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Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics

Figure Skating
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Prince's Skating Club
London, United Kingdom
Dates 28–29 October 1908
Competitors 21 from 6 nations
Figure skating at the 1908 Summer Olympics
Singles men ladies
Special figures men
Pairs mixed

At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, four figure skating events were contested. This took place at the Prince's Skating Club, in the district of Knightsbridge. It was the first time that a type of winter sport was ever introduced in the Olympic Games, 16 years before the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix.

The competition took place on October 28 and 29, 1908.

The number of competitors was very low, with 2 events having only 3 entrants, guaranteeing a medal for participation.

Contents

  • Medal summary 1
    • Medalists 1.1
    • Medal table 1.2
  • Participating nations 2
  • References 3

Medal summary

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles  Ulrich Salchow (SWE)  Richard Johansson (SWE)  Per Thorén (SWE)
Men's special figures  Nikolai Panin (RU1)  Arthur Cumming (GBR)  Geoffrey Hall-Say (GBR)
Ladies' singles  Madge Syers (GBR)  Elsa Rendschmidt (GER)  Dorothy Greenhough-Smith (GBR)
Pair skating  Anna Hübler
/ Heinrich Burger (GER)
 Phyllis Johnson
/ James H. Johnson (GBR)
 Madge Syers
/ Edgar Syers (GBR)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Great Britain 1 2 3 6
2 Sweden 1 1 1 3
3 Germany 1 1 0 2
4 Russian Empire 1 0 0 1

Participating nations

21 figure skaters from 6 nations competed.

References

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