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Figure Skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Salt Lake City, United States
Venue(s): Salt Lake Ice Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Started: February 12, 2002
Date Finished: February 14, 2002
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: RUS Aleksey Yagudin
Silver: RUS Yevgeny Plyushchenko
Bronze: USA Timothy Goebel

Summary

The co-favorites were the two Russians, Yevgeny Plyushchenko and Aleksey Yagudin. Together they had finished 1-2 at every major competition since 1998. Yagudin had a slight edge in titles, winning the Europeans in 1998-99 and 2002, and the Worlds in 1998-2000. It was expected to be a close battle, but it was basically over after the short program. Yagudin won the short, while Plyushchenko fell on his first jump, a quad, and placed fourth. Japan’s Takeshi Honda was second in the short, but was given no chance to overtake Yagudin. Yagudin also won the free skating, with Plyushchenko placing second to move up to the silver medal. The bronze was won by America’s Timothy Goebel who landed a quadruple Salchow in the short program, the first time that jump had been completed at the Olympics, and then landed three quads in the free skating.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TFP CFFP FSFP
1 Aleksey Yagudin 21 Russia RUS Gold 1.5 0.5 1.0
2 Yevgeny Plyushchenko 19 Russia RUS Silver 4.0 2.0 2.0
3 Timothy Goebel 21 United States USA Bronze 4.5 1.5 3.0
4 Takeshi Honda 20 Japan JPN 5.0 1.0 4.0
5 Sasha Abt 25 Russia RUS 7.5 2.5 5.0
6 Todd Eldredge 30 United States USA 10.5 4.5 6.0
7 Michael Weiss 25 United States USA 11.0 4.0 7.0
8 Elvis Stojko 29 Canada CAN 11.5 3.5 8.0
9 Li Chengjiang 22 China CHN 12.0 3.0 9.0
10 Anthony Liu 27 Australia AUS 15.0 5.0 10.0
11 Frédéric Dambier 24 France FRA 16.5 5.5 11.0
12 Kevin Van der Perren 19 Belgium BEL 19.5 6.5 13.0
13 Ivan Dinev 23 Bulgaria BUL 20.0 6.0 14.0
14 Brian Joubert 17 France FRA 20.5 8.5 12.0
15 Stéphane Lambiel 16 Switzerland SUI 24.0 8.0 16.0
16 Zhang Min 25 China CHN 24.5 9.5 15.0
17 Vakhtang Murvanidze 22 Georgia GEO 26.0 9.0 17.0
18 Dmytro Dmytrenko 28 Ukraine UKR 28.5 10.5 18.0
19 Roman Skornyakov 25 Uzbekistan UZB 29.0 10.0 19.0
20 Li Yunfei 22 China CHN 30.0 7.0 23.0
21 Sergey Davydov 22 Belarus BLR 31.5 7.5 24.0
22 Yosuke Takeuchi 22 Japan JPN 32.0 12.0 20.0
23 Gheorghe Chiper 23 Romania ROU 32.5 11.5 21.0
24 Sergey Rylov 26 Azerbaijan AZE 33.0 11.0 22.0
25 r1/2 Zoltán Tóth 22 Hungary HUN 12.5 12.5
26 r1/2 Angelo Dolfini 23 Italy ITA 13.0 13.0
27 r1/2 Margus Hernits 25 Estonia EST 13.5 13.5
28 r1/2 Lee Kyu-Hyun 21 South Korea KOR 14.0 14.0