Carter takes bronze in Austrian figure skating event
Article courtesy of The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Sunday, October 17, 2004

Australian figure skater Joanne Carter has won the bronze medal in the Karl Schaeffer Memorial event in Vienna.

Carter led the competition after the short program, but finished third in the free program to slip back to third overall.

The event was won by Russian Viktoria Volchkova, with Hungarian Diana Poth in second place.

Volckova is currently ranked 10th in the world, and has a top five finish in the 2003 world championships to her credit.

It was a great result for Carter. The 23-year-old Sydney skater has struggled to recapture the form that took her to a top ten finish in the Nagano Olympic Games after a major knee injury in 1998 that put her out of competition for two years.