Tenley Emma Albright, M.D. (born July 18, 1935 in Newton Centre, MA) is an American figure skater. She is the 1956 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles, 1952 Olympic silver medalist, the 1953 and 1955 World Champion, the 1953 and 1955 North American champion, and the 1952-1956 U.S. national champion.  At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, she became the first American female skater to win an Olympic gold medal.

Tenley Emma Albright, M.D. (born July 18, 1935 in Newton Centre, MA) is an American figure skater. She is the 1956 Olympic champion in Ladies' Singles, 1952 Olympic silver medalist, the 1953 and 1955 World Champion, the 1953 and 1955 North American champion, and the 1952-1956 U.S. national champion. At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, she became the first American female skater to win an Olympic gold medal.

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Shirley Strickland won the 80 metres hurdles at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne

Shirley Strickland won the 80 metres hurdles at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne

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1956 Olympic Games were held in Melbourne Australia, however, the equestrian events were held in Stolkholm, due to Australia's strict quarantine laws. Seen here: Opening Ceremony Melbourne 1956  Ronald Clarke (AUS), the last torchbearer of the Olympic flame, makes a lap of the stadium before lighting the cauldron / ©IOC Harry Jay

1956 Olympic Games were held in Melbourne Australia, however, the equestrian events were held in Stolkholm, due to Australia's strict quarantine laws. Seen here: Opening Ceremony Melbourne 1956 Ronald Clarke (AUS), the last torchbearer of the Olympic flame, makes a lap of the stadium before lighting the cauldron / ©IOC Harry Jay

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Nikolai Puchkov | USSR Goalie & Gold Medalist - 1956 Olympic Games

Nikolai Puchkov | USSR Goalie & Gold Medalist - 1956 Olympic Games

Jon Henricks after winning gold in the men's 100m freestyle at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. He also was a member of the 4 x 200 metres freestyle team that won the gold medal

Jon Henricks after winning gold in the men's 100m freestyle at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games. He also was a member of the 4 x 200 metres freestyle team that won the gold medal

Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games - Official Olympic Film | Olympic History - YouTube

Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games - Official Olympic Film | Olympic History - YouTube

Hungary v Soviet Union Water Polo 1956 Olympics: Blood in the water

Hungary v Soviet Union Water Polo 1956 Olympics: Blood in the water

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