||Timothy Lyle Wood
June 21, 1948 |
Timothy Lyle Wood (born June 21, 1948 in Highland Park, MI) was an American figure skater. He is three-time U.S. national champion, and two-time World champion. He also won the silver medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics.
Wood's medal at the 1968 Olympics was somewhat unexpected, as he had been only 9th at the previous year's World Championships. He attributed his success to becoming mature enough to conquer his competition nerves, and to training harder. While also a pre-law student at John Carroll University, he spent 7 and a half hours a day training, including at least four hours just on compulsory figures.