Jacqueline du Bief

Jacqueline du Bief (born 4 December 1930) is a French retired figure skater who competed mainly in single skating. She is the 1952 Olympic bronze medalist,[1] the 1952 World champion,[2] a three-time European medalist,[3] and a six-time French national champion (1947–1952).

Jacqueline du Bief
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Jacqueline du Bief, c. 1950
Personal information
Country representedFrance
Born (1930-12-04) 4 December 1930 (age 91)
Paris, France
Former partnerTony Font
Skating clubDe Glace Club Paris
Français Volants Paris
Retired1952
Medal record
Representing  France
Figure skating: Ladies' singles
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Oslo Ladies' singles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1952 Paris Ladies' singles
Silver medal – second place 1951 Milan Ladies' singles
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1952 Vienna Ladies' singles
Silver medal – second place 1951 Zürich Ladies' singles
Bronze medal – third place 1950 Oslo Ladies' singles

Bief was born in Paris. As a pair skater, she competed with Tony Font, winning the 1950 & 1951 French national titles. After turning professional, she toured with several shows like Ice Capades, Hollywood Ice Revues, Scala Eisrevue from 1952 to 1964.

Competitive highlightsEdit

Ladies' singlesEdit

International
Event 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
Winter Olympics 16th 3rd
World Championships 18th 9th 6th 2nd 1st
European Championships 7th 3rd 2nd 2nd
National
French Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st

Pairs with Tony FontEdit

National
Event 1950 1951
French Championships 1st 1st

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jacqueline du Bief". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ "World Figure Skating Championships Results: Ladies Medalists" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-03.
  3. ^ "European Figure Skating Championships Results: Ladies Medalists" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-03-03.

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