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Figure Skating - Winter Olympic Games, 1924 Chamonix, France

Originally there was only the Summer Olympics. The first winter Olympics took place in 1924 at Chamonix France.
The medal winning figure skaters - Herma Planck-Szabo of Hungary (gold), Ethel Muckelt of Britain (bronze), Beatrix Loughran of the USA (silver) - at the 1924 winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, January 1924. (news.bbc.co.uk)

A Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie during the Winter Olympic Games (1924 Chamonix, France).
An 11-year-old competitor in the women’s figure skating event stopped her routine several times to consult with her coach on the sidelines. She ended up finishing dead last. But it wasn’t the last time the sports world heard of her. Sonja Henie went on to become the most famous figure skater of all time, winning the gold medal at the 1928, 1932, and 1936 Winter Games. She also won ten consecutive world championships. Henie, who pioneered the use of modern costumes and choreography in figure skating, later starred in touring ice shows and made a series of successful movies. (cbc.ca)
 Sonja Henie

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