Eva Twardokens

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Eva Twardokens
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
World Championships
Bronze 1985 Bormio Giant slalom

Eva Twardokens (born April 28, 1965 in Reno, Nevada) is a former alpine ski racer. She made her debut on the World Cup circuit in December 1982, at age 17.

Two seasons later she was the bronze medalist in the giant slalom at the 1985 World Championships.[1]

She participated in the 1992 Winter Olympics in the Super G, Slalom and Giant Slalom and the 1994 Winter Olympics in the Giant Slalom.[2]

On the World Cup circuit, she had three podiums and 34 top ten finishes.[3]

She retired from international competition following the 1995 World Cup season.

In 2007, she won the Masters National Weightlifting Champion in the 40-45 age group in the 63kg class, with a 60 kg snatch and a 79 kg clean and jerk for a 139 kg total. [4]

She was inducted to the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame class of 2011 on April 14, 2012.

Her father, Jerzy Twardokens, is an Olympian who fenced for Poland in the 1952 Olympics. He defected to the United States in 1958.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Ski Federation 1985 results
  2. ^ a b New York Times, February 18, 1992
  3. ^ FIS-Ski.com International Ski Federation - Eva Twardokens
  4. ^ 2007 National Masters Weightlifting Championships Results