Erica Batchelor

Erica Batchelor
Personal information
Full name Erica Anne Batchelor
Country represented  Great Britain
Born (1933-08-10) 10 August 1933 (age 87)
Poole
Coach her father

Erica Anne Batchelor (born 10 August 1933, in Poole, England) is a British figure skater. She is the 1954 World bronze medalist, the 1953 European silver medalist and three-time (1953, 1955 & 1956) European bronze medalist. She represented Great Britain at the 1956 Winter Olympics, where she placed 11th. She resided in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1957 and left there for Bournemouth, England to turn professional. She had her portrait painted in Edinburgh, Scotland by Paul Seton Bramley in 1957. The same painter offered to the skater's friend Russ Christensen, who had accompanied the skater to portrait sessions, to do his portrait. The offer was accepted.

Results

Event 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957
Winter Olympics 11th
World Championships 9th 9th 3rd 5th 8th 9th
European Championships 10th 3rd 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th
British Championships 1st

References

  • Sports-reference profile
  • "World Figure Skating Championships Results: Ladies Medalists" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2011.
  • "European Figure Skating Championships Results: Ladies Medalists" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2013.
  • Reminiscence of Russell Bartlett Christensen of Farmington, Maine 26 July 2018.


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