Magnussen, Karen (1952–)

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Magnussen, Karen (1952–)

Canadian figure skater. Name variations: Karen Magnussen Cella. Born April 4, 1952, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; m. Toby Cella.

Won a silver medal at Sapporo Olympics (1972), the only Canadian to medal at the games; at World championships, won a bronze (1971), silver (1972), and gold medal (1973); was 5-time Canadian champion (1968–73); turned to coaching. Awarded Order of Canada (1973); inducted into Canadian Sports Hall of Fame (1973).