Hayes Alan Jenkins

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Hayes Alan Jenkins
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1933-03-23) March 23, 1933 (age 84)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Skating club Broadmoor SC
Retired 1956

Hayes Alan Jenkins (born March 23, 1933 in Akron, Ohio), an American figure skater, led men's skating for 4 years, 1953–56. He won four consecutive World Figure Skating Championships from 1953 to 1956. He also won the gold medal in the 1956 Winter Olympics, after placing 4th in the 1952 Winter Olympics. His brother David Jenkins won the gold in 1960. Jenkins later married Carol Heiss, the 1956 Olympic silver medalist and the 1960 Olympic gold medalist.[1] The couple had three children, but none of them became a competitive figure skater.[2]

He attended Colorado College and Harvard Law School. He went on to work for the Goodyear tire company as an international lawyer.[3]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Event 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956
Winter Olympic Games 4th 1st
World Championships 6th 3rd 4th 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st
North American Championships 1st 1st
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ Findling and Pelle (1996), p. 261
  2. ^ Reinghard, Katherine (1998-01-08). "Heiss Jenkins Is Going For More Gold In 2002 * 1960 Olympic Titlist Hopes A Student Finishes First In Salt Lake City". The Morning Call. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Hayes Alan Jenkins". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2010-03-08.