January 7, 1988 |
They are a premed student from California, a ballerina's daughter from Pennsylvania and a defending champion from Minnesota who still has something to prove. Except that they all are women figure skaters who train in Colorado, they have little in common. Two of them, Jill Trenary and Caryn Kadavy, train at the same rink for the same coach but seldom speak to one another.
March 11, 1987 |
Kira Ivanova of the Soviet Union won the women's compulsories today at the World Figure Skating Championships, while defending champion Debi Thomas was a close second. Another American, Caryn Kadavy, finished fourth in the compulsories, worth 30% of the total score. Katarina Witt of East Germany, the favorite to recapture the world title she lost to Thomas last year, was a disappointing fifth.
April 7, 1994 |
Figure skating's competitive season ends this week with the $350,000 Hershey's Kisses Pro-Am at the Sports Arena. Competition in men's and women's singles, pairs and dance begins tonight with technical programs and ends Friday night with freestyle programs. Michelle Kwan, 13, of Torrance, is favored to add the women's title to those she won earlier this season in the U.S. Olympic Festival and the world junior championships.
December 9, 1985
Caryn Kadavy of Erie, Pa., in her international debut, whirled through four triple jumps to win the women's competition in the 20th annual Moscow International Figure Skating tournament. It was the first appearance by U.S. skaters in Moscow in 10 years. Kadavy, 17, moved from third place to first after the short program and bested Soviet champion Anna Kondrashova, ranked fourth in the world, and Natalya Lebedeva, who took third in the 1985 Soviet championships.
February 24, 1988 |
Defending Olympic gold medalist Katarina Witt of East Germany, who usually struggles in the compulsory portion of women's figure skating, was second today after two of three figures. Soviet Kira Ivanova, as expected, led after the compulsory figures, while Americans Debi Thomas and Caryn Kadavy were third and fourth. Compulsory figures are worth 20% in the overall scoring. Witt was second to Ivanova on the first figure today, the left inside counter.
March 20, 1986 |
American Debi Thomas moved into the lead in the women's competition at the World Figure Skating Championships Wednesday with a short program that sparkled as brightly as her sequined dress. Tiffany Chin of Toluca Lake, the 1984 national champion who has been slowed by injuries since placing third in the World Championships last year, is in third place. Defending champion Katerina Witt of East Germany dropped to fourth place.