Gweneth Molony

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Gweneth Molony
Personal information
Full name Gweneth Molony
Country represented  Australia
Born (1932-06-17) 17 June 1932 (age 85)
Former partner Adrian Swan

Gweneth Molony (also spelled as Gwenneth; born 17 June 1932) is an Australian figure skater. She is the 1949-1951 Australian national champion. She represented Australia at the 1952 Winter Olympics, where she placed 21st. She and Nancy Burley were the first ladies singles skaters to represent Australia at the Olympics. Molony also competed in pair skating; she is the 1949 Australian national champion with partner Adrian Swan.

Molony came from a skating family. Her father E. J. "Ted" Molony competed in ice dancing, and her elder sister Patricia Molony was the first Australian lady to compete at the World Championships.[1]

Molony married former ice hockey player and sports administrator Geoff Henke. Their daughter Joanne Henke was a member of the Olympic downhill skiing team in 1976.[2]

Competitive highlights[edit]

Single skating[edit]

Event 1950 1951 1952
Winter Olympic Games 21st
World Championships 19th
Australian Championships 1st 1st 1st

Pair skating[edit]

(with Swan)

Event 1950
Australian Championships 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ice Skating Australia's Hall Of Fame" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Gordon (1994), p. 413.