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Name  Janet Morrissey

Janet Katherine Morrissey is a Canadian former competitive figure skater. She is the 1978 Nebelhorn Trophy bronze medalist, 1978 Grand Prix International St. Gervais bronze medalist, and 1979 Canadian national champion.


Janet morrissey 1978 skate canada long program

Life and career

Morrissey won the Canadian national novice bronze medal in 1974 and the junior bronze medal in 1977.

She began the 1978–79 season with bronze medals at the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany and Grand Prix International St. Gervais in France. She went on to win the senior national title ahead of Heather Kemkaran and was sent to Vienna to compete at the 1979 World Championships, where she finished 19th. Her skating club was Nepean FSC.

After failing to gain a place on the 1980 Olympic team (due to losing her Canadian title to Heather Kemkaren, and only 1 spot being available to the Olympics for Canadian women) and being bypassed for worlds in favor of rising star Tracy Wainmann, Janet first took a break from skating, which turned into an eventual retirement.

Morrissey was known mostly as an overall consistent competitor and strong jumper. She had a rock solid triple salchow, which she rarely missed, and regularly delivering a triple salchow, several double axels, and a full arsenal of double jumps and double combinations in her program, had respectable technical content for her time. However, she lacked somewhat in both compulsory figures expertise and the artistic elements of the sport.

Morrissey studied computer science at Carleton University. She graduated in spring 1983.


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