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Singles, Men

Date8 – 11 February 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiaeisstadion, Innsbruck
Participants20 from 12 countries
FormatEach judge ranked each skater by Ordinal Placement from first through last place. The Ordinal Placement for each judge was based on Total Points awarded by that judge to the skaters. The points were based on 30% for Compulsory Figures, 20% for the Short Program, and 50% for Free Skating, with the tiebreaker for each judge being the Free Skating score. Final placement was determined by a Majority Placement rule. Thus, if a skater was ranked first by a majority of the judges, that skater was placed first overall, and the process was repeated for each place. Ties were broken by a Subsequent Majority rule, i.e., if the skaters were ranked for the same position by the same number of judges, Majority Placement for the next higher position for each skater determined who was ranked higher. The tiebreakers were then 1) Number of Majority Placements, 2) Total Ordinals of Majority, 3) Total Ordinals, 4) Total Points.
Judge #1Suzi MorrowCAN
Judge #2Ferenc KertészHUN
Judge #3Geoffrey YatesGBR
Judge #4Milan DuchónTCH
Judge #5Ramona McIntyreUSA
Judge #6Monique PetisFRA
Judge #7Tsukasa KimuraJPN
Judge #8Mikhail DreyURS
Judge #9Walburga GrimmGDR

The competition was expected to come down to the artistic John Curry (GBR) against the powerful athleticism of the Soviet’s Vladimir Kovalyov. Prior to 1976, Curry had never defeated Kovalyov in a major event, but shortly before the Innsbruck Olympics, Curry won the European Championships, with Kovalyov second. European judges’ criticism of Curry’s skating was that it was too feminine and not athletic enough. By the time of the Olympics, Curry had supplemented his programs with enough jumps to satisfy the judges. In the competition, Sergey Volkov (URS) took the lead after the compulsories with Curry second and Kovalyov third. Curry then moved into the lead, placing second in the short program to Canada’s Toller Cranston. Kovalyov had problems in the short, placing only sixth, and dropping to fourth place overall, behind Curry, Volkov, and East Germany’s Jan Hoffmann. Curry won the free skating to secure the gold medal. Kovalyov placed only fourth in that phase but moved up to the silver medal as Volkov and Hoffmann struggled. Cranston, fifth after the short program, placed second in the free skate to win the bronze medal. Curry was an openly gay skater, as was Cranston, and would later die from AIDS in 1994. American Terry Kubicka performed a back flip, then still allowed and the first at the Winter Olympics, but he was not rewarded by the judges. Curry was coached by Carlo Fassi, who also coached the 1976 women’s gold medalist, Dorothy Hamill.

PosSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsMaj. OrdinalsPointsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1John CurryGBR7×1+11.07.0192.7421.32 (2)21.16 (1)21.44 (1)21.40 (1)21.76 (1)21.48 (1)21.52 (1)21.22 (2)21.44 (1)Gold
2Vladimir KovalyovURS5×3+28.011.0187.6420.84 (4)20.90 (2)20.74 (4)21.12 (2)20.66 (4)20.38 (5)20.98 (3)21.42 (1)20.60 (3)Silver
3Toller CranstonCAN5×3+30.011.0187.3821.40 (1)20.60 (3)20.88 (2)20.70 (4)20.60 (6)20.94 (2)20.90 (5)20.84 (3)20.52 (4)Bronze
4Jan HoffmannGDR5×3+34.014.0187.3421.04 (3)20.58 (5)20.64 (5)20.94 (3)20.72 (3)20.86 (3)20.92 (4)20.56 (6)21.08 (2)
5Sergey VolkovURS6×6+53.027.0184.0820.32 (6)20.60 (4)20.30 (6)20.66 (5)20.48 (7)19.60 (12)21.14 (2)20.70 (4)20.28 (7)
6David SanteeUSA6×6+49.028.0184.2820.46 (5)20.14 (7)20.82 (3)20.50 (7)20.74 (2)20.20 (6)20.48 (6)20.54 (7)20.40 (6)
7Terry KubickaUSA5×6+56.026.0183.3020.02 (7)20.48 (6)19.96 (8)20.52 (6)20.64 (5)20.46 (4)20.42 (7)20.36 (8)20.44 (5)
8Yury OvchinnikovURS5×8+75.037.0180.0419.74 (9)19.82 (8)19.64 (10)20.22 (8)19.62 (10)19.86 (9)20.36 (8)20.60 (5)20.18 (8)
9Minoru SanoJPN8×9+79.069.0178.7219.90 (8)19.52 (9)19.78 (9)19.84 (9)19.88 (8)20.04 (8)20.34 (9)19.74 (9)19.68 (10)
10Robin CousinsGBR8×10+83.072.0178.1419.72 (10)19.40 (10)20.20 (7)19.78 (10)19.76 (9)20.08 (7)19.56 (11)19.72 (10)19.92 (9)
11Mitsuru MatsumuraJPN7×11+99.075.0172.4819.00 (11)19.26 (11)18.84 (11)19.02 (12)18.98 (12)19.72 (10)19.64 (10)19.08 (11)18.94 (11)
12Zdeněk PazdírekTCH8×12+106.093.0171.6018.76 (12)18.88 (12)18.76 (12)19.64 (11)19.06 (11)19.66 (11)19.40 (12)18.82 (12)18.62 (13)
13Pekka LeskinenFIN6×13+119.077.0166.9818.76 (13)18.64 (13)18.02 (13)18.82 (14)18.18 (14)19.06 (13)18.86 (14)17.88 (13)18.76 (12)
14Stan BohonekCAN8×14+124.0109.0165.8818.50 (14)18.22 (15)17.98 (14)18.94 (13)18.60 (13)18.90 (14)18.90 (13)17.86 (14)17.98 (14)
15Jean-Christophe SimondFRA6×15+137.089.0159.4417.52 (15)18.26 (14)17.78 (15)18.04 (15)16.60 (16)18.50 (15)17.56 (16)17.46 (16)17.72 (15)
16Glyn JonesGBR9×16+141.0141.0157.2416.88 (16)17.44 (16)17.38 (16)17.68 (16)16.92 (15)17.48 (16)18.22 (15)17.56 (15)17.68 (16)
ACRonald KoppelentAUTDNF
ACLászló VajdaHUNDNF
ACRon ShaverCANDNF
ACBilly SchoberAUSDNF

Compulsory Figures (8 February 1976 — 8:00)

Three Compulsory Figures. Final Compulsory Figure points computed summing points for all three figures, and then multiplying by 0.4.

Judge #1Suzi MorrowCAN
Judge #2Ferenc KertészHUN
Judge #3Geoffrey YatesGBR
Judge #4Milan DuchónTCH
Judge #5Ramona McIntyreUSA
Judge #6Monique PetisFRA
Judge #7Tsukasa KimuraJPN
Judge #8Mikhail DreyURS
Judge #9Walburga GrimmGDR
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
119Sergey VolkovURS7×2+19.513.044.7613.3 (1)12.1 (2)12.4 (2)12.4 (=2)12.6 (2)12.1 (2)12.5 (2)12.5 (2)12.0 (4)
210John CurryGBR5×2+21.56.044.9612.8 (4)11.9 (4)12.6 (1)12.3 (4)13.3 (1)12.5 (1)12.6 (1)12.1 (=3)12.3 (2)
36Vladimir KovalyovURS6×3+27.012.044.1612.9 (3)12.3 (1)12.2 (4)12.5 (1)12.0 (5)11.4 (=5)12.3 (3)12.7 (1)12.1 (3)
415Jan HoffmannGDR5×3+29.011.544.0813.2 (2)12.0 (3)12.3 (3)12.4 (=2)12.3 (4)11.4 (=5)12.1 (4)12.1 (=3)12.4 (1)
55David SanteeUSA6×5+50.528.042.1212.7 (5)10.8 (=8)12.0 (5)11.8 (5)12.5 (3)11.2 (8)11.5 (5)11.2 (6)11.6 (5)
620Ron ShaverCAN5×7+70.031.040.6812.2 (7)11.1 (=6)11.4 (9)11.5 (=6)10.6 (13)11.5 (4)11.3 (=7)10.8 (=9)11.3 (7)
74Toller CranstonCAN7×8+67.546.541.0412.3 (6)10.7 (=10)11.6 (6)11.4 (8)11.3 (10)11.4 (=5)11.3 (=7)11.4 (5)11.2 (8)
812Zdeněk PazdírekTCH5×9+76.032.040.2810.9 (12)10.7 (=10)11.5 (=7)11.5 (=6)11.4 (9)11.7 (3)10.8 (=11)10.8 (=9)11.4 (6)
91Minoru SanoJPN5×9+79.038.040.2011.8 (8)10.8 (=8)11.5 (=7)11.0 (=10)11.5 (8)10.8 (10)11.4 (6)10.7 (11)11.0 (=9)
1016László VajdaHUN6×11+96.554.538.9611.0 (11)11.1 (=6)10.1 (15)11.1 (9)11.1 (11)10.7 (=11)10.4 (=15)10.9 (=7)11.0 (=9)
118Terry KubickaUSA8×12+94.581.539.3210.8 (13)11.3 (5)10.6 (=11)11.0 (=10)11.6 (7)10.7 (=11)10.8 (=11)10.6 (12)10.9 (=11)
1211Yury OvchinnikovURS7×12+105.075.538.7611.2 (10)10.2 (16)10.6 (=11)10.9 (12)10.7 (12)10.6 (=13)10.9 (10)10.9 (=7)10.9 (=11)
1317Pekka LeskinenFIN6×13+106.065.039.0411.5 (9)10.5 (13)10.6 (=11)10.6 (13)11.9 (6)10.6 (=13)10.7 (=13)10.3 (14)10.9 (=11)
1414Robin CousinsGBR7×14+116.585.538.1210.6 (14)10.7 (=10)10.7 (10)10.4 (14)10.5 (14)11.0 (9)10.7 (=13)10.2 (=15)10.5 (15)
1518Ronald KoppelentAUT5×15+134.070.537.3210.3 (15)10.3 (=14)10.5 (14)10.2 (16)10.3 (=16)10.3 (=15)10.4 (=15)10.4 (13)10.6 (14)
169Mitsuru MatsumuraJPN5×16+146.577.036.449.9 (17)10.3 (=14)10.0 (16)9.7 (19)10.4 (15)10.3 (=15)10.3 (17)10.2 (=15)10.0 (=16)
1713Stan BohonekCAN5×17+152.080.036.1610.2 (16)9.8 (=18)9.4 (=17)10.3 (15)10.3 (=16)10.0 (18)10.2 (18)10.2 (=15)10.0 (=16)
183Jean-Christophe SimondFRA5×18+163.586.534.929.3 (20)10.1 (17)9.4 (=17)10.1 (17)9.2 (18)10.1 (17)9.9 (=19)9.4 (19)9.8 (=18)
197Glyn JonesGBR7×19+159.5119.534.769.5 (=18)9.8 (=18)9.3 (19)9.8 (18)8.7 (20)9.4 (20)11.0 (9)9.6 (18)9.8 (=18)
202Billy SchoberAUS9×20+176.0176.033.129.5 (=18)8.8 (20)8.7 (20)9.2 (20)8.8 (19)9.5 (19)9.9 (=19)9.1 (20)9.3 (20)

Short Program (9 February 1976 — 14:30)

Short Program points computed by multiplying total score for Short Program by 0.4.

Judge #1Suzi MorrowCAN
Judge #2Ferenc KertészHUN
Judge #3Geoffrey YatesGBR
Judge #4Milan DuchónTCH
Judge #5Ramona McIntyreUSA
Judge #6Monique PetisFRA
Judge #7Tsukasa KimuraJPN
Judge #8Mikhail DreyURS
Judge #9Walburga GrimmGDR
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
118Toller CranstonCAN7×2+15.010.042.0411.7 (=1)11.8 (1)11.6 (=1)11.6 (2)11.7 (1)11.7 (=2)11.7 (=1)11.7 (=1)11.6 (=2)
215John CurryGBR5×2+18.57.041.8811.5 (3)11.5 (3)11.5 (3)11.7 (1)11.6 (2)11.7 (=2)11.7 (=1)11.7 (=1)11.8 (1)
319Ron ShaverCAN6×3+26.511.541.6411.7 (=1)11.6 (2)11.6 (=1)11.3 (=5)11.4 (3)11.8 (1)11.6 (=3)11.5 (=5)11.6 (=2)
420David SanteeUSA6×6+56.531.040.5611.2 (=4)11.3 (5)11.3 (=4)11.2 (=8)11.1 (=5)11.3 (=5)11.2 (=8)11.4 (=7)11.4 (4)
514Sergey VolkovURS5×6+57.021.540.5211.0 (=8)11.4 (4)11.1 (8)11.5 (3)11.1 (=5)10.9 (11)11.6 (=3)11.5 (=5)11.2 (=7)
616Vladimir KovalyovURS6×7+64.034.540.2811.2 (=4)11.2 (=6)10.9 (10)11.3 (=5)10.9 (=9)11.3 (=5)11.4 (7)11.6 (=3)10.9 (10)
712Minoru SanoJPN6×8+66.538.040.3211.2 (=4)11.0 (9)11.2 (7)11.1 (10)11.2 (4)11.3 (=5)11.2 (=8)11.4 (=7)11.2 (=7)
88Yury OvchinnikovURS5×8+69.526.540.0810.9 (=10)11.1 (8)11.0 (9)11.4 (4)10.6 (11)10.8 (=12)11.5 (=5)11.6 (=3)11.3 (=5)
917Jan HoffmannGDR5×8+66.528.540.3610.9 (=10)11.2 (=6)11.3 (=4)11.2 (=8)11.0 (=7)11.5 (4)11.2 (=8)11.3 (=9)11.3 (=5)
1011Terry KubickaUSA6×9+74.544.040.0811.0 (=8)10.9 (10)10.8 (11)11.3 (=5)11.0 (=7)11.2 (=8)11.5 (=5)11.3 (=9)11.2 (=7)
117Robin CousinsGBR8×11+86.072.539.5211.2 (=4)10.8 (11)11.3 (=4)10.8 (11)10.9 (=9)11.2 (=8)10.7 (=13)11.1 (11)10.8 (11)
123Mitsuru MatsumuraJPN7×12+109.582.038.2410.6 (12)10.6 (12)10.6 (12)10.6 (=13)10.3 (12)11.0 (10)10.8 (12)10.5 (14)10.6 (12)
1313Zdeněk PazdírekTCH5×13+116.060.538.1210.5 (13)10.5 (13)10.4 (13)10.6 (=13)10.0 (14)10.7 (14)11.2 (=8)11.0 (12)10.4 (14)
149Pekka LeskinenFIN7×14+122.092.037.6410.4 (14)10.1 (14)10.2 (15)10.7 (12)9.8 (15)10.8 (=12)10.7 (=13)10.9 (13)10.5 (13)
152Stan BohonekCAN8×15+133.0117.036.7210.3 (15)10.0 (15)10.3 (14)10.3 (15)10.2 (13)10.0 (16)10.3 (15)10.2 (15)10.2 (15)
166Jean-Christophe SimondFRA7×16+145.0111.035.3210.0 (16)9.8 (16)9.8 (16)10.0 (16)8.8 (17)10.4 (15)9.5 (17)10.0 (16)10.0 (16)
174Glyn JonesGBR9×17+151.0151.034.089.2 (17)9.3 (17)9.4 (17)9.9 (17)9.1 (16)9.3 (17)9.8 (16)9.8 (17)9.4 (17)

Free Skating (11 February 1976 — 19:30)

Free Skating points based on Free Skating score.

Judge #1Suzi MorrowCAN
Judge #2Ferenc KertészHUN
Judge #3Geoffrey YatesGBR
Judge #4Milan DuchónTCH
Judge #5Ramona McIntyreUSA
Judge #6Monique PetisFRA
Judge #7Tsukasa KimuraJPN
Judge #8Mikhail DreyURS
Judge #9Walburga GrimmGDR
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
113John CurryGBR7×1+10.57.0105.9011.6 (2)11.8 (1)11.8 (1)11.8 (1)11.8 (1)11.8 (1)11.8 (1)11.7 (=1)11.8 (1)
215Toller CranstonCAN5×3+28.510.5104.3011.8 (1)11.6 (=2)11.6 (2)11.5 (=4)11.4 (=4)11.7 (=2)11.7 (2)11.6 (=3)11.4 (=4)
39Terry KubickaUSA5×3+31.012.5103.9011.3 (4)11.6 (=2)11.4 (=5)11.6 (=2)11.6 (2)11.7 (=2)11.5 (=4)11.6 (=3)11.6 (=2)
414Vladimir KovalyovURS5×4+35.014.5103.2011.2 (5)11.5 (4)11.5 (=3)11.6 (=2)11.5 (3)11.3 (=5)11.5 (=4)11.7 (=1)11.4 (=4)
58Jan HoffmannGDR6×5+41.020.5102.9011.4 (3)11.3 (=5)11.2 (7)11.5 (=4)11.4 (=4)11.7 (=2)11.6 (3)11.2 (=7)11.6 (=2)
616David SanteeUSA5×7+60.028.5101.6010.9 (=7)11.3 (=5)11.5 (=3)11.3 (=6)11.3 (6)11.2 (=7)11.4 (=7)11.5 (6)11.2 (8)
710Yury OvchinnikovURS5×7+60.529.5101.2010.9 (=7)11.3 (=5)11.0 (8)11.3 (=6)11.1 (8)11.3 (=5)11.4 (=7)11.6 (=3)11.3 (7)
86Robin CousinsGBR5×7+68.030.5100.5011.0 (6)10.8 (=10)11.4 (=5)11.3 (=6)11.2 (7)11.2 (=7)11.0 (11)11.2 (=7)11.4 (=4)
917Sergey VolkovURS7×9+83.058.098.8010.6 (11)11.2 (8)10.9 (9)11.1 (9)11.0 (9)10.4 (14)11.5 (=4)11.1 (9)11.0 (9)
107Minoru SanoJPN8×10+88.077.598.2010.7 (10)10.8 (=10)10.7 (10)11.0 (10)10.8 (10)11.2 (=7)11.3 (9)10.9 (10)10.8 (10)
1111Mitsuru MatsumuraJPN9×11+91.591.597.8010.8 (9)10.9 (9)10.6 (11)10.9 (11)10.7 (11)11.2 (=7)11.2 (10)10.8 (11)10.7 (11)
123Zdeněk PazdírekTCH7×13+115.086.593.2010.2 (13)10.4 (=12)10.0 (14)10.8 (12)10.5 (12)10.7 (12)10.6 (13)10.1 (12)9.9 (=14)
134Stan BohonekCAN6×13+117.073.593.0010.3 (12)10.3 (=14)10.1 (=12)10.7 (13)10.4 (13)10.9 (11)10.7 (12)9.7 (=14)9.9 (=14)
142Pekka LeskinenFIN6×14+126.579.590.3010.0 (14)10.4 (=12)9.7 (16)10.3 (14)9.5 (15)10.5 (13)10.3 (14)9.4 (16)10.2 (12)
155Jean-Christophe SimondFRA6×15+134.586.589.209.8 (15)10.3 (=14)10.1 (=12)10.0 (15)9.4 (16)10.3 (15)9.8 (16)9.7 (=14)9.8 (16)
161Glyn JonesGBR5×15+134.070.088.409.4 (16)9.8 (16)9.9 (15)9.8 (16)9.8 (14)10.0 (16)9.9 (15)9.8 (13)10.0 (13)