Major achievements in figure skating by nation


This article contains lists of achievements in major international figure skating competitions according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by skaters/teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by skaters/teams in major international competitions, ranking the nations according to the most number of podiums accomplished by skaters/teams of these nations. All five competitive disciplines currently recognized by the International Skating Union (ISU) are covered: 1) Men's single skating, 2) Ladies' single skating, 3) Pair skating, 4) Ice dance, and 5) Synchronized skating. The four disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating and ice dance also appeared as part of a team event at the Winter Olympic Games.[1][2]

Results


From major senior events

For the making of these lists, results from following major international competitions were consulted:

Governing bodyCompetition
ISU & IOCFigure skating at the Olympic Games (since 1908, quadrennially)
ISUISU World Figure Skating Championships (since 1896, annually)
ISU European Figure Skating Championships (since 1891, annually)
ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships (since 1999, annually)
ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (since 1995, annually)
ISU Challenger Series (since 2014, annually)
ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating (since 2009, biennially)
ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships (since 2000, annually)
  • IOC: International Olympic Committee
  • ISU: International Skating Union
  • Note: Men's special figures which is not a competitive discipline currently recognized by the ISU was discontinued after a single Olympics, and the results of men's special figures achieved in the 1908 Olympic Games were not considered.

Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are NOT merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does NOT combine medals of these nations or teams.[3]

The conventions used on this table are M for individual Men's single skating event, L for individual Ladies' single skating event, P for individual Pair skating event, D for individual ice Dance event, T for Team event, S for Synchronized skating event, WTT for World Team Trophy, WSSC for World Synchronized Skating Championships.

The table is pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

All competitive disciplines
Last updated after the 2019 World Synchronized Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix Final Challenger Series WTT WSSC Number of
Rk. Nation M L P D T M L P D M L P D M L P D M L P D T S Total
1 Russia221023
2 Canada193123
3 United States192122
4 France151218
5 Germany86216
6 Italy110415
7 Great Britain121114
8 Japan111214
9 China90413
10 Soviet Union*83112
11 Austria100111
12  Switzerland63211
13 Finland61411
14 Ukraine34411
15 Czechoslovakia*81110
16 Sweden72110
17 West Germany*71210
18 Hungary64010
19 East Germany*7209
20 Norway3418
21 South Korea5128
22 Belgium4037
23 Kazakhstan3317
24 CIS*5106
25 Spain3216
26 Israel2125
27 Poland1225
Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix Final Challenger Series WTT WSSC Number of
Rk. Nation M L P D T M L P D M L P D M L P D M L P D T S Total
28 Czech Republic2204
29 Lithuania0044
30 Netherlands3003
30 Unified Team*3003
30 Uzbekistan3003
33 Bulgaria2103
34 Australia2013
35 Olympic Athletes from Russia*1102
35 United Team of Germany*1102
37 Georgia1012
37 Latvia1012
37 Slovakia1012
40 Armenia0112
40 Belarus0112
42 Turkey1001
43 Chinese Taipei0101
43 Denmark0101
43 Malaysia0101
43 Philippines0101
43 Yugoslavia*0101
48 North Korea0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men's single skating
Last updated after the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Men's single skating Number of
Rk. Nation Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix
Final
Challenger Series Total
1 Japan5005
1 Russia5005
1 United States5005
4 Canada4105
5  Switzerland3205
6 Spain3115
7 Sweden4004
8 France3104
9 Germany2114
9 Kazakhstan2114
11 China2024
12 Austria3003
12 Czechoslovakia*3003
12 Great Britain3003
15 East Germany*2103
15 Soviet Union*2103
17 Italy2013
Men's single skating Number of
Rk. Nation Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix
Final
Challenger Series Total
18 Belgium1023
18 Ukraine1023
20 Norway0213
21 West Germany*2002
22 CIS*1102
22 Czech Republic1102
22 Hungary1102
22 Israel1102
26 Poland0112
26 South Korea0112
28 Finland0022
29 Georgia1001
29 Unified Team*1001
29 United Team of Germany*1001
29 Uzbekistan1001
33 Chinese Taipei0101
33 Malaysia0101
33 Philippines0101
36 Australia0011
36 Latvia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Ladies' single skating
Last updated after the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Ladies' single skating Number of
Rk. Nation Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix
Final
Challenger Series Total
1 Japan5005
1 Russia5005
1 South Korea5005
1 United States5005
5 Italy4015
6 Canada3115
7 Germany1405
8 Sweden2114
9 France2024
9  Switzerland2024
11 Austria3003
11 East Germany*3003
11 Great Britain3003
11 Netherlands3003
11 Norway3003
Ladies' single skating Number of
Rk. Nation Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix
Final
Challenger Series Total
16 Ukraine2103
17 Czechoslovakia*2013
17 Finland2013
17 West Germany*2013
20 Kazakhstan1203
21 China1023
22 Soviet Union*0213
23 Hungary2002
23 Uzbekistan2002
25 Australia1001
25 Latvia1001
25 Olympic Athletes from Russia*1001
28 Armenia0101
28 Yugoslavia*0101
30 Belgium0011
30 Georgia0011
30 Slovakia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Pair skating
Last updated after the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Pair skating Number of
Rk. Nation Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix
Final
Challenger Series Total
1 Canada5005
1 China5005
1 France5005
1 Germany5005
1 Russia5005
6 Austria4004
7 United States3104
8 Great Britain2114
9 Belgium3003
9 Soviet Union*3003
11 East Germany*2103
11 Hungary2103
13 West Germany*2013
14 CIS*2002
14 Finland2002
Pair skating Number of
Rk. Nation Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix
Final
Challenger Series Total
16 Czech Republic1102
16 Czechoslovakia*1102
16  Switzerland1102
19 Italy1012
20 Norway0202
21 Poland0112
22 Australia1001
22 Unified Team*1001
24 Sweden0101
24 United Team of Germany*0101
26 Belarus0011
26 Israel0011
26 Japan0011
26 Lithuania0011
26 North Korea0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Ice dance
Last updated after the 2019 World Figure Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Ice dance Number of
Rk. Nation Olympic Games World Championships European or Four Continents Grand Prix
Final
Challenger Series Total
1 Canada5005
1 France5005
1 Russia5005
1 United States5005
5 Italy4015
6 Ukraine0325
7 Great Britain4004
8 Soviet Union*3003
9 Bulgaria2103
10 Hungary1203
11 Finland1113
12 Lithuania0033
13 CIS*2002
13 Czechoslovakia*2002
15 West Germany*1102
16 Israel1012
17 Germany0112
17 Japan0112
19 China1001
19 Poland1001
19 Slovakia1001
19 Turkey1001
19 Unified Team*1001
24 Belarus0101
24 Denmark0101
24 Spain0101
27 Armenia0011
27 Austria0011
27 South Korea0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Team event
Last updated after the 2019 ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating (As of 16 July 2019)
Team event Number of
Rk. Nation Olympic Games World Team Trophy Total
1 Canada1102
1 Russia1102
3 United States1012
4 Japan1001
5 Olympic Athletes from Russia*0101

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Synchronized skating
Last updated after the 2019 World Synchronized Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Synchronized skating Number of
Rk. Nation World Championships Total
1 Canada1001
1 Finland1001
1 Russia1001
1 Sweden1001
5 United States0101

From major youth and junior events

For the making of these lists, results from following major international competitions were consulted:

OrganizationCompetition
ISU & IOCYouth Olympic Games (since 2012, quadrennially)
ISUISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships (since 1976, annually)
ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (since 1997, annually)
ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships (since 2013, annually)
ISU Junior World Challenge Cup (2001–2016, defunct)

Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are NOT merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) does NOT combine medals of these nations or teams.[3]

The conventions used on this table are M for individual Men's single skating event, L for individual Ladies' single skating event, P for individual Pair skating event, D for individual ice Dance event, S for Synchronized skating event, WJSSC for World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships, and JWCC for Synchronized Skating Junior World Challenge Cup.

The table is pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

All competitive disciplines
Last updated after the 2019 ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Youth Olympic Games World Junior Championships Junior Grand Prix Final WJSSC JWCC Number of
Rk. Nation M L P D M L P D M L P D S S Total
1 Russia121114
2 United States82111
3 Canada8019
4 China6039
5 Japan6107
6 Ukraine3126
7 France2316
8 Italy1225
9 Soviet Union*4004
10 Czech Republic1304
11 Hungary1214
12 Germany1124
13 East Germany*2013
13 Finland2013
13 South Korea2013
Youth Olympic Games World Junior Championships Junior Grand Prix Final WJSSC JWCC Number of
Rk. Nation M L P D M L P D M L P D S S Total
16 Great Britain1113
17 Australia2002
18 Belgium0112
18 Sweden0112
20  Switzerland0022
21 Israel1001
21 Poland1001
23 Austria0101
23 Bulgaria0101
23 Czechoslovakia*0101
23 Estonia0101
23 Latvia0101
23 South Africa0101
23 West Germany*0101
30 Kazakhstan0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men's single skating
Last updated after the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Men's single skating Number of
Rk. Nation Youth Olympic Games World Junior Championships Junior Grand Prix Final Total
1 China3003
1 Japan3003
3 Russia2013
4 Canada2002
4 United States2002
6 France1102
6 Germany1102
8 Belgium0112
9 Israel1001
9 Soviet Union*1001
9 Ukraine1001
12 Bulgaria0101
12 Czech Republic0101
12 Great Britain0101
12 Latvia0101
16 East Germany*0011
16 Italy0011
16 South Korea0011
16 Sweden0011
16  Switzerland0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Ladies' single skating
Last updated after the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Ladies' single skating Number of
Rk. Nation Youth Olympic Games World Junior Championships Junior Grand Prix Final Total
1 Russia3003
2 China0033
3 Japan2002
3 South Korea2002
3 United States2002
6 Hungary0112
6 Italy0112
8 Canada1001
8 East Germany*1001
8 France1001
8 Soviet Union*1001
12 Austria0101
12 Sweden0101
12 West Germany*0101
15 Finland0011
15 Germany0011
15 Great Britain0011
15 Kazakhstan0011
15  Switzerland0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Pair skating
Last updated after the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Pair skating Number of
Rk. Nation Youth Olympic Games World Junior Championships Junior Grand Prix Final Total
1 China3003
1 Russia3003
3 Czech Republic1203
4 Australia2002
4 Canada2002
4 Ukraine2002
4 United States2002
8 Japan1102
9 East Germany*1001
9 Soviet Union*1001
11 Czechoslovakia*0101
11 South Africa0101
13 France0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Ice dance
Last updated after the 2019 World Junior Figure Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Ice dance Number of
Rk. Nation Youth Olympic Games World Junior Championships Junior Grand Prix Final Total
1 Russia3003
2 United States2103
3 Ukraine0123
4 Canada2002
5 Hungary1102
5 Italy1102
7 France0202
8 Great Britain1001
8 Poland1001
8 Soviet Union*1001
11 Estonia0101
12 Germany0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Synchronized skating
Last updated after the ISU World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships (As of 16 July 2019)
Synchronized skating Number of
Rk. Nation WJSSC JWCC Total
1 Finland2002
2 Russia1102
3 Canada1012
4 United States0112

See also


References


General

Major senior events - official results

Major youth and junior events - official results

  • ISU – Youth Olympic Games Figure Skating:

Specific

  1. Sarkar, Pritha (29 March 2012). "Figure skating-New team event at Sochi Olympics will begin early". Reuters. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  2. Park, Alice (2014-02-05). "Team Figure Skating at the Winter Olympics: What You Need to Know". Time Magazine.
  3. "Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 November 2018.