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Figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Figure skating at the I Winter Olympics
Type: Olympic Games
Men's singles:
Gillis Grafström
Ladies' singles:
Magda Julin
Pair skating:
Ludowika Jakobsson / Walter Jakobsson
Figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Singles men ladies
Pairs mixed

At the 1920 Summer Olympics, three figure skating events were contested.

Gillis Grafström of Sweden captured the first of three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the men's single event in 1920. 1908 gold medalist Ulrich Salchow finished fourth. At age 44, bronze medalist Martin Stixrud is the oldest man to ever win an Olympic medal in an individual winter event.[1]

Despite receiving no first place votes from the judges in the women's singles, Magda Julin of Sweden captured the gold on the strength of three second-place ordinals. She was three months pregnant at the time.

Bronze medalist Phyllis Johnson from the UK had captured the silver medal at the 1908 Olympics with a different partner.


  • Medal summary 1
    • Medalists 1.1
    • Medal table 1.2
  • Participating nations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Medal summary


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
 Gillis Grafström (SWE)  Andreas Krogh (NOR)  Martin Stixrud (NOR)
Ladies' singles
 Magda Mauroy-Julin (SWE)  Svea Norén (SWE)  Theresa Weld (USA)
Pair skating
 Ludowika Jakobsson
/ Walter Jakobsson (FIN)
 Alexia Bryn
/ Yngvar Bryn (NOR)
 Phyllis Johnson
/ Basil Williams (GBR)

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Sweden 2 1 0 3
2 Finland 1 0 0 1
3 Norway 0 2 1 3
4 Great Britain 0 0 1 1
United States 0 0 1 1

Participating nations

A total of 26 figure skaters, 14 men and 12 women, from eight nations competed at the Antwerp Games:


  1. ^ International Olympic Committee Factsheet: Records and Medals: Games of the Olympiad PDF (167 KB)

External links

  • Official Olympic Reports: 1920 Antwerp PDF (951 KB)
  • Skatabase: Men's Results
  • Skatabase: Ladies Results
  • Skatabase: Pairs Results
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