Tenley ALBRIGHT

United States of America USA

Figure Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Oslo 1952
  • Year of Birth
    1935
Olympic Results

Biography

Tenley ALBRIGHT

Silver at first try

She made her first Olympic appearance in 1952, winning the silver medal behind Jeannette Altwegg.

An almost tragedy

Less than two weeks before the 1956 Olympic Games in Cortina, Albright was practising when she hit a rut. As she fell, her left skate hit her ankle joint, cut through three layers of her right boot, slashed a vein, and severely scraped the bone. Her father arrived two days later and patched her up. In the Olympic competition she skated well enough to earn the first-place votes of ten of the 11 judges.

Following her father’s footsteps

Back in the United States Tenley entered Harvard Medical School to eventually become a surgeon herself.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

G
Singles
Singles Figure Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Oslo 1952

S
Singles
Singles Figure Skating