Madge Syers

Madge Syers

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Florence Madeleine "Madge" Syers (n e Cave) (16 September 1881 - 9 September 1917) was a British figure skater. She became the first woman to compete at the World Figure Skating Championships in 1902 by entering what was previously an all-male event and won the silver medal, which prompted the International Skating Union (ISU) to create a separate ladies' event. Syers was the winner of the first two ladies' World Championship events in 1906 and 1907, and went on to become the Olympic champion at the 1908 Summer Olympics, the first Olympic Games to include figure skating. She also competed in pairs skating events with her husband and coach Edgar Syers; they won the bronze medal at the 1908 Olympics, making her the only figure skater to have won medals in two events at the same Olympic Games.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135815644
  • 9786135815641