Carter leads European figure skating event
Article courtesy of The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia
Saturday, October 16, 2004

New South Wales figure skater Joanne Carter leads the Karl Schaeffer Memorial Figure skating event in Vienna after the short program.

The former Nagano Olympian outperformed a field that included world number 10, Viktoria Volchkova of Russia to post one of the best results of her international career.

Hungary’s Dianna Poth is in second place after the short program, with Volchkova in third.

Carter, 24, recorded Australia’s best placing at an Olympic Games in Nagano, finishing in 12th position But a major knee injury in 1998 put her out of competition for almost two years and her results since have not matched her early promise. Carter was runner-up to Miriam Manzano in the Australian National Championships earlier this year.