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Kenneth Shelley (b. 1951) is an American figure skater who competed in both singles and pairs.

As a single skater, he won the 1972 United States Figure Skating Championships and placed 4th at the 1972 Winter Olympics. His highest placement at the World Figure Skating Championships as a single skater was 7th, in 1972.

As a pair skater, he competed with JoJo Starbuck, with whom he is a three-time National Champion. Starbuck and Shelley competed in two Olympic Games, placing 13th in 1968 and 4th in 1972, and won two bronze medals at the World Figure Skating Championships. When they made the 1968 Olympic team, they were the youngest athletes the United States had ever sent to the Olympics.

Shelley was coached by John Nicks. After retiring from competitive skating, Starbuck and Shelley skated in the Ice Capades and competed professionally. Shelley was inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1994.

Event 1970 1971 1972
Winter Olympics 4th
World Championships 8th 8th 7th
North American Championships 3rd
U.S. Championships 3rd 2nd 1st

PairsEdit

(with JoJo Starbuck)

Event 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972
Winter Olympic Games 13th 4th
World Championships 11th 6th 5th 3rd 3rd
North American Championships 2nd 1st
U.S. Championships 1st J. 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st


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