Sharon Jones (figure skater)

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Sharon Jones
Personal information
Alternative names Sharon Jones Baker
Country represented United Kingdom
Born (1964-04-24) 24 April 1964 (age 50)
Manchester, England
Former partner Paul Askham
Skating club Altrincham Ice Dance & Figure Skating Club

Sharon Jones (born 24 April 1964) is an English former competitive ice dancer. With partner Paul Askham, she is the 1985–1988 British national champion. They represented Great Britain at the 1988 Winter Olympics, where they placed 13th.[1]

Jones married Stephen (Steve) Baker, a former pair skater who competed at the 1976 World Junior Championships.[2] Their son, Jean-Luc, is the 2014 World Junior ice dancing champion competing with Kaitlin Hawayek for the United States.[2] The couple work as coaches in Seattle.[3] They coached their son during his earlier partnership with Joylyn Yang.[4]

Competitive highlights[edit]

(with Askham)

International
Event 1983–84 1984–85 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89
Winter Olympics 13th
World Championships 15th 13th 13th 12th 9th
European Championships 11th 9th 8th 8th 6th
Skate America 4th
NHK Trophy 3rd 5th
International de Paris 2nd
National
British Championships 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharon Jones". Sports-reference. 
  2. ^ a b "Kaitlin HAWAYEK / Jean-Luc BAKER: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. 
  3. ^ "Seattle Skating Club Professionals". Seattle Skating Club. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Myhre, Rich (5 January 2010). "Local ice dancers' Olympic dreams". The Herald. Archived from the original on 18 February 2012.