A Minnesotan will be inducted Friday night into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Janet Carpenter placed sixth in pairs skating at the 1952 Olympics in Olso, along with her partner John Nightingale.
She is the only woman in U.S. figure skating history to have been an Olympic competitor, team leader, and judge.
Carpenter, who competed as Janet Gerhauser, went on to judge skating events for some 40 years, helping decide the "Battle of the Brians" at the 1988 Olympics. More recently, she judged the 2002 games in Salt Lake City.
She spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.