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Figure Skating at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Special Figures

Figure Skating at the 1908 Summer Games:


Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Prince's Skating Club, Montpelier Square, Knightsbridge
Date Started: October 29, 1908
Date Finished: October 29, 1908

Gold: RUS Nikolay Kolomenkin
Silver: GBR Arthur Cumming
Bronze: GBR Geoffrey Hall-Say


The winner of this event was the interesting Russian skater and athlete, Nikolay Kolomenkin, who competed in figure skating under the pseudonym of Nikolay Panin, presumably because sports were considered undignified by the elite in Russian society in that era. He later (1910) wrote a landmark work on the international style of figure skating, although it was never translated into English. Kolomenkin-Panin also competed in shooting at the 1912 Olympic Games, finishing 4th in a team event.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal MP TO TP
1 Nikolay Kolomenkin 34 Russia RUS Gold 5×1+ 5.0 219.0
2 Arthur Cumming 18 Great Britain GBR Silver 5×2+ 10.0 164.0
3 Geoffrey Hall-Say 44 Great Britain GBR Bronze 5×3+ 15.0 104.0