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Karol Kennedy

Full name: Karol Estelle Kennedy (-Kucher)
Gender: Female
Born: February 14, 1932 in Shelton, Washington, United States
Died: June 25, 2004 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Seattle Skating Club, Mountlake Terrace, Washington (USA) / Broadmoor Skating Club, Colorado Springs (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Figure Skating

Related Olympians: Sister of Peter Kennedy.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Karol Kennedy partnered her brother, Peter, in two Olympics. They finished sixth at St. Moritz in 1948 but improved to the silver medal at Oslo four years later. In 1950 they became the first Americans to win the World Pairs Championship. The sixth place finish at St. Moritz was perhaps Karol Kennedy’s most amazing feat. She was having severe back pains, radiating down a leg and causing some loss of control over the muscles in that leg. It required disc surgery later in the year and doctors wondered in amazement how she could have even walked, much less skated in the Olympics. Peter Kennedy once joked that his sister’s goal in life was to be married and have six children. She succeeded at that goal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Mixed Pairs United States-2 USA 6
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating Mixed Pairs United States-1 USA 2 Silver

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings 6
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #1 4
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #2 6
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #3 2T
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #4 8T
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #5 6T
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #6 6
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #7 6
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #8 4T
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #9 7T
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #10 4
1948 Winter 15 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States-2 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #11 4
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings 2
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #1 2
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #2 1
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #3 1
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #4 2
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #5 2
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #6 2
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #7 1T
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #8 3
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Figure Skating United States-1 USA Peter Kennedy Final Standings Judge #9 3
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