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Lyndon Johnston

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Lyndon Johnston
Personal information
Country representedCanada
Born (1961-12-04) December 4, 1961 (age 57)
Hamiota, Manitoba, Canada
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
PartnerCindy Landry
Denise Benning
Melinda Kunhegyi
Skating clubHamiota FSC

Lyndon Johnston (born December 4, 1961) is a Canadian former pair skater. With Cindy Landry, he is the 1989 World silver medallist and 1990 Canadian national champion.

Personal life

Johnston was born on December 4, 1961, in Hamiota, Manitoba.[1] Spouse Frank W Martinelli III


Johnston represented Hamiota Figure Skating Club.[1]

Partnership with Kunhegyi

In 1981, Johnston and his partner, Melinda Kunhegyi, won three international medals – silver at the Nebelhorn Trophy, gold at the Prague Skate, and gold at the Grand Prix International St. Gervais. In 1982, they took silver at the St. Ivel International.

During the 1983–1984 season, the pair won bronze at the 1983 Skate America[2] and then silver at the 1984 Canadian Championships. They placed 12th at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.[1]

In their final season together, Kunhegyi/Johnston won silver at the Ennia Challenge Cup and Canadian Championships.[3] They placed fifth at the 1985 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan.

Kunhegyi/Johnston won three national titles in four skating, taking gold in 1982, 1984, and 1985.

Partnership with Benning

In the 1985–1986 season, Johnston began competing with Denise Benning. The pair won several international medals, including bronze at the 1985 NHK Trophy, bronze at the 1985 Skate Canada International, silver at the 1986 Skate America, and gold at the 1987 St. Ivel International. At the Canadian Championships, they became three-time pair skating medallists (silver in 1986 and 1987, bronze in 1988) and three-time four skating champions (1986–1988).

Benning/Johnston finished fifth at three consecutive World Championships and sixth at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[1]

Partnership with Landry

Later in 1988, Johnston teamed up with Cindy Landry from Quebec. The pair won silver at the 1989 World Championships and gold at the 1990 Canadian Championships. After placing 9th at the 1990 World Championships, they both turned professional.

Johnston was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1993.[4]


Pairs with Kunhegyi

Event 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84 1984–85
Winter Olympics 12th
World Champ. 5th
Ennia Cup 2nd
Nebelhorn Trophy 2nd
Prague Skate 1st
Skate America 3rd
St. Gervais 1st
St. Ivel 2nd
Canadian Champ. 2nd 2nd

Pairs with Benning

Event 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88
Winter Olympics 6th
World Championships 5th 5th 5th
NHK Trophy 3rd
Skate America 2nd
Skate Canada 3rd 5th
St. Ivel International 1st
Canadian Championships 2nd 2nd 3rd

Pairs with Landry

Event 1988–89 1989–90
World Championships 2nd 9th
Nebelhorn Trophy 1st
Skate Canada International 2nd
St. Gervais International 1st
Canadian Championships 2nd 1st


  1. ^ a b c d "Lyndon Johnston". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on February 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Tiffany Chin Takes Singles Skating Final". The New York Times. 1983-10-16. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  3. ^ "Orser nearly perfect in free skating as Coull, Rowsom take pairs event". The Montreal Gazette. 1985-02-11. p. 22.
  4. ^ "Lyndon Johnston". Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Archived from the original on December 25, 2013.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
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