Peter Kennedy (figure skater)

Michael Edward "Peter" Kennedy III ( born September 4, 1927 in Olympia, Washington ) is an American former figure skater, who started the pair of running.

Together with his sister Karol, he was from 1948 to 1952 five times in a row U.S. champion in pair skating. Peter and Karol Kennedy, known as "The Kennedy Kids", took from 1947 to 1952 at the world championships. In the years 1947, 1949, 1951 and 1952 they were runner-up in London in 1950 and world champion. This was the first world title in pair skating for the United States.

The Kennedys run two Olympic Games. 1948 St. Moritz they occupied despite a back injury Karol's sixth place and in Oslo in 1952, they won the silver medal behind Ria and Paul Falk.

After the Kennedys were inferior to the Germans in 1952 during the World Cup as with the Olympics, the frustrated Peter Kennedy attacked a press photographer and was subsequently suspended by the ISU as well as his national association. This ended the career of the Kennedys.

After his skating career, Peter Kennedy tried in skiing. He later became a consultant and representative of ski companies.


Pair of running

( with Karol Kennedy)