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November 22, 2017

Allison Pinkerton (Pester)

Birth: January 21, 1963

Home Town: Kingston, Ontario

Inducted as: Athlete

Inducted for: Trampoline

Inducted in: 1999

Biography:

At the height of her career Alison was one of the world's top competitive trampolinists.

Alison was world champion in the 15-18 age group.

At the 1980 world championships in Switzerland, she was the first woman to complete a double twisting, double-back somersault in competition.

In the 1970s and 1980s Alison won 19 Ontario and 12 Canadian championships. Five times, she won the provincial senior women's individual, senior mixed synchro and senior women's synchro championships in the same year.

In 1982 and 1983 Alison was National Champion in all three disciplines. A serious back injury ended her competitive career in 1984.

Alison is a seven-time winner of the Ontario Achievement Award for distinguished performance in amateur sport.

She was presented with a Young Professional Award by the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 1995.

Alison joins her father, Charlie Pester, in the Sports Hall of Fame.