|Full name||Chandra Crawford|
19 November 1983 |
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Club||Canmore Nordic Ski Club|
Chandra Crawford (born November 19, 1983) is a Canadian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001 at the age of 16. Prior to this, she was a biathlete for five years. She was born in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
On February 22, 2006, she became the surprise gold medal winner in the women's cross-country 1.1 km (0.7 mi) sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Video of her circulated on the Internet as she sang O Canada, the Canadian national anthem, from the medals podium. Then-CBC commentator Brian Willams said of the event: "If you're ever standing on top of the podium, this is how you sing our national anthem."
She won her first World Cup Gold Medal in her home-town of Canmore in January, 2008 in the sprint Event, followed by a second Gold in Lahti, Finland in March, 2008. She finished the 2008 World Cup season ranked seventh in the sprint and 23rd overall.
Chandra placed 44th in the free sprint during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, with a time of 2:43.59. On March 27, 2014 she retired from competitive skiing.
- Women's cross-country 1.1 kilometre sprint
- Silver – 2011 World Cup, Rogla, Slovenia
- Gold – 2008 World Cup, Lahti, Finland
- Gold – 2008 World Cup, Canmore, Alberta
- Silver – 2007 NorAm Cup, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec
- Bronze – 2006 Tour de Ski, Munich, Germany
- Gold – 2006 Winter Olympics, Turin, Italy
- Bronze – 2006 World Cup, Davos, Switzerland
- Gold – 2005 Canadian Championships, Prince George, British Columbia
- Silver – 2004 Under-23 World Championships, Soldier Hollow, Utah, U.S.
- Women's cross-country team relay
- Bronze – 2004 Under-23 World Championships, Soldier Hollow, Utah,
- Chandra Crawford profile at Cross Country Canada
- Chandra Crawford at the International Ski Federation
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