Former Olympian scores best Australian performance at World University Games
Article courtesy of The Olympic Winter Institute of Australia

Australian figure skater Joanne Carter has achieved Australia's best result at a World University Games, finishing in sixth place in the ladies event in Piancavallo, Italy.

Joanne skated very well in the short program finishing in fourth place, but slipped back to sixth place after some controversial judging in the free skate.

The result is also Joanne's highest international competition result, improving on her ninth place finish at the Four Continents event in 1999.

Australian University team Chef de Mission Chris Solly was very happy with the result. "Itís a big step forward for Winter University Sport in Australia, he said.

The event was won by Japanese skater Shizuka Arakawa, with Angela Lien of the USA in second and Lesley Hawker of Canada in third.