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Biellmann, Nichol make skating HOF

Updated: March 14, 2014, 2:49 PM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS -- Innovative skater Denise Biellmann of Switzerland and renowned choreographer Lori Nichol of Canada have been elected to the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Biellmann, the 1981 world and European champion, is known for developing the "Biellmann Spin" that is now one of the most-recognized elements of the sport. She joins Axel Paulsen, Alois Lutz and Ulrich Salchow in having an iconic move named after her. She also is credited as the first woman to land a triple lutz ...

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