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1997 World Championships

Location-Lausanne, Switzerland


  • March 13-15, 1997-Practice
  • 3/16-Mens Qualifying
  • 3/17-Ladies Qualifying
  • 3/18-Ice dance Compulsories and Pairs Short Program
  • 3/19-Men's short program and Pairs long program
  • 3/20-Original dance and Men's long program
  • 3/21-Ladies short program and Ice dance free program
  • 3/22-Ladies long program
  • 3/23-Exhibition/Winners Celebration/Closing Banquet


In the short program, Elena and Anton skated to a classical waltz by Johan Strauss, their short program for the 1996-1997 season. The program was flawless, but placed only third because B&S were somewhat inexperienced. Scores:

The long program was a completely different story. The performance was disastrous, including four falls. It started off with a perfectly-rotated double twist, and then fell apart. Anton fell on his triple toe loop and his double axel. Elena also fell on both her throw triple salchow and her throw triple loop. Anton didn't even wait to hear the scores with Elena because he was so frustrated with the performance. scores for long program :(

Final Standings-

  1. Mandy Woetzel and Ingo Steuer - GER
  2. Marina Eltsova and Andrei Bushkov - RUS
  3. Oksana Kazakova and Artur Dmitriev - RUS
  4. Kyoko Ina and Jason Dungjen - USA
  5. Jenni Meno and Todd Sand - USA
  6. Kristy Sargeant and Kris Wirtz - CAN
  7. Sarah Abitbol and Stephen Bernadis - FRA
  8. Dorota Zagorska and Mariusz Suidek - POL
  9. Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze - RUS
  10. Peggy Schwartz and Mirko Muller - GER
  11. Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao - CHN
  12. Khalturina and Kroukov - KZK
  13. Dimitrova and Rex - GER
  14. Savard-Gagnon and Bradet - CAN
  15. Stiegler and Zimmerman - USA
  16. McGrath and Carr - AUS
  17. Asanaki and KcKeever - GRE
  18. Beloussovskaya and Morozov - UKR
  19. Plachonina and Kaplun - BLR
  20. Sirokhvatova and Shliakhov - LAT
  21. Rodionova and Anichenko - AZE
  22. Krasiltseva and Chestnikh - ARM
  23. Nekrassova and Mintals - EST

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