Chandra Crawford

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Chandra Crawford
Crawford FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2012.jpg
Full nameChandra Crawford
Born (1983-11-19) 19 November 1983 (age 35)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Ski clubCanmore Nordic Ski Club
World Cup career
Seasons2005-2014
Individual wins2
Indiv. podiums5

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.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

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.

Personal life[edit]

She is the sister of Canadian biathlete, Rosanna Crawford.[2]

World Cup results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Individual podiums[edit]

  • 2 victories – (2 WC)
  • 5 podiums – (4 WC, 1 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2005–06  4 February 2006 Switzerland Davos, Switzerland 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
2  2006–07  31 December 2006 Germany Munich, Germany 1.1 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 3rd
3 2007–08 26 January 2008 Canada Canmore, Canada 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
4 1 March 2008 Finland Lahti, Finland 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
5  2011–12  18 December 2011 Slovenia Rogla, Slovenia 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd

Team podiums[edit]

  • 2 podiums – (2 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  2010–11  5 December 2010 Germany Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.9 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Gaiazova
2  2011–12  15 January 2012 Italy Milan, Italy 6 × 1.4 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Jones

Career highlights[edit]

Women's cross-country 1.1 kilometre sprint
Women's cross-country team relay
  • Bronze – 2004 Under-23 World Championships, Soldier Hollow, Utah,

Honors[edit]

In 2018, Crawford was inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2008 World Cup Standings
  2. ^ "Rosanna Crawford". Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Athlete : CRAWFORD Chandra". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 Induction Celebrations". Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2018-04-29. Retrieved 28 April 2018.

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