Lenko / Islam in 2006.
|Full name||Joanna Lenko|
April 24, 1992 |
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
|Height||1.689 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Former partner||Mitchell Islam|
|Former coach||David Islam
|Skating club||Barrie SC|
Lenko was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Her sister is fellow skater Kristina Lenko.
In the 2006–07 ISU Junior Grand Prix season, Lenko/Islam were 5th in the Netherlands and won a silver medal in Hungary. After taking silver on the junior level at the 2007 Canadian Championships, they were assigned to the 2007 World Junior Championships but withdrew after the original dance due to Lenko's illness.
Lenko/Islam won a pair of medals in the 2007–08 ISU Junior Grand Prix — silver in the U.S. and bronze in Estonia — which qualified the team for the 2007 JGP Final. Health issues forced them to withdraw prior to the event. They were also unable to compete at the 2008 Canadian Championships, where they had intended to skate at the senior level for the first time. Despite missing the event, Skate Canada named them to the 2008 Junior World team. However, Lenko's health issues persisted, leaving them unable to compete at the event.
Lenko teamed up with Jason Cheperdak in 2009, and the skaters began to train in Pennsylvania with coaches Natalia Linichuk and Gennadi Karponosov. Lenko was forced to retire from the sport in 2010 due to returning health issues, finally being diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
|World Junior Championships||WD||WD|
|Canadians||2nd N.||4th J.||2nd J.||WD|
|JGP = Junior Grand Prix; WD = Withdrew
Levels: N. = Novice; J. = Junior
|Season||Original dance||Free dance|
|Russian gypsy dance:
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- Kaye, Rosaleen (March 2, 2007). "Bobrova and Soloviev maintain lead at Junior Worlds". GoldenSkate. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
- "Skate Canada announces World, Junior World and Four Continents teams". Skate Canada. January 20, 2008. Archived from the original on May 1, 2008.
- "Competition Results: Joanna LENKO / Mitchell ISLAM". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 20, 2012.
- "Joanna LENKO / Mitchell ISLAM: 2007/2008". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on December 16, 2007.
- "Joanna LENKO / Mitchell ISLAM: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on August 20, 2007.
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