Wendy Griner

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Wendy Griner
Personal information
Full name Wendy Elizabeth Griner
Country represented  Canada
Born (1944-04-16) April 16, 1944 (age 70)
Hamilton, Ontario
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Coach Sheldon Galbraith[1]
Skating club TCS & CC
Retired 1964

Wendy Griner (born April 16, 1944 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 1960-63 Canadian national champion and the 1962 World silver medalist. She competed at the 1960 Winter Olympics and 1964 Winter Olympics, placing 12th and 10th, respectively.

Griner was the youngest woman to represent Canada at the 1960 Winter Olympics; the youngest male was fellow figure skater Donald McPherson. She was one of the few skaters to win the Canadian Junior and Senior national titles in consecutive years.

Competitive highlights[edit]

Competition 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Winter Olympic Games 12th 10th
World Championships 7th 2nd 4th 11th
North American Championships 2nd 1st
Canadian Championships 3rd J. 1st J. 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd
  • J = Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the Champions", Skating magazine, May 1961