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Team, Mixed

Date6 – 9 February 2014
StatusOlympic
LocationDvorets Zimnego Sporta Aisberg, Coastal Cluster, Adler
Participants74 from 10 countries
FormatPoint-for-place scoring used for each of the 8 phases, and added together for final team score, with several tiebreakers. Top 5 teams after four rounds proceeded to final rounds.

The team event was new to the Olympic Program, and it had not yet even been contested at the World Championships. The event was a mixed one, with each team having a male singles, female singles, pair, and dance couple skating both a short and long program. The skaters could change after the short program, thus a full team could consist of 12 skaters. Ten teams competed with scoring on a reverse point-for-place basis, with 10 points to the winner of each segment, down to 1 point for placing 10th. After all four disciplines skated a short program, the lowest five ranked teams were eliminated and the top 5 skated long programs in each of the four segments, with teams then receiving 10-9-8-7-6 points for their placements.

Russia dominated the event. During the Sochi Olympics they would win 3 of the 5 figure skating events, but the team trophy started it off. The first segment was men’s singles short program, which was led by Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, who would eventually win the gold medal in the men’s competition, but Russia’s Yevgeny Plyushchenko, skating despite significant back problems, finished second. And in the second segment, when the Russian pair of Tetiana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov won, Russia was in a lead which they never relinquished. After that segment, the battle would remain only for the silver and bronze medals.

The three favorites for the medals had always been Russia, Canada, and the United States, but the United States started out very poorly, with their men’s skater, Jeremy Abbott, placing only seventh. Their pairs team of Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir was fifth, but the team remained in seventh after two segments, and there was some concern that the US would not make the cut after the short programs. This concern disssolved after the US eventual gold medal-winning dance couple of Meryl Davis and Charlie White won that segment, and moved the US into third place, trailing Russia and Canada.

And that was how the medals turned out. One problem with the event was that the scoring system did not allow for much movement up-or-down after the first few events, and the medals were basically determined after 6 of the 8 segments. There was discussion that the scoring system would have to be tweaked for future competitions, to make it more competitive and bring some drama to the final phases.

PosTeamNOCPointsPairs Short ProgramMen's Short ProgramIce Dance Short DanceWomen's Short ProgramPairs Free SkatingMen's Free SkatingIce Dance Free DanceWomen's Free Skating
1Russian FederationRUS7510 (1)9 (2)8 (3)10 (1)10 (1)10 (1)8 (3)10 (1)Gold
Yekaterina BobrovaYelena IlyinykhYuliya LipnitskayaKseniya StolbovaTetiana VolosozharNikita KatsalapovYevgeny PlyushchenkoDmitry SolovyovMaksim TrankovFyodor Klimov
2CanadaCAN659 (2)8 (3)9 (2)6 (5)9 (2)9 (2)9 (2)6 (5)Silver
Meagan DuhamelKirsten Moore-TowersKaetlyn OsmondTessa VirtuePatrick ChanScott MoirDylan MoscovitchEric RadfordKevin Reynolds
3United StatesUSA606 (5)4 (7)10 (1)7 (4)7 (4)7 (4)10 (1)9 (2)Bronze
Marissa CastelliMeryl DavisGracie GoldAshley WagnerJeremy AbbottJason BrownSimon ShnapirCharlie White, Jr.
4ItalyITA527 (4)1 (10)6 (5)9 (2)8 (3)6 (5)7 (4)8 (3)
Stefania BertonAnna CappelliniCharlène GuignardCarolina KostnerValentina MarcheiMarco FabbriOndřej HotárekLuca LanottePaul Bonifacio Parkinson
5JapanJPN513 (8)10 (1)3 (8)8 (3)6 (5)8 (3)6 (5)7 (4)
Mao AsadaCathy ReedAkiko SuzukiNarumi TakahashiYuzuru HanyuRyuichi KiharaTatsuki MachidaChris Reed
6FranceFRA224 (7)6 (5)7 (4)5 (6)
Vanessa JamesMaé-Bérénice MeitéNathalie PéchalatFlorent AmodioFabian BourzatMorgan Ciprès
7People's Republic of ChinaCHN208 (3)7 (4)1 (10)4 (7)
Huang XintongPeng ChengZhang KexinYan HanZhang HaoZheng Xun
8GermanyGER175 (6)5 (6)5 (6)2 (9)
Nathalie WeinzierlMaylin WendeNelli ZhiganshinaAlexander GazsiPeter LiebersDaniel Wende
9UkraineUKR102 (9)3 (8)2 (9)3 (8)
Siobhan Heekin-CanedyYuliya LavrentievaNataliya PopovaDmytro DunYakiv HodorozhaYuriy Rudyk
10Great BritainGBR81 (10)2 (9)4 (7)1 (10)
Penny CoomesStacey KempJenna McCorkellNick BucklandDavid KingMatthew Parr