Friday, February 26, 2010

Figure Skating in the News

2010 and Olympic medals.

Wow, a Bronze in Ladies Figure Skating, Way to go Joannie Rochette.

Barbara Ann Scott - carried the Canadian flag into the 2010 Candaian Olympics Opening Ceremonies. In 1948 Barbara won a Gold medal in Figure Skating.

Some facts that I found on the internet about Barbara.

In 1948 - Ottawa's Barbara Ann Scott wins the gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland at the age of 19. She is a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and an Order of Canada recipient.

Little-Known Facts About Barbara Ann Scott:

Reliable Toy Company created a Barbara Ann Scott doll after Scott's Olympic win.

Scott excelled especially in the figures part of the competition.

When Barbara Ann Scott won her Olympic crown, it was on a flawed outdoor rink. The men's hockey game was played on the ice the night before (Canada won) and, following an attempt to repair the ice's dents and unevenness by flooding it at above-freezing temperatures, the rink was slushy when Scott competed.

Eva Pawlik of Austria and Jeanette Altwegg of Great Britain took silver and bronze medals to Scott's 1948 gold.

Things sure have changed for the better. Way to go Canada and way to go Woman in general. Great show and thanks very much for your heart felt energy.

1 comment:

nadia said...

beautiful moments in figure skating! a wonderful show of courage. happy weekend to you! ciao!