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2007 European Figure Skating Championships: Pairs Highlights

The 2007 European Figure Skating Championships were held Jan 23-27 in Warsaw at the Torwar Sport Hall. Approximately 128 skaters competed from 34 different countries. This was the first time Warsaw has hosted an ISU event since the 1908 European Championships.

The ISU awarded prize money totaling $350,000 to skaters and couples that placed first through 12th. In addition, the top three skaters and couples per discipline having earned the…

2007 European Figure Skating Championships: Ice Dance Highlights

France’s Isabelle Delobel and Olivier Schoenfelder were the gold medal winners in the ice dance event, while Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin or Russia placed a very close second (.31 points).

Defending champions, Albena Denkova and Maxim Staviski of Bulgaria, were third.

Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat of France withdrew from the event due to Pechalat injuring her wrist earlier this month.

Hungary’s Nora Hoffmann and Attila Elek, who stood in seventh…

2007 European Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Highlights

France’s Brian Joubert won his second European title, while Tomas Verner of the Czech Republic, who was 10th last year, captured the silver.

Belgium’s Kevin van der Perren edged out Sergei Davydov of Belarus by .08 points for the bronze. It was a first European medal for both men.

It was also the first time in 60 years that a European medal was won by a single Belgian skater. Fernand Leemans…

2007 European Figure Skating Championships: Ladies Highlights

Italy’s Carolina Kostner won her first European title in the ladies event, edging out Sarah Meier of Switzerland by less than four points.

Finland’s Kiira Korpi, who was sixth last year, captured the bronze.

Since no qualifying round was held, the top 24 of the 38 skaters from the short program advanced to the long.

Short Program

Meier landed a solid triple Lutz-double toeloop combination and triple flip in the opening of her…