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Kerrin Lee-Gartner
  • Born: 09/21/1966
  • Birthplace: Trail, British Columbia

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • First Canadian to win a gold medal in downhill skiing
  • Captured gold at the 1991 Olympic Winter Games
  • Canadian champion in downhill three times: 1991, 1992, 1993
  • In 1992 awarded the Velma Springstead Trophy for “Canada’s Outstanding Female Athlete”
  • Placed 46 times in the top-10 in World Cup, World Championships and other FIS races
  • Won downhill gold in a 1989 World Cup
  • Gold medallist in the 1987 Nor-Am Championship Series in downhill skiing
  • Member of the Canadian Olympic, Canada’s Sports and Canadian Skiing Halls of Fame

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • After retiring from competitive skiing, Gartner began a second career in 1995 as a television commentator for CBC on skiing broadcasts
  • Olympic broadcaster for the BBC
  • Volunteer for the Fernie Alpine Ski Team (FAST), where both of her daughters ski
  • Board member of FAST Community and Telus Community
  • Has travelled to Mexico and India doing charitable work, raising funds for project safety

Olympic Highlights

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1988 Calgary Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Combined - Women - 8
1988 Calgary Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Downhill - Women - 15
1988 Calgary Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Giant Slalom - Women - 17
1988 Calgary Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Slalom - Women - DSQ
1988 Calgary Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Super-G - Women - 23
1992 Albertville Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Combined - Women - DSQ
1992 Albertville Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Downhill - Women - Gold
1992 Albertville Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Super-G - Women - 6
1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Downhill - Women - 19
1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter GamesSkiing - Alpine Super-G - Women - 8
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