Tim Wood (figure skater)

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Tim Wood
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Full nameTimothy Lyle Wood
Country representedUnited States
Born(1948-06-21) June 21, 1948 (age 64)
 
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Tim Wood
Personal information
Full nameTimothy Lyle Wood
Country representedUnited States
Born(1948-06-21) June 21, 1948 (age 64)
Olympic medal record
Men's figure skating
Competitor for  United States
Silver1968 GrenobleSingles

Timothy Lyle Wood (born June 21, 1948 in Highland Park, MI) was an American figure skater. He is three-time U.S. national champion, and two-time World champion. He also won the silver medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics.

Wood's medal at the 1968 Olympics was somewhat unexpected, as he had been only 9th at the previous year's World Championships. He attributed his success to becoming mature enough to conquer his competition nerves, and to training harder. While also a pre-law student at John Carroll University, he spent 7 and a half hours a day training, including at least four hours just on compulsory figures.[1]

Results

Event196219631964196519661967196819691970
Winter Olympic Games2nd
World Championships13th9th2nd1st1st
North American Championships5th5th1st
U.S. Championships1st N.3rd J.1st J.3rd4th3rd1st1st1st

References

  1. ^ "Wood Attributes Rise to Hard Work, Maturity", The Owosso Argus-Press, Feb 17 1968

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