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Carol Heiss Jenkins

It was only a matter of time before Carol Heiss Jenkins was inducted into the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame following her marriage in the early 1960s to Hayes Jenkins and residency in Akron. As a 13-year old, she stood second among North American women skaters. During 1956 in Germany, Carol won the first of five world championships. In addition to victories in the nationals at Seattle and the world championships at Vancouver, she won the 1960 Winter Olympic women's figure skating title at Squaw Valley, Calif. Thus she emulated the figure skating exploits of her husband and his younger brother, David Jenkins.

Inducted 1968 | Ice Skating