Bridget Adams

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBridget Shirley•Adams (-Bengough)
Used nameBridget•Adams
Born4 May 1928 in Hampstead, England (GBR)
Died18 November 2019
Title(s)Lady Bengough
NOC Great Britain


One of the finest free skaters of her time, it was a shame for Bridget Shirley Adams that Jeannette Altwegg was in her prime at the same time. Altwegg won four consecutive British titles 1948-51 and prevented Adams from winning a title. Adams competed at every World and European Championship from 1947-49, with a best finish of fifth at the 1949 Worlds. At the 1948 London Olympics she finished seventh. One of her best victories was in winning the 1949 Swiss International Figure-skating Championship. She became part of the all-star skating spectacular “Icelandia” in 1949. A talented singer, Adams married Jockey Club member Sir Piers Bengough in 1952.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GBR Bridget Adams
Singles, Women (Olympic) 7

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