Monday, March 17, 2014

Denise Biellmann Inducted into World Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Denise Biellmann has just been inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Having just watched and enjoyed the figure skating competitions at the 2014 Olympics, I remembered some video our family taped many years ago of Denise Biellmann in a fun exhibition routine.

Biellmann introduced a figure skating position called simply "a Biellmann" now used by many figure skaters in a spin.

Biellmann is not only a great figure skater, but also a giving, caring person. She plays "an active role in helping underprivileged children as Ambassador for the Laureus Foundation and for World Vision."

Here's some old 1981 video footage of Biellmann in an exhibition performance skating to "These Boots Are Made for Walking". Even though the video quality wavers between medium and poor, I offer it because I have not been able to find it posted anywhere else.

Congratulations, Denise!

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