|
| Event type

Singles, Women

Date14 – 15 February 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympia-Eisstadion Badrutts Park, St. Moritz
Participants20 from 8 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 #1Oscar KolderupNOR
Judge #2Francis PigueronFRA
Judge #3Tyke RichardsonGBR
Judge #4Fernand de MontignyBEL
Judge #5Henry HoweUSA
Judge #6Otto SchöningGER
Judge #7Walter MüllerAUT

A strong field of 20 skaters from 8 nations was entered for the 1928 Games, in contrast to four from three countries at the World Championships 1927, when Sonja Henie won her first World title. Sonja was not really a heavy favorite, as she was supposed to meet strong opposition from the American and Canadian skaters, and the Austrians, who had produced another extremely talented figure skater, 17-year-old Fritzi Burger, who was to make her first international championships appearance. But Sonja Henie was definitely the star of the show. She took a commanding lead after the compulsory figures (only the American judge placed her second behind Loughran), and all seven judges agreed that she was the best in the free skating. At only 15 years and 315 days, she became the youngest Olympic figure skating champion until 1998 in Nagano, when Tara Lipinski won at an age of 15 years and 225 days. In a very close fight for the silver medal between the four North-Americans and Burger, the latter won the silver with just ahead of Beatrix Loughran, who this time had to be content with the bronze medal. In Lake Placid four years later, Loughran took her third Olympic medal, coming second in pairs together with her partner Sherwin Badger.

PosSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsPointsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Sonja HenieNOR6×1+8.02,452.25355.25 (1)341.75 (1)343.00 (1)363.00 (1)326.50 (2)367.75 (1)355.00 (1)Gold
2Fritzi BurgerAUT4×3+25.02,248.50293.25 (3)322.00 (2)316.50 (4)336.75 (5)282.00 (6)348.00 (3)350.00 (2)Silver
3Beatrix LoughranUSA4×4+28.02,254.50285.75 (7)309.00 (3)324.00 (2)338.00 (4)342.00 (1)336.25 (6)319.50 (5)Bronze
4Maribel VinsonUSA4×4+32.02,224.50293.00 (4)302.00 (5)302.75 (5)350.25 (3)324.00 (3)342.75 (4)309.75 (8)
5Cecil SmithCAN5×5+32.02,213.75287.25 (6)305.00 (4)321.25 (3)354.25 (2)297.75 (5)337.00 (5)311.25 (7)
6Constance WilsonCAN7×6+35.02,173.00290.50 (5)297.75 (6)290.25 (6)331.75 (6)302.50 (4)348.75 (2)311.50 (6)
7Melitta BrunnerAUT5×8+48.02,087.50293.75 (2)289.50 (7)280.50 (8)314.75 (10)255.50 (8)329.00 (9)324.50 (4)
8Ilse HornungAUT4×8+54.02,050.75284.75 (8)267.25 (9)263.00 (10)322.75 (8)255.25 (9)332.00 (7)325.75 (3)
9Ellen BrockhöftGER4×9+67.02,003.00273.00 (12)259.25 (11)267.75 (9)328.75 (7)246.25 (11)330.00 (8)298.00 (9)
10Theresa BlanchardUSA5×11+77.01,970.25275.50 (11)267.00 (10)236.25 (16)320.25 (9)279.00 (7)307.50 (11)284.75 (13)
11Andrée JolyFRA4×13+86.01,910.00262.50 (15)282.00 (8)239.25 (14)310.50 (11)220.00 (13)298.00 (15)297.75 (10)
12Margit BernhardtGER4×12+91.01,890.00266.25 (14)240.50 (17)237.25 (15)305.75 (12)228.25 (12)320.75 (10)291.25 (11)
13Edel RandemNOR4×13+94.01,881.25282.00 (9)251.75 (13)256.00 (12)289.50 (16)219.50 (14)306.25 (13)276.25 (17)1
14Kathleen ShawGBR5×15+95.01,900.00259.50 (16)251.50 (14)285.50 (7)297.25 (15)251.50 (10)276.25 (18)278.50 (15)
15Else FlebbeGER4×15+103.01,833.50272.50 (13)242.00 (16)219.25 (18)286.50 (17)216.75 (15)306.75 (12)289.75 (12)
16Karen SimensenNOR4×16+104.01,811.75276.25 (10)255.25 (12)230.50 (17)303.50 (13)207.75 (16)277.50 (17)261.00 (19)2
17Grete KubitschekAUT4×16+109.01,778.50247.25 (17)243.00 (15)257.00 (11)268.75 (19)198.50 (17)283.25 (16)280.75 (14)3
18Elly WinterGER5×18+117.01,765.50241.75 (18)234.25 (19)239.50 (13)279.75 (18)194.00 (19)299.50 (14)276.75 (16)
19Elvira BarbeySUI4×18+125.01,648.75215.25 (19)239.25 (18)204.50 (19)300.75 (14)195.75 (18)229.75 (19)263.50 (18)
20Anita de St. QuentinFRA7×20+140.01,114.25146.50 (20)153.75 (20)124.50 (20)176.50 (20)140.75 (20)160.75 (20)211.50 (20)

Compulsory Figures (14 February 1928 — 09:00-12:00)

Judge #1Oscar KolderupNOR
Judge #2Francis PigueronFRA
Judge #3Tyke RichardsonGBR
Judge #4Fernand de MontignyBEL
Judge #5Henry HoweUSA
Judge #6Otto SchöningGER
Judge #7Walter MüllerAUT
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Sonja HenieNOR6×1+9.01,402.50202.50 (1)195.50 (1)196.75 (1)213.50 (1)177.00 (3)218.25 (1)199.00 (1)
2Cecil SmithCAN4×2+26.01,310.25170.25 (2)184.75 (2)194.50 (2)211.25 (2)171.00 (5)197.25 (5)181.25 (8)
3Maribel VinsonUSA4×3+24.51,308.00166.25 (3)181.75 (4)185.75 (4)204.00 (3)184.25 (2)199.75 (3)186.25 (=5)
4Beatrix LoughranUSA5×6+33.01,302.25159.00 (7)175.75 (=5)187.50 (3)198.25 (4)199.00 (1)196.50 (7)186.25 (=5)
5Constance WilsonCAN4×5+39.01,250.00163.75 (4)174.25 (7)166.75 (8)192.00 (5)172.50 (4)202.50 (2)178.25 (9)
6Fritzi BurgerAUT4×6+39.01,247.50156.75 (9)182.25 (3)173.50 (6)190.50 (7)148.75 (8)198.50 (4)197.25 (2)
7Melitta BrunnerAUT4×6+44.51,219.75160.50 (6)175.75 (=5)170.00 (7)191.25 (6)135.25 (9)195.75 (8)191.25 (3)
8Ellen BrockhöftGER4×10+68.01,158.00152.75 (13)158.50 (11)150.75 (10)189.00 (9)126.00 (12)196.75 (6)184.25 (7)
9Theresa BlanchardUSA4×10+69.01,174.00155.25 (11)159.75 (10)145.25 (13)190.25 (8)158.75 (6)187.25 (11)177.50 (10)
10Kathleen ShawGBR4×10+72.01,165.50155.50 (10)160.50 (9)181.50 (5)173.75 (13)150.75 (7)172.25 (16)171.25 (12)4
11Ilse HornungAUT4×11+70.01,153.75154.75 (12)156.75 (12)146.00 (12)183.00 (11)131.75 (10)192.25 (9)189.25 (4)5
12Margit BernhardtGER4×12+89.01,097.00146.00 (14)146.25 (17)139.75 (14)175.75 (12)127.50 (11)187.50 (10)174.25 (11)6
13Edel RandemNOR5×13+84.01,114.25158.50 (8)154.25 (13)152.00 (9)172.50 (14)125.25 (13)186.00 (12)165.75 (15)
14Karen SimensenNOR4×13+82.01,080.75162.50 (5)161.00 (8)133.00 (15)183.25 (10)103.75 (15)177.00 (13)160.25 (16)7
15Grete KubitschekAUT4×15+104.51,024.50136.75 (16)148.75 (=14)146.50 (11)151.75 (19)104.25 (14)169.50 (17)167.00 (13)
16Else FlebbeGER6×16+108.01,021.00145.75 (15)147.75 (16)121.75 (17)166.25 (16)96.50 (16)176.75 (14)166.25 (14)
17Andrée JolyFRA5×17+118.5961.00119.50 (19)148.75 (=14)122.25 (16)161.00 (17)93.25 (17)158.25 (18)158.00 (17)
18Elly WinterGER5×18+124.0956.50128.00 (17)133.50 (19)116.00 (18)159.50 (18)90.00 (19)173.00 (15)156.50 (18)
19Elvira BarbeySUI4×18+126.0930.50121.00 (18)141.75 (18)113.50 (19)167.50 (15)91.75 (18)145.25 (19)149.75 (19)
20Anita de St. QuentinFRA7×20+140.0662.5081.50 (20)101.75 (20)72.50 (20)105.00 (20)62.75 (20)108.75 (20)130.25 (20)

Free Skating (15 February 1928 — 09:00-12:00)

Free Skating points computed by multiplying Free Skating score by 13.0.

Judge #1Oscar KolderupNOR
Judge #2Francis PigueronFRA
Judge #3Tyke RichardsonGBR
Judge #4Fernand de MontignyBEL
Judge #5Henry HoweUSA
Judge #6Otto SchöningGER
Judge #7Walter MüllerAUT
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Sonja HenieNOR5×1+8.01,049.8152.75 (1)146.25 (1)146.25 (1)149.50 (=1)149.50 (1)149.50 (=1)156.00 (1)
2Fritzi BurgerAUT4×2+18.01,001.0136.50 (3)139.75 (2)143.00 (2)146.25 (=3)133.25 (4)149.50 (=1)152.75 (2)
3Andrée JolyFRA4×4+31.5949.0143.00 (2)133.25 (=3)117.00 (=7)149.50 (=1)126.75 (=6)139.75 (=5)139.75 (3)
4Constance WilsonCAN5×6+39.5923.0126.75 (=6)123.50 (5)123.50 (=5)139.75 (=6)130.00 (5)146.25 (3)133.25 (=5)
5Beatrix LoughranUSA4×6+36.0952.3126.75 (=6)133.25 (=3)136.50 (3)139.75 (=6)143.00 (2)139.75 (=5)133.25 (=5)
6Maribel VinsonUSA4×7+42.5916.5126.75 (=6)120.25 (=6)117.00 (=7)146.25 (=3)139.75 (3)143.00 (4)123.50 (=9)
7Ilse HornungAUT5×8+48.5897.0130.00 (5)110.50 (9)117.00 (=7)139.75 (=6)123.50 (8)139.75 (=5)136.50 (4)
8Cecil SmithCAN5×7+50.5903.5117.00 (14)120.25 (=6)126.75 (4)143.00 (5)126.75 (=6)139.75 (=5)130.00 (8)
9Melitta BrunnerAUT4×10+63.5867.8133.25 (4)113.75 (8)110.50 (=11)123.50 (=13)120.25 (=9)133.25 (=9)133.25 (=5)
10Ellen BrockhöftGER4×11+74.0845.0120.25 (=11)100.75 (=11)117.00 (=7)139.75 (=6)120.25 (=9)133.25 (=9)113.75 (=13)
11Elly WinterGER4×13+86.5809.0113.75 (=15)100.75 (=11)123.50 (=5)120.25 (=15)104.00 (=13)126.50 (13)120.25 (11)
12Else FlebbeGER4×12+88.0812.5126.75 (=6)94.25 (=15)97.50 (=15)120.25 (=15)120.25 (=9)130.00 (12)123.50 (=9)
13Margit BernhardtGER4×12+94.5793.0120.25 (=11)94.25 (=15)97.50 (=15)130.00 (=11)100.75 (=16)133.25 (=9)117.00 (12)
14Theresa BlanchardUSA4×12+94.5796.3120.25 (=11)107.25 (10)91.00 (=18)130.00 (=11)120.25 (=9)120.25 (=14)107.25 (=17)
15Edel RandemNOR4×15+104.5767.0123.50 (10)97.50 (=13)104.00 (=13)117.00 (=18)94.25 (=18)120.25 (=14)110.50 (16)
16Elvira BarbeySUI4×14+108.0718.394.25 (19)97.50 (=13)91.00 (=18)133.25 (10)104.00 (=13)84.50 (19)113.75 (=13)
17Grete KubitschekAUT5×17+112.0754.0110.50 (17)94.25 (=15)110.50 (=11)117.00 (=18)94.25 (=18)113.75 (16)113.75 (=13)
18Karen SimensenNOR4×16+115.0731.0113.75 (=15)94.25 (=15)97.50 (=15)120.25 (=15)104.00 (=13)100.50 (18)100.75 (19)
19Kathleen ShawGBR4×17+115.0734.5104.00 (18)91.00 (19)104.00 (=13)123.50 (=13)100.75 (=16)104.00 (17)107.25 (=17)
20Anita de St. QuentinFRA7×20+140.0451.865.00 (20)52.00 (20)52.00 (20)71.50 (20)78.00 (20)52.00 (20)81.25 (20)