one is finding a good teacher, good group, and good time. Source: A LOT *ï½¥ãï¾ï½¥*:.ï½¡..ï½¡.:*ï½¥'(*ï¾â½ï¾*)'ï½¥*:.ï½¡. .ï½¡.:*ï½¥ãï¾ï½¥* of personal experience (MORE)