Figure Skating in Winter Olympics

A mixture of dance, art and impressive athleticism, figure skating is the oldest sport in the Winter Games. Sweden’s Gillis Grafström and Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko are tied atop the medal table with four each over the sport’s history.

A mixture of dance, art and impressive athleticism, figure skating is the oldest sport in the Winter Games. Sweden’s Gillis Grafström and Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko are tied atop the medal table with four each over the sport’s history.

A mixture of dance, art and impressive athleticism, figure skating is the oldest sport in the Winter Games. Sweden’s Gillis Grafström and Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko are tied atop the medal table with four each over the sport’s history.

Singles

Both men and women compete individually in this event, which features two portions: the short program and free skate. Skaters received a technical element score — based on the difficulty and execution of jumps and spins — and the program component score — based on artistry, interpretation and presentation.

A mixture of dance, art and impressive athleticism, figure skating is the oldest sport in the Winter Games. Sweden’s Gillis Grafström and Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko are tied atop the medal table with four each over the sport’s history.

Mixed Events

Mixed events include ice dancing — which lasts between 2:40 and 3 minutes — and pairs skating — which lasts a maximum of two minutes, 50 seconds.

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