|Country represented||United States|
March 7, 1948 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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)
|Winter Olympic Games||3rd*|
|North American Championships||3rd||1st|
|U.S. Championships||2nd J.||1st J.||3rd||2nd||2nd||1st|
- http://sportsreference.com/olympics/athletes/jo/vivian-joseph-1.html Sports Reference website, accessed 8 Sept. 2009
- "1964 Olympic Skating Pair Only Now Discovering Their Place". The New York Times. 14 December 2013.