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Megan Taylor
British figure skater

Megan Taylor

Megan Taylor
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Quick Facts

Intro British figure skater
A.K.A. Megan Devenish Taylor, Olwen Megan Taylor, Megan Mandeville-Ellis
Was Figure skater
From United Kingdom
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 25 October 1920, Rochdale, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, North West England
Death 23 July 1993, Jamaica (aged 72 years)
Stats
Height: 5' 2"
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Megan Olwen Devenish Taylor (later Mandeville, later Ellis, 25 October 1920 – 23 July 1993) was a British figure skater competitive in the 1930s. She won the World Championships in 1938 and 1939. Her father was Phil Taylor, a speed skater.

Career

Megan and fellow Brit Cecilia Colledge participated in the 1932 Winter Olympics. They were virtually the same age—Colledge was 11 years and 68 days old, and Taylor was 11 years and 102 days. They are the youngest ever female competitors in any Olympic sport and the youngest ever competitors at the Winter Olympics. Taylor finished seventh, with Colledge following in eighth in the singles competition. Sonja Henie, the dominant figure in women’s figure skating at the time, won her second Olympic gold medal here.

Taylor finished second behind Henie at the World Championships in 1934 and 1936. After Henie retired in 1936, Taylor and Colledge competed for prominence. Colledge won the Worlds in 1937, while Taylor won in 1938 and 1939. Taylor placed second behind Colledge three times at the European Championships (1937, 1938, and 1939).

After her retirement from amateur competition, Taylor toured with the Ice Capades.

Competitive highlights

Event 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Winter Olympic Games 7th
World Championships 7th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st
European Championships 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd
British Championships 1st 1st 1st * * 2nd 2nd 2nd

*Did not participate

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http://www.pikle.demon.co.uk/londoncross/londoncross23.html
http://www.iceskating.org.uk/dyncat.cfm?catid=9616
https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ta/megan-taylor-1.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20020122145258/http://www.iceskate-magazine.com/page49.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20060706071307/http://www.pikle.demon.co.uk/londoncross/londoncross23.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20070209065514/http://www.eskatefans.com/skatabase/worldladies1930.html
https://www.webcitation.org/66qetuSWa?url=http://www.eskatefans.com/skatabase/euroladies1930.html
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