Vivian Joseph

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Vivian Joseph
Personal information
Country represented United States
Born (1948-03-07) March 7, 1948 (age 66)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Partner Ronald Joseph

Vivian Joseph (born March 7, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois)1 is a female American figure skater. Alongside her skating partner, brother Ronald Joseph, Joseph took 2nd place at the Midwest Skating Championship in 1957 before winning a number of awards between 1961 and 1965, notable holding the top prize in the U.S. Junior National Champions (1961), U.S. Championship (1965) and North American Championship (1965).

The pair finished fourth in the 1964 Winter Olympic Games, but after the later disqualification of the German silver medal-winning team of Hans-Jürgen Bäumler and Marika Kilius, they were awarded bronze and the original bronze medallist pair elevated to silver. When the German pair was reinstated in 1987, the IOC chose not to redistribute the medals as established, thus resulting in two pairs officially having been awarded silver and the Josephs officially having been awarded bronze.2


(Pairs with Ronald)

Event 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
Winter Olympic Games 3rd*
World Championships 8th 4th 2nd
North American Championships 3rd 1st
U.S. Championships 2nd J. 1st J. 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st

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