Carol Heiss

1956 Olympic Gold Medallist
Squaw Valley, CA

Event/Season 1952/53 1953/54 1954/55 1955/56 1956/57 1957/58 1959/59 1959/60
Winter Olympics       2nd       1st
World Championships     2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st
North American Championships 2nd   2nd   1st   1st  
U.S. Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st


Born: Jan 20, 1940, New York City, New York

Grew up in Queens, New York

Started skating at age 6

Coach: Pierre Brunet

Skating Club: SC of New York

Retired: 1960

1951: U.S. Novice Ladies Champion

1952: U.S. Junior Ladies Champion

1953-1956: U.S. Senior Ladies Silver Medalist

1956 Olympics, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy: Silver Medal

1956-1960 Worlds: World Champion

1957 & 1959 North American Championships: Gold Medalist

1957-1960: US National Champion

1960 Olympics, Squaw Valley, CA: Gold Medal


1961: Film role, Snow White and the Three Stooges.

1970s: Began coaching in Lakewood, Ohio. Noted students include Timothy Goebel, Tonia Kwiatkowski and Miki Ando.

Carol's sister Nancy was also a competitive figure skater.  At the 1959 U.S. National Championships Carol was the Gold and Nancy Silver medallist.  They are the only sisters to medal in a Senior Singles event at the U.S. Championships.

Worked as a skating commentator during the 1980s.

Married to: Hayes Jenkins


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