Winners: Tracey Wainman, Figure Skating
1981 - Feature Story
Sportswriters dubbed her “Tiny Tracey” yet there was no denying 13-year-old Tracey Wainman of Mississauga, Ontario was a giant in Canadian figure skating in 1981. A sprite possessing infectious energy, Wainman rocketed into the spotlight in 1980 by finishing an impressive third at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships in Kitchener. Just 12 years old, her potential was so great, that officials opted to send the promising youngster to the 1980 World Figure Skating Championships in Dortmund, West Germany to earn valuable experience for the future. Wainman finished a credible 14th. In 1981, she became the youngest skater to win the women’s title at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships. She went on to delight the crowds at the world event in Hartford, Connecticut, finishing 10th as the youngest competitor in the event. Later in the year, Wainman won the women’s title at the St. Ivel International Figure Skating Championships in England and capped the season by winning a Gold medal at Skate Canada International in Ottawa.
- 1985 Silver medal at Skate America in St. Paul, Minnesota
- 1981 Gold medal at Skate Canada International in Ottawa
- 1981, 1986 Canadian Figure Skating Champion
- 1981 Bobbie Rosenfeld Award (Canada’s female athlete of the year)
- 1980, 1982 Bronze medal at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships