Scott Allen (figure skater)

Scott Ethan "Scotty" Allen (born February 8, 1949)[1] is a retired American figure skater. He is the 1964 Olympic bronze medalist, the 1965 world silver medalist, and the 1964 and 1966 U.S. national champion.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen 1966.jpg
Allen in 1966
Personal information
Full nameScott Ethan Allen
Country representedUnited States
Born (1949-02-08) February 8, 1949 (age 70)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Skating clubSkating Club of New York
Retired1968

The son of Swedish figure skating champion Sonja Fuhrman, Allen made his national debut at the age of nine, winning the silver medal in the novice division at the 1959 U.S. Championships. At that time he was the youngest competitor ever to skate in the Championships.[2]

He won the bronze medal at the 1964 Winter Olympics two days before his 15th birthday, becoming the youngest medalist at the Winter Olympics.[3] He still holds the record for the youngest male medalist and the youngest individual medalist.[4]

He represented the Skating Club of New York in competition.[5] After retiring from competitions Allen attended Harvard University, graduating in 1971, and then Columbia Business School. He worked for more than 30 years at his stepfather's clothing company, Corbin Ltd., eventually becoming its vice-president of research and development.[1] As of early 2014, he resides in New York City.[6]

Competitive highlightsEdit

International
Event 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968
Olympics 3rd
Worlds 8th 5th 4th 2nd 4th 5th 4th
North America 3rd 2nd 2nd
National
United States 2nd N 7th J 2nd J 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
Levels: N = Novice; J = Junior

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Scotty Allen". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "The United States Championships", Skating magazine, March 1959
  3. ^ Ivies in Athens 2004. Ivy League Sports
  4. ^ Facsheet. olympic.org Archived August 23, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Past U.S. Champions – Senior" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 27, 2008. (123 KiB)
  6. ^ Rosewater, Amy (January 20, 2014) Allen's Olympic bronze medal served as ray of hope. Ice Network