Donna Weinbrecht

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Donna Weinbrecht
Medal record
Competitor for the  United States
Women’s Freestyle skiing
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Albertville Moguls
FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships
Gold 1991 Lake Placid Moguls
Silver 1997 Iizuna Kogen Moguls
Silver 1989 Oberjoch Moguls

Donna Weinbrecht (born April 23, 1965) won the first gold medal awarded in the first Olympic mogul competitions in freestyle skiing, which were held at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. Weinbrecht grew up in West Milford, New Jersey.[1] She was also World Champion in 1991 and a five-time World Cup moguls season champion (1990-92, 1994, and 1996).

She attended West Milford High School, where she formed the school's first ski team.[2]

Weinbrecht's first sport was figure skating. While she was a competent skater, her family couldn't afford the cost of coaching. She ended up skiing with her family at Hidden Valley in Vernon Township, New Jersey.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Dave. "Sports of The Times; The Olympics Don't Need Us vs. Them", The New York Times, February 16, 1992. Accessed October 17, 2007. "That's what Donna Weinbrecht of West Milford, N.J., did in winning the first women's gold medal in a new Olympic sport, freestyle mogul skiing."
  2. ^ a b Bondy, Filip. "SKIING: Albertville Profile; Spin Control at a Very High Speed", The New York Times, December 11, 1991. Accessed October 17, 2007. "Eventually, she formed her own ski team at West Milford High School."

External links[edit]

  • FIS-ski.com - results - Donna Weinbrecht - 1988-2002
  • FIS-ski.com - World Cup season standings - Donna Weinbrecht - 1988-2002