Catherine Machado

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Catherine Louise Machado (born April 20, 1936 in Santa Monica, California)[1] is an American former figure skater. She won the bronze medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships twice and became the first Hispanic skater to represent the U.S. at the Winter Olympics in 1956. After that year's World Championships, she turned professional. She was inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2005.[2]


Event 1955 1956
Winter Olympics 8th
World Championships 10th 6th
U.S. Championships 3rd 3rd


  1. ^ "Catherine Machado". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ Official Site World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame Archived 2007-09-05 at the Wayback Machine.