Category: skating

Barbara Ann Scott (1928-2012) was a Canadian f…

Barbara Ann
Scott
(1928-2012) was a Canadian figure skater, known for her many feats in
international events. She was a Canadian national champion four times, World champion
twice, and the Olympic champion in 1948.

She started ice skating at the age of seven
and won her first national junior title at eleven. She is the first and the
only Canadian to win the gold medal for ladies’ single figure skating.

Shizuka Arakawa (b. 1981) is a Japanese figure…

Shizuka
Arakawa
(b. 1981) is a Japanese figure skater, the first from her country to win
an Olympic gold medal in the sport. She was the only medalist from Japan at the
2006 Winter Olympics.

She became World Champion in 2004, in Dortmund, Germany. Her record includes
three gold medals, three silver, and one bronze in international events.