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John Curry

Full name: John Anthony Curry
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: September 9, 1949 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: April 15, 1994 in Binton, Warwickshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Queens Ice Dance Club, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Figure Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

John Curry first took up skating at the age of 12 under the guidance of Ken Vickers at the Summerhill Road rink in Birmingham. But in 1965 he left for London to learn from Arnold Gerschwiler and later Alison Smith at Richmond. After winning his first British junior championship in 1967, he won the senior title in 1970. Steadily improving performances in the world and European championships and 11th place in the 1972 Olympics led to invaluable sponsorship being provided by Ed Moseler, an American millionaire. Moseler’s support gave Curry freedom from financial worries, coaching by the renowned Carlo Fassi and superb training facilities at Denver, Colorado. These new-found advantages pain handsome dividends and in 1975 Curry was second in the European and third in the World Championships. In 1976 he opened his Olympic season by taking the European title at Innsbruck and then gave one of the greatest performances in skating history to take the Olympic gold medal. Graceful, athletic and with a perfectly coordinated program, he completely outclassed the rest of the world’s finest skaters. Curry quickly confirmed his position by winning the World Championship at Gothenburg and then turned professional – as the holder of the European, World and Olympic titles he was able to negotiate a highly lucrative contract. He brought a magnificent ice show to London but never forsook his ambition to be an actor. Although he appeared regularly in provincial productions, he never made it to Broadway or the West End. Curry, who was awarded the OBE in 1976, was undoubtedly one of the major influences in popularizing the sport in Britain and, remembering his early struggle to finance his own training, he was a generous supporter of the National Skating Association. Curry was one of the first openly gay male skaters and was also one of the first to succumb to AIDS.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 10
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Men's Singles Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TOOM TO TP O CFP FSP FSS AI TM CFAP SPAP AP F1S F2S F3S RE P TAP SPP
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings 10 7×11+ 60.0 85.0 2,512.2
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #1 6 280.5 6.0 112.5 168.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #2 9 280.2 9.0 115.2 165.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #3 11 276.2 11.0 112.7 163.5
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #4 4 288.1 4.0 117.1 171.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #5 8 281.1 8.0 113.1 168.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #6 11 278.8 11.0 110.8 168.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #7 13 271.3 13.0 109.3 162.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #8 12 274.9 12.0 112.9 162.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #9 11 281.1 11.0 111.6 169.5
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures 8 5×7+ 27.5 62.5 1,015.2
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #1 7 112.5 7.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #2 5 115.2 5.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #3 6T 112.7 6.5
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #4 3 117.1 3.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #5 6 113.1 6.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #6 9 110.8 9.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #7 9 109.3 9.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #8 8 112.9 8.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #9 9 111.6 9.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating 12 6×12+ 62.0 102.5 1,497.0
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #1 9 168.0 9.0 11.2 5.6 5.6
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #2 13T 165.0 13.5 11.0 5.5 5.5
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #3 12 163.5 12.0 10.9 5.5 5.4
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #4 7T 171.0 7.5 11.4 5.7 5.7
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #5 10T 168.0 11.0 11.2 5.6 5.6
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #6 11T 168.0 11.5 11.2 5.6 5.6
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #7 14 162.0 14.0 10.8 5.4 5.4
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #8 13 162.0 13.0 10.8 5.4 5.4
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #9 11 169.5 11.0 11.3 5.7 5.6
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings 1 7×1+ 7.0 11.0 192.74
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #1 2 21.32 2.0 11.6 5.12 4.60
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #2 1 21.16 1.0 11.8 4.76 4.60
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #3 1 21.44 1.0 11.8 5.04 4.60
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #4 1 21.40 1.0 11.8 4.92 4.68
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #5 1 21.76 1.0 11.8 5.32 4.64
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #6 1 21.48 1.0 11.8 5.00 4.68
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #7 1 21.52 1.0 11.8 5.04 4.68
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #8 2 21.22 2.0 11.7 4.84 4.68
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Final Standings Judge #9 1 21.44 1.0 11.8 4.92 4.72
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures 2 5×2+ 6.0 21.5 44.96
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #1 4 12.8 4.0 5.12 4.3 4.2 4.3
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #2 4 11.9 4.0 4.76 4.0 3.9 4.0
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #3 1 12.6 1.0 5.04 4.1 4.3 4.2
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #4 4 12.3 4.0 4.92 4.0 4.0 4.3
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #5 1 13.3 1.0 5.32 4.4 4.5 4.4
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #6 1 12.5 1.0 5.00 4.2 4.0 4.3
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #7 1 12.6 1.0 5.04 4.1 4.2 4.3
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #8 3T 12.1 3.5 4.84 4.0 4.0 4.1
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures Judge #9 2 12.3 2.0 4.92 4.0 4.2 4.1
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program 2 5×2+ 7.0 18.5 41.88
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #1 3 11.5 3.0 4.60 5.7 5.8
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #2 3 11.5 3.0 4.60 5.7 5.8
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #3 3 11.5 3.0 4.60 5.7 5.8
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #4 1 11.7 1.0 4.68 5.8 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #5 2 11.6 2.0 4.64 5.7 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #6 2T 11.7 2.5 4.68 5.8 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #7 1T 11.7 1.5 4.68 5.8 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #8 1T 11.7 1.5 4.68 5.8 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Short Program Judge #9 1 11.8 1.0 4.72 5.9 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #1 1T 24.3 1.5 12.8 9.72 11.5
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #2 3 23.4 3.0 11.9 9.36 11.5
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #3 1 24.1 1.0 12.6 9.64 11.5
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #4 1 24.0 1.0 12.3 9.60 11.7
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #5 1 24.9 1.0 13.3 9.96 11.6
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #6 1 24.2 1.0 12.5 9.68 11.7
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #7 1 24.3 1.0 12.6 9.72 11.7
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #8 3 23.8 3.0 12.1 9.52 11.7
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Compulsory Figures and Short Program Summary Judge #9 1 24.1 1.0 12.3 9.64 11.8
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating 1 7×1+ 7.0 10.5 105.90
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #1 2 11.6 2.0 5.8 5.8
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #2 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #3 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #4 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #5 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #6 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #7 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #8 1T 11.7 1.5 5.8 5.9
1976 Winter 26 Innsbruck Figure Skating Great Britain Free Skating Judge #9 1 11.8 1.0 5.9 5.9
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