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Hayes Alan Jenkins
|Hayes Alan Jenkins|
Hayes (left) and David Jenkins in 1956
|Country represented||United States|
|Born|| (1933-03-23) March 23, 1933
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
|Skating club||Broadmoor SC
Cleveland Skating Club
Hayes Alan Jenkins (born March 23, 1933) is an American former figure skater. He is the 1956 Olympic champion, a four-time World champion (1953–1956), and a four-time U.S. national champion (1953–1956).
Jenkins was born on March 23, 1933, in Akron, Ohio, the elder brother of David Jenkins. He attended Colorado College and Harvard Law School. He went on to work for the Goodyear tire company as an international lawyer.
In 1949, Jenkins won his first senior national medal, bronze, and placed 6th in Paris, France at his first World Championships. The following year, he became the national silver medalist and took bronze at the 1950 World Championships in London, England.
In 1953, Jenkins became the national champion for the first time. He went on to win the first of his four consecutive world titles.
Ranked first in the compulsory figures and second in free skating, he won the gold medal as the U.S. swept the men's podium at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. He retired from competitive skating after winning his fourth world title later in the same year.
|North American Champ.||1st||1st|
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