Timothy Goebel

Figure Skater from United States of America

Timothy Richard Goebel (born September 10, 1980 in Evanston, Illinois) is an American retired figure skater. He is the 2002 Olympic bronze medalist. He was the first person to land a quadruple salchow in competition and the first person to land three quadruple jumps in one program. He landed 76 career quadruple jumps before his retirement in 2006. Goebel was adopted through Catholic Charities by Ginny and Richard Goebel as an infant. He initially attended Loyola Marymount University. Beginning in the fall of 2006, he studied at Columbia University, graduating in May 2010 with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the School of General Studies. Early in his career, Goebel was coached by Carol Heiss Jenkins and Glyn Watts near his Illinois home, and then moved to California to work Frank Carroll. Goebel was sometimes referred to as the "Quad King" because of his ability to land quadruple jumps. On March 7, 1998, in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Junior Grand Prix Final, Goebel became the first skater in the world to land a quadruple Salchow, and the first American skater to land a quadruple jump of any kind in competition. It was videotaped by another skater's father. At the 1999  ( Wikipedia article )


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United States of America
Figure Skater


Institution From To
Columbia University

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Figure skating

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