Carol Heiss
United States figure skater
Carol Heiss
Carol Elizabeth Heiss Jenkins is an American figure skater. She is the 1960 Olympic Champion in Ladies Singles, 1956 Olympic silver medalist and five-time World Champion (1956–1960).
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Brian Boitano Never Planned To Come Out
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
BOSTON (AP) — Brian Boitano never intended to publicly reveal he is gay until he was chosen for the U.S. Olympic delegation by President Barack Obama last month. Calling himself "a private guy," Boitano told The Associated Press on Thursday that he never planned to come out. But moments before his presence on the delegation was revealed, Boitano realized what a powerful statement the president was making. Obama chose openly gay athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow for the delegation, as well. Boitano said his decision to say "being gay is just one part of who I am" in a statement on Dec. 19 "literally came to fruition" moments before the White House announced the makeup of the delegation. "I don't feel that I can represent the country without revealing this incredible side of myself," Boitano said. "This is an important moment, and to represent my country in Russia, it's a platform that is so important for me." The 1988 Olympic gold medalist hopes other countries will make ...
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January Trial Set in Pa. Armored Car Heist,... - ABC News
Google News - over 4 years
January Trial Set in Pa. Armored Car Heist,... ABC News An armored car guard charged with killing his partner and fleeing with more than $2 million will stand trial early next year in western Pennsylvania. The Allegheny County district attorney's office says the case against 22-year-old Kenneth Konias Jr. January trial set in Pa. armored car heist, deathThe Seattle Times all 136 news articles »
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Ken Konias Jr. Arrested For Armored Car Heist At Crack House, $1.5 Million Recovered
International Business Times - almost 5 years
Ken Konias, a suspect in an armored car heist, was arrested at at an alleged crack house in Florida thanks to a tip off from a pimp and his prostitute girlfriend.
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More Than $1M Found In Armored Car Heist Arrest
NPR - almost 5 years
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Time to think outside the box
Ft.com Financial Times Blogs - over 5 years
Carl Hess, global head of investment at Towers Watson, on investing with today's uncertain outlook. Pension funds need to think outside the box, he says, and be prepared to leave their comfort zones. Exposure to developing nations would be a good strategy and a basket of investments could include currency and real assets. Gold remains a good hedge for pension funds, he says, adding funds must be prepared for inflation, deflation and volatility.
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Bring winter games back to Lake Tahoe - The Union of Grass Valley
Google News - over 5 years
... and the Winter Games featured the prominent Tower of Nations, now located at the entrance of the valley. the downhill and giant slalom and US figure skaters David Jenkins and Carol Heiss won golds in the men's and ladies' singles events
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The Doctor Doesn't Live Here Any More - MedPage Today (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... also owned two municipal swimming pools; several municipal parks, including one that occupies several acres on the Lake Erie shore; and an ice-skating rink where future Olympic figure skaters trained under Olympic Gold Medalist Carol Heiss-Jenkins
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Skating on Air is Out! - Required Elements
Google News - almost 6 years
Appendices include collected anecdotes from early broadcasting experiences; a profile of broadcaster Jim McKay; and commentary from Carol Heiss on her 1961 musical Snow White and the Three Stooges. You can read about ways to buy the book here
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Les patineurs, sacrés champions olympiques et du monde la même année : - sportquick
Google News - almost 6 years
Herma Planck-Szabo AUT en 1924 ; Sonja Henie NOR en 1928, 1932 et 1936 ; Barbara Ann Scott CAN en 1948 ; Carol Heiss USA en 1960 ; Sjoukje Dijkstra HOL en 1964 ; Peggy Fleming USA en 1968 ; Beatrix Schuba AUT en 1972 ; Dorothy Hamill USA en 1976
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SPORTS BRIEFING | OLYMPICS; U.S. Hall of Fame Welcomes New Inductees
NYTimes - almost 9 years
The marathoner Joan Benoit Samuelson, the figure skater Brian Boitano, the boxer Oscar De La Hoya and the volleyball player Karch Kiraly lead the list of this year's inductees into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Other inductees include David Robinson (basketball), Bruce Baumgartner (wrestling). J. Michael Plumb (equestrian), Lones Wigger
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2006 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES -- FIGURE SKATING: WOMEN; Small Still, and Fierce, Cohen Has Nerves of Steel Now, Too
NYTimes - about 11 years
Sasha Cohen's former coach said she knew the instant she saw Cohen strike a sassy, confident pose to start her Olympic short program Tuesday night that Cohen would fare well. Her current coach insists that despite Cohen's diminutive stature, she is more than tough enough mentally to win Thursday's long program and walk away a gold medalist. For
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FIGURE SKATING; Kwan Wins Her Fifth World Title; Cohen Finishes Fourth
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Her free program was in its final minute and the crowd was making enough noise to drown out the music, but Michelle Kwan could still hear it, still interpret it beautifully, still win to it convincingly. At 22, Kwan may not yet have made the sort of history she had in mind when she was a precocious youngster in California mastering the intricacies
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FIGURE SKATING; A Sister Who Aims to Keep Success in the Family
NYTimes - over 14 years
John Hughes was bouncing around like a water bug, trying to peek around a group of trees to get a good view of the ice rink in Rockefeller Center. His wife, Amy, had found a spot up front and her video camera, which had been draped around her neck a few moments earlier, was ready to roll. They were there to record family history, to see their
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In Skating, Perfection Is in Judge's Eye
NYTimes - about 15 years
For about 20 minutes, Michelle Kwan had the ice to herself in an arena empty of fans. She went to work. It was one of the last practices for the Winter Olympics' big draw, the women's figure skating event, for Ms. Kwan, the young woman favored to win it. Dressed in a simple outfit of funeral black, her face locked in concentration, she glided,
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FIGURE SKATING; Big 3 of Skating Smile Through Pressure
NYTimes - about 15 years
The three skating rivals were sitting at a dais last week, engaging in the kind of cheerful, if vacuous, banter that local news anchors use as filler. The three, Irina Slutskaya, Michelle Kwan and Sarah Hughes, laughed at each other's jokes on cue while delivering white smiles that glowed as if under an ultraviolet light. It was a sweet scene:
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FIGURE SKATING; Kwan Lets Her Talent Loose in Capturing Title
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Michelle Kwan snipped the safety net, lopped off her inhibitions and flowed through her long program Saturday night with a gunslinger's confidence tucked beneath her porcelain disguise. There was nothing fragile or passive about the approach she took on the ice to capture her fourth world figure skating championship. This was a much more carefree
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FIGURE SKATING; At 15, Sarah Hughes Thinks Her Time Is Now
NYTimes - almost 16 years
Sarah Hughes strides purposefully off the ice, her cheeks still flushed from spinning in the cold. She unlaces her skates and asks sweetly if she can put some makeup on for the camera. With teenage delight, Hughes, a world-class figure skater from Great Neck, N.Y., unzips two small bags of cosmetics. Holding a compact mirror, she dabs on eye shadow
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FIGURE SKATING; Kwan's Familiar Excellence Is a Problem
NYTimes - about 16 years
When Sarah Hughes first joined the same training group as Michelle Kwan at a skating competition, she was 13 and awestruck. She wanted Kwan's autograph as much as she wanted high marks from the judges. ''Sarah, please practice,'' her coach, Robin Wagner, told Hughes, who is from Great Neck, N.Y. ''You're just standing around.'' Two years later, at
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FIGURE SKATING; Relying on Artistry, Kwan and Weiss Win Titles
NYTimes - about 17 years
CLEVELAND, Feb. 12 -- The tug of war between artistry and sport was on contentious display today at the national figure skating championships, and the judges sent a clear message in the men's long program that they preferred completeness over jumping, no matter how innovative and historic. Even though Timothy Goebel became the first American to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carol Heiss
    TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 22
    Although Heiss briefly skated in ice shows after the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, she retired from the sport in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details However, in the late 1970s, she returned to coach several skaters in her hometown area, Akron, Ohio where she became a prominent figure skating coach and is now coaching in Lakewood, Ohio. Some of her students include Timothy Goebel, Tonia Kwiatkowski and Miki Ando. Heiss was known as a very athletic skater for her time. In 1953, she became the first female skater to land a double axel jump. Another one of her trademarks was doing a series of alternating clockwise and counterclockwise single axels. Heiss normally rotated her jumps clockwise and spins counterclockwise; it is much more common for skaters to do both in the same direction (usually counterclockwise). Carol Heiss's younger sister and brother, Nancy Heiss and Bruce Heiss, were also elite figure skating competitors. During the 1950s, the three skating Heiss siblings were featured in publications such as Life magazine.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 20
    Following her retirement from figure skating in 1960, Heiss played the female lead in the 1961 film Snow White and the Three Stooges.
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    By winning the 1960 World Championships held after the Olympics, Heiss became one of three women to have won five consecutive World Championships.
    More Details Hide Details She retired thereafter.
    She also took the Olympic Oath as representative of the organizing country to open the 1960 games.
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    She was the World and U.S. Champion each year, and at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, Heiss captured the gold medal, being ranked first by all nine judges.
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    She is the 1960 Olympic Champion in Ladies Singles, 1956 Olympic silver medalist and five-time World Champion (1956–1960).
    More Details Hide Details Heiss grew up in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens, New York, where she started skating at the age of 6. She was coached by Pierre Brunet.
  • 1957
    Age 17
    Between 1957 and 1960, Carol Heiss dominated women's figure skating like nobody since Sonja Henie.
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  • 1956
    Age 16
    She married Hayes Alan Jenkins, who had won the 1956 Winter Olympic gold medal in men's figure skating, and whose brother David Jenkins had won the men's figure skating gold medal in 1960.
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    But her mother, Marie Heiss, was quite ill with cancer at the time, and before her death in October, 1956, she asked Carol to stay an amateur to win a gold medal for her.
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    After the 1956 Winter Olympics, Heiss had offers to turn professional and skate in ice shows.
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    Heiss's 1956 performance qualified her for the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details She won the silver medal, while Albright took the gold. However, at the following World Figure Skating Championships at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, West Germany, Heiss defeated Albright for the title; it was the first of her five consecutive world titles. During her run of world titles, she also attended New York University, graduating after the 1960 Winter Olympics.
  • 1953
    Age 13
    From 1953 to 1956, she finished second to Tenley Albright at the national championships.
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  • 1952
    Age 12
    She won the U.S. Junior Ladies title in 1952, and then moved up to the senior level in 1953.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Age 11
    Heiss first came to national prominence in 1951, when she was U.S. Novice Ladies' Champion at age 11.
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  • 1940
    Age 0
    Born on January 20, 1940.
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