Thursday, May 08, 2008

cecilia colledge r.i.p.

for those of us who are ice-skating fans, i'd just like to note the passing of cecilia colledge. i'd never heard of her until reading her obit in the telegraph. it tells us:

"Cecilia Colledge, who died in Massachusetts on April 12 aged 87, was one of the finest exponents of British figure skating. She was world champion in 1937, British champion on five occasions (1935, 1936, 1937, 1938 and 1946) and thrice European champion (1937 to 1939 inclusive). She is credited with inventing the camel and layback spins, and the one-foot axel jump, to which she gave her name. She was also the first woman to execute a double salchow, when she performed it at the European championships in Berlin in 1936"

so would that axel jump be called the colledge or the cecilia?

No comments:

Post a Comment