This time, Button finally got the feel for jump and was able to do it at the Olympic Games. Chen, who is also 18 years old, is about three months older than Button was at his first Games. After Button hung up his skates, he was a major voice of figure skating for decades as a U. Richard Totten " Dick " Button born July 18, is an American former figure skater and skating analyst. When I've asked for guidance, they say, 'Tell it the way you see it. He did two moves on the ice that had not been done before in world competition. In , he did a double axel, double loop.
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Dick Button Reflects On First Olympic Gold Medal 70 Years Later And State Of Figure Skating Today
This marked the beginning of his fame as a powerful figure skater. After this victory, non-Europeans were excluded from competing for the championship. Button did the first double axel a jump that rotated in the air for two-and-a-half rotations and the Button camel the first version of the flying camel, a jump into a spin. In , he performed a 2Lo-2Lo combination. Button had to come from behind to win, as he placed second after compulsory figures. On December 31, , Button was skating at a public rink in New York State when he fell, fracturing his skull and causing a serious brain injury.