Jeanne Ashworth

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jeanne Ashworth
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-C0222-0007-005, Berlin, Müggelturm, Eisschnellläuferinnen, Ashworth, Smith.jpg
Ashworth (left) and Janice Smith at the Müggelturm, 1964
Personal information
Full name Jeanne Chesley Ashworth
Born July 1, 1938 (1938-07) (age 78)
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.

Jeanne Chesley Ashworth (born July 1, 1938) is an American former speed skater who competed in the 1960 Winter Olympics, 1964 Winter Olympics and 1968 Winter Olympics. Ashworth competed in the first Olympic speed skating event for women. She won the bronze medal, finishing behind a German and Russian. During the late 50's and 60's, when Ashworth was at the height of her career, she won 11 national championships.[1]

She was born in Burlington, Vermont. She now lives near Lake Placid, where she runs her family toy and candy company.

Ashworth won the bronze medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics in speed skating.

Personal records[edit]

Event Result Date Venue
500 m 44.4 December 29, 1963 Colorado Springs
1,000 m 1.34.7 February 11, 1968 Grenoble
1,500 m 2.30.3 February 10, 1968 Grenoble
3,000 m 5.14.0 February 12, 1968 Grenoble

Olympic results[edit]

Event Result Date Venue
500 m 46.1 February 20, 1960 Squaw Valley
1,000 m 1.36.5 February 22, 1960 Squaw Valley
1,500 m 2.33.7 February 21, 1960 Squaw Valley
3,000 m 5.28.5 February 23, 1960 Squaw Valley
500 m 46.2 January 30, 1964 Innsbruck
1,000 m 1.38.7 February 1, 1964 Innsbruck
3,000 m 5.30.3 February 2, 1964 Innsbruck
1,000 m 1.34.7 February 11, 1968 Grenoble
1,500 m 2.30.3 February 10, 1968 Grenoble
3,000 m 5.14.0 February 12, 1968 Grenoble

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeanne Ashworth". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 

External links[edit]