Women`s Figure Skating

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Women’s Figure Skating
History Of Women’s Figure
Skating
Figure skating dates back to
prehistoric times. It was the
first winter sport to be
introduced to the summer
Olympics. In 1908 in London,
England
History of Figure Skating
•The founder of modern figure skating is an
American man by the name of Jackson
Haines. Jackson won the first Championships
of America held in in 1864. He was also
known to be the first person who
incorporated dance and ballet movements
into regular skating. Jackson also invented
a blade made for figure skating.
•At first, only men were allowed to
compete in figure skating, but in 1902
a women entered the world figure
skating championships. This was not
approved of and they banned women
from competing against men. In 1906,
a separate event for ladies was
established.
FACTS!
What is figure skating?
•It’s the competitive sport of ice skating in
prescribed patterns ( figures ) and
choreographed free skating.
•The first skates were made
of flattened bone that was
strapped to the bottom of
the foot.
•Women’s figure skating was the first winter sport
introduced to the Olympics in 1908
•Figure skating was part of
the summer Olympics in
1908 and 1920
•At first, only men were allowed to compete in
figure skating, but in 1902 a women entered
the world figure skating championships. This
was not approved of and they banned women
from competing against men. In 19086, a
separate event for ladies was established.
This years favorites were:
•Gracie Gold (USA)
•Ashley Wagner (USA)
•Yuna Kim (South Korea)
•Mao Asada (Japan)
•Carolina Kostner (Italy)
Women originally could
only wear dresses but now
have a choice between
them or trousers. If they
choose to wear a dress,
they must wear matching,
attached briefs.
FIGURE SKATING
SOCHI 2014
CANADA
Women’s Figure Skating- The women did not place within
the top five.
Men’s figure skating- Patrick Chan placed second,
receiving a silver medal.
Pairs- Kirsten Moore-Towers and her partner Dylan
Moscovitch from Canada placed fifth
Canada came fourth over all in the figure
skating portion of the Olympics
References
•http://www.olympic.org/sochi-2014-winter-olympics
•Wikipedia
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