Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mervyn John Bower (born 12 January 1934) is a former Australian pair skater who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Winter Olympics in a pairing with Jacqueline Mason. In 1956 they failed to take to the ice after Bower was injured. In 1960, they placed 12th out of 13 duos. Pair skating is a figure skating discipline. International Skating Union (ISU) regulations describe pair teams as consisting of "one lady and one man." The sport is distinguished from ice dancing and single skating by elements unique to pair skating, including overhead lifts, twist lifts, death spirals, and throw jumps.