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Ila Ray Hadley

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameIla Ray•Hadley
Used nameIla Ray•Hadley
Born18 September 1942 in Renton, Washington (USA)
Died15 February 1961 in Berg-Kampenhout (BEL)
AffiliationsSeattle Skating Club, Mountlake Terrace (USA)
NOC United States


Ila Ray Hadley competed in pairs with her brother, Ray Hadley, Jr.. Together they were third at the US Championships in 1960, qualifying them for the Olympics and World Championships. They placed 11th at the Olympics and 12th at the Worlds in 1960 but had high hopes for future years. The Hadleys finished second at the 1961 US Championships but were tragically killed with the entire US figure skating team, when their plane crashed near Brussels, while they were travelling to the 1961 World Championships, which were scheduled for Prague, Czechoslovakia.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) USA Ila Ray Hadley
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Ray Hadley, Jr. 11

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