Sunday, June 17, 2012

This Day in History June 18, 1966

I am the first to admit I don't like sports. But as I was growing up, there were two sports I always enjoyed--gymnastics and figure skating. And on this date in 1966, Kurt Browning was born.  I remember him quite well.  I always preferred Brian Boitano (his rival), but I can remember that as Boitano got older, Browning did better.  And after all, Browning was a Canadian--how could an American vote for a Canadian?  (Actually, I could care less.  I always root for whomever strikes my fancy.)

He has quite a list of accomplishments.

Winter Olympics8th6th5th
World Championships15th6th1st1st1st2nd1st
Canadian Championships2nd2nd1st1st1st1st2nd
Skate America8th3rd
Skate Canada International4th1st1st1st
Trophée Lalique1st
NHK Trophy7th3rd3rd
Nations Cup1st
Nebelhorn Trophy3rd

Hopefully that table doesn't go away any time soon because it is the easiest way to display his awards.

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  1. Unlike you (lol) I always liked the female ice skaters! The men seem much too effeminate for my tastes, but all in all, they are damn good athletes!

  2. I always liked watching those guys, too!


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