Robert Paul

Robert Paul
Personal information
Country represented  Canada
Born (1937-06-02) June 2, 1937 (age 83)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Former partner Barbara Wagner
Retired 1960

Robert Paul (born June 2, 1937) is a Canadian former pair skater. He teamed up with Barbara Wagner in 1952. They became the 1960 Olympic champions,[1] four-time World champions, and five-time Canadian national champions. After retiring from competition, the pair toured with Ice Capades.[2]

Paul choreographed for American skaters Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, and Linda Fratianne and the skating sequences for the Donny and Marie show.[3] He was one of Mirai Nagasu's coaches.[4]


(with Wagner)

Event 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Winter Olympics 6th 1st
World Championships 5th 5th 1st 1st 1st 1st
North American Championships 3rd 1st 1st
Canadian Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ "Canadian Pair Captures Gold Medal in Figure Skating". The Montreal Gazette. February 20, 1960.
  2. ^ "Spins through Professional Circles". Skating magazine. November 1963.
  3. ^ Jeansonne, John (February 10, 1992). "It's Cold Comfort For Pair Ailing, nervous Rocky-Calla 7th". Newsday.
  4. ^ Hersh, Philip (January 26, 2008). "At 14, Nagasu soars". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 2, 2008.