1902 World Figure Skating Championships

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1902 World Figure Skating Championships
Type: ISU Championship
Date: February 13
Season: 1902
Location: London, UK
Men's singles:
Sweden Ulrich Salchow
1901 World Championships
1903 World Championships

The World Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union in which figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion.

The 1902 competition took place on 13 February in London, United Kingdom.

It was assumed that only men would compete in the event, and just four skaters participated. However, one of them was a woman, Madge Syers-Cave. After the competition, the winner, Ulrich Salchow, delighted with Syers, presented her with the gold medal he had just won.[1] At the time, the International Skating Union rules did not specify that only men are allowed to participate. In the following year, rules were changed and separate championships for females and males were introduced. However, it was several years before the ladies' event first took place in 1906.

The 1902 championships were the first to hold a pairs competition alongsids the singles. The title of "world champions" and medals were not awarded, since the only pair to enter were Madge Syers / Edgar Syers of United Kingdom.[2]



Rank Name Nation Age CF FS Total Points Places
1 Ulrich Salchow  Sweden 24 1 1188 1 638 1826 365.2 5
2 Madge Syers-Cave  United Kingdom 20 2 843 3 396 1239 247.8 13
3 Martin Gordan  Germany 4 768 2 440 1208 241.6 15
4 Horatio Torrome  Argentina 41 3 809 4 374 1183 236.6 17



  1. ^ Absaliamova, I. V. (1997). Stletniaya Istoria Chempionatov Mira po Figurnomu Kataniu na Konkach (Odinochnoe Katanie) (in Russian). Moscow: FON. p. 122. ISBN 5-89022-046-2. 
  2. ^ Panin-Kolomenkin, N. A. (1951). Stranitsy iz proschlogo. Moscow: FiS. 


  • Result List provided by the ISU