Carolyn Krau

Carolyn Krau
Personal information
Full name Carolyn Patricia Krau
Country represented United Kingdom
Born (1943-08-18) 18 August 1943 (age 77)
Uxbridge, England
Partner Rodney Ward
Retired c. 1961

Carolyn Patricia Krau (born 18 August 1943)[1][2] is a British former competitive figure skater. She competed in pair skating at the 1956 Winter Olympics and in ladies' singles at the 1960 Winter Olympics.


Pair skating

In the 1955–56 season, Krau and her partner, Rodney Ward, won the national junior pairs' title and finished second on the senior level at the British Championships.[3] After placing 9th at the 1956 European Championships in Paris, they competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, where they finished 11th.[1] They placed 9th at their final event of the season, the 1956 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Krau/Ward ranked 13th at the 1958 European Championships in Bratislava and 12th at the 1958 World Championships in Paris.

Single skating

In December 1959, Krau became the national silver medalist in ladies' singles.[4] She was named in the British team to the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, and finished 19th.[1]

Krau won three silver medals at the Richmond Trophy. She placed 15th at the 1959 European Championships in Davos, 12th at the 1960 European Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and 20th at the 1960 World Championships in Vancouver.

Competitive highlights

Ladies' singles

Event 1958–59 1959–60 1960–61
Winter Olympics 19th
World Championships 20th
European Championships 15th 12th
Richmond Trophy 2nd 2nd 2nd
British Championships 2nd

Pairs with Ward

Event 1955–56 1957–58
Winter Olympics 11th
World Championships 9th 12th
European Championships 9th 13th
British Championships 2nd
British Junior Champ. 1st


  1. ^ a b c "Carolyn Krau". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Carolyn Krau". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 17 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Smallest Skater Enters Olympics". Associated Press. Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona Republic. 21 December 1955. p. 38.
  4. ^ "Skating Championship". British Movietone / Associated Press. 7 December 1959.

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