Retrospective moves on to the 1984 World Championships:-
The key facts in relation to these championships are:-
- Scott Hamilton and Torvill & Dean both finish their amateur competitive careers with gold medals. Having both just won Olympic golds at the 1984 Olympics, it is the 4th consecutive world title for each of them.
- Katarina Witt wins her first world title, having just won the Olympics title at the 1984 Olympics.
- Midori Ito makes her debut at worlds, finishing 7th. Had it not been for the compulsories in which she finished 16th, she would have finished 4th based on the SP and FS. Nevertheless, personally I think she was undermarked and would have deserved a medal had there been no compulsories.
- Elaine Zayak wins the bronze and then turned professional after these championships. Nevertheless, 10 years later, she attempted to qualify for the 1994 Olympics. However, sadly, she only finished 4th at nationals and failed in her attempt to qualify. Nevertheless, Torvill & Dean, who also turned professional after these championships, were more successful in their 1994 Olympic comeback. They won the bronze at the 1994 Olympics and were extremely unlucky not to win the Gold in what was a very controversial outcome. Indeed, they had beaten both of the couples ahead them just a few weeks beforehand at the 1994 European Championships.
- Underhill & Martini pull off an incredible turnaround to win Gold after a very disappointing 1984 Olympics in which they had finished only 7th. Moreover, Blumberg & Seibert gained revenge on Klimova & Ponomarenko, who had beaten them for the Bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics, by beating them to the Bronze medal at these championships.
Here are the videos for the medalists:-
Gold: Scott Hamilton (USA)
Silver: Brian Orser (CAN)
Bronze: Alexander Fadeyev (USSR)
Gold: Katarina Witt (GDR)
Silver: Anna Kondrashova (USSR)
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Bronze: Elaine Zayak (USA)
4th: Kira Ivanova (USSR)
5th: Kay Thomson (CAN)
7th: Midori Ito (JPN)
8th: Elizabeth Manley (CAN)
Gold: Barbara Underhill & Paul Martini (CAN)
Silver: Elena Valova & Oleg Vasiliev (USSR)
Bronze: Sabine Baeß & Tassilo Thierbach (GDR)
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Gold: Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GBR)
Original Set Pattern
Silver: Natalia Bestemianova & Andrei Bukin (USSR)
Bronze: Judy Blumberg & Michael Seibert (USA)
4th: Marina Klimova & Sergei Ponomarenko (USSR)
5th: Karen Barber & Nicky Slater (GBR)