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Hellmut May
Austrian figure skater

Hellmut May

Hellmut May
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Intro Austrian figure skater
Was Figure skater
From Austria
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 9 June 1921
Death 11 November 2011, Richmond (aged 90 years)
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Hellmut May (June 9, 1921 – November 11, 2011) was a figure skater who represented Austria at the Winter Olympics in 1936 and 1948.

Life and career

Hellmut May was 14 years old when he competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, finishing 14th. In May 1941, he was drafted into the army for World War II and later spent time in American and British POW camps. His family's apartment was damaged by a bomb but his mother retrieved his skates. May finished eighth at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

May immigrated to Canada in 1954. In 1955, he became the head coach at the Kerrisdale Figure Skating Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was the first coach of Karen Magnussen.

May was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in 2010 and died in November 2011 in Richmond, British Columbia. He was married to Andrea May.


Event 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1946 1947 1948
Winter Olympics 14th 8th
World Championships 8th
European Championships 9th
Austrian Championships 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd
Ostmark Championships 2nd 2nd

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