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Tim Wood: World, US, North American Skating Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist

By September 8, 2012

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Tim Wood - World Figure Skating Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist

Way back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when I was a little girl, every figure skater knew about Tim Wood.   He won "Worlds" twice and won silver at the 1968 Olympics which took place in Grenoble, France. His figures, especially his loops, had the reputation of being near to perfect. I remember my dad mentioning the applause he received after he completed a figure at the World Figure Skating Championships which were held at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, in 1969.

Recently, I had the honor of interviewing Tim Wood. He's done many things since he left competitive figure skating, but has stayed connected and up to date on all that is happening in the ice skating world.  In fact, he's in his sixties now, but still skates two to three days a week and can still do a clean double Axel!

Wood is currently working on a project called The Sports Resort. Figure skating will be just one of several sports in the project. ...read more

Tim Wood - World Figure Skating Champion, US Figure Skating Champion, North American Figure Skating Champion, and Olympic Silver Medalist - Photo Courtesy Tim Wood

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