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Figure Skating at the 2006 Torino Winter Games:

Men's Singles

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Venue(s): Palavela, Torino
Date Started: February 14, 2006
Date Finished: February 16, 2006
Format: Total of points from short program and free skating.

Gold: RUS Yevgeny Plyushchenko
Silver: SUI Stéphane Lambiel
Bronze: CAN Jeff Buttle

Summary

Yevgeny Plyushchenko (RUS) had been the silver medalist in 2002, but was the favorite in 2006. He had won the 2003-04 World Championships, and the 2003 and 2005-06 European Championships. With the new scoring system, Plyushchenko opened up a 10.66 lead over America’s Johnny Weir in the short program, with another contender, Switzerland’s Stéphane Lambiel, the 2005 World Champion, close behind in third. Plyushchenko also won the free skate easily, by 13+ points over Canada’s Jeff Buttle, who had been only sixth in the short. Lambiel was only fourth in the free skate, but when Weir skated poorly in the free program, he moved up to the silver medal. Buttle won the bronze, with Weir dropping to fifth place, behind another American, Evan Lysacek. Lambiel would repeat as World Champion shortly after the Olympics. Plushchenko announced he would “retire” but vowed to return in a few years to come back for Vancouver in 2010.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Yevgeny Plyushchenko 23 Russia RUS Gold 258.33
2 Stéphane Lambiel 20 Switzerland SUI Silver 231.21
3 Jeff Buttle 23 Canada CAN Bronze 227.59
4 Evan Lysacek 20 United States USA 220.13
5 Johnny Weir 21 United States USA 216.63
6 Brian Joubert 21 France FRA 212.89
7 Matt Savoie 25 United States USA 206.67
8 Daisuke Takahashi 19 Japan JPN 204.89
9 Kevin Van der Perren 23 Belgium BEL 197.39
10 Zhang Min 29 China CHN 196.27
11 Ilya Klimkin 25 Russia RUS 191.80
12 Shawn Sawyer 21 Canada CAN 190.83
13 Emanuel Sandhu 25 Canada CAN 190.24
14 Gheorghe Chiper 27 Romania ROU 186.19
15 Sergey Davydov 26 Belarus BLR 184.59
16 Li Chengjiang 26 China CHN 182.21
17 Ivan Dinev 27 Bulgaria BUL 180.11
18 Tomáš Verner 19 Czech Republic CZE 180.07
19 Frédéric Dambier 28 France FRA 177.59
20 Anton Kovalevskiy 20 Ukraine UKR 172.84
21 Stefan Lindemann 25 Germany GER 172.57
22 Viktor Pfeifer 18 Austria AUT 163.87
23 Kristoffer Berntsson 23 Sweden SWE 161.95
24 Zoltán Tóth 26 Hungary HUN 145.47
25 r1/2 Karel Zelenka 22 Italy ITA
26 r1/2 Trifun Živanović 30 Serbia and Montenegro SCG
27 r1/2 Jamal Othman 19 Switzerland SUI
28 r1/2 Vakhtang Murvanidze 26 Georgia GEO
29 r1/2 Gregor Urbas 23 Slovenia SLO
30 r1/2 Han Jong-In 27 North Korea PRK