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Singles, Men

Date25 – 27 April 1920
StatusOlympic
LocationIJspaleis Antwerpen, Antwerpen
Participants9 from 6 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 60% for Compulsory Figures and 40% for Free Skating. 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. If no absolute majority for a place existed, the tiebreakers were, in order: 1) Total Ordinals, 2) Total Points, 3) Compulsory Figure Points.
Judge #1August AnderbergSWE
Judge #2Louis MagnusFRA
Judge #3Max OrbanBEL
Judge #4Knut MeinichNOR
Judge #5Henry YglesiasGBR
Judge #6Edouard DelpyBEL
Judge #7Walter JakobssonFIN

It was difficult to choose favorites because of the recent war. No world or European championships had been held since 1914. The 1914 World Champion was Gösta Sandahl (SWE), who did not compete in Antwerp. Ulrich Salchow, who won the 1908 Olympic title and lent his name to the Salchow jump, competed in Antwerp but was by then past his prime at 33 years old. This was a coming-out party for Gillis Grafström who would win three consecutive Olympic championships and three other World Championships. Grafström competed only three times at the World Championships but won each time - 1922, 1924, and 1929. Grafström also won an Olympic silver medal in 1932, hampered by a leg injury. Grafström was considered one of the great figure skating innovators, pioneering the spiral, the change sit spin, and the flying sit spin.

PosSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsPointsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Gillis GrafströmSWE7×1+7.02,838.50– (1)– (1)– (1)– (1)– (1)– (1)– (1)Gold
2Andreas KroghNOR4×2+18.02,634.00– (3)– (2)– (2)– (2)– (4)– (3)– (2)Silver
3Martin StixrudNOR4×3+24.52,561.50– (2)– (3)– (=3)– (3)– (5)– (5)– (3)Bronze1
4Ulrich SalchowSWE5×4+25.52,572.50– (4)– (4)– (=3)– (5)– (2)– (2)– (5)
5Sakari IlmanenFIN4×4+30.02,458.00– (5)– (5)– (5)– (4)– (3)– (4)– (4)
6Nathaniel NilesUSA4×6+49.01,976.25– (6)– (9)– (6)– (6)– (8)– (8)– (6)
7Basil WilliamsGBR4×7+49.52,032.00– (8)– (6)– (7)– (8)– (6)– (7)– (=7)
8Alfred MégrozSUI6×8+52.52,005.50– (7)– (8)– (8)– (9)– (7)– (6)– (=7)
9MacDonald BeaumontGBR7×9+59.01,838.25– (9)– (7)– (9)– (7)– (9)– (9)– (9)

Compulsory Figures (25 – 26 April 1920)

Judge #1August AnderbergSWE
Judge #2Louis MagnusFRA
Judge #3Max OrbanBEL
Judge #4Knut MeinichNOR
Judge #5Henry YglesiasGBR
Judge #6Edouard DelpyBEL
Judge #7Walter JakobssonFIN
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Gillis GrafströmSWE6×1+8.01,676.00– (1)– (1)– (1)– (2)– (1)– (1)– (1)
2Ulrich SalchowSWE4×2+18.01,578.75– (2)– (3)– (2)– (4)– (2)– (2)– (3)
3Andreas KroghNOR6×3+18.01,565.25– (4)– (2)– (3)– (1)– (3)– (3)– (2)
4Martin StixrudNOR6×4+27.01,489.00– (3)– (4)– (4)– (3)– (5)– (4)– (4)
5Sakari IlmanenFIN7×5+34.01,404.25– (5)– (5)– (5)– (5)– (4)– (5)– (5)
6Basil WilliamsGBR5×6+44.01,240.75– (6)– (6)– (6)– (6)– (6)– (7)– (7)
7Nathaniel NilesUSA4×7+51.01,177.50– (7)– (8)– (7)– (8)– (7)– (8)– (6)
8Alfred MégrozSUI6×8+54.01,195.50– (8)– (7)– (8)– (9)– (8)– (6)– (8)
9MacDonald BeaumontGBR7×9+61.01,049.50– (9)– (9)– (9)– (7)– (9)– (9)– (9)

Free Skating (27 April 1920)

Judge #1August AnderbergSWE
Judge #2Louis MagnusFRA
Judge #3Max OrbanBEL
Judge #4Knut MeinichNOR
Judge #5Henry YglesiasGBR
Judge #6Edouard DelpyBEL
Judge #7Walter JakobssonFIN
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Gillis GrafströmSWE6×1+8.01,162.50– (1)– (2)– (1)– (1)– (1)– (1)– (1)
2Martin StixrudNOR5×3+19.51,072.50– (3)– (1)– (3)– (3)– (=3)– (4)– (2)
3Andreas KroghNOR5×3+20.51,068.75– (2)– (3)– (2)– (2)– (=3)– (5)– (3)
4Sakari IlmanenFIN6×4+25.51,053.75– (4)– (4)– (=4)– (4)– (2)– (3)– (4)
5Ulrich SalchowSWE6×5+32.5993.75– (5)– (5)– (=4)– (6)– (5)– (2)– (5)
6Nathaniel NilesUSA4×7+49.5798.75– (=6)– (9)– (6)– (5)– (9)– (8)– (6)
7Alfred MégrozSUI4×7+51.0810.00– (=6)– (8)– (7)– (=8)– (7)– (6)– (8)
8MacDonald BeaumontGBR5×8+54.0788.75– (8)– (6)– (9)– (7)– (8)– (9)– (7)
9Basil WilliamsGBR4×8+54.5791.25– (9)– (7)– (8)– (=8)– (6)– (7)– (9)