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Carol Heiss

United States Figure Skater
Female
Born Jan 20, 1940

Carol Elizabeth Heiss Jenkins is an American figure skater and former actress. She is the 1960 Olympic Champion in Ladies Singles, 1956 Olympic silver medalist and five-time World Champion (1956–1960).

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CHILDHOOD

1940 Birth Born on January 20, 1940.

TEENAGE

1951 11 Years Old Heiss first came to national prominence in 1951, when she was U.S. Novice Ladies' Champion at age 11.
1952 12 Years Old She won the U.S. Junior Ladies title in 1952, and then moved up to the senior level in 1953.
1953 13 Years Old From 1953 to 1956, she finished second to Tenley Albright at the national championships.
Heiss's 1956 performance qualified her for the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. … Read More
1957 17 Years Old Between 1957 and 1960, Carol Heiss dominated women's figure skating like nobody since Sonja Henie.

TWENTIES

…  She is the 1960 Olympic Champion in Ladies Singles, 1956 Olympic silver medalist and five-time World Champion (1956–1960). … Read More
1962 22 Years Old Although Heiss briefly skated in ice shows after the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, she retired from the sport in 1962. … Read More
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