Suzanne Morrow in 1947
December 14, 1930|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||June 11, 2006(aged 75)|
|Former partner||Wallace Diestelmeyer|
Suzanne Morrow Francis or Suzanna Morrow-Francis (December 14, 1930 – June 11, 2006) was a Canadian figure skater. She competed in pairs with Wallace Diestelmeyer. The couple won the bronze medal at the 1948 Winter Olympics and the 1948 World Figure Skating Championships. They are credited as being the first pair to perform the death spiral.
After retiring from competition, Morrow served as a figure skating judge for over fifty years. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, she took the Judge's Oath, the first woman to do so at the Winter Olympics. In 1992 she was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame, together with Diestelmeyer.
Morrow earned her degree in veterinary medicine in 1952 and worked as a veterinarian until retirement in 1995. For a time she shared a clinic with Dr. Edith Williams, the second Canadian woman to earn a degree as a veterinarian. During that time, she also served as an All Breed dog show judge as part of the Canadian Kennel Club.
|North American Championships||2nd|
Pairs with Wallace Diestelmeyer
|North American Championships||1st|
Ice dance with Wallace Diestelmeyer
- Suzanne Morrow. sports-reference.com
- Skate Canada saddened by the loss of Suzanne Francis. skatecanada.ca (June 19, 2006).
- "Former Skating Champion Returns to First Love". Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: The Winnipeg Free Press. 14 July 1962. p. 16. Retrieved 27 May 2017 – via Newspaperarchive.com.
- Coates, Richard (4 September 1954). "Dog Owners and Their Pets Eventually Look Alike, Claims Lady Veterinarian". Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: The Ottawa Journal. p. 3. Retrieved 27 May 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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- Wendl, Karel. "The Olympic Oath - A Brief History" Citius, Altius, Fortius (Journal of Olympic History since 1997). Winter 1995. pp. 4,5.
- databaseOlympics.com: Suzanne Morrow
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