Figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Ladies' singles

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Ladies' singles figure skating
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenuePalais de Glace d'Anvers
Date25 April
Competitors6 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Magda Julin  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Svea Norén  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Theresa Weld  United States
← 1908
1924 →

The women's individual skating event held as part of the figure skating at the 1920 Summer Olympics. It was the second appearance of the event and the sport, which had previously been held in 1908.

Six skaters from four nations competed. Despite receiving no first place votes from the judges in the women's singles, Magda Julin of Sweden captured the gold on the strength of three second-place ordinals. She was three months pregnant at the time.

Theresa Weld caused a minor controversy by performing jumps such as salchows and loops, the only woman in the event to do any jumps beyond modest hops. She was told that such jumps were not considered suitable for a lady's program and that some judges marked down as a result.[1]


Rank Name Nation CF FS Places
1 Magda Julin  Sweden 1 4 12.0
2 Svea Norén  Sweden 2 3 12.5
3 Theresa Weld  United States 5 1 15.5
4 Phyllis Johnson  Great Britain 3 5 18.5
5 Margot Moe  Norway 4 6 22.5
6 Ingrid Gulbrandsen  Norway 6 2 24.0




  1. ^ "The Olympics: 1920, 1924, and 1928", Skating magazine, December 1959


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