Figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Three figure skating events were contested at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, but they were held in April 1920, four months before most of the other Olympic events at the 1920 Games. The figure skating competition took place at the Ice Palace of Antwerp.[1]

Figure skating at the VII Summer Olympics
Type:Olympic Games
Champions
Men's singles:
Sweden Gillis Grafström
Ladies' singles:
Sweden Magda Julin
Pair skating:
Finland Ludowika Jakobsson / Walter Jakobsson
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Gillis Grafström of Sweden captured the first of three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the men's single event in 1920. 1908 gold medalist Ulrich Salchow finished fourth. At age 44, bronze medalist Martin Stixrud is the oldest man to ever win an Olympic medal in an individual winter event.[2]

Despite receiving no first place votes from the judges in the women's singles, Magda Julin of Sweden captured the gold on the strength of three second-place ordinals. She was three months pregnant at the time.

Bronze medalist Phyllis Johnson from the UK had captured the silver medal at the 1908 Olympics with a different partner.

Medal summaryEdit

MedalistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
details
Gillis Grafström
  Sweden
Andreas Krogh
  Norway
Martin Stixrud
  Norway
Ladies' singles
details
Magda Mauroy-Julin
  Sweden
Svea Norén
  Sweden
Theresa Weld
  United States
Pair skating
details
Ludowika Jakobsson
and Walter Jakobsson
  Finland
Alexia Bryn
and Yngvar Bryn
  Norway
Phyllis Johnson
and Basil Williams
  Great Britain

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Sweden2103
2  Finland1001
3  Norway0213
4  Great Britain0011
  United States0011
Totals (5 nations)3339

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 26 figure skaters, 14 men and 12 women, from eight nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Figure Skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  2. ^ "International Olympic Committee Factsheet: Records and Medals: Games of the Olympiad" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 August 2009. (167 KB)

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