Jeannette Altwegg
Figure skating

Jeannette Altwegg

Figure skating

  • Event Women's Singles
  • Date of Birth 08/09/1930
  • Born Mumbai

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Mumbai, India, but raised in Lancashire, Jeannette Altwegg won the World Figure Skating Championships in 1951 and 1952.

She then made history when she won gold in the Women's Singles Figure Skating event at the Oslo 1952 Olympic Winter Games.

That success made her Britain’s most successful female athlete at the Winter Olympics, alongside Jayne Torvill, having previously won a bronze medal at the St. Moritz 1948 Games.

 

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