Ulrich Salchow, such a good skater they named a jump after him

The first Olympic figure skating champion was Sweden’s Ulrich Salchow, winner at London 1908 when the sport was included as part of the Summer Games. Salchow, the winner of seven World Championships titles before the Olympics, easily won the gold medal. The Danish-born Swede won another three world titles after London 1908. In 1909, Salchow landed a jump in competition in which he took off on the back inside edge and landed on the back outside edge of his other foot. This jump is now known as the Salchow jump in his honour. After his competitive days, Salchow remained active in the sport and was President of the International Skating Union from 1925 until 1937.