World Championships History
World Championships History For those who are really fond of Artistic Roller Skating we thought it could be a good idea to publish all the information regarding the results of all the Worlds Championships, World Games, Pan-American Games from 1947 (year of...
World Championships History
For those who are really fond of Artistic Roller Skating we thought it could be a good idea to publish all the information regarding the results of all the Worlds Championships, World Games, Pan-American Games from 1947 (year of the first World Championship) with all the venues where they took place.
As many of you already know until 1980 there were no medals for Free and Figure but just for the Combined. That's why the results for Free and Figures start from 1980. Also as you can see from the list of the Championships they were not held every year: for example the championships were not held in 1948 and in 1950 and so on.
It’s very interesting to read through the article from John A. Fanthorpe a journalist from England who comments on the World Championships held in Bologna in 1958. As you can see he comments technical details on figures, free, dance and pairs, how they were judged and how the skaters performed, he also tells gossips: part of this sport for sure. See how different from now the things were but at the same time, for certain things, how it was taken seriously and professionally. Even interesting especially for the judges this copy of the final placements of Bologna World Championships in 1958.
Now we start with a series of pictures that will take us back to various World Championships of the past. Here there is Dance couple Paucka-Kwiet that won the Worlds Championships 1959 in Berlin-Germany and two years later in 1961 won again but as Kwiet-Kwiet in Bologna-Italy.
In the same year (1961) here is the Women Combined Champion Marliese Fahse from Germany.
In the same period (1959-1961-1962) for three times in a row Karl-Heinz Losh from Germany won the Championships, in the 1962 the competitions took place in Miami-Usa.
Both in 1966 in Essen-Germany and in 1967 in Birmingham-Great Britain the winning Dance couple was Schamberger-Shamberger. Here is the picture of the Dance Podium of the year after (1968) in Vigo. The couple that won was Smith-Rudalewicz. An interesting thing is that on the same podium, second place, there was the dance couple Hicks-Hicks from Great Britain; the lady of the couple is Mrs. Margaret Brooks that everybody know, who is President of CEPA and Vice President of CIPA.
In the 70’s we start with the picture of Michael Obrecht from Germany world champion in 1970(Lincoln, Nebraska USA), 1971 (Barcelona, Spain), 1972 (Bremen, Germany), 1974 (La Coruna, Spain) . People from Artistic Skating already know Micheal Obrecht that continues to collect medals also as German National Team trainer.
Then Leonardo Lienhard from Switzerland world champion in 1975 in Brisbane - Australia . Leonardo is also a very successful trainer both in Italy and Germany.
World champion for three years in a row (1976 Rome-Italy, 1977 Montreal-Canada, 1978 Lisbon-Portugal) is Ladies Natalie Dunn from US.
In the same years the dance couple Arsenault-Little from USA won three years in a row (1977, 1978, 1979 Montreal, Lisbon and Altenau-Germany).
Then we arrive in the 80’s. Tim McGuire from US won three years in a row the World Championships (1981 1982 1983 Nelson, Bremerhaven, Fort Worth)
and the Dance World Champions Famiano-Golub won the worlds in 1983 (Fort Worth, Texas USA, and in 1984 Tokyo, Japan).