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Gretchen Merrill

Full name: Gretchen Van Zandt Merrill (-Gay)
Nickname(s): Queenie
Gender: Female
Born: November 2, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 22, 1965 in Windsor, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Skating Club of Boston, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Figure Skating

Biography

Gretchen Merrill was a six-time US singles champion, winning the title every year from 1943-48. In 1947 she placed third in the World Championships, and was second that year in the European Championships, as in that era, the Europeans were an open competition. Merrill is the last American woman to win a medal at the European Championships, as they were closed only to Europeans beginning in 1948. Merrill also placed second at the US Championships in 1941, 1942, and 1949. Representing the Skating Club of Boston, Merrill was coached by US Olympian Maribel Vinson-Owen. Merrill was considered among the best dressed American female athletes by the media, and her glamour gained her attention in the European press as well. She was inducted into the US Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2000.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Women's Singles United States USA 8

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP RP O CFP FSP FSS
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings 8 6×8+ 73.0 1,336.2 148.466
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #1 4 150.0 4.0 91.2 58.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #2 5 154.3 5.0 91.9 62.4
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #3 8 149.0 8.0 87.2 61.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #4 7 151.5 7.0 89.7 61.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #5 8 147.2 8.0 88.4 58.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #6 9 145.0 9.0 87.4 57.6
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #7 8 146.6 8.0 87.8 58.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #8 9 148.9 9.0 87.7 61.2
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Final Standings Judge #9 15 143.7 15.0 86.7 57.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures 6 5×6+ 59.5 798.0 88.667
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #1 3 91.2 3.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #2 4 91.9 4.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #3 6 87.2 6.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #4 5T 89.7 5.5
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #5 5 88.4 5.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #6 9 87.4 9.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #7 9 87.8 9.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #8 9 87.7 9.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Compulsory Figures Judge #9 9 86.7 9.0
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating 11 5×12+ 105.0 538.2 59.800
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #1 11T 58.8 11.5 9.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #2 6 62.4 6.0 10.4
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #3 9T 61.8 9.5 10.3
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #4 7T 61.8 8.0 10.3
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #5 13T 58.8 14.5 9.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #6 10T 57.6 10.5 9.6
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #7 13T 58.8 13.5 9.8
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #8 12T 61.2 13.0 10.2
1948 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating United States Free Skating Judge #9 17T 57.0 18.5 9.5