Cecil Smith

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameCecile Elaine Eustace "Cecil"•Smith (-Gooderham, -Hedstrom)
Used nameCecil•Smith
Born14 September 1908 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
Died9 November 1997 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
AffiliationsToronto Skating Club, Toronto (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

Cecil Smith competed in both the women’s singles and pairs figure skating. In singles, she was second five times at the Canadian Championships mostly defeated by Constance Wilson-Samuel but won the title in 1925 and 1926. She also won two bronze medals in the pairs at the Canadian Championships – in 1923 with Melville Rogers and in 1931 with Stewart Reburn. In the discontinued fours event, Smith was Canadian champion in 1926 and 1927. She competed in only one World Championship in 1930. There, she won the silver medal behind Norway’s Sonja Henie, the first medal for Canada at a World Figure Skating Championships. A two-time Olympian, Smith was only 15 years old in 1924, when she was the first woman to represent her country at an Olympic Winter Games, finishing sixth in singles and seventh in pairs. Her mother, Maude Delano-Osborne, was the first ever Canadian tennis champion in women’s singles.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) CAN Cecil Smith
Singles, Women (Olympic) 6
Pairs, Mixed (Olympic) Melville Rogers 7
1928 Winter Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) CAN Cecil Smith
Singles, Women (Olympic) 5

Olympic family relations

Special Notes