Linda Fratianne
Figure skater
Linda Fratianne
Linda Sue Fratianne is a former American Olympic figure skater who won four consecutive U.S. Championships.
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Today's Birthdays - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 5 years
Olympic silver medal-winning figure skater Linda Fratianne is 51. (Born 1960) She won her medal during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Emmy Award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker is 47. (Born 1964) She won an Emmy for her work in the miniseries
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Figure skating's future lights up Fourth - Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
Google News - over 5 years
Under the meticulous eye of coach Frank Carroll, who has trained world-renowned skaters in-cluding Linda Fratianne and Evan Lysacek, she jumps and spins and strokes for five to six hours every day. At least, now, she doesn't have to come home and
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INSIDE THE RINGS; At 71, a Skating Coach Is Missing a Crown
NYTimes - about 7 years
It is the job of figure skating coaches to be present but in the background. Frank Carroll can be found along the boards in rinks, usually impeccably dressed in a suit, often carrying a book. Historical novels are his favorite. Sated on the Tudors, he is now eyeing Britain's Victorian period. ''Her poor son, waiting to finally be king,'' he said.
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Sports Briefing
NYTimes - almost 10 years
SLED-DOG RACING MACKEY LEADS WITH 770 MILES TO GO -- Lance Mackey pulled into Nikolai, Alaska, yesterday with a full team of 16 dogs, a grin on his face and a busted runner on his sled. Mackey, who is trying to become the third member of his family to win the 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, was the first musher to arrive in the village on
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Sports of The Times; An Inner Balance Helps the Leader
NYTimes - about 15 years
No one fully understands why Michelle Kwan fired her coach of 10 years, Frank Carroll, in October, having already waited almost four years for another go at the Olympic women's figure skating gold, beginning with tonight's short program. The Yankees don't inform Joe Torre that his calm services are unwanted in September. The Patriots didn't tell
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The News Media; Sports Reporting: Rules on Rumors
NYTimes - about 15 years
If a sporting event is rigged, that is news. The bigger the sport, the bigger the news. So when tens of million of people saw a sprightly Canadian figure-skating pair perform flawlessly in their Olympic event, only to be judged inferior to an elegant but wobbly Russian pair, the journalists' task was clear: find out if the fix was in. But was the
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BackTalk; Soap Operas, Sinister Subplots And Sex Appeal
NYTimes - about 15 years
The Olympics have always carried a be-careful-what-you-wish-for mystique. Reinvented as a noble, but flawed exercise in amateurism, it became a convenient tool for politicians, terrorists, multinational corporations, and in the case of East Germany, a state-supported drug crusade. Athletes played the game as partners. Some, like Mark Spitz and Carl
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OLYMPICS: FIGURE SKATING; Both Sides Pressured Judge, French Skating Official Says
NYTimes - about 15 years
The head of the French Olympic team said tonight that the figure skating judge Marie Reine Le Gougne of France had been approached by trainers and other judges during a practice before the pairs competition on Monday but that she had not succumbed to pressures to ensure that the Russians won the gold medal. The French Olympic official, Didier
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Sports of The Times; Kwan Goes It Alone, All the Way to Utah
NYTimes - about 15 years
POISED and serene, smooth and lithe, Michelle Kwan committed a heretical act against the entire profession of figure-skating coaches last night, daring to win the national championship without a coach standing guard. The conventional wisdom is that skaters need coaches, as much to calm their jittery egos as to give them technical and logistical
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A Summer Of Double Axels
NYTimes - over 18 years
''SUN VALLEY in the summer?'' several skiing friends asked skeptically when I mentioned our vacation plans. ''What is there to do in Sun Valley in the summer?'' More than enough, it turned out, to fill two August weeks at the famous Idaho ski resort and leave us wanting to come back. Hiking, white-water rafting, outdoor figure skating, relaxing in
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THE XVIII WINTER GAMES: FIGURE SKATING; Coach Is Trying to Steer Kwan in Right Direction
NYTimes - about 19 years
He has coached figure skating for 38 years, becoming more familiar than he wanted with great expectation and heartbreaking letdown. Finally, at 59, Frank Carroll may win an Olympic gold medal with Michelle Kwan. He coached Linda Fratianne when she lost the gold medal in 1980, in what many believe was an outcome rigged by cold war shenanigans. And
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ATLANTIC CITY;At the Casinos
NYTimes - about 21 years
What's happening onstage at all the Atlantic City casinos this week. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, (800) 736-1420. Bally's Park Place Boardwalk and Park Place. (800) 225-5977. PARK CABARET "Legends in Concert," impersonations of Kenny Rogers, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Sunday at 7:30 and 10 P.M.; Monday
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Linda Fratianne
    FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 41
    Linda Fratianne's father was the former Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Fratianne, who died in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother was Virginia Fratianne. Her parents were divorced.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 32
    In 1993, she was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 27
    From 1988 to 2001, Linda Fratianne was married to ski racer Nick Maricich. They have a daughter, Ali (b. 1991). Fratianne currently lives and coaches in Sun Valley, Idaho. Currently married June 7, 2008 to digital artist and scarf designer Brentano Haleen.
    More Details Hide Details Throughout her figure skating career, Fratianne was coached by Frank Carroll.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 19
    After the 1980 season, Fratianne retired from competitive skating and performed in touring shows, including ten years as a lead skater of Disney on Ice.
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    After the 1980 Winter Games, Fratianne turned professional and, at the 1980 world championships, won the bronze medal behind Anett Pötzsch and Dagmar Lurz from West Germany.
    More Details Hide Details In 1981, the scoring system in figure skating was modified to combine the results of the compulsory figures, short program, and free skating by adding placements instead of carrying over raw scores. This made it less likely that skaters could build up a huge lead in the compulsory figures. This decision was made long before the 1980 Winter Olympics.
    At the 1980 Winter Olympics, Fratianne placed third in the compulsory figures, first in the short program, and second in the free skate to place second overall, while Pötzsch took the gold with 1st in figures, 4th in the short program, and 3rd in the free skate.
    More Details Hide Details There have been persistent allegations that Fratianne was "robbed" of the gold medal by a conspiracy among Eastern-bloc judges, but in fact only two of the nine judges on the panel were from Eastern-bloc countries and only the judges from Japan and the USA placed Fratianne first. All others placed Pötzsch first, mainly due to her substantial lead in the compulsory figures. The officials were:
  • 1977
    Age 16
    In the short and free programs, Fratianne never placed lower than Pötzsch or Lurz between 1977 and 1980 in any competition.
    More Details Hide Details However, since the rules at the time placed much weight on compulsory figures, she was only able to win a major title twice.
    At the World Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo, Japan in 1977, she won her first world title by upsetting the favorite going into the Championship: East Germany's Anett Pötzsch.
    More Details Hide Details Although Fratianne fell on her triple salchow jump in her free skating routine, the judges considered she was better overall than Pötzsch. In 1979, Fratianne was able to regain her world title, which she had lost to Pötzsch in 1978 in Ottawa, Canada. Her chief rivals were Anett Pötzsch (East Germany), Emi Watanabe (Japan), and Dagmar Lurz (West Germany). Like Watanabe, her compulsory figures were significantly weaker than her free skating; consequently, she frequently placed well below Pötzsch and Lurz in the compulsories, forcing her to attempt to overcome her deficiencies through strong short and free programs.
  • 1976
    Age 15
    Fratianne became the first female skater to land two different types of triple jumps (toe loop and salchow) in her free skating programs in 1976 at the U.S. National Championships.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on August 2, 1960.
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