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Sara Renner
  • Born: 04/10/1976
  • Age: 40
  • Height: 168cm
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Birthplace: Golden, British Columbia

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Four-time Olympian and 2006 silver medallist … Competed in five WC, winning Canada’s first-ever bronze medal … Has 137 individual starts in 14 World Cup seasons with five medals and 27 top-10 finishes … Two-time national champion.

World Championship (WC) Results

2009 (Liberec, CZE): 6th – 1.3 km team sprint; 9th – 10 km classic; 21st – 15 km pursuit; DNS – 30 km mass start 2005 (Oberstdorf, GER): Bronze – 0.9 km sprint; 10th – 6×0.9 km team sprint; 22nd – 2×7.5 km pursuit 2003 (Val di Fiemme, ITA): 7th – 1.5 km sprint; 12th – 30 km free; 16th – 10 km classic; 17th – 2×5 km double pursuit 2001 (Lahti, FIN): 37th – 10 km classic; 37th – 10 km pursuit; 38th – 1 km sprint 1997 (Trondheim, NOR): 54th – 15 km pursuit; 58th – 15 km free; 61st – 5 km classic

Career Notes

2009-10: Won bronze medal in sprint at a World Cup in her hometown of Canmore, the 5th World Cup medal of her career … Has three other top-25 results, including 17th in the 60 km Tour de Ski as the lone Canadian woman. 2008-09: Finished 6th in 1.3 km team sprint and 9th in 10 km classic at WC last February … Top result at 2010 Whistler venue was 6th in 15 km pursuit (01/17/09) … Top World Cup result was 5th in 10 km classic in Valdidentro, ITA (02/14/09) … Canadian champion in 30 km classic. 2007-08: Returned to World Cup circuit after birth of daughter … Posted four top-20 finishes with top result 10th in team relay in Falun, SWE … Canadian champion in 30 km classic. 2006-07: Expecting mother, did not compete. 2005-06: Won Olympic silver with teammate Beckie Scott in team sprint … Competed in five Olympic events … Won four World Cup medals, two bronze, two silver … Competed for first time at World Cup in hometown of Canmore, won silver in 6×1.2 km team sprint (12/18/05). 2004-05: Won Canada’s first-ever cross-country WC medal, a bronze in Oberstdorf, GER (02/22/05) … Had three top-10 World Cup finishes, top result 4th in 6×1.2 km team sprint in Pragelato, ITA. 2003-04: Recorded four 8th-place finishes on World Cup circuit. 2002-03: Placed 7th in 1.5 km final at WC … Had three top-10 World Cup finishes. 2000-02: Raced three events at Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, top results 8th in 4×5 km relay, 9th in 1.5 km … Raced three events at 2001 WC in Lahti, FIN. 1997-99: Raced three events at Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games … Raced three events at 1997 WC in Trondheim, NOR.

Personal

Married to four-time Olympian Thomas Grandi (alpine skiing) … They were married on skis in a blizzard … Their daughter’s name is Aria … Was named one of the Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) in 2007 … Strongly devoted to the environmental cause, including the David Suzuki Foundation.

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1998 NaganoOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-Country5km - Women - 74
1998 NaganoOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountryMass Start 30km - Women - 54
1998 NaganoOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountryPursuit Classic 5km + Freestyle 10km - Women - 64
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-Country10km - Women - 13
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountryMass Start 30km - Women - DNS
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountryPursuit Classic 5km + Freestyle 5km - Women - 17
2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountrySprint - Women - 9
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-Country10km - Women - 8
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountryRelay 4x5km - Women - 10
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountrySkiathlon - Women - 16
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountrySprint - Women - 16
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountryTeam Sprint - Women - Silver
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountryMass Start 30km - Women - 16
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountrySkiathlon - Women - 10
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountrySprint - Women - 34
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSkiing - Cross-CountryTeam Sprint - Women - 7
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