At a glance

7 Oct 1957 Nottingham, Great Britain
160 cm / 48 kg 5'3'' / 105 pounds
Female

At the 1983 world championships in Helsinki, ice dance history was made when all nine judges gave Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean the perfect 6.0 for artistic impression with their interpretation of Barnum. Although other triumphs were ahead, it was perhaps this performance that first set Torvill and Dean apart from the rest of world’s ice dancers and raised them to a status of a sporting legend. Jayne Torvill, a clerk in a Nottingham insurance office, had won both a British junior and senior pairs’ championship with Michael Hutchison as her partner, but in 1975 she teamed up with Christopher...

Jayne in numbers

3
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:1
  • Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Figure Skating
      Ice Dancing
  • Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sarajevo
    Sarajevo 1984
    • 1 Gold medal
      Figure Skating
      Ice Dancing
  • Lake Placid
    Lake Placid 1980
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lake Placid
    Lake Placid 1980
    • 5
      Figure Skating
      Ice Dancing