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Pairs, Mixed

Date19 February 1960
StatusOlympic
LocationBlyth Memorial Arena, Squaw Valley, California
Participants26 from 7 countries
FormatEach judge ranked each pair 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 pairs, with the tiebreaker being Sporting Merit (2nd mark). Final placement was determined by a Majority Placement rule. Thus, if a pair were ranked first by a majority of the judges, that pair was placed first overall, and the process was repeated for each place. Ties broken by a Subsequent Majority rule, i.e., if the pairs were ranked for the same position by the same number of judges, Majority Placement for the next higher position for each pair determined who was ranked higher. The tiebreakers were then, in order, 1) Number of Majority Placements, 2) Total Ordinals of Majority, 3) Total Ordinals, 4) Total Points.
Judge #1Sydney CrollAUS
Judge #2Franz WojtanowskyjAUT
Judge #3John Greig CAN
Judge #4Theo KlemmGER
Judge #5Giovanni De Mori ITA
Judge #6Émile FinsterwaldSUI
Judge #7Howell Janes USA

As in the women’s event, the winner seemed pre-ordained. Canada’s Barbara Wagner and Bob Paul had placed sixth at the 1956 Cortina Olympics, but had not been defeated since that time, winning the World Championships in 1957-59. They were an easy winner, being placed first by all seven judges. The silver medal went to the German European Champions, Marika Kilius and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler. The bronze medal went to the US husband-wife pair of Nancy and Ron Ludington. Bob Paul would later become well known as a choreographer for US skaters Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, and Linda Fratianne as well as American television stars Donny and Marie Osmond. Ron Ludington would also become a highly respected skating coach. The fourth-place finishers in Squaw Valley, Maria and Otto Jelinek, were a brother-sister pair representing Canada. But they were Czech by birth, having fled that country in 1955 with their parents, and in 1962 they would win the World Championship held in their native Praha. The sixth-place finishers, Tatyana Zhuk and Aleksandr Gavrilov, would later coach several successful skaters, notably Irina Rodnina.

PosSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsMaj. OrdinalsPointsReducedJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7
1Barbara Wagner / Robert PaulCAN7×1+7.07.080.411.5 (1)11.6 (1)11.4 (1)11.4 (1)11.2 (1)11.6 (1)11.7 (1)Gold
2Marika Kilius / Hans-Jürgen BäumlerGER4×2+19.08.076.810.6 (4)11.3 (2)10.6 (3)11.2 (2)10.7 (2)11.4 (2)11.0 (4)Silver
3Nancy Ludington / Ron LudingtonUSA4×3+27.511.076.210.8 (3)11.3 (3)11.1 (2)10.7 (6)10.2 (=6)10.9 (4)11.2 (3)Bronze
4Maria Jelinek / Otto JelinekCAN6×4+26.019.075.910.9 (2)11.2 (4)10.4 (4)10.9 (3)10.4 (4)10.5 (7)11.6 (2)
5Margret Göbl / Franz NingelGER5×5+36.020.072.510.1 (5)10.8 (5)9.5 (8)10.8 (4)10.6 (3)11.0 (3)9.7 (8)
6Nina Zhuk / Stanislav ZhukURS5×5+38.025.072.39.9 (7)10.6 (6)10.1 (5)10.7 (5)10.3 (5)10.6 (5)10.1 (5)
7Rita Blumenberg / Werner MenschingGER4×7+53.026.570.29.3 (9)10.5 (=7)9.8 (7)10.6 (7)10.2 (=6)10.5 (6)9.3 (10)
8Diana Hinko / Heinz DöpflAUT5×8+54.535.569.89.2 (10)10.5 (=7)10.1 (6)9.9 (8)10.0 (8)10.3 (9)9.8 (6)
9Lyudmila Belousova / Oleg ProtopopovURS4×9+60.530.068.69.9 (6)10.4 (9)9.1 (=9)9.8 (10)9.3 (11)10.4 (8)9.7 (7)
10Maribel Owen / Dud RichardsUSA5×10+69.046.067.59.5 (8)10.2 (10)9.0 (11)9.4 (12)9.8 (9)10.0 (10)9.6 (9)
11Ila Ray Hadley 1 / Ray Hadley, Jr. 2USA4×11+78.041.065.79.0 (12)9.7 (13)8.9 (12)9.8 (9)9.4 (10)9.9 (11)9.0 (11)3
12Jackie Mason / Mervyn BowerAUS5×12+83.057.063.79.1 (11)9.9 (11)8.8 (13)9.5 (11)8.4 (13)9.5 (12)8.5 (12)
13Marcelle Matthews / Gwyn JonesRSA7×13+85.585.563.68.9 (13)9.9 (12)9.1 (=9)9.2 (13)9.2 (12)9.3 (13)8.0 (13)