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Olympic Figure Skating Women Gold Medalists

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

Trixi Schuba - 1972 Olympic Figure Skating Champion

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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.

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Trixi Schuba of Austria won the Olympics when compulsory figures counted for fifty 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 so many points were given for compulsory figures, Schuba won gold.

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