|Full name||Mark Wayne Cockerell|
April 24, 1962 |
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
Mark Wayne Cockerell (born April 24, 1962) is an American former figure skater. He is the 1976 World Junior champion, the 1978 Nebelhorn Trophy silver medalist, and a three-time U.S. senior national medalist (bronze in 1983 and in 1984, silver in 1985).
Cockerell won gold at the World Junior Championships in the event's inaugural year, 1976. After moving up to the senior level, he won silver at three international competitions – the 1978 Nebelhorn Trophy in West Germany, 1978 Grand Prix International St. Gervais in France, and 1980 Ennia Challenge Cup in the Netherlands.
The following season, he won another national bronze medal and was named in the U.S. team to the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. He became the first man to execute a triple-triple jump combination at the Olympics and finished 13th overall after placing 18th in compulsory figures, 17th in the short program, and tenth in the free skate. Concluding his season, he placed 13th at the 1984 World Championships in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
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