Magda Julin

Magda Julin Maria Henrietta, born Mauroy ( born July 24, 1894 in Vichy, France, † December 21, 1990 in Stockholm) was a Swedish figure skater, who started in a single run. She is the Olympic champion from 1920.

Magda Julin was the daughter of French music producer Edouard Mauroy. She came with her family at the age of seven years from Sweden.

Julin was in the years 1911, 1916 and 1918 Swedish National Champion in figure skating ladies. She took only one World Cup in part, that in 1913 domestic Stockholm. There she finished sixth and was only third best Swede. Seven years later, she surprisingly won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Antwerp before her compatriot Svea Norén and the US-American Theresa Weld. It was the only time in Olympic history that an Olympic champion in figure skating by any judge was put on the first place. Julin had shortly before the long program change their planned music. She had trained to waltz On the Beautiful Blue Danube by Johann Strauss, but this was to use her forbidden due to prevailing anti- German resentment.

Magda Julin was pregnant with her ​​Olympic victory in the fourth month. She had two sons and spent her last years in a nursing home in Stockholm. In April 1990, she was the last time on the ice at the inauguration of an ice rink in Östersund at the age of 95 years.