Barbara Wagner

Barbara Aileen Wagner ( born May 5, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario ) is a former Canadian figure skater who started in pair skating.


First, Barbara Wagner focused on her career as an individual runner, started in 1952, however, as a partner of Robert Paul with the pair skating. Coach of the couple was Sheldon Galbraith.

Your first success in national championships celebrated Wagner and Paul in 1954 by winning the Canadian Junior Championship in pair skating. Two years later they have won the national title also with the seniors. From then until the end of her amateur career she remained undefeated at Canadian championships and won from 1956 to 1960 five consecutive pair skating title.

Also undefeated were Wagner and Paul 1957-1960 at the World Figure Skating Championships. They also won in 1957 and 1959 at the North American Figure Skating Championships.

At the Olympic Winter Games in 1960 in Squaw Valley Wagner and Paul broke her freestyle routine from first, because the record when playing the freestyle music jumped and irritated. However, You are allowed a fresh start and have been with a flawless freestyle undisputed Olympic champion. They were the first Canadian Olympic champion in pair skating. Up to the Olympic Games in 2002, they remained the only Canadian couple who managed a victory at Olympia.

After a successful 1960, Wagner and Paul left the amateur sport, but were still up in 1964 as a professional in the ice show "Ice Capades " on.

Since the end of their active time Wagner works as a trainer. She was married to the American figure skater James Grogan and was later divorced him.


Pair of running

( with Robert Paul )