The ceremony of awarding the winners and medalists of the world championship in Helsinki


HELSINKI, 1 April. /Spec. Q. TASS Artem Kuznetsov/. One of the proposals that the international skating Union (ISU) will be considered at the General meeting in 2018 will be an increase in the number of medals, played in competitions in figure skating. ISU considers a variant in which one tournament skaters will be able to play 13 sets of awards.

The proposal was presented at the meeting of one of the committees of the ISU in Helsinki during the world figure skating Championships, which takes place from 29 March to 2 April. The meeting was also attended by coaches of the national teams . According to the theory, during the competition, under the auspices of the ISU in each of the four disciplines (men’s single skating, female single skating, pair skating and ice dancing) will be played three sets of awards: in the short program, free program and in the all-around (total score of two rolled).

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Small medals for short program awarded to the skaters now, but ISU plans to equate them to those that are awarded after two rentals. Thus, a short program will actually be an independent event. It turns out that for one tournament in each of the disciplines a skater or Duo will be able to win three medals.

Another set of awards are invited to present based on the summation of the results of the skaters from one country in all disciplines. “Additional competitions is not required, – explained TASS member of the technical Committee of the ISU for ice dance Alla Shekhovtsova. Depending on the occupied seats will be awarded certain points, which will be considered. This idea aims to develop all four disciplines.”

Proposal to Congress for consideration must be received from the ISU technical committees. The Congress organization will be held next year in Seville, Spain after the Olympic games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang. While the Olympics may continue the old distribution of medals, because this issue is under the responsibility of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).