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Barbara Ann Scott
Birth: May 9, 1928
Ottawa
Ottawa Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Sep. 30, 2012
Amelia City
Nassau County
Florida, USA

Olympic Athlete. Known as "Canada's Sweetheart", she was a figure skater and the only Canadian to win the ladies' singles Olympic Gold Medal. She began skating at the age of seven and at age eleven, won her first National junior title. In 1942, she became the first female to ever land a double lutz in competition and by the age of fifteen was Canada's senior National Champion. She was the first North American to win three major titles in one year and the only Canadian to win the European Championship twice, (1947-48). On January 31, 1948, at the 6th Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland, she won the Gold Medal in the ladies' singles event. She also was a two-time World Champion (1947-48). In 1955, she retired from figure skating when she married Tom King, the press agent for the Hollywood Ice Revue. However, she remained active in the sport as a judge for professional competition and as a public figure. She is a member of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame, International Women's Sports Hall of Fame and became an officer of the Order of Canada in 1991. In 2009, she carried the Olympic torch into the House of Commons on its journey to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. She died at the age of 84 in her home at Amelia Island, Florida. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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Bosque Bello Cemetery
Fernandina Beach
Nassau County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 01, 2012
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