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Barbara Wagner Photos - Memories From an Olympic Pair Figure Skating Champion

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Bob Paul and Barbara Wagner - 1960 Olympic Pair Figure Skating Champions
Bob Paul and Barbara Wagner - 1960 Olympic Pair Figure Skating Champions

Bob Paul and Barbara Wagner - 1960 Olympic Pair Figure Skating Champions

Photo Courtesy Barbara Wagner
Barbara Wagner won the 1960 Olympic pair skating title with Bob Paul. She and Robert Paul were the first pair skaters from North America to win Olympic gold. For over forty years no other pair from Canada or the United States won the Olympic title.

In this photo, Wagner and Paul do side-by-side stag jumps. The photo was taken about twenty minutes after they won their Olympic gold medal at one of the outdoor practice rinks that was next to the Olympic arena.

"This is my favorite photo," says Barbara Wagner. "I remember the feeling of just finding out I was an Olympic champion!"

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