Kathy Kreiner

Year Inducted: 1976

Born:  May 4, 1957                   Timmins, CAN

Kathy Kreiner's skiing talent was such that at the age of 14 she was selected to be a member of Canada's Olympic team in  Sapporo.  She became a Canadian heroine in 1976 by winning the gold medal in the giant slalom at the Innsbruck Olympics.  Her victory denied Germany's Rosi Mittemaier a sweep of the skiing medals for women and was the only gold medal won by Canada's Olympic team that year in either the Winter or Summer Olympic Games.

In 1977 Kathy won two silver medals at World Cup events and competed on her third Olympic Team in 1980 where she finished 5th in the Downhill.

She was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame as a tribute to all North American skiers who medaled during America's bicentennial year.  She was also inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame that same year.


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