Wendy Griner

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Wendy Griner
Personal information
Full name Wendy Elizabeth Griner
Alternative names Ballantyne
Country represented  Canada
Born (1944-04-16) April 16, 1944 (age 73)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Coach Sheldon Galbraith[1]
Skating club TCS & CC
Retired 1964

Wendy Elizabeth Griner, later surname: Ballantyne (born April 16, 1944)[2] is a Canadian former figure skater. She is the 1962 World silver medalist, the 1963 North American champion, and a four-time (1960–63) Canadian national champion. She competed at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley and 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, placing 12th and 10th, respectively.[2]

Griner was the youngest woman to represent Canada at the 1960 Winter Olympics; the youngest male was fellow figure skater Donald McPherson. She was one of the few skaters to win the Canadian junior and senior national titles in consecutive years.

Competitive highlights[edit]

International
Event 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964
Winter Olympics 12th 10th
World Champ. 7th 2nd 4th 11th
North American Champ. 2nd 1st
National[3]
Canadian Champ. 3rd J 1st J 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd
J: Junior level

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meet the Champions, Skating magazine, May 1961 
  2. ^ a b "Wendy Griner". Sports Reference. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Figure Skating Championships" (PDF). Skate Canada. pp. 13–14.