Carol Heiss Jenkins
Dates: January 20, 1940 -
Occupation: figure skater
Known for: Olympic medal, 1956
Figure skater who won the Olympic gold for figure skating in 1956, taking the first place votes of all judges. She also competed in 1960. She achieved the gold medal in world championships every year from 1956 through 1960, after winning the silver in 1955.
Her brief film career consisted of a title role in "Snow White and the Three Stooges."
Carol Heiss Jenkins on the web
- Catching Up with Carol Heiss
An article from Sports Illustrated, looking back at the career of the 1956/1960 Olympic figure skater.
About Carol Heiss Jenkins
- Categories: figure skater Olympics medal winner skating coach
- Places: United States
- Period: 20th century
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