Who were the first Figure skaters at the Olympics?
The special figures contest was won by Russian Nikolai Panin, who gave his country its first ever Olympic gold medal. He remains the event's sole winner, as it was subsequently dropped from the program. Ice dance joined as a medal sport in 1976, after appearing as a demonstration event at Grenoble 1968.
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It depends on the skater and what country they are from. Some will "turn pro" meaning they can not compete in another Olympics or other official championships, but they can go… on tour with ice shows such as "Stars On Ice" or "Disney On Ice" or various other productions. If they choose to tour with the shows after "retiring" from competitive skating, they can make a living at it. For a few skaters, the best in the world, endorsement deals can be substantial, especially right after a big success like winning gold at the Olympics, and especially if they are from a wealthy, free-market country like the USA or Japan. In some countries Olympic skaters are funded completely by the government, so their training, housing, food, etc costs them nothing, but they also get little in return for their accomplishment (though the government often gives cash prizes for winning metals and incentives such as a new house, etc for earning such an honor.) Thus, while it is possible for Olympic figure skaters to make a living at figure skating post-Olympics, it is neither a lucrative profession nor a sure bet (the cost of ice time and coaching fees in order to get to the Olympic games if a skater is from the US for example, may be well over $100,000.) And while there is always the option of the traveling ice show, not all high level figure skaters want to do them, and they can of course pursue other careers after their competitive skating days are over ... including coaching or judging.
Michelle kwan. she got injured.
Surya Bonaly . Surya Bonaly performed an illegal back flip in her figure skating long program at the 1998 Olympics.
Dick Button NOT! Tenley Albright or Dorothy Hamill
it takes a average of five years of non stop training
The oldest athlete to compete in Olympic figure skating was Joseph Savage of the United States who was 52 years, 267 days old when he competed in mixed pairs competition at th…e 1932 Games in Lake Placid. He and his partner, Gertrude Meredith, finished 7th out of 7 pairs competing.
1998 Olympic Winter Games - Nagano, Japan - Figure Skating Medal Winners Mens: Gold - Ilia Kulik (RUS) Silver - Elvis Stojko (CAN) Philippe Candeloro (FRA) . Ladies: Gold …- Tara Lipinski (USA) Silver - Michelle Kwan (USA) Bronze - Chen Lu (CHN) . Pairs: Gold - Oksana Kazakova (RUS) / Artur Dmitriev (RUS) Silver - Elena Berezhnaya (RUS) / Anton Sikharulidze (RUS) Bronze - Mandy WÃ¶tzel (GER) / Ingo Steuer (GER) . Ice Dance: Gold - Oksana Grishuk (RUS) / Evgeny Platov (RUS) Silver - Anjelika Krylova (RUS) / Oleg Ovsyannikov (RUS) Bronze - Marina Anissina (FRA) / Gwendal Peizerat (FRA) .
because skating is a sport many people play and cuz we the figure skaters are awesome! i know Nathan chen!
About 16 years
History has not recorded that honor as the events concluded on the same day and the clock times of the events were not recorded. Figure skating was first competed at the 19…08 Games in London. The men's singles, women's singles, pairs, and men's special figures events all concluded on October 29. Special figures was a competition where the skater would 'draw' a picture (bell, star, cross, etc.) on the ice with the blades of the skate while skating and then would be judged by the likeness of the figure to the real thing. The winners were ... 1) Men's Singles - Ulrich Salchow, Sweden 2) Women's Singles - Madge Syers, Great Britain 3) Pairs - Anna HÃ¼bler and Heinrich Burger, Germany 4) Men's Special Figures - Nikolai Panin, Russia
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a pretty figure skating outfit, of course but it would have to be comfortable because have you seen the stuff they do!
I believe that would have been Cecilia Colledge, she was 11 years and three months old when she competed in the winter Olympics in Britain 1932. She died April/23/2008 at the …age of 87.
The best figure skater in the winter Olympics is yo han disimo.
In Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Anastasiya Gimazetdinova is representing Uzbekistan in ladies singles figure skating at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
Pretty much every day, all the day. Probably around 5 to 6 hours of skating a day, plus work outs and ballet every day. Dress fittings, interviews, and stuff like that add to …it all.
In Figure Skating
Evgeni Plushenko is the only male singles skater in the modern era to have won four Olympic medals, winning one in each of four consecutive Winter Games. He won silver in the …2002 Winter Olympics, gold in 2006, silver in 2010, and gold in the inaugural team competition in 2014.