||Donald George Jackson
April 2, 1940 |
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Donald George Jackson, CM OOnt (born April 2, 1940) is a retired Canadian figure skater. He captured four Canadian titles and a bronze medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics. At the 1962 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia, he landed the first triple lutz jump in international competition and won the competition.
Jackson was coached by Pierre Brunet in New York City, where he lived with the family of 1960 Olympic Champion Carol Heiss.
In 1997, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2012 he was made a member of the Order of Ontario.
Jackson is the former director of skating and was also a coach at the Minto Skating Club in Ottawa, Ontario.
Donald Jackson was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
In May 2016, Jackson appeared at a couple of Stars on Ice shows in Canada, performing a duet with Kurt Browning. His part included an Axel jump and a waltz jump. He was 76 years old.