Marks

  • Michelle Kwan is the skater who's received the most 6.0 in her career (more than 40).
  • Donald Jackson received 7 6.0 for his free program at the 1962 World championships.
  • Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev received 8 6.0 for their short program at the 1973 European championships.
  • Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean received 9 6.0 for their free dance at the 1983 World championships et 12 for their Olympic free dance in 1984.
  • Midori Ito received 5 6.0 for her free program at the 1989 World championships.
  • Pasha Grishuk & Evgeny Platov received 6 6.0 for the original dance et 6 again for the free dance at the 1997 European championships.
  • Michelle Kwan received 7 6.0 for her short program at the 1998 U.S. Nationals et 8 for her free program in artistic impression.

 

Jumps

  • Kurt Browning was the first skater to perform a quadruple toe loop, in 1988.
  • Midori Ito was the first and remains the only female skater who did a triple axel in competition, in 1989.
  • Surya Bonaly was the first and the only female skater who performed a quadruple toe loop, in 1991.
  • Elvis Stojko was the first skater who succesfully landed a quadruple toe-loop/triple toe loop combination, in 1997.
  • Zhengxin Guo was the first skater who performed 2 quadruples jumps in one program, in 1997.
  • Tara Lipinski was the first female skater who landed a triple loop/triple loop combination, in 1997.
  • Timothy Goebel was the first skater to land a quadruple salchow, in combination with a triple toe loop, in 1999.
  • Timothy Goebel was the first skater to land a quadruple salchow in the short program, and then to land 3 quadruple jumps in the same program at Skate America in 1999!
  • Irina Slutskaya was the first female skater to perform a triple lutz - triple loop combination at the 2000 Grand Prix Final.

Age

  • The youngest World champions:

    Skater and country

    Age

    Year

    Tara Lipinski (USA)

    14 and 8 months

    1997

    Sonja Henie (NOR)

    14 and 10 months

    1927

    Oksana Baiul (UKR)

    15 and 4 months

    1993

    Michelle Kwan (USA)

    15 and 7 months

    1996

  • Ilia Kulik became the youngest male European champion at 17 in 1995.
  • Tara Lipinski became the youngest Olympic champion at the age of 15 in 1998.
  • Marya Butyrskaya became the "oldest" World champion at 26, in 1999.

Titles

  • Sonja Henie was a three-time Olympic champion (1928, 1932, 1936), ten-time World champion (from 1927 to 1936) and six-time European champion (from 1931 to 1936)!
  • Ulrich Salchow was a ten-time World champion (from 1901 to 1905 and from 1906 to 1911) and eight-time European champion (1898, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1913).
  • Irina Rodnina is the only female skater to have won the Olympic title with two different partners (in 1972 with Ulanov and in 1976 and 1980 with Zaitsev), and Artur Dmitriev is the only male skater (in 1992 with Mishkutenok and 1998 with Kazakova).
  • Katarina Witt is a six-time European champion (from 1983 to 1988), four-time World champion (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988), and two-time Olympic champion (1984, 1988).
  • Pasha Grischuk and Evgeny Platov are the only double Olympic champions in the ice dance (1994, 1998). They also are four times World champions (from 1994 to 1997).


Photo (c) Olivier Brajon

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