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Tenley Albright

Full name: Tenley Emma Albright (-Gardiner, -Blakely)
Gender: Female
Born: July 18, 1935 in Newton Center, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Skating Club of Boston, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

At the age of 12, Tenley Albright contracted a mild form of polio but was told to continue skating to help her minimize the loss of any leg muscles. The therapy apparently worked well because only five months later she won the Eastern Juvenile title, the first of many victories. Tenley Albright won her first of five consecutive national titles in 1952. She was also world champion in 1953 and 1955. At the 1956 Olympics, she was hoping to better her 1952 silver medal performance but suffered a large gash in one leg while training. Despite the pain, she continued training and defeated arch-rival Carol Heiss for the gold. Albright attended Radcliffe and then Harvard Medical School and later became a general surgeon. In 1982 she became a vice president of the U.S. Olympic Committee. She has been twice married, the first to Tudor Gardiner, the son of a former Maine governor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating Women's Singles United States USA 2 Silver
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating Women's Singles United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP RP O CFP FSP FSS
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings 2 5×2+ 22.0 1,432.2 159.133
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #1 1 162.6 1.0 96.3 66.3
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #2 1 163.4 1.0 96.2 67.2
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #3 3 158.0 3.0 91.4 66.6
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #4 5 151.5 5.0 90.0 61.5
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #5 2 165.3 2.0 99.3 66.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #6 2 159.0 2.0 93.0 66.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #7 3 156.9 3.0 89.7 67.2
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #8 2 158.0 2.0 91.4 66.6
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #9 3 157.5 3.0 91.5 66.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures 2 6×2+ 21.5 838.8
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #1 1 96.3 1.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #2 2 96.2 2.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #3 2 91.4 2.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #4 4T 90.0 4.5
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #5 2 99.3 2.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #6 2 93.0 2.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #7 2 89.7 2.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #8 3 91.4 3.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #9 3 91.5 3.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating 3 8×3+ 25.5 593.7
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #1 3 66.6 3.0 11.1
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #2 3 67.2 3.0 11.2
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #3 2 66.6 2.0 11.1
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #4 5 61.5 5.0 10.3
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #5 2 66.0 2.0 11.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #6 3 66.0 3.0 11.0
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #7 2 67.2 2.0 11.2
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #8 2T 66.6 2.5 11.1
1952 Winter 16 Oslo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #9 3 66.0 3.0 11.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings 1 10×1+ 12.0 1,866.39
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #1 1 168.23 1.0 98.3 69.93
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #2 1 170.78 1.0 97.7 73.08
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #3 1 168.59 1.0 97.4 71.19
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #4 1 169.45 1.0 97.0 72.45
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #5 1 169.89 1.0 98.7 71.19
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #6 1 171.25 1.0 98.8 72.45
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #7 1 170.08 1.0 97.0 73.08
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #8 1 168.48 1.0 95.4 73.08
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #9 1 168.28 1.0 95.2 73.08
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #10 2 171.48 2.0 98.4 73.08
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #11 1 169.88 1.0 96.8 73.08
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures 1 9×1+ 13.0 1,070.7
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #1 1 98.3 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #2 1 97.7 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #3 1 97.4 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #4 1 97.0 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #5 1 98.7 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #6 1 98.8 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #7 1 97.0 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #8 2 95.4 2.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #9 1 95.2 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #10 2 98.4 2.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #11 1 96.8 1.0
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating 1 7×1+ 14.5 795.69
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #1 2 69.93 2.0 11.1
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #2 1 73.08 1.0 11.6
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #3 2 71.19 2.0 11.3
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #4 1 72.45 1.0 11.5
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #5 2 71.19 2.0 11.3
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #6 1 72.45 1.0 11.5
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #7 1 73.08 1.0 11.6
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #8 1 73.08 1.0 11.6
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #9 1 73.08 1.0 11.6
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #10 1T 73.08 1.5 11.6
1956 Winter 20 Cortina d'Ampezzo Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #11 1 73.08 1.0 11.6