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Figure Skating at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Albertville, France
Venue(s): , Tignes
Date Started: February 13, 1992
Date Finished: February 15, 1992
Format: Skaters were ranked on Ordinal Placement, based on judges' points, with final placement for each section determined by Majority Placements. The tiebreaker for the Short Program was the Required Elements score, while the tiebreaker for the Free Skating was the Technical Merit score. Thus, if a skater was ranked first by a majority of the judges, that skater was placed first overall for that section. Ties were broken by a Subsequent Majority rule, i.e., if the skaters were ranked for the same position by the same number of judges, Majority Placement for the next higher position for each skater determined who was ranked higher. Final placement was determined by factored placements. The tiebreakers were then 1) Number of Majority Placements, 2) Total Ordinals of Majority, 3) Total Ordinals. The placement for the the Short Program was factored by 0.5 (33.3%), and the placement for Free Skating was factored by 1.0 (66.7%). The sums of the factored placements were then used to determine final placement, with the Free Skating being the tiebreaker.

Gold: EUN Viktor Petrenko
Silver: USA Paul Wylie
Bronze: TCH Petr Barna

Summary

Since the 1988 Winter Olympics, Kurt Browning had established himself as the best male skater in the world. He was World Champion in 1989-91 and won numerous other international competitions. But he was hampered by a back injury in Albertville and was not at his best. The short program was won by Viktor Petrenko with Browning only in fourth place. Petrenko had been runner-up to Browning at the 1990-91 Worlds. Petrenko skated steadily in the free program, winning that phase as well to secure the gold medal, becoming the first Soviet man to win a singles gold medal. The silver medal went to American Paul Wylie, who had never been on the podium before in a major international event. He won the silver based on the cleanest free skate. Bronze medalist Petr Barna (CZE) successfully landed a quadruple jump, the first time this had been performed at the Olympics. Petrenko would also win the Worlds in 1992, but Kurt Browning came back in 1993 to again win that title.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TFP CFFP FSFP
1 Viktor Petrenko 22 Unified Team EUN Gold 1.5 0.5 1.0
2 Paul Wylie 27 United States USA Silver 3.5 1.5 2.0
3 Petr Barna 25 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze 4.0 1.0 3.0
4 Christopher Bowman 24 United States USA 7.5 3.5 4.0
5 Aleksey Urmanov 18 Unified Team EUN 7.5 2.5 5.0
6 Kurt Browning 25 Canada CAN 8.0 2.0 6.0
7 Elvis Stojko 19 Canada CAN 10.0 3.0 7.0
8 V'iacheslav Zahorodniuk 19 Unified Team EUN 13.0 5.0 8.0
9 Michael Slipchuk 25 Canada CAN 13.0 4.0 9.0
10 Todd Eldredge 20 United States USA 15.5 4.5 11.0
11 Grzegorz Filipowski 25 Poland POL 16.5 6.5 10.0
12 Steven Cousins 19 Great Britain GBR 18.0 6.0 12.0
13 Masakazu Kagiyama 20 Japan JPN 20.5 5.5 15.0
14 Nicolas Petorin 19 France FRA 21.0 7.0 14.0
15 Éric Millot 23 France FRA 21.5 8.5 13.0
16 Cameron Medhurst 26 Australia AUS 24.0 8.0 16.0
17 David Liu 26 Chinese Taipei TPE 26.5 7.5 19.0
18 Ralph Burghart 25 Austria AUT 28.0 10.0 18.0
19 Oula Jääskeläinen 22 Finland FIN 28.5 11.5 17.0
20 Konstantīns Kostins 18 Latvia LAT 31.0 9.0 22.0
21 Jung Sung-Il 22 South Korea KOR 31.5 10.5 21.0
22 Henrik Valentin 24 Denmark DEN 32.0 12.0 20.0
23 Mitsuhiro Murata 22 Japan JPN 34.0 11.0 23.0
DNS r2/2 Gilberto Viadana 18 Italy ITA 9.5
25 r1/2 Zhang Zhubin 25 China CHN 12.5
26 r1/2 Luka Klasinc 18 Slovenia SLO 13.0
27 r1/2 Marius Negrea 27 Romania ROU 13.5
28 r1/2 Li Su-Min 17 North Korea PRK 14.0
29 r1/2 Tomislav Čižmešija 23 Croatia CRO 14.5
30 r1/2 Riccardo Olavarrieta 21 Mexico MEX 15.0