World figure skating championship 1896
|World figure skating championship 1896|
|Date:||February 9, 1896|
|World figure skating championships|
|1896 ► 1897|
The 1st World Figure Skating Championship was the first event of its kind. It was organized by the International Figure Skating Union and took place on February 9, 1896 in Saint Petersburg ( Russia ).
Only men took part and there were only four participants in total. The first world champion was the German Gilbert Fuchs .
|1||Gilbert Fuchs||German Empire|
- C. Body of Marienwert Austria
- H. Kurtén Grand Duchy of Finland
- G. Helfrich German Empire
- PE Wolf Russia
- A. Ivashetsov Russia
- World figure skating championships 1896–1899 (men). Skatabase, archived from the original on October 11, 2008 ; accessed on May 21, 2018 (English).