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Maribel Vinson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameMaribel Yerxa•Vinson (-Owen)
Used nameMaribel•Vinson
Born12 October 1911 in Winchester, Massachusetts (USA)
Died15 February 1961 in Berg-Kampenhout (BEL)
AffiliationsSkating Club of Boston, Boston (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Maribel Vinson was a nine-time U.S. women’s champion, and a four-time U.S. pairs champion (with George Hill). A three-time Olympic competitor, she placed fifth, fourth, and third individually. In 1937 Maribel Vinson turned professional and toured the country in her own ice show. She later became Maribel Vinson-Owen, marrying a Canadian skater, though they later divorced, and taught, as well as authored two books about, figure skating. Maribel Owen also became the first woman sportswriter for The New York Times when she wrote about major skating competitions. Maribel Vinson-Owen had two very successful skating daughters. Laurie Owen won the 1961 U.S. women’s championship, and Maribel Owen partnered Dudley Richards to the 1961 pairs championships. On their way to the 1961 World Championships in Brussels, Mrs. Owen and her two daughters were killed in the airplane crash which took the lives of all the American figure skaters.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) USA Maribel Vinson
Singles, Women (Olympic) 4
1932 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) USA Maribel Vinson
Singles, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) George Hill DNS
1936 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) USA Maribel Vinson
Singles, Women (Olympic) 5
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) George Hill 5

Olympic family relations

Special Notes