Article courtesy of The Olympic Winter
Institute of Australia
Carter has the distinction of recording Australia’s best
result in ladies figure skating at both the World Championships
and the Olympic Games.
the age of 16, she skated to 11th place in the 1997 World
Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland, the result qualifying
her for the 1998 Winter Olympics. At those Nagano Games
11 months later, she placed 12th.
won the Piruetten in Hamar and finished 13th at the 1998
World Championships following the Olympics, but her career
was then cruelly interrupted by a major knee injury which
put her out of competition for almost two years.
Carter returned to domestic competition in the 2001 National
Championships, finishing third, then took silver behind
Miriam Manzano in 2002 and 2003.
returned to international competition at the World University
Games in Tarvisio, Italy, in January 2003, finishing sixth,
then finished in tenth place at Four Continents in January
2004, one place ahead of Manzano.
the course of her career to date she has won five Australian
Championships consecutively from 1994 to 1998.
In other international results, she finished second in the
Golden Spin of Zagreb in 1996 and 11th in the NHK trophy
Since returning from injury she has also place ninth in
the Ondrej Nepela in Bratislava in September 2001 the selection
event for the Salt Lake 2002 Games - and 11th in the Goodwill
Games in Brisbane, also in September 2001.
Carter has successfully juggled the demands of competition
and rehabilitation with the workload of a degree in physiotherapy
at the University of Sydney, a course she completed in 2003.
now works as a locum physiotherapist when time permits.
Like Manzano, she has set her sights on representing Australia
at the 2006 Torino Winter Games.