Monica MacDonald

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Monica MacDonald
Personal information
Country representedAustralia
Born (1967-05-05) May 5, 1967 (age 51)
ResidenceSydney, Australia
PartnerRodney Clarke, Duncan Smart
CoachBarbara Clarke
Retired1992

Monica MacDonald (born 5 May 1967) is an Australian figure skating coach and former competitor. Competing in ice dancing, she became a seven-time Australian national champion. With Rodney Clarke, she won four national titles and competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics. She won three national titles with Duncan Smart.

Personal life[edit]

MacDonald was born on 5 May 1967.[1] She is the mother of Brendan Kerry, who competed in men's singles at the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics,[2] and of Chantelle Kerry, who competed in ladies' singles at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympics.[3] She has one other daughter, Lilly.[4]

Career[edit]

MacDonald began learning to skate at Homebush Ice Rink in Australia and, when she was almost 12 years old, became a student of Barbara Clarke.[5] With Rodney Clarke, MacDonald won four consecutive national titles, beginning in 1985. The duo competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics, finishing in 20th place,[1] and at three World Championships. They were the first Australian ice dancers to medal in an international event, taking bronze in Olomouc.

In 1989, MacDonald teamed up with Duncan Smart. The duo won the next three national titles and competed at four World Championships, from 1989 to 1992.

She retired from competition around 1992 and became a coach, working with singles and ice dancers. She is based at Macquarie Ice Rink in Sydney, Australia.[6] She has coached:

She is also an ISU Technical Specialist.[10]

Competitive highlights[edit]

With Clarke[edit]

International
Event 85–86 86–87 87–88 88–89
Winter Olympics 20th
World Champ. 19th 19th 22nd
National[11]
Australian Champ. 1st 1st 1st 1st

With Smart[edit]

International
Event 88–89 89–90 90–91 91–92
World Champ. 20th 25th 23rd 24th
National[11]
Australian Champ. 1st 1st 1st

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Monica MacDonald". Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 12 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Brendan KERRY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Chantelle KERRY". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018.
  4. ^ "About us". evolutiononice.com. Archived from the original on 17 September 2018.
  5. ^ "By the Boards: Monica MacDonald" (PDF). Aussie Skates (magazine). 31 October 2008. pp. 11–12. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 September 2018.
  6. ^ Booth, Lucy (16 April 2018). "Macquarie Ice Rink Gets its First "Ice-Lift" in 38 Years". broadsheet.com.
  7. ^ "Danielle OBRIEN / Gregory MERRIMAN". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 29 May 2010.
  8. ^ "Chantelle KERRY / Andrew DODDS". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 15 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Matilda FRIEND / William BADAOUI". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 14 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Communication No. 2187". International Skating Union. 7 August 2018. p. 22. Archived from the original on 17 September 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Ice Skating Australia Incorporated National Champions" (PDF). Ice Skating Australia. 9 August 2005. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007.