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Angela Schmidt-Foster


A 15-year member of the Canadian Cross Country Ski Team, Angela Schmidt-Foster ranked with Pierre Harvey and the Firth sisters as one of the country's bright lights in this European-dominated sport.  Only 17-years old when she was named to the national team in 1977, she quickly imposed her presence and was considered the racer to beat in North America in the mid-1980s.  She won the Canadian Cross Country Championships on 5-occasions and North American Championships twice.  During a long (1977-1992) and decorated career, she was a member of 4-Canadian Olympic Nordic teams (1980 at Lake Placid, USA, 1984 at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, 1988 at Calgary, Alberta, and 1992 at Albertville, France), and 4-World Championship teams from 1982 to 1991.  She thrived in the stressful environment of the World Championships; finishing among the top 20 competitors in every race she entered... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Born:  1960

Active Period:  1977 - 1992

Inducted:  1996

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