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Liisa Savijarvi

Alpine :: Downhill :: Giant Slalom :: Super G

Liisa Savijarvi first achieved prominence as an emerging alpine ski racer in 1980 at the age of 17 with superb performances in the Ontario and Canadian Junior Championships and the Pontiac Cup.  She was appointed to the National Alpine Training squad in the same year and two years later, in 1982, she became a member of the Women's National Alpine Ski team.  Appointed to the "A" team in 1987, and ranked one of the best ski racers in the world, she was the only Canadian female racer to train in Downhill, Giant Slalom and Super G.  Sadly, her promising career ended prematurely on March 17, 1987, when she suffered severe leg injuries and crushed vertebra in a horrendous training run accident at Vail, Colorado.  Unable to recover her previous form, she retired from the National Team a year later in March 1988... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Born:  1963

Active Period:  1979 - 1988

Inducted:  1997

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