Ila Ray Hadley

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Ila Ray Hadley (September 18, 1942 – February 15, 1961), was an American figure skater who competed in pairs and ice dance with her brother Ray Hadley, Jr..

Hadley was born in Renton, Washington. She and her brother won the bronze medal in pairs at the 1960 United States Figure Skating Championships and competed in the Winter Olympics and World Figure Skating Championships that year. The next year, they finished second in pairs at the U.S. Championships and fourth at the North American Figure Skating Championships. They died along with their mother on February 15, 1961, when Sabena Flight 548 crashed in Belgium en route to the World Championships in Prague. She was 18 years old. Her parents met in Eugene, Oregon, and Hadley and her brother are buried in that city.[1][2]



Event 1959 1960 1961
Winter Olympics 11th
World Championships 12th
North American Championships 4th
U.S. Championships 4th 3rd 2nd

Ice Dance[edit]

Event 1960 1961
U.S. Championships 2nd J. 2nd J.


  1. ^ "Ila Ray Hadley and Ray Hadley". U.S. Figure Skating. Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  2. ^ Stephanie (January 19, 2005). "Ila Ray Hadley". Find a Grave. Retrieved February 24, 2015.

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