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Ernestine Russell-Carter

Full name: Ernestine Jean Russell-Carter (-Weaver)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0" (153 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: October 6, 1938 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Ernestine Russell's dream was to become a ballerina, but she never developed the long lines necessary for that sport. It was suggested that she try the trampoline and it led to her love of gymnastics. In 1956 she became the first female gymnast to represent Canada at the Olympics. She competed at the 1959 Pan American Games, winning gold in all-around, floor, uneven bars, and vault as well as silver in beam and with the team, and also at the 1960 Olympics. Russell graduated from [Michigan State University] and then taught high school briefly before beginning a career as a gymnastics coach.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Canada CAN 56
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Canada CAN 20T
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Canada CAN 45
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Canada CAN 61
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Canada CAN 61
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Canada CAN 76
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Canada CAN 86 QR
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Canada CAN 75 QR
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Canada CAN 76 QR
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Canada CAN 68T QR

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 56 67.933 34.633 33.300
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 76 68.932 34.166 34.766

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 20T 18.200 9.000 9.200
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 86 QR
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Qualifying 86 17.433 8.500 8.933

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 45 17.833 9.000 8.833
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 75 QR
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Qualifying 75 17.000 8.300 8.700

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 61 16.133 7.966 8.166
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 76 QR
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Qualifying 76 17.466 8.533 8.933

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1956 Summer 18 Melbourne Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 61 15.766 8.666 7.100
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Final Standings 68T QR
1960 Summer 21 Roma Gymnastics Canada Qualifying 68T 17.033 8.833 8.200