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Andrée JOLY

French Andrée JOLY

born Andrée Marguerite Blanche JOLY

French figure skater

Source :  Aliénor SH

Born: on September 16, 1901 in Paris, France
Died: on March 30, 1993 in Boyne City, Michigan, United States


Biography

Andrée and Pierre are credited with creating mirror skating, new jumps, lifts, and spins. At their first Olympic games, the 1924 Games in Chamonix, they performed more skills than any pair previously had. However, the judges thought they performed too many tricks, and they were awarded only the bronze. Other skaters took note though, and the Joly/Brunet style quickly became common in the sport. Joly and Brunet continued to perform skills previously unseen in pair skating. Joly was also among the first female skaters to wear a black dress to match her partner's outfit, rather than the traditional white dress.

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