Figure skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics

Figure skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics took place at the Blyth Arena in Squaw Valley, California, United States. Three figure skating events were contested: men's singles, ladies' singles and pair skating.[1][2]

Figure skating at the VIII Winter Olympics
Type:Olympic Games
Venue:Blyth Arena
Men's singles:
United States David Jenkins
Ladies' singles:
United States Carol Heiss
Canada Barbara Wagner / Robert Paul
1956 Winter Olympics
1964 Winter Olympics

On February 15, 1961, the entire United States figure skating team and several family members, coaches, and officials were killed when Sabena Flight 548 crashed in Brussels, Belgium, en route to the World Championships in Prague. The accident caused the cancellation of the 1961 World Championships and necessitated the building of a new American skating program.[3][4]

Medalists edit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
David Jenkins
  United States
Karol Divín
Donald Jackson
Ladies' singles
Carol Heiss
  United States
Sjoukje Dijkstra
Barbara Roles
  United States
Pair skating
Barbara Wagner / Robert Paul
Marika Kilius / Hans-Jürgen Bäumler
  United Team of Germany
Nancy Ludington / Ronald Ludington
  United States

Medal table edit

1  United States2024
2  Canada1012
3  Czechoslovakia0101
  United Team of Germany0101
Totals (5 entries)3339

References edit

  1. ^ "Squaw Valley 1960, Figure skating results". IOC. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Figure Skating at the 1960 Winter Olympics". Olympedia. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Air Crash Fatal to 73 Is Probed – Jet's Plunge Kills Skaters". The Spokesman-Review. 16 February 1961. p. 1. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  4. ^ Ford, Bonnie D. (2011). "Still Crystal Clear". ESPN. Retrieved 19 February 2014. The plane crash that killed the 1961 U.S. world championship figure skating team decimated families and the sport, but alongside grief came renewal.

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