|Country represented||United States|
March 29, 1963 |
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
|Former partner||Peter Oppegard
Jill Marilynn Watson (born March 29, 1963 in Bloomington, Indiana) is an American retired pair skater and coach. With her partner Peter Oppegard, she is the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist and a three-time U.S. national champion.
Watson was initially paired with Burt Lancon, with whom she won two national bronze medals in 1983 and 1984. She began competing with Oppegard in 1985. In their career, Watson and Oppegard won three national titles, a world bronze medal, an Olympic bronze medal, and various other medals. During Watson and Oppegard's free skate at the 1988 Olympics, a photographer dropped his camera bag onto the ice and an usher walked onto the ice to pick it up while the pair was performing a death spiral on the other side of the rink.
(pairs with Peter Oppegard)
|Winter Olympic Games||3rd|
(pairs with Burt Lancon)
|Winter Olympic Games||6th|
- "Jill Watson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on December 17, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
- Janofsky, Michael (February 17, 1988). "Soviet Skaters Prevail in Pairs". The New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2012.