WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS
Class of 1994: Athlete
Learning to skate in their native Czechoslovakia, this outstanding brother and sister pair emigrated to Canada in 1951 and joined the Oakville Skating Club. They were Canadian Junior Pair champions in 1955, and their success in senior competition included four silver medals and the 1961 and 1962 Canadian Senior pair crowns. Overcoming severe injuries, they went on to claim the 1961 North American Pair title. A dedication to excellence and drive for perfection led them to become World bronze medallists in 1957 and 1958 and silver medallists in 1960. In 1962 they won the World pair title in their native Prague. Retiring from amateur competition in 1962, they went on to enjoy a six year professional career.