"Richard Totten "Dick" Button" is an American former figure skating/figure skater and a well-known long-time skating television analyst. He is a twice Figure Skating at the Olympic Games/Olympic Champion (1948, 1952) and five-time World Figure Skating Championships/World Champion (1948–1952). He is also the only non-European man to have become European Figure Skating Championships/European Champion.
Button is credited as having been the first skater to successfully land the axel jump/double axel jump in competition in 1948, as well as the first triple jump of any kind – a triple loop jump/loop – in 1952. He also invented the flying camel spin, which was originally known as the "Button camel".If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous athletes! More Dick Button on Wikipedia.