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Skaters who won (Euros,) Worlds and Olympics in the same year

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by sadya, May 8, 2011.

  1. sadya

    sadya Active Member

    I'm not thinking about Ice Dance for the moment, because in the past mostly when one Ice Dance pair was champion, they remained champions until their retirement from ISU competitions.

    John Curry won in 1976, Euros, Worlds and Olympics.

    Katarina Witt did it in 1988.

    Didn't Albright and Heiss win Worlds after their Olympic wins?

    Yamaguchi did it in '92.

    I'm sure there are more skaters, but this is all that comes to mind right now.
  2. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member


    Dick Button

    Sonja Henie
  3. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

    Alexei Yagudin
  4. paulee

    paulee Member

    There are lots of skaters that won Worlds and Olympics the same year. 1948 was the last year N. American skaters took part in Euros, but one can assume that most of the European skaters listed also won Euros if they took part that year.

    U. Salchow (1908)
    G. Grafstrom (1928)
    K. Schafer (1932, 1936)
    R. Button (1948, 1952)
    H.A. Jenkins (1956)
    M. Schnelldorfer (1964)
    O. Nepela (1972)
    J. Curry (1976)
    S. Hamilton (1984)
    B. Boitano (1988)
    V. Petrenko (1992)
    A. Yagudin (2002)

    H. Jaross-Szabo (1924)
    S. Henie (1928, 1932, 1936)
    B.A. Scott (1948)
    C. Heiss (1960)
    S. Dijkstra (1964)
    P. Fleming (1968)
    B. Schuba (1972)
    D. Hamill (1976)
    A. Potszch (1980)
    K. Witt (1984, 1988)
    K. Yamaguchi (1992)

    Hubler/ Burger (1908)
    Engelmann/ Berger (1924)
    Joly/ Brunet (1928)
    Herber/ Baier (1936)
    Lannoy/ Baugniet (1948)
    Falk/ Falk (1952)
    Schwarz/ Oppelt (1956)
    Wagner/ Paul (1960)
    Protopopov's (1968)
    Rodnina/ Ulanov (1972)
    Rodnina/ Zaitsev (1976)
    Mishkuteniok/ Dmitriev (1992)
  5. sadya

    sadya Active Member

    Thank your for the info. :)
  6. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    Yes, you're right. But surprisingly, Viktor Petrenko won 1990 and 1991 Euros, but finished only 2nd in 1992 !!!!
  7. Taso

    Taso Well-Known Member

    Even weirder, he finished 3rd at Soviet Nationals
  8. floskate

    floskate Vacant

    Ladies Euro's didn't start until 1930, so Sonja Henie was the first woman to do the triple crown in 1932 and repeated in '36. Witt did the triple crown in '84 as well as '88. Rodnina did the triple crown in 1972 and '76 but their withdrawal from Dortmund due to her 'injury' - it was said the move was political after Tai & Randy withdrew - prevented her from winning a third triple crown which would have been unprecedented.

    Barbara Ann Scott and Dick Button are the only NA skaters to have achieved the feat obviously due to the banning of NA skaters after '48. Did North America even have an alternative to this feat? The North American Championships which were supposedly the alternative to euro's were only held bi-annually and in non-Olympic years.
  9. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Albright lost (to Heiss) at 1956 Worlds.
  10. sadya

    sadya Active Member

    You're right, I had forgotten. Now I remember an interview when she said it was the only time her mother had watched her win gold before her passing away. :(
  11. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

    Yagudin 2002

    It's funny how many of the European OGMs didn't actually win Euros or even Worlds the year they won OG...Kulik didn't even go, Plushenko didn't, Petrenko didn't...there are probably more but it's early and my brain's not working.
  12. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    I think many skaters "skip" worlds for whatever reason after Olympic gold because they are afraid of the OG being called a fluke if they don't win Worlds.

    Are there any skaters who have won all the major competitons? Worlds, Olympics, Euros/4CC, Nationals, Grand Prix Final all Grand Prix Competitions (SC, SA, COR, COC, TEB & NHK)
  13. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    Viktor Petrenko won Worlds in 1992, the same year he won the OGM, though he was 2nd at Euros that year (and 3rd at the Soviet Championships)
  14. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

    It's also weird how so many olympic gold medalist didn't win their own nationals that year: Sarah Hughes, Yags, Evan, Arakawa...

    ETA: Lipinski and Petrenko
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  15. judgejudy27

    judgejudy27 Well-Known Member

    In Sarah Hughes's case her winning Nationals would be almost as big an upset as her winning the Olympics was.
  16. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

    Ah, but remember, no-one cares about Russian Nationals. :lol:

    Sorry, I did mean that Petrenko didn't win Euros (but he won Worlds). Like I said, it was early, brain not functioning :shuffle:
  17. wustfan

    wustfan Active Member

    I think Shen and Zhao did.
  18. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

    I think Alexei Yagudin is the closest : he won everything in 2002 except Goodwill Games (he was 3rd !!!! and Nationals ?).
  19. DickButtonFan

    DickButtonFan New Member

    Yags would probably one of the closest, he didn't go to nationals that year.
  20. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    Actually he didn't go to COC or NHK, Plushy didn't win them all either. Only S/Z won everything from what I can see.

    I guess it helps if you were invited to all of them, and have a long career :)
  21. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

    Are you asking whether there is anyone who had a full and undefeated season in an Olympic year, winning fall GP events, GP final, continental championships, Olympics, Worlds, and their own nationals all in the same year?

    Or are you asking whether there is anyone who won all of the above, including all the possible individual fall GP events, at some point during their career? (obviously not all in the same season since no skater is allowed to compete in six GPs the same year)

    Either way, the possibilities are limited if you're looking for both Olympic gold and Grand Prix/Four Continents golds, since the GP and 4Cs have only been around for a little over a decade (decade and a half counting the "Champions Series" 1996-98), and there have only been 4 Olympics held during that period.

    And Cup of China has only been around since 2003. Would you allow Yagudin or other 1990s or 2002 Olympic champs who won everything else, should such a skater exist, to substitute the German GP event under whatever name it was called that year?

    How about if they won one of the current GP events in the early 1990s before there was a GP?
  22. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    Not in the same year, just in their whole career. I was only curious with current or newly retired, within the last 10 years or so. Even if you only count when Bofrost was replaced for Cup of China, that still spans two Olympics.

    S/Z won them all, S/S are close and so is Kim Yu-na but South Korea doesn't have nationals.
  23. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

    Yamaguchi never competed at Euros. Are you counting US nationals (92) for her?
  24. Susan M

    Susan M Well-Known Member

    Actually all 4 OGM in 1992 also won Worlds that year (Kristi, Petrenko, Mish/Dmitriev & Klimova/Ponomarenko. It used to pretty standard for Worlds to be a coronation of the new Olympic Champion, before 1994.

    In 94 it was only Grishuk/Platov and since then few OGM have even gone to the following Worlds.