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18 Jul 1929
Male

Prior to World War II, figure skating was simply that, cutting pretty figures on the ice. But with his bold jumps and spins, Dick Button ushered in a newer, modern era of athleticism on ice. His record clearly makes him the most dominant figure skater, male or female, of the modern era. Dick Button won the U.S. men’s title from 1946 through 1952, the world title from 1948 until 1952, and two Olympic gold medals. In 1948 he became the first American to win the European championship, and it was promptly changed to a closed event. From 1946 on, he...

Richard in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:2 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Oslo
    Oslo 1952
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Oslo
    Oslo 1952
    • 1 Gold medal
      Figure Skating
      Singles
  • St. Moritz
    St. Moritz 1948
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    St. Moritz
    St. Moritz 1948
    • 1 Gold medal
      Figure Skating
      Singles

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