Figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics
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Singles men ladies
Pairs mixed

At the 1920 Summer Olympics, three figure skating events were contested.

Gillis Grafström of Sweden captured the first of three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the men's single event in 1920. 1908 gold medalist Ulrich Salchow finished fourth. At age 44, bronze medalist Martin Stixrud is the oldest man to ever win an Olympic medal in an individual winter event.[1]

Despite receiving no first place votes from the judges in the women's singles, Magda Julin of Sweden captured the gold on the strength of three second-place ordinals. She was three months pregnant at the time.

Bronze medalist Phyllis Johnson from the UK had captured the silver medal at the 1908 Olympics with a different partner.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
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 Gillis Grafström
Sweden (SWE)
 Andreas Krogh
Norway (NOR)
 Martin Stixrud
Norway (NOR)
Ladies' singles
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 Magda Mauroy-Julin
Sweden (SWE)
 Svea Norén
Sweden (SWE)
 Theresa Weld
United States (USA)
Pairs
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 Ludowika Jakobsson & Walter Jakobsson
Finland (FIN)
 Alexia Bryn & Yngvar Bryn
Norway (NOR)
 Phyllis Johnson & Basil Williams
Great Britain (GBR)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 26 figure skaters, 14 men and 12 women, from eight nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Sweden (SWE) 2 1 0 3
2  Finland (FIN) 1 0 0 1
3  Norway (NOR) 0 2 1 3
4  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 1 1
 United States (USA) 0 0 1 1

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