Charlene Wong

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Charlene Wong
Personal information
Country represented Canada
Born (1966-03-05) March 5, 1966 (age 48)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Former coach Peter Dunfield, Sonya Dunfield, Helen Ann Shields
Retired 1990

Charlene Wong (born March 4, 1966) is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is the 1981 NHK Trophy bronze medalist and competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics. She currently works as a figure skating coach.

Personal life[edit]

Charlene Wong has two older siblings, a brother and sister.[1] She lives in Hermosa Beach, California.


Wong was coached from her early years by Helen Ann Shields and also received lessons from Tommy Litz, Barbara Roles, Kathy Casey, and Osborne Colson.[1] In 1986, she joined Peter Dunfield and Sonya Dunfield who would coach her until 1990.[1]

Wong won five medals at the Canadian Championships — four silver and one bronze. She was selected to compete at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and finished 13th. She retired from competition in 1990.

Wong became a coach in the United States. She has coached the following skaters:


Event 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90
Winter Olympics 13th
World Champ. 12th 17th 16th
Nations Cup 6th
NHK Trophy 3rd 7th
Skate America 5th
Skate Canada 10th 4th 4th
Skate Electric 1st
Canadian Champ. 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd