Joanne Carter

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Joanne Carter
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Personal information
Country represented Australia
Born (1980-04-17) 17 April 1980 (age 37)
Sydney, Australia
Height 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in)
Coach Galina Pachin, M. Parsfield, Andrei Pachin, J. Carlow
Skating club Macquarie Ice Skating Club
Training locations Sydney
Began skating 1984
Retired c. 2008
ISU personal best scores
Combined total 142.97
2005 Worlds
Short program 49.63
2005 4CC
Free skate 95.60
2005 Worlds

Joanne "Jo" Carter (born 17 April 1980) is an Australian former competitive figure skater. She is the 1998 Piruetten champion, the 1996 Golden Spin of Zagreb silver medalist, the 2004 Karl Schäfer Memorial bronze medalist, and a seven-time Australian national champion. She reached the free skate at the 1998 Winter Olympics and fifteen ISU Championships – four World, eight Four Continents, and three World Junior Championships.


On the ice from the age of four years, Carter trained in Canterbury, Norwest and Macquarie. In the 1994–95 season, she won her first senior national title and was selected to compete at the 1995 World Junior Championships. She qualified for the free skate and finished 19th overall at the event, which was held in November 1994 in Budapest, Hungary. She would soon win her first international medals – at the 1995 Summer Trophy (bronze) and 1996 Golden Spin of Zagreb (silver).

In the 1996–97 season, Carter won her third senior national title and finished 16th at the 1997 World Junior Championships, held in November 1996 in Seoul, South Korea. In March 1997, she competed at her first senior ISU Championship – the 1997 World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. Achieving her career-best Worlds result, she finished 11th overall after ranking 10th in qualifying group A, 10th in the short program, and 12th in the free skate.

In the 1997–98 season, Carter appeared at her first Champions Series (later known as Grand Prix series) competition – the 1997 NHK Trophy, where she finished 11th. After winning her fourth consecutive national title, she represented Australia at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan; she ranked 11th in the short program, 12th in the free skate, and 12th overall.[1] The following season, she was awarded gold at Piruetten in Hamar, Norway, as well as her fifth national title.

Carter missed the 1999–2000 season due to a knee injury.[2] She took bronze at the Australian Championships in the 2001–02 season and silver during the next four seasons. Her career-best result at an ISU Championship, fourth, came at the 2005 Four Continents in Gangneung, South Korea. In February 2006, she competed in Turin at her second Winter Olympics; ranked 25th in the short program, she missed qualifying for the free skate by one spot.[1]

Carter's last major event was the 2007 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. She qualified for the free skate and finished 20th overall.

Joanne studied physiotherapy at Sydney University. She is a qualified physiotherapist and currently coaches figure skating in the Sydney area.


Season Short program Free skating
  • Russian Gypsy Fire
    by Talisman
  • Russian Gypsy Fire
    by Talisman
  • The Beast
    by Dave Cavanaugh
  • Red Shoe Tango
    (from Red Shoe Diaries)
    by George S. Clinton
  • Accidental Mambo
    by Carlos Franzetti
  • Dark Fire
    by Strunz
  • Tango
    (from Cirque du Soleil)
    by René Duperé


GP: Champions Series / Grand Prix

1996–97 to 2007–08[edit]

Event 96–97 97–98 98–99 00–01 01–02 02–03 03–04 04–05 05–06 06–07 07–08
Olympics 12th 25th
Worlds 11th 13th 16th 20th
Four Continents 9th 12th 13th 15th 10th 4th 8th 16th
GP Skate Canada 10th
GP NHK Trophy 11th
Finlandia Trophy 6th
Golden Spin 2nd 4th 17th
Goodwill Games 11th
Nepela Memorial 9th
Piruetten 1st
Schäfer Memorial 3rd
Universiade 6th
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 16th
Australian Champ. 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st

1992–93 to 1995–96[edit]

Event 92–93 93–94 94–95 95–96
Czech Skate 4th
Nebelhorn Trophy 15th
St. Gervais 11th
Summer Trophy 3rd
International: Junior[8]
Junior Worlds 19th 19th
Blue Swords 18th J
Australian Champ. 1st J 1st J 1st 1st
J = Junior level


  1. ^ a b "Joanne Carter". Sports Reference. 
  2. ^ a b "Joanne CARTER: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 February 2002. 
  3. ^ "Joanne CARTER: 2006/2007". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 26 April 2007. 
  4. ^ "Joanne CARTER: 2005/2006". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 May 2006. 
  5. ^ "Joanne CARTER: 2003/2004". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 June 2004. 
  6. ^ "Joanne CARTER: 2002/2003". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 25 June 2003. 
  7. ^ "Joanne CARTER: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 23 April 2001. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Competition Results: Joanne CARTER". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

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