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Salé and Pelletier compete at the 2002 Grand Prix Final
|Born||April 21, 1977
|Height||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Former partner||Jason Turner|
|Former coach||Jan Ullmark
|Former choreographer||Lori Nichol|
|Skating club||CPA St-Leonard|
Jamie Rae Salé (born near Edmonton, Alberta, April 21, 1977) is a Canadian pair skater. she and David Pelletier won a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics. The gold medal, however, was shared by a Russian pair skating couple after a figure skating scandal hit through the Olympics.
In 1994, Salé won the short program and finished with the bronze medal in the junior event at the Canadian Championships. That same year, she achieved her biggest success to date by winning the senior bronze medal with her pairs partner, Jason Turner. They were named to the 1994 Canadian Olympic team and placed 12th at the Lillehammer Olympics. They placed 16th at the 1994 World Championships in Chiba, Japan, but ended their partnership that August.
Salé had a tryout with David Pelletier in the summer of 1996, but it did not lead to a partnership. After her moderate success in singles, she decided to give pairs one last shot. The coach who was helping Pelletier find a partner, suggested Salé, he and Pelletier went to Edmonton in February 1998 to try out with Salé again. "The first time we grabbed hands, it was just great," said Pelletier, and by the next month Salé had moved to Montréal to skate with Pelletier.
Salé and Pelletier were inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame in 2008. They were also inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame on March 26, 2009.
On June 4, 2010, it was reported that Salé and Pelletier would divorce; however, they will remain skating partners. In 2012 Salé married her Battle of the Blades partner, Craig Simpson.
- 2001 – Winner of Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian athlete of the year (with David Pelletier)
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