Donald Jackson

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Donald Jackson
Personal information
Full name Donald George Jackson
Country represented  Canada
Born (1940-04-02) April 2, 1940 (age 75)
Oshawa, Ontario
Olympic medal record
Men's figure skating
Competitor for  Canada
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Squaw Valley Singles

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.[1][2]

Jackson was coached by Pierre Brunet in New York City, where he lived with the family of 1960 Olympic Champion Carol Heiss.[3]

In 1997, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2012 he was made a member of the Order of Ontario.[4]

Jackson is the former director of skating and was also a coach at the Minto Skating Club in Ottawa, Ontario.[5]

Donald Jackson was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.[6]


Event 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962
Winter Olympics 3rd
World Championships 7th 4th 2nd 2nd ccd 1st
North American Championships 4th 1st 1st
Canadian Championships 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ "Skate Canada History". Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  2. ^ World Figure Skating Championship in Prague on YouTube
  3. ^ "Tragic Crash Shocks Officials Here", The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 14 1961
  4. ^ "27 Appointees Named To Ontario's Highest Honour". 
  5. ^ "Minto Skating Club: Coaches". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  6. ^ "Don Jackson". Retrieved 25 September 2014.  External link in |website= (help)

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