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Ronald Robertson
Personal information
Country represented:  United States
Date of birth: September 25, 1937(1937-09-25)
Date of death: February 4, 2000 (aged 62)
Former coach: Gustave Lussi
Retired: 1956
Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Competitor for  United States
Silver 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo Men's singles

Ronald "Ronnie" Robertson (born September 25, 1937 in Brackenridge, PA; died February 4, 2000 in Fountain Valley, CA) was an American figure skater who was best known for his spinning ability. He won the silver medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics and twice won the silver at the World Figure Skating Championships.

In the 1940s and 50s, he had a close personal and sexual relationship with Tab Hunter[1][2], who also helped fund his amateur career.[1] Robertson was coached by Gustave Lussi.[1]

Robertson's skating career was also well known on television. He appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1957, and his fast forward upright spin was described as being "faster than an electric fan." He also appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club that year.

Competitive highlights

Event/Season 1953 1954 1955 1956
Winter Olympics - - - 2nd
World Championships 4th 5th 2nd 2nd
U.S. Championships 2nd 3rd - 2nd

1973

References

  1. ^ a b c Hunter, Tab; Eddie Muller (2005). Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star. Algonquin Books. ISBN 1565125487.  
  2. ^ OutSmartMagazine.com







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