EPC TOPIC: Winning the War – My Story
JANET LYNN SALOMON is an author, speaker, mother of five children and began skating almost as soon as she could walk. She participated in her first exhibition performance at the age of four in a group number at Chicago Stadium. At age 11, she became the youngest skater to pass the rigorous eighth and final test administered by the United States Figure Skating Association, and two years later she won the U.S. Junior Ladies Championship at Berkeley, California.
Moving up to the senior level, Salomon won bronze at the 1968 U.S. Championships, which qualified her to compete at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, where, at 14, she placed ninth at her first major international competition. She won her first senior national title at the 1969 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and finished fifth at the World Championships.