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 Ulrich Salchow

Ulrich Salchow

Birth
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death 18 Apr 1949 (aged 71)
Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Plot Section Kv 12A, grave 20 -2557
Memorial ID 6863 · View Source
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Olympic Figure Skater. Born in Copenhagen, he was Swedish figure skater who dominated the sport in the first decade of the 20th Century. He established a record by winning 10 World Championships for men (1901–05, 1907–11). At the 1908 Olympic Winter Games in London, he won the first Olympic Gold Medal awarded for men's figure skating. In 1909, he invented the jump that bears his name the Salchow figure skating jump and Theresa Weld was the first female skater to perform it, at the 1920 Summer Olympics. He died at age 71 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6863
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ulrich Salchow (7 Aug 1877–18 Apr 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6863, citing Norra Begravningsplatsen, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .