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Who won 1998 Olympics figure skating?

Who won 1998 Olympics figure skating?

Tara Lipinski
On February 20, 1998, 15-year-old Tara Lipinski wins the gold medal in women’s figure skating at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and becomes the youngest gold medalist in her sport. Lipinski donned her first pair of skates at age six.

Who has won the most figure skating championships?

ISU World Figure Skating Championships all-time medal table from 1896 to 2019, by country

Characteristic Gold Silver
Russia 80 69
United States 55 61
Austria 36 46
Canada 35 37

Who is the greatest figure skater of all time?

The 25 greatest figure skaters of all time

  • 1 of 25. Brian Boitano. Colorsport/Icon Sportswire.
  • 2 of 25. Kurt Browning. Andrew Stawicki/Toronto Star via Getty Images.
  • 3 of 25. Richard Button.
  • 4 of 25. Patrick Chan.
  • 5 of 25. John Curry.
  • 6 of 25. Artur Dmitriev.
  • 7 of 25. Peggy Fleming.
  • 8 of 25. Gillis Grafström.

Who’s the youngest person to win a gold medal?

Marjorie Gestring
The current accepted youngest gold medalist is Marjorie Gestring, a 13-year-old American diver who won the springboard competition in 1936. Her record was threatened by Momiji Nishiya of Japan, a 13-year-old who won the street skateboard competition last week.

Who is the youngest person to ever be in the Olympics?

Dimitrios Loundras
Pushing boundariesThe youngest known Olympian to take home a medal was 10-year-old Dimitrios Loundras, who finished third in the team parallel bars at the 1896 Olympic Games.

Where was the 1998 US Figure Skating Championships held?

The 1998 World Junior Championships had been held prior to the national championships and so the World Junior Championships team had been chosen at a World Juniors selection competition earlier in the year. This was the penultimate year of compulsory figures being competed at the U.S. Championships.

Who was the gold medalist in figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics?

In the free skating, both Lipinski and Kwan skated clean. 6 judges placed Lipinski ahead of Kwan, and three placed Kwan ahead of Lipinski, which meant Lipinski won the gold medal, and Kwan took the silver. The primary competitors for the bronze medal were Maria Butyrskaya and Irina Slutskaya from Russia, and Chen Lu from China.

What did Michael Weiss do at the 1998 US Figure Skating Championships?

The novice competitors skated one figure, the juniors and seniors skated three. During this competition, Michael Weiss attempted a quadruple lutz jump in his free skating. He put his free foot down on the landing and so the jump was not ratified as complete.

What kind of medals are awarded in Figure Skating?

The disciplines of the competition were men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, ice dancing, and compulsory figures. The levels of competition were senior, junior, and novice. Medals were awarded in four colors: gold (first), silver (second), bronze (third), and pewter (fourth).

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