Kennedy Memorial Winter Games

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The Kennedy Memorial Winter Games were an international multi-sport competition event held in Lake Placid, New York from January 9 to March 15, 1970, the Games were held as a tribute to John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy. President Kennedy had been an advocate of physical fitness and in 1963 urged the development of programs to allow American youth to participate in international sports competitions.[1]

The program included competition in figure skating, bobsled, luge, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, and ice hockey.[1]

Figure skating[edit]

The figure skating events took place March 13-15, and included competitions in ladies' and men's single skating and pair skating with entrants from 10 countries, this was the first international invitational senior figure skating competition held in the United States, predating the first Skate America competition which was held in 1979.[2]

Men's results[edit]

Rank Name Nation CP FP Placings
1 John Baldwin, Sr.  United States 1 1 7
2 Gordon McKellen  United States 3 3 20
3 Stefano Bargauan  Italy 2 4 32
4 Ron Shaver  Canada 10 2 31
5 Reinhard Ketterer  West Germany 4 6 40
6 Jacques Mrozek  France 7 7 41
7 Josef Schneider  Austria 5 9 48
8 Jozef Žídek  Czechoslovakia 6 5 45
9 John Curry  United Kingdom 8 8 54
10 Paul Bonenfant  Canada 9 10 69
11 Yutaka Higuchi  Japan 11 11 75

Ladies' results[edit]

Rank Name Nation CP FP Placings
1 Joanne Darakjy  United States 4 2 15
2 Mary McCaffrey  Canada 1 3 16
3 Jennie Walsh  United States 6 1 17
4 Kazumi Yamashita  Japan 2 4 25
5 Jean Scott  United Kingdom 5 5 34
6 Karen Grobba  Canada 7 6 45
7 Ľudmila Bezáková  Czechoslovakia 8 7 48
8 Cinzia Frosio  Italy 9 8 52
9 Marion von Cetto  West Germany 10 9 63
WDR Charlotte Walter   Switzerland 3

Pairs results[edit]

Rank Name Nation SP FP Placings
1 Brunhilde Bassler / Eberhard Rausch  West Germany 1 1 7
2 Dana Fialova / Josef Tuma  Czechoslovakia 2 3 19
3 Evelyne Scharf / Wilhelm Bietak  Austria 3 2 24
4 Barbara Brown / Doug Berndt  United States 5 4 24
5 Mona Szabo / Pierre Szabo  France 4 5 32
6 Kathy Normile / Gregory Taylor  United States 6 7 46
7 Karin Künzle / Christian Künzle   Switzerland 7 6 45
8 Marion Murray / Glenn Moore  Canada 8 8 55
WDR Kotoe Nagasawa / Hiroshi Nagakubo  Japan 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Kennedy Memorial Winter Games", Skating magazine, Feb 1970
  2. ^ "The 1970 Kennedy Winter Games", Skating magazine, Jun 1970