Wayne Wong (skier)
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|Born||October 17, 1950|
Vancouver, British Columbia
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wong is considered one of the most influential skiers of the 20th century, according to both SKI and Powder magazines. He is the inventor of the famous "Wong Banger" and starred in countless skiing movies.
- 1971: 3rd place in the inaugural National Championships of Exhibition Skiing
- 1972: Skiing magazine Freestyle Skier Of The Year
- 1972: Achieved a Level 4 Certification with the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance
- 1972–76: Member of the K2 and Salomon Freestyle Ski Teams
- 1973: Europa Cup Freestyle Champion
- 1973: Featured in a national TV ad for Pepsi Cola
- 1974: Rocky Mountain Freestyle Skiing Champion
- 1975: Member of the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Interski Team
- 1975: Japan International Freestyle Skiing Championships
- 1984; 1986; 1987: World Powder 8 Champion
- 1999: Recognized in Skiing Magazine's 50th Anniversary Issue as one of the 25 Most Influential Skiers Of All time
- 2000: Voted by Ski Magazine as one of the Top 100 Skiers Of All Time
- 2002: Olympic Torch Bearer for the 2002 Olympic Games
- 2004: Receive the Guardian Angel Award for his dedication to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- 2006: Named in Powder Magazine's 35th Anniversary Issue as one of the Top 48 Greatest Skiers Of Our Time
- 2008: Received the Frances Williams Preston Award for his dedication to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Research Center
- 2008: Appeared in Fred Ashman's Imax movie, "Proud American"
- 2009: Inducted into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame
- "Wayne Wong among inductees to ski shrine U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame". Idaho Mountain Express. November 9, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
- LeMond, Greg; Kent Gordis (1987). "The Greg LeMond Story". Greg LeMond's complete book of bicycling (1st ed.). New York: Putnam Publishing Group. p. 16. ISBN 0399132295.
Wayne Wong taught me a lot about skiing. One thing he especially recommended as an ideal off-season exercise was cycling. As a result, I started paying attention to my bike for a change.
- "Wayne Wong". Canadian Ski Hall of Fame. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
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