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Pairs, Mixed

Date10 – 12 February 1984
StatusOlympic
LocationHala Zetra, Sarajevo
Participants30 from 7 countries
FormatThe pairs were ranked on Ordinal Placement for each section of the competition, based on judges' points, with final placement for each section determined by Majority Placements. The tiebreaker for the Original Program was the Required Elements score, while the tiebreaker for the Free Skating was the Artistic Impression score. Thus, if a pair was ranked first by a majority of the judges, that skater was placed first overall for that section. Ties were broken by a Subsequent Majority rule. The tiebreakers were then, in order, 1) Number of Majority Placements, 2) Total Ordinals of Majority, 3) Total Ordinals. Final placement was determined by factored placements. The placement for the Original Program was factored by 0.4 (28.57%), and the placement for Free Skating was factored by 1.0 (71.43%). The sums of the factored placements were then used to determine final placement, with the Free Skating being the tiebreaker.

The last five World titles had been won by five different pairs. Since the retirement of Rodnina and Zaytsev no couple had come to the fore as the top skaters. In Sarajevo, the 1983 World Champions, Yelena Valova and Oleg Vasilyev won both the short program and the free skate to win a relatively easy gold medal. They would also win the 1985 World Championships. The silver medals went to the US brother-sister tandem of Kitty and Peter Carruthers, who had been third at the 1982 Worlds. Another favored pair, Canada’s Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini, struggled with a fall in the short program and would finish only seventh. A few weeks later they would defeat Valova and Vasilyev to win the World Championships. Valova and Vasilyev were coached by Tamara Moskvina, while the bronze medalists, Larisa Seleznyeva and Oleg Makarov, were coached by her husband, Oleg Moskvin.

PosSkaterNOCTotalShortFree
1Yelena Valova / Oleg VasilyevURS1.40.41.0Gold
2Kitty Carruthers / Peter CarruthersUSA2.80.82.0Silver
3Larisa Seleznyova / Oleg MakarovURS3.80.83.0Bronze
4Sabine Baeß / Tassilo ThierbachGDR5.61.64.0
5Birgit Lorenz / Knut SchubertGDR7.02.05.0
6Jill Watson / Burt LanconUSA9.23.26.0
7Barbara Underhill / Paul MartiniCAN9.42.47.0
8Katherina Matousek / Lloyd EislerCAN11.63.68.0
9Marina Avstriyskaya / Yury KvashninURS11.82.89.0
10Lea Ann Miller / William FauverUSA14.04.010.0
11Babette Preußler / Tobias SchröterGDR16.65.611.0
12Melinda Kunhegyi / Lyndon JohnstonCAN17.25.212.0
13Claudia Massari / Leonardo AzzolaFRG17.44.413.0
14Susy Garland / Ian JenkinsGBR18.84.814.0
15Luan Bo / Yao BinCHN21.06.015.0

Short Program (10 February 1984)

Judge #1Pamela DavisGBR
Judge #2Alain CalmatFRA
Judge #3Dagmar LerchováTCH
Judge #4Franklin NelsonUSA
Judge #5Walburga GrimmGDR
Judge #6David DoreCAN
Judge #7Mikhail DreyURS
Judge #8Ute DruvinsFRG
Judge #9Toshio SuzukiJPN
PosOrdSkaterNOCPlacementMaj. OrdinalsPointsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1Yelena Valova / Oleg VasilyevURS1.09×1+9.09.0104.911.6 (1)11.7 (1)11.7 (1)11.7 (1)11.5 (1)11.7 (1)11.8 (1)11.6 (1)11.6 (1)
=2Kitty Carruthers / Peter CarruthersUSA2.07×3+27.018.0100.210.9 (=4)11.4 (2)10.9 (3)11.5 (2)11.0 (3)11.0 (5)11.3 (3)11.1 (3)11.1 (2)
=2Larisa Seleznyova / Oleg MakarovURS2.07×3+27.018.099.910.9 (=4)11.2 (3)11.0 (2)11.4 (3)10.8 (5)11.2 (3)11.4 (2)11.1 (2)10.9 (3)
4Sabine Baeß / Tassilo ThierbachGDR4.06×4+38.021.098.611.1 (3)11.1 (4)10.9 (4)10.9 (5)10.9 (4)11.2 (2)10.7 (7)11.1 (4)10.7 (5)
5Birgit Lorenz / Knut SchubertGDR5.05×5+45.018.097.611.1 (2)10.8 (6)10.8 (5)10.8 (6)11.1 (2)10.4 (9)11.0 (4)11.0 (5)10.6 (6)
6Barbara Underhill / Paul MartiniCAN6.07×6+50.035.097.910.5 (8)10.8 (7)10.8 (6)11.1 (4)10.8 (6)11.1 (4)11.0 (5)10.9 (6)10.9 (4)
7Marina Avstriyskaya / Yury KvashninURS7.06×7+61.037.095.710.6 (6)10.8 (5)10.5 (8)10.4 (8)10.5 (8)10.8 (6)10.9 (6)10.7 (7)10.5 (7)
8Jill Watson / Burt LanconUSA8.06×8+75.045.094.010.5 (7)10.6 (9)10.0 (11)10.6 (7)10.6 (7)10.4 (8)10.6 (8)10.6 (8)10.1 (10)
9Katherina Matousek / Lloyd EislerCAN9.05×9+80.040.092.610.2 (10)10.1 (10)10.6 (7)9.8 (10)10.2 (10)10.6 (7)10.4 (9)10.3 (9)10.4 (8)
10Lea Ann Miller / William FauverUSA10.05×9+88.044.091.910.4 (9)10.7 (8)10.5 (9)10.0 (9)10.0 (11)9.9 (11)10.2 (11)10.0 (11)10.2 (9)
11Claudia Massari / Leonardo AzzolaFRG11.07×12+103.077.089.79.8 (12)10.0 (12)9.9 (13)9.7 (=11)10.4 (9)9.5 (13)10.1 (12)10.2 (10)10.1 (11)
12Susy Garland / Ian JenkinsGBR12.06×12+108.069.088.110.0 (11)10.0 (11)9.9 (12)9.7 (=11)9.6 (12)9.7 (12)10.0 (13)9.6 (13)9.6 (13)
13Melinda Kunhegyi / Lyndon JohnstonCAN13.05×12+107.054.088.29.4 (13)9.7 (13)10.1 (10)9.2 (14)9.6 (13)9.9 (10)10.4 (10)9.9 (12)10.0 (12)
14Babette Preußler / Tobias SchröterGDR14.09×14+125.0125.084.19.3 (14)9.3 (14)9.5 (14)9.3 (13)9.5 (14)9.3 (14)9.3 (14)9.3 (14)9.3 (14)
15Luan Bo / Yao BinCHN15.09×15+135.0135.073.07.5 (15)8.2 (15)8.1 (15)8.4 (15)7.8 (15)7.9 (15)8.7 (15)7.9 (15)8.5 (15)

Free Skating (12 February 1984)

Judge #1Pamela DavisGBR
Judge #2Alain CalmatFRA
Judge #3Dagmar LerchováTCH
Judge #4Franklin NelsonUSA
Judge #5Walburga GrimmGDR
Judge #6David DoreCAN
Judge #7Mikhail DreyURS
Judge #8Ute DruvinsFRG
Judge #9Toshio SuzukiJPN
PosOrdSkaterNOCPlacementMaj. OrdinalsPointsJudge #1Judge #2Judge #3Judge #4Judge #5Judge #6Judge #7Judge #8Judge #9
1Yelena Valova / Oleg VasilyevURS1.09×1+9.09.0104.911.7 (1)11.7 (1)11.7 (1)11.7 (1)11.5 (1)11.6 (1)11.8 (1)11.5 (1)11.7 (1)
2Kitty Carruthers / Peter CarruthersUSA2.07×3+25.017.0102.311.4 (2)11.4 (3)11.5 (2)11.4 (2)11.3 (4)11.5 (2)11.4 (3)11.3 (3)11.1 (4)
3Larisa Seleznyova / Oleg MakarovURS3.07×3+27.019.0102.111.3 (=3)11.5 (2)11.4 (3)11.3 (4)11.3 (3)11.4 (3)11.5 (2)11.2 (4)11.2 (3)
4Sabine Baeß / Tassilo ThierbachGDR4.05×3+28.012.0101.811.3 (=3)11.3 (4)11.3 (4)11.3 (3)11.4 (2)11.3 (4)11.3 (4)11.3 (2)11.3 (2)
5Birgit Lorenz / Knut SchubertGDR5.07×5+47.035.0100.011.2 (=5)11.1 (6)11.2 (5)11.0 (5)11.2 (5)11.2 (5)10.8 (6)11.2 (5)11.1 (5)
6Jill Watson / Burt LanconUSA6.05×6+56.028.098.311.2 (=5)11.2 (5)10.8 (7)10.8 (6)11.0 (6)10.7 (7)10.8 (7)10.8 (7)11.0 (6)
7Barbara Underhill / Paul MartiniCAN7.08×7+59.051.098.110.9 (7)10.7 (7)11.0 (6)10.6 (8)10.9 (7)11.1 (6)10.9 (5)11.0 (6)11.0 (7)
8Katherina Matousek / Lloyd EislerCAN8.06×8+75.048.094.310.5 (8)10.3 (9)10.7 (8)10.0 (9)10.6 (8)10.6 (8)10.5 (8)10.4 (9)10.7 (8)
9Marina Avstriyskaya / Yury KvashninURS9.07×9+79.059.094.210.3 (9)10.4 (8)10.6 (10)10.6 (7)10.5 (9)10.4 (9)10.4 (9)10.6 (8)10.4 (10)
10Lea Ann Miller / William FauverUSA10.07×11+97.072.091.110.1 (11)10.1 (11)10.7 (9)9.8 (10)10.1 (11)9.8 (12)10.0 (13)10.0 (11)10.5 (9)
11Babette Preußler / Tobias SchröterGDR11.06×11+99.063.090.010.1 (10)10.0 (12)10.1 (12)9.7 (11)10.1 (10)9.8 (11)10.1 (12)10.0 (10)10.1 (11)
12Melinda Kunhegyi / Lyndon JohnstonCAN12.09×12+102.0102.090.19.9 (12)10.1 (10)10.4 (11)9.7 (12)10.0 (12)9.9 (10)10.4 (11)9.9 (12)9.8 (12)
13Claudia Massari / Leonardo AzzolaFRG13.05×13+118.062.087.59.6 (14)9.2 (14)10.1 (13)9.4 (14)9.8 (13)9.6 (13)10.4 (10)9.8 (13)9.6 (14)
14Susy Garland / Ian JenkinsGBR14.09×14+122.0122.086.89.8 (13)9.3 (13)10.0 (14)9.5 (13)9.6 (14)9.5 (14)9.9 (14)9.5 (14)9.7 (13)
15Luan Bo / Yao BinCHN15.09×15+135.0135.076.58.3 (15)8.5 (15)8.6 (15)8.5 (15)8.5 (15)8.7 (15)8.5 (15)8.4 (15)8.5 (15)