11 March 1971 |
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
||Gillingham Ice Dance and Figure Skating Club
Joanne Conway (born 11 March 1971) is a retired British figure skater. A six-time British national champion, she placed as high as 4th at Europeans, 7th at Worlds, and 12th at the Olympics.
Conway won six British national titles, winning her first at the age of 14. She made her major championship debut at the 1986 European Championships, finishing 11th. She went on to achieve top-ten placings three times at the World Championships and four times at European Championships. Her most successful year was 1991, when she finished 4th at the European Championships and 7th at the World Championships. She also competed twice at the Winter Olympics, finishing 12th in 1988 and 18th in 1992. She was the first British woman to land a triple flip successfully in competition at the 1991 European Figure Skating Championships.
Conway retired from competitive skating in 1992 and turned professional, becoming a regular performer in the Hot Ice Show at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. She was appointed head coach in 2005.
In 2008, Conway moved to coach in Spain .
In 1997, Conway was divorced from footballer Gary Owers after five years of marriage.