Cecil Smith (figure skater)
|Full name||Cecil Elaine Eustace Smith|
September 14, 1908|
|Died||November 9, 1997(aged 89)|
|Former partner||Melville Rogers
|Skating club||Toronto Skating Club|
Cecil Elaine Eustace Smith, later Hedstrom (September 14, 1908 – November 9, 1997), was a Canadian figure skater. In 1930, she won the silver medal at the World Figure Skating Championships in singles. She also competed in pairs with Melville Rogers.
Her mother, Maude Delano-Osborne, won the 1892 Canadian tennis championship. Smith was born in Toronto and was the first woman to represent Canada at a Winter Olympic games. She participated in the 1924 Winter Olympic Games, held in Chamonix, France. She was fifteen years old when she competed in figure skating at these games. In the women’s singles program, she finished in sixth place, two places ahead of Sonja Henie. In the pairs competition, she placed seventh.
She would win the Canadian championship in 1925 and 1926. In 1928, she would return to the Olympics and place fifth in the women’s singles program (Sonja Henie claimed the gold). In 1930, she would be the first Canadian to win a world championship figure skating medal as she took the silver at a competition in New York City.
|North American Championships||2nd||3rd||2nd|
- Immodest and Sensational: 150 Years of Canadian Women in Sport, M. Ann Hall, p.33, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Toronto, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55277-021-4
- Immodest and Sensational: 150 Years of Canadian Women in Sport, M. Ann Hall, p.34, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Toronto, 2008, ISBN 978-1-55277-021-4
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