2002 Olympics: Figure Skating

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

All four events consist of a short program (two minutes and 40 seconds) and a free skate, sometimes called the “long program” (max. 4:40 for men and 4:10 for women). Skaters are ranked on technical merit and artistic impression in a consensus vote by nine judges. Factored placements (FP) in the men's, women's and pairs' competitions are determined by multiplying the final short program rank by 0.5 (0.2 for 1st and 2nd compulsory dance and 0.6 for the original dance in ice dancing) and then adding that number to the final free skate.

Medal breakdown (4 events): Five medals—Russia (2-3-0); Three—United States (1-0-2); One—Canada (1-0-0), France (1-0-0), China (0-0-1) and Italy (0-0-1).


1Alexei Yagudin, RUS1.5
2Evgeni Plushenko, RUS4.0
3Timothy Goebel, USA4.5
Other top 10 USA: 6th, Todd Eldredge (10.5); 7th, Michael Weiss (11.0).


1Elena Berezhnaya & Anton Sikharulidze, RUS1.5
1Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, CAN*3.0
3Xue Shen & Hongbo Zhao, CHN4.5
*Canada's Sale & Pelletier placed second to Berezhnaya & Sikharulidze in the free skate, according to five of the event's nine judges, but were later awarded gold medals after French judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne admitted to officials that she had been pressured to put the Russians first.
Top 10 USA: 5th, Kyoko Ina & John Zimmerman (7.5).


1Sarah Hughes, USA3.0
2Irina Slutskaya, RUS3.0
3Michelle Kwan, USA3.5
Tiebreaker: The skater with the lower free-skate factored placement (Hughes 1.0, Slutskaya 2.0) wins the gold.
Other top 10 USA: 4th, Sasha Cohen (5.5).

Ice Dancing

1Marina Anissina & Gwendal Peizerat, FRA2.0
2Irina Lobacheva & Ilia Averbukh, RUS4.0
3Barbara Fusar Poli & Maurizio Margaglio, ITA6.0
Best USA: 11th, Naomi Lang & Peter Tchernyshev (22.2).
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