Henry Yglesias

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Henry Yglesias (14 May 1867 – 20 August 1949) was a British figure skater. He competed in the men's singles event at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

Henry Yglesias
Personal information
Born(1867-05-14)14 May 1867
Brighton, England
Died20 August 1949(1949-08-20) (aged 82)
Wandsworth, England
SportFigure skating

Along with fellow skater Edgar Syers, Yglesias lobbied for the adoption of the international style of skating to become the standard in England. They requested that the International Skating Union hold the third edition of the World Championships in London in 1898.[2]

Yglesias was part of the National Skating Association for more than 40 years, becoming a leading judge in skating.[1] He also became a solicitor, and was a partner in the firm Lewis & Yglesias.[1] For the 1908 Summer Olympics, he was part of the organization of the skating events.[1] In 1914, he wrote the book Figure Skating.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Henry Yglesias". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
  2. ^ Adams, Mary Louise (1 January 2011). Artistic Impressions: Figure Skating, Masculinity, and the Limits of Sport. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442643185 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Figure Skating Archive, 1898-1933". Bonhams. Retrieved 26 April 2022.

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