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Jayne Torvill Portrait
Jayne Torvill
7th October 1957, Nottingham, England
Parents: George & Betty Torvill
Siblings: None
Began Skating: Age 8
First Coach: Thelma Perry
Former Career: Insurance Clerk
1st Skating Partner: Michael Hutchinson
British Junior Pairs Champions 1970
British Senior Pairs Champions 1971
2nd Partner: Christopher Dean
British Ice Dance Champions 1978 – 1983 & 1994
European Ice Dance Champions 1981, ’82, ’84 & 1994
World Ice Dance Champions 1981 – 84
Olympic Ice Dance Champions 1984
Olympic Ice Dance Bronze Medalists 1994
World Professional Ice Dance Champions 1984, ’85, ’90, ’95 & ‘96
Marital Status: Married Philip Christensen 1990
Children: Kieran & Jessica
Home: East Sussex, England
Honours: MBE awarded 1981
OBE awarded 2000
Awards: BBC Television Team of the Year 1982
BBC Television Team of the Year 1983
BBC Television Sports Personality of the Year 1984
Freewoman of the City of Nottingham 1985
Inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1989
Nottingham Trent University HonMA 1993
Honoured by the German Figure Skating Federation 1995
Honoured by the Russian Figure Skating Federation 2009
Patronage: Royal London Society for the Blind. Vice President.
Demelza House. Vice President
The Chloe Cotton Trust. Patron
Somerset House Skate School. Patron
The Swale Youth Development Fund. Patron