Suzanne Morrow

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Suzanne Morrow
Personal information
Country represented  Canada
Born (1930-12-14)December 14, 1930
Died June 11, 2006(2006-06-11) (aged 75)
Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Bronze medal – third place 1948 St. Moritz Pairs

Suzanne Morrow Francis (sometimes shown as Suzanna Morrow-Francis, December 14, 1930 in Toronto – June 11, 2006) was a Canadian figure skater. She competed in pairs with Wallace Diestelmeyer. The couple won the bronze medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics and the 1948 World Figure Skating Championships. They are credited as being the first pair to perform the death spiral.

Morrow also competed as a singles skater in the 1948 and 1952 Winter Olympics.

After retiring from competition, Morrow served as a figure skating judge for over fifty years. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, she took the Judge's Oath, the first woman to do so at the Winter Olympics.

Morrow earned her degree in veterinary medicine in 1952 and worked as a veterinarian until her 1995 retirement. During that time, she also served as an All Breed dog show judge as part of the Canadian Kennel Club


ladies singles

Event 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953
Winter Olympics 14th 6th
World Championships 13th 4th 4th 4th 5th
North American Championships 2nd
Canadian Championships 3rd 1st 1st 1st

pairs with Wallace Diestelmeyer

Event 1947 1948
Winter Olympics 3rd
World Championships 3rd
North American Championships 1st
Canadian Championships 1st 1st

ice dance with Wallace Diestelmeyer

Event 1948
Canadian Championships 1st