Medal Record

Sapporo 1972
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Innsbruck 1976
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

John Curry became a British figure skating legend when he won gold in the Men's Singles competition at the Innsbruck 1976 Olympic Winter Games, having been the Team GB flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony.

Famous for combining ballet and modern dance influences into his skating, Curry made his Olympic debut four years prior to his triumph; at the Sapporo 1972 Games where he finished tenth.

Curry first took up skating under the guidance of Ken Vickers in Birmingham, but moved to London to develop his career at Richmond Ice rink.

As a result of his successes, he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1996. Tragically he died at the age of 44 in 1994.