Thomas Litz

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Thomas Litz
Thomas Litz 1962.jpg
Litz in 1962
Personal information
Country representedUnited States
Born (1945-03-14) March 14, 1945 (age 73)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.[1]
Height174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
CoachFelix Kaspar[2]
Skating clubHershey Figure Skating Club

Thomas Litz (born March 14, 1945) is a retired American figure skater. He won the gold medal at the 1963 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed sixth at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Litz is credited as being the first skater to land the triple toe loop jump, a feat he accomplished at the 1964 World Figure Skating Championships.[1]

Litz had to withdraw from the 1963 World Figure Skating Championships because of a sprained ankle.[3] He coaches figure skating in Lake Placid, New York.[1]

Results[edit]

International
Event 1961 1962 1963 1964
Winter Olympics 6th
World Championships WD 6th
North American Championships 2nd
National
U.S. Championships 6th J 1st J 1st 2nd
J = Junior level; WD = Withdrew

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas Litz. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Started Here", The Reading Eagle, Feb 12, 1963
  3. ^ "1963 North American, U.S., & Canadian Champions", Skating magazine, May 1963