Chandra Crawford

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Chandra Crawford
Crawford FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2012.jpg
Full name Chandra Crawford
Born (1983-11-19) 19 November 1983 (age 34)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Ski club Canmore Nordic Ski Club
World Cup career
Seasons 2005-
Individual wins 2
Indiv. podiums 4

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.[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.

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

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,


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