Jeanne Ashworth

Jeanne Chesley Ashworth (July 1, 1938 – October 4, 2018) was an American speed skater who competed in the 1960 Winter Olympics, 1964 Winter Olympics and 1968 Winter Olympics. Ashworth competed in the first Olympic speed skating event for women. She won the bronze medal, finishing behind a German and Russian. During the late 1950s and 1960s, when Ashworth was at the height of her career, she won 11 national championships.[1]

Jeanne Ashworth
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Ashworth at the Müggelturm, 1964
Personal information
Full nameJeanne Chesley Ashworth
Born(1938-07-01)July 1, 1938
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
DiedOctober 4, 2018(2018-10-04) (aged 80)
Wilmington, New York, U.S.
Medal record

She was born in Burlington, Vermont. She lived near Lake Placid, where she ran her family toy and candy company. She died of pancreatic cancer on October 4, 2018.[2]

Ashworth won the bronze medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics in speed skating. Ashworth died on October 4, 2018 in Wilmington, New York.[3]

Personal recordsEdit

Event Result Date Venue
500 m 44.4 December 29, 1963 Colorado Springs
1,000 m 1.34.7 February 11, 1968 Grenoble
1,500 m 2.30.3 February 10, 1968 Grenoble
3,000 m 5.14.0 February 12, 1968 Grenoble

Olympic resultsEdit

Event Result Date Venue
500 m 46.1 February 20, 1960 Squaw Valley
1,000 m 1.36.5 February 22, 1960 Squaw Valley
1,500 m 2.33.7 February 21, 1960 Squaw Valley
3,000 m 5.28.5 February 23, 1960 Squaw Valley
500 m 46.2 January 30, 1964 Innsbruck
1,000 m 1.38.7 February 1, 1964 Innsbruck
3,000 m 5.30.3 February 2, 1964 Innsbruck
1,000 m 1.34.7 February 11, 1968 Grenoble
1,500 m 2.30.3 February 10, 1968 Grenoble
3,000 m 5.14.0 February 12, 1968 Grenoble

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Jeanne Ashworth". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  2. ^ Staudt, Tim (October 11, 2018). "Olympic champion Ashworth dies". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Olympic speedskating medalist Jeanne Ashworth dies at 80". Washington Post. October 11, 2018. Archived from the original on October 12, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.

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