Jeannette ALTWEGG

Great Britain GBR

Figure Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    St. Moritz 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1930
Olympic Results

Biography

Jeannette ALTWEGG

Sporting strength in figure skating

She first competed in the Olympic Winter Games in 1948, when she was eighteen years old, where she earned a bronze medal behind Barbara Ann Scott of Canada and Eva Pawlik of Austria.

Exploit at the 1952 Olympic Winter Games

Just eight days before the 1952 Olympic Games, she defended her European championship title. At the Oslo Games, Altwegg built a huge lead during the compulsory figures and then held on to win the gold medal despite placing fourth in the free-skating, as she earned the overall first-place votes of six of the nine judges

Working with orphans

As an Olympic champion, Jeannette was offered large sums of money to turn professional and perform in ice shows. Instead she retired from skating, moved to Switzerland and took a low-salary job working with war orphans.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Oslo 1952

G
Singles
Singles Figure Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Moritz 1948

B
Singles
Singles Figure Skating