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Pairs, Mixed

Date11 – 14 February 1968
StatusOlympic
LocationStade de Glace, Grenoble
Participants36 from 9 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. The points were based on 33.3% for the Original Program, and 66.7% for Free Skating. 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 were 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 #1Franz WojtanowskyjAUT
Judge #2Ralph McCreathCAN
Judge #3Emil SkákalaTCH
Judge #4Monique GeorgelinFRA
Judge #5Carla ListingGDR
Judge #6Wilhelm KahleFRG
Judge #7Maria ZuchowiczPOL
Judge #8Yvonne McGowanUSA
Judge #9Tatyana TolmachevaURS

Nobody was expected to challenge the defending champion Protopopovs – Lyudmila Belousova and her husband, Oleg Protopopov. They had won the Worlds in 1965-67, and the European Championships in 1965-68. For the first time at the Olympics, the pairs skated a compulsory program (later termed the short program), followed by free skating. The Protopopovs were dominant, winning both phases easily over their teammates, Tatyana Zhuk and Aleksandr Gorelik. This was the first time two Soviet pairs won medals, but over the next decades, this would become commonplace as the Soviet Union dominated pairs and dance skating. Part of this was due to the woman placing fifth in this event, Tamara Moskvina (with partner Aleksey Mishin), who became the leading Soviet pairs skating coach. Her husband, Igor Moskvin, coached the Protopopovs.

The Protopopovs would compete at the 1969 World and European Championships, placing third and second, respectively, behind a new younger Soviet couple, Irina Rodnina and Aleksey Ulanov. The Protopopovs wished to continue competing, but the Soviet authorities declared that they were too old for international figure skating (he was 36, she 32 in 1968). Eventually they would defect to Switzerland in 1979, and become very popular performers in Western professional ice shows, skating well into their 60s.

PosSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsMaj. OrdinalsPointsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1Lyudmila Belousova / Oleg ProtopopovURS8×1+10.08.0315.234.8 (1)35.0 (1)35.1 (2)35.3 (1)34.7 (1)34.9 (1)35.1 (1)35.1 (1)35.2 (1)Gold
2Tatyana Zhuk / Aleksandr GorelikURS9×2+17.017.0312.334.7 (2)34.1 (2)35.2 (1)34.8 (2)34.6 (2)34.8 (2)34.6 (2)34.8 (2)34.7 (2)Silver
3Margot Glockshuber / Wolfgang DanneFRG7×3+30.021.0304.434.2 (3)33.4 (3)34.1 (3)33.5 (3)33.5 (3)34.4 (3)33.9 (3)33.9 (4)33.5 (5)Bronze
4Heidi Steiner / Heinz-Ulrich WaltherGDR7×4+37.027.0303.134.0 (4)33.0 (5)34.0 (4)33.5 (4)33.4 (4)33.9 (5)33.5 (4)34.0 (3)33.8 (4)
5Tamara Moskvina / Aleksey MishinURS7×5+44.032.0300.332.9 (5)33.0 (6)33.7 (5)33.3 (5)32.9 (5)34.0 (4)33.2 (5)33.1 (6)34.2 (3)
6Cindy Kauffman / Ronnie KauffmanUSA5×6+58.027.0297.032.6 (8)33.2 (4)33.4 (7)33.1 (6)31.9 (9)33.0 (7)32.8 (6)33.9 (5)33.1 (6)
7Sandi Sweitzer / Roy WageleinUSA6×7+64.541.0294.532.8 (7)32.7 (7)33.6 (6)32.4 (7)31.9 (8)32.7 (8)32.6 (7)33.1 (7)32.7 (=7)
8Gudrun Hauss / Walter HäfnerFRG8×8+67.058.0293.632.9 (6)32.2 (8)32.8 (8)32.3 (8)32.6 (6)33.6 (6)32.3 (8)32.4 (8)32.5 (9)
9Irene Müller / Hans-Georg DallmerGDR5×9+82.041.5289.432.1 (=9)31.9 (10)32.7 (9)31.1 (11)32.3 (7)32.6 (9)31.7 (10)32.3 (9)32.7 (=7)
10Bohunka Šrámková / Jan ŠrámekTCH6×10+91.557.5285.832.1 (=9)32.1 (9)32.3 (10)31.4 (9)31.4 (10)32.3 (11)31.4 (11)30.7 (12)32.1 (10)
11Marianne Streifler / Herbert WiesingerFRG6×11+100.063.0282.730.8 (13)31.5 (11)32.2 (11)31.2 (10)31.1 (11)32.3 (10)31.1 (12)31.1 (10)31.4 (12)
12Liana Drahová / Peter BartosiewiczTCH7×13+116.087.0276.832.0 (11)30.8 (12)31.6 (13)29.4 (14)30.8 (13)31.4 (12)29.8 (15)30.0 (13)31.0 (13)
13JoJo Starbuck / Ken ShelleyUSA5×13+121.062.0276.030.7 (14)30.6 (13)31.6 (12)30.0 (13)30.7 (14)31.3 (13)29.8 (16)30.8 (11)30.5 (15)
14Janina Poremska / Piotr SzczypaPOL5×14+120.058.0274.129.8 (16)28.3 (16)31.5 (14)30.4 (12)31.0 (12)30.1 (15)31.9 (9)29.5 (15)31.6 (11)
15Evelyne Schneider / Wilhelm BietakAUT8×15+129.067.0272.231.1 (12)29.9 (15)30.9 (15)28.3 (17)30.4 (15)31.1 (14)30.3 (13)29.5 (14)30.7 (14)
16Anna Forder / Richard StephensCAN9×16+138.0138.0269.230.0 (15)30.4 (14)30.8 (16)29.2 (15)30.3 (16)30.1 (16)29.9 (14)29.1 (16)29.4 (16)
17Betty McKilligan / John McKilliganCAN7×17+154.0118.0254.828.0 (17)28.1 (17)29.1 (17)28.6 (16)27.7 (18)28.6 (17)27.7 (18)28.0 (17)29.0 (17)
18Linda Bernard / Ray WilsonGBR9×18+160.0160.0251.227.6 (18)27.5 (18)28.6 (18)26.7 (18)27.8 (17)28.1 (18)28.5 (17)27.9 (18)28.5 (18)
DNSFabienne Etlensperger / Jean RacleFRA

Short Program (11 February 1968)

Original Program points based on Original Program score.

Judge #1Franz WojtanowskyjAUT
Judge #2Ralph McCreathCAN
Judge #3Emil SkákalaTCH
Judge #4Monique GeorgelinFRA
Judge #5Carla ListingGDR
Judge #6Wilhelm KahleFRG
Judge #7Maria ZuchowiczPOL
Judge #8Yvonne McGowanUSA
Judge #9Tatyana TolmachevaURS
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1Lyudmila Belousova / Oleg ProtopopovURS6×1+12.06.0103.611.4 (2)11.4 (1)11.5 (2)11.7 (1)11.5 (1)11.5 (2)11.5 (1)11.5 (1)11.6 (1)
2Tatyana Zhuk / Aleksandr GorelikURS9×2+15.015.0103.311.5 (1)11.3 (2)11.6 (1)11.6 (2)11.4 (2)11.6 (1)11.4 (2)11.4 (2)11.5 (2)
3Margot Glockshuber / Wolfgang DanneFRG6×4+40.021.599.811.2 (=3)11.0 (4)11.3 (4)10.7 (8)10.9 (5)11.4 (3)11.1 (3)11.1 (4)11.1 (=5)
4Heidi Steiner / Heinz-Ulrich WaltherGDR6×5+47.025.599.311.2 (=3)10.6 (8)11.2 (=7)11.1 (5)11.0 (=3)11.1 (5)10.9 (6)11.0 (5)11.2 (=3)
5Cindy Kauffman / Ronnie KauffmanUSA5×5+42.517.0100.211.0 (=6)11.2 (3)11.4 (3)11.5 (3)10.7 (=7)11.0 (6)11.0 (5)11.3 (3)11.1 (=5)
6Tamara Moskvina / Aleksey MishinURS5×6+54.524.598.510.7 (=8)10.8 (=6)11.3 (5)10.9 (6)10.7 (=7)11.0 (7)11.0 (4)10.9 (6)11.2 (=3)
7Gudrun Hauss / Walter HäfnerFRG7×7+52.537.099.211.1 (5)10.8 (=6)11.2 (=7)11.3 (4)11.0 (=3)11.2 (4)10.9 (7)10.8 (8)10.9 (7)
8Sandi Sweitzer / Roy WageleinUSA6×9+74.543.596.910.6 (11)10.9 (5)11.2 (6)10.6 (10)10.5 (10)10.7 (9)10.8 (8)10.9 (7)10.7 (=8)
9Irene Müller / Hans-Georg DallmerGDR6×9+84.550.595.610.7 (=8)10.5 (9)10.7 (13)10.7 (9)10.9 (6)10.6 (10)10.3 (11)10.5 (9)10.7 (=8)
10Bohunka Šrámková / Jan ŠrámekTCH5×10+94.046.094.210.7 (=8)10.3 (10)11.1 (9)10.4 (11)10.0 (13)10.7 (8)10.4 (10)10.1 (12)10.5 (12)
11Liana Drahová / Peter BartosiewiczTCH7×11+95.570.594.211.0 (=6)10.2 (11)11.0 (=10)10.4 (12)10.4 (11)10.4 (11)9.8 (13)10.4 (10)10.6 (=10)
12Marianne Streifler / Herbert WiesingerFRG5×12+111.557.591.79.6 (14)10.1 (12)11.0 (=10)10.0 (13)9.9 (14)10.3 (12)10.1 (12)10.3 (11)10.4 (13)
13Janina Poremska / Piotr SzczypaPOL5×13+110.548.591.910.0 (13)9.3 (17)10.5 (15)10.8 (7)10.6 (9)9.7 (16)10.7 (9)9.7 (14)10.6 (=10)
14JoJo Starbuck / Ken ShelleyUSA6×14+127.081.089.69.5 (15)9.8 (15)10.6 (14)9.8 (14)10.1 (12)10.1 (14)9.8 (14)10.0 (13)9.9 (16)
15Evelyne Schneider / Wilhelm BietakAUT7×15+129.598.089.610.5 (12)9.9 (14)10.1 (16)9.7 (15)9.8 (15)10.3 (13)9.7 (=15)9.5 (15)10.1 (14)
16Anna Forder / Richard StephensCAN6×16+139.087.587.29.4 (=16)10.0 (13)10.8 (12)9.2 (18)9.5 (16)9.9 (15)9.7 (=15)9.3 (16)9.4 (17)
17Betty McKilligan / John McKilliganCAN7×17+150.5114.585.09.4 (=16)9.5 (16)9.9 (17)9.6 (16)9.1 (17)9.4 (17)9.1 (18)9.0 (18)10.0 (15)
18Linda Bernard / Ray WilsonGBR9×18+159.0159.082.29.0 (18)9.1 (18)9.6 (18)9.3 (17)8.8 (18)8.7 (18)9.5 (17)9.1 (17)9.1 (18)

Free Skating (14 February 1968)

Free Skating points computed by multiplying Free Skating score by 2.0.

Judge #1Franz WojtanowskyjAUT
Judge #2Ralph McCreathCAN
Judge #3Emil SkákalaTCH
Judge #4Monique GeorgelinFRA
Judge #5Carla ListingGDR
Judge #6Wilhelm KahleFRG
Judge #7Maria ZuchowiczPOL
Judge #8Yvonne McGowanUSA
Judge #9Tatyana TolmachevaURS
PosOrdSkaterNOCMaj. PlacementsOrdinalsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1Lyudmila Belousova / Oleg ProtopopovURS8×1+9.58.0105.811.7 (1)11.8 (1)11.8 (=1)11.8 (1)11.6 (=1)11.7 (1)11.8 (1)11.8 (1)11.8 (1)
2Tatyana Zhuk / Aleksandr GorelikURS9×2+17.517.5104.511.6 (2)11.4 (2)11.8 (=1)11.6 (2)11.6 (=1)11.6 (2)11.6 (2)11.7 (2)11.6 (2)
3Margot Glockshuber / Wolfgang DanneFRG8×4+31.526.5102.311.5 (3)11.2 (=3)11.4 (=3)11.4 (3)11.3 (3)11.5 (=3)11.4 (3)11.4 (4)11.2 (5)
4Heidi Steiner / Heinz-Ulrich WaltherGDR8×4+35.030.0101.911.4 (4)11.2 (=3)11.4 (=3)11.2 (4)11.2 (4)11.4 (5)11.3 (4)11.5 (3)11.3 (4)
5Tamara Moskvina / Aleksey MishinURS6×5+43.526.5100.911.1 (=5)11.1 (5)11.2 (=5)11.2 (5)11.1 (5)11.5 (=3)11.1 (5)11.1 (6)11.5 (3)
6Sandi Sweitzer / Roy WageleinUSA6×7+63.538.098.811.1 (=5)10.9 (=7)11.2 (=5)10.9 (6)10.7 (=8)11.0 (=9)10.9 (7)11.1 (7)11.0 (=6)
7Cindy Kauffman / Ronnie KauffmanUSA5×7+67.031.098.410.8 (8)11.0 (6)11.0 (=7)10.8 (7)10.6 (11)11.0 (=9)10.9 (6)11.3 (5)11.0 (=6)
8Irene Müller / Hans-Georg DallmerGDR5×8+76.037.096.910.7 (=9)10.7 (=9)11.0 (=7)10.2 (11)10.7 (7)11.0 (=7)10.7 (9)10.9 (8)11.0 (=6)
9Gudrun Hauss / Walter HäfnerFRG7×9+73.054.097.210.9 (7)10.7 (=9)10.8 (9)10.5 (9)10.8 (6)11.2 (6)10.7 (8)10.8 (9)10.8 (=9)
10Bohunka Šrámková / Jan ŠrámekTCH6×10+89.555.095.810.7 (=9)10.9 (=7)10.6 (10)10.5 (10)10.7 (=8)10.8 (11)10.5 (=11)10.3 (12)10.8 (=9)
11Marianne Streifler / Herbert WiesingerFRG6×11+93.058.595.510.6 (=11)10.7 (11)10.6 (11)10.6 (8)10.6 (10)11.0 (=7)10.5 (=11)10.4 (11)10.5 (=11)
12JoJo Starbuck / Ken ShelleyUSA5×12+114.057.593.210.6 (=11)10.4 (12)10.5 (13)10.1 (12)10.3 (14)10.6 (12)10.0 (16)10.4 (10)10.3 (=13)
13Evelyne Schneider / Wilhelm BietakAUT6×14+127.080.591.310.3 (=14)10.0 (15)10.4 (14)9.3 (17)10.3 (13)10.4 (14)10.3 (13)10.0 (13)10.3 (=13)
14Janina Poremska / Piotr SzczypaPOL5×14+123.561.591.19.9 (16)9.5 (16)10.5 (12)9.8 (14)10.2 (15)10.2 (15)10.6 (10)9.9 (14)10.5 (=11)
15Liana Drahová / Peter BartosiewiczTCH7×15+131.099.091.310.5 (13)10.3 (13)10.3 (15)9.5 (15)10.2 (16)10.5 (13)10.0 (15)9.8 (16)10.2 (15)
16Anna Forder / Richard StephensCAN6×15+130.582.591.010.3 (=14)10.2 (14)10.0 (16)10.0 (13)10.4 (12)10.1 (16)10.1 (14)9.9 (15)10.0 (16)
17Betty McKilligan / John McKilliganCAN9×18+156.584.584.99.3 (=17)9.3 (17)9.6 (17)9.5 (16)9.3 (18)9.6 (18)9.3 (18)9.5 (17)9.5 (18)
18Linda Bernard / Ray WilsonGBR9×18+157.585.584.59.3 (=17)9.2 (18)9.5 (18)8.7 (18)9.5 (17)9.7 (17)9.5 (17)9.4 (18)9.7 (17)