1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://figureskating.about.com/od/olympicchampions/ss/Olympic-Figure-Skating-Women-Gold-Medalists_11.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Olympic Figure Skating Women Gold Medalists

By

11 of 20

Trixi Schuba - 1972 Olympic Figure Skating Champion
Trixi Schuba - 1972 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Trixi Schuba - 1972 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

Photo by Imagno/Contributor - Getty Images
Take a journey through Olympic figure skating history and learn a bit about each ice skating "queen" who has been crowned in gold at the Winter Olympic Games.

------------------------------------------------

Trixi Schuba of Austria won the Olympics when compulsory figures counted for sixty percent of a skater's total score. Her figures were so good that no other skater could beat her scores. At the 1972 Winter Olympic Games which took place in Sapporo, Japan, Janet Lynn of the United States placed first after the free skate, but because more points were given for compulsory figures, Schuba won gold.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.