Figure skating is the oldest sport on the Olympic Winter Games programme. It was contested at the 1908 London Games and again in 1920 in Antwerp. Men’s, women’s and pairs were the three events contested until 1972. Since 1976, ice dancing has been the fourth event in the programme, proving a great success.
Who is the best figure skater in the world?
Best total scores
|1||Nathan Chen||2019–20 Grand Prix Final|
|2||Yuzuru Hanyu||2019 Skate Canada|
|3||Vincent Zhou||2019 World Team Trophy|
|4||Yuma Kagiyama||2021 World Championships|
Who is the oldest ice skater in the world?
At age 38, he won the gold medal with his partner Ludowika Jakobsson at the 1920 Olympics. British figure skater Edgar Syers is the oldest Olympic medalist in figure skating.
|Age||14 years, 363 days|
|Nation & Name||Scott Allen|
|Date of Birth||February 8, 1949|
Is 13 too old to start figure skating?
There is never an age that it is too late to begin figure skating, but to be able to learn to land double and triple jumps does take time. It may be too late to master those difficult jumps if a skater begins skating in puberty or later. … It is much easier to learn axels and double and triple jumps when you are young.