Monday, March 22, 2010

Flashback: Sjoukje Dijkstra Wins 1963 World Championships

Sjoukje Dijkstra - Olympic and
Three-time world champion

The 2010 World Championships take place this week in Torino, Italy. The last time the world championships were held in Italy? 1963. Sjoukje Dijkstra of the Netherlands won the ladies event with Regine Heitzer (Austria) taking silver and France's Nicole Hassler finishing third. Dijkstra turned professional shortly after winning gold at the 1964 Olympics and toured with Holiday on Ice. Nowadays, she works as a commentator for Dutch television.

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