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Henie

Sonja. 1912--69, Norwegian figure-skater
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The South Korean media also cried 'foul' over Kim's defeat, saying that she had been denied the chance to join Germany's Katarina Witt and Norway's Sonja Henie as the only women to win successive Olympic figure skating golds by partisan judging and an 'extra judge' in the form of Putin, the report added.
Kim is Thursday bidding to become just the third woman to perform the feat, and join Norway's Sonja Henie and Germany's Witt in the record books.
Sochi, Russia -- Norwegian figure skater Anne Line Gjersem, whose mother is from the Philippines, was following in the footsteps of illustrious countrywoman Sonja Henie when she took to the ice in Sochi on Wednesday night.
Molly Phillips competed against the immortal Sonja Henie in the individual ice figure skating competition at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in New York State in 1932 and at those games had become the first woman to carry a national flag at the opening ceremony of an Olympic Games.
She also won 10 world pairs titles in a row, matching the great Sonja Henie.
The star also spun the yarn that his great lost love had been the former Olympic gold medal ice skater and film star Sonja Henie.
To help conceal his sexuality, he encouraged stories about his romance with Olympic figure skater Sonja Henie, and took Betty White out on dates to act as his "beard.
His worldwide (mostly female) audiences clung to the notion that was a lovelorn bachelor, variously linked to Mae West or ice skater Sonja Henie.
One of the biggest was Skating Vanities, which began in 1942 with marquee performer Gloria Nord, nicknamed "the Sonia Henie of roller skating" after the legendary Norwegian Olympic ice-skating champion.
That was never CAA's chief goal with the new wing, and it's a good thing: While sports icons have landed plenty of megabucks deals for their athletic skills and endorsement heft, few have managed to parlay their athletic prowess into an onscreen career since the 1930s and '40s, when skater Sonja Henie and swimmers Johnny Weissmuller and Esther Williams became stars.