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TheresaWeld1917

Teresa Weld in 1917.

1914 US Nationals Ladies Teresa Weld Blanchard00:19

1914 US Nationals Ladies Teresa Weld Blanchard

1920 Teresa Weld Blanchard and Nathanial Niles00:25

1920 Teresa Weld Blanchard and Nathanial Niles

With partner Nathaniel Niles in 1920.

Theresa Weld Blanchard (August 21, 1893 in Brookline, Massachusetts – March 12, 1978 in Brookline) was an American figure skater who competed in the disciplines of Ladies and Pairs skating. Her pairs partner was Nathaniel Niles (figure skater).

As a singles skater, she won the gold medal at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships six times and competed three times in the Olympics, capturing a bronze medal in 1920. With Niles, she won the national pairs title nine times and also participated in the Olympics three times.

Blanchard was the long-time volunteer editor of the United States Figure Skating Association's official publication, Skating magazine; first jointly with Niles from the magazine's founding in 1923, and then as sole editor after his death in 1932, up until 1963. The magazine was originally published out of her home. Her long competitive career gave her many contacts throughout the skating world. She also served as the first chair of the association's Professionals Committee from 1937 to 1947.


Competitive highlightsEdit

Singles careerEdit

Event/Season 1914 1918 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928
U.S. Championships 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd -
North American Championships - - - - - 1st - 3rd - - -
Winter Olympics - - 3rd - - - 4th - - - 10th

Pairs careerEdit

(with Niles)

Event/Season 1914 1918 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1932
U.S. Championships 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd - -
North American Championships - - - - - 2nd - 1st - 2nd - - - -
World Championships - - - - - - - - - - 7th - 6th 8th
Winter Olympics - - 4th - - - 6th - - - 9th - - -

Ice DancingEdit

(with Niles)

Event 1922 (waltz) 1922 (14 step) 1931 (original)
U.S. Championships 2nd 1st 1st

ReferencesEdit

  • Skating in America, Benjamin T. Wright.

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