Browning, Kurt – 1992

Browning, Kurt – 1992

Kurt Browning

Figure Skating Athlete, Caroline

Inducted in 1992

Kurt Browning began skating at the age of three and his debut as a figure skater came when he was six.  Time, talent and training in the following years contributed to his quick rise through the ranks of local, regional, provincial and national events and his first Canadian Novice Championship in 1983.  He first appeared in international competition at the 1985 Coup d' Excellence in Montreal.  More international events followed, and through much dedication, Kurt Browning emerged as a forerunner in men's figure skating.  In 1988, he made his first Olympic appearance finishing eighth. Within a month of the Olympics, he made sports history and entered the Guinness World Book of Records by becoming the first skater to perform a quadruple jump in a competition in Budapest, Hungary.  He went on to win both the Canadian and World Championships from 1989 to 1991.  Kurt Browning was an outstanding competitor for Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics with a sixth place finish.

(Note:  Kurt won his fourth World Championship in 1993 – after he was inducted.)