|Full name||James Sladky|
|Country represented||United States|
|Born||March 16, 1947|
|Died||November 9, 2017(aged 70)|
|Skating club||Genesee FSC|
James "Jim" Sladky (March 16, 1947 – November 9, 2017) was an American competitive ice dancer. With his skating partner, Judy Schwomeyer, he became a four-time World medalist (silver in 1970; bronze in 1969, 1971, 1972) and five-time U.S. national champion (1968–1972).
They were coached by Ron Ludington. Together with Ludington, Schwomeyer/Sladky created the Yankee Polka compulsory dance. They first performed it as a competitive program in 1969. Following their retirement from competitive skating, the duo skated professionally.
They were inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1991.
(with Judy Schwomeyer)
|North American Champ.||3rd||2nd||1st|
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