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Tanith Belbin

Full name: Tanith Jessica Louise Belbin
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: July 11, 1984 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: AFSC, Canton, Michigan (USA) / IceWorks Skating Club, Aston, Pennsylvania (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Canada, Tanith Belbin began skating pairs and ice dancing with Liam Dougherty and Ben Barruco, respectively, although she never competed internationally with either skater. But in 1998 she began skating with Ben Agosto, an American ice dancer. The US-Canadian dance couple was eligible for all international competition except the Olympic Games. They were 2002 World Junior Champions and second that year at the US Senior Nationals. Their breakthrough season was 2003-04, when they won the US Championship, Skate America, and the Four Continents Championship. They defended all those titles in 2005 and 2006, and won the China Cup in 2005, and the Nebelhorn Trophy in 2006. At the World Championships, they were second in 2005 and third in 2006. Shortly before the 2006 Winter Olympics, via a special act of Congress signed in December 2005, Belbin was finally accorded US citizenship, making her eligible to compete for the United States in Torino, where she and Agosto won a silver medal, the highest ever placement for a US dance couple at the Olympic Winter Games. Since the 2006 season, they have continued competing internationally, winning the US Championships in 2007 and 2008, and the China Cup and Skate America in 2007, as well as placing second at the 2009 World Championship. They have also skated in ice shows, including Champions on Ice and Stars on Ice.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2006 Winter 21 Torino Figure Skating Mixed Ice Dancing United States-1 USA 2 Silver
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Figure Skating Mixed Ice Dancing United States-2 USA 4

Mixed Ice Dancing

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 21 Torino Figure Skating United States-1 USA Ben Agosto Final Standings 2
2006 Winter 21 Torino Figure Skating United States-1 USA Ben Agosto Compulsory Dance 6
2006 Winter 21 Torino Figure Skating United States-1 USA Ben Agosto Original Set Pattern Dance 2
2006 Winter 21 Torino Figure Skating United States-1 USA Ben Agosto Free Dance 4
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Figure Skating United States-2 USA Ben Agosto Final Standings 4
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Figure Skating United States-2 USA Ben Agosto Compulsory Dance 4
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Figure Skating United States-2 USA Ben Agosto Original Set Pattern Dance 4
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Figure Skating United States-2 USA Ben Agosto Free Dance 4