Yvonne Dowlen defies her 87 years, and credits ice skating every day to keeping her young. INSIDE EDITION caught up with the graceful grandmother.
Here is the video:
And here is the story that accompanies it:
I just did a search for more stories about Yvonne, and there are quite a few out there.
Here is a story on the US Figure Skating website from 2007, when Yvonne competed in the U.S. Adult Figure Skating Championships – Master Junior Ladies IV & V competition as an 81 year-old!
Yvonne finished 5th out of the 5 competitors. But, fair play to her!
Incidentally, Yvonne's 44-year-old daughter also competed that year, but in the Master Senior Ladies III & IV competition. Sherry finished 3rd out of 6 competitors (well, it was really out of 5, as one competitor withdrew).
Here are the protocols:
Also, here is a video that was recorded around the same time. Apologies that this is a link to a video on Facebook, but I cannot find the same video elsewhere.
Finally, here is another video of Yvonne:
I am totally in awe! I’m 60 years younger than Yvonne, and I know that I couldn’t do what she does!!!