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David Jenkins (figure skater)
United States figure skater

David Jenkins (figure skater)

David Jenkins (figure skater)
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Intro United States figure skater
A.K.A. David Wilkinson Jenkins
Is Figure skater
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 29 June 1936, Akron
Age 86 years
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David Wilkinson Jenkins (born June 29, 1936) is a retired American figure skater. He competed in the singles at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a bronze and a gold medal, respectively. In 1956 he lost to his elder brother Hayes Alan Jenkins.
Jenkins was a strong jumper for his time. He performed a triple axel jump in a 1957 exhibition, 21 years before that jump was landed for the first time in competition.
Following the 1960 Olympics, Jenkins declined to compete at the 1960 World Figure Skating Championships. Instead, he turned professional, taking a leave of absence from his studies at Case Western Reserve Medical School to appear in Ice Follies. After graduating, he became a practicing physician.

Competitive highlights

Event 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Winter Olympics 3rd 1st
World Championships 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 1st
North American Championships 2nd 1st
U.S. Championships 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st

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