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Gerry Sorensen

Alpine :: Downhill

Born in Kimberley, British Columbia, in October 1958, Gerry Sorensen was a member of Canada's women's National Alpine team from 1980 until her retirement in March 1984, a brief but superb racing career.  In her first year on the team, January 1981, she scored her first success in a World Cup downhill race in Mégève, France.  Just one week later, she served notice on her international competitors that she was a real threat by winning a World Cup downhill event at Haus, Austria, the first Canadian woman to do so since Nancy Greene Raine in 1968.  She confounded those who believed her first win was an aberration when, a year later in January 1982, she repeated her success of a year earlier by winning back-to-back World Cup downhill races at Grindelwald, Switzerland.  Her reputation was assured a month later when, on February 4th, she won the World Downhill Championship title at Haus, Austria.  She was the first Canadian woman to win a World Championship since Lucile Wheeler's victory in 1958... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Born:  1958

Active Period:  1980 - 1984

Inducted:  1988

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