Hills Shire Times
22 January 2002
a comeback after two years off the ice, figure skater Joanne
Carter is competing in the Four Continents Cup in Korea
at the end of the month.
injured her knee in 1999.
recovery has been gradual. Last year, I competed in the
Goodwill Games in Brisbane. I wasn't happy with my performance
there but I'm gradually getting back on form," she
Four Continents Cup acts as a stepping stone to the World
Cup and finally, the Olympics.
12th in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan, she just missed
out on qualifying for the Winter Games held in Salt Lake
City in March this year.
this disappointment, she is determined to compete in the
2006 Games in Italy.
held the title of national champion for six years before
21-year-old West Pennant Hills resident had developed patella
tendonitis - known as "jumper's knee" in basketball
knowledge she has acquired through studying physiotherapy
at Sydney University-she is a third-year student-has helped
her to deal with her injury.
has been working with trainer Robin Whiteley to build up
strength at the gym.
Galina and Andrei Pachin work with her on the ice. Training
sessions start at 5.30am six mornings a week.
watches the technique of male figure skaters to hone her
love watching the men. They have more power. They're able
to do quadruple jumps and I admire the Russian skater Evgeny
Plushenko," she said.