Caryn Kadavy

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Caryn Kadavy
Kadavy performing in 2006
Personal information
Country represented  United States
Born (1967-12-09) December 9, 1967 (age 47)
Residence Erie, Pennsylvania
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)

Caryn Kadavy (born December 9, 1967), is an American figure skater. She is the 1987 World bronze medalist and a four-time U.S. national medalist. She also competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics.


Kadavy was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. As an amateur, she won medals at the U.S. Championships four years in a row, including silver in 1986. She won several competitions in 1985: the U.S. Olympic Festival, Skate Canada International, and the Moscow News Cup. She was a top-ten finisher at the World Figure Skating Championships three times, including a bronze medal in 1987. At the 1988 Winter Olympics, she was in 6th place after the short program but withdrew prior to the free skate due to the flu.[1][2] During this period, Kadavy was coached by Carlo Fassi at the Broadmoor Skating Club; she also worked with Toller Cranston prior to the 1987–88 season. In December 1988, she underwent an operation to remove a cyst on an ovary.[1] She withdrew from the 1989 U.S. Championships due to a stress fracture in one ankle and a pinched nerve in the other.[1]

Kadavy went on to skate regularly in professional ice shows throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and is still active as of 2010. She has won numerous professional championships, including Miko Masters (1993), Hershey's Kisses (1993 and 1994), U.S. Open (1993), Canadian Pro (1996), and Ladies Pro Final (1997), as well as numerous team competitions. She is currently a skating teacher in Erie.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1984–1985 1985–1986 1986–1987 1987–1988
Winter Olympic Games WD
World Championships 8th 3rd 7th
Skate Canada International 1st
Prize of Moscow News 1st
St. Ivel International 1st
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd
WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ a b c "Sports People: FIGURE SKATING; Kadavy Still Injured". Associated Press (The New York Times). January 31, 1989. 
  2. ^ Cuneo, Kevin (February 11, 2010). "Caryn Kadavy: No regrets but lots of class". Erie Times-News. Retrieved February 19, 2010.