Figure Skating Inductees
Rosalyn Sumners, who grew up in Edmonds, was the world figure skating champion in Ladies singles in 1983 and the Olympic silver medalist the next year in Sarajevo, barely being edged for the gold medal by Katarina Witt of East Germany.
“Roz” was the three-time U.S. champion in 1982-84 and the world junior champion in 1980. Under the watchful eye of coach Lorraine Borman, Sumners balanced her athleticism and artistry which helped give her that competitive edge.
After the Olympics, Sumners turned professional and toured with Disney on Ice and was an original cast member of the Stars on Ice tour.
Inducted into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2001, Fifth Avenue in Edmonds was renamed “Rosalynn Sumners Boulevard” in 1984.