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Robin Cousins

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRobin John•Cousins
Used nameRobin•Cousins
Born17 August 1957 in Bristol, Bristol, England (GBR)
Measurements183 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsQueens Ice Dance Club, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

After finishing tenth at the 1976 Olympics, Robin Cousins won a bronze medal at the 1978 World Championships and improved to take second place in 1979. Then at the 1980 Olympics at Lake Placid he retained for Britain the title that John Curry had won in 1976. Cousins, a student from Bristol, gave a superb display of free skating at Lake Placid to edge ahead of Jan Hoffmann of East Germany, though Hoffman later turned the tables on Cousins at the World Championships. Cousins came from a sporting family and his father was at one time goalkeeper for Millwall. In 1989 Robin was appointed head of the coaching staff at Ice Castle International, a new advanced training centre in the San Bernadino Mountains of Southern California.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GBR Robin Cousins
Singles, Men (Olympic) 10
1980 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) GBR Robin Cousins
Singles, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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