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2004 World Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Shizuka Arakawa of Japan was the surprise winner in the ladies event, winning her first world title, while USA’s Sasha Cohen and Michelle Kwan won silver and bronze respectively.

The ladies event begin with the Qualifying Rounds which account for 20 percent of the final score. The short program is worth 30 percent while the long is worth 50 percent. The top 15 skaters from each qualifying group advanced to…

2004 World Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

Evgeni Plushenko of Russia defended his World title in the Men’s event, winning his third gold medal. France’s Brian Joubert won silver while Stefan Lindemann of Germany won the bronze.

The men’s event began with the Qualifying Rounds which account for 20 percent of the final score. The short program is worth 30 percent while the long is worth 50 percent. The top 15 skaters from each qualifying group advanced…

2004 World Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

Tatiana Navka and Roman Kostomarov of Russia won the gold in their second trip to Worlds together as a team. Bulgarians Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski won silver while Germany’s Kati Winkler and Rene Lohse won bronze.

Compulsory Dance

The Compulsory Dance drawn for the World Championships was the Midnight Blues, the newest of the Compulsory Dances. It was invented by Roy Bradshaw, Sue Bradshaw, Mark Bradshaw, and Julie MacDonald and…

2004 World Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights

The 2004 ISU World Figure Skating championships opened in Dortmund, Germany Monday with approximately 179 skaters participating from 43 countries. Held in Dortmund for the third time, the event took place in the Westfalenhalle arena beginning March 22 with the Men’s Qualifying Round and the Pairs Short Program.

In their sixth trip to worlds, Russia’s Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin won their first gold medal. China’s Xue Shen and Hongo…