Pat Messner

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Patricia M. Messner, CM (born 1954) is Canada's only Olympic medallist in water skiing.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario,[1] she won the bronze medal in women's slalom at the 1972 Summer Olympics, though as it was a demonstration sport that year they are not included in the medal table.

After the Olympics, she won 4 world championship medals, including the gold medal in women's slalom in 1979. She won 18 Canadian champion titles from 1965 to 1979.

In 1981, she was made a member of the Order of Canada. She is now in education.


  1. ^ "Famous Canadian Women Athletes". Retrieved 2007-01-28.