The Canadian Origins of Skiing and Snowboarding
As we time-travel back in our minds, we can put ourselves into the shoes of the first pioneers of skiing, a sport first founded 22,000 years ago.
Myriam Bedard became a household name in Canada with her 1992 and 1994 Olympic medal performances. Her successes also led to her induction into the Canadian Sport Hall of Fame in 1999 and she was further recognized by the International Olympic Committee as one of 10-athletes receiving an Olympic Order given to “…those who have achieved remarkable merit in the sports world, or have rendered outstanding services to the Olympic cause, either through personal achievement or to the development of sport”.
Canadian Junior Biathlon Champion.
4th place World Junior Biathlon Championship.
Canadian Junior Biathlon Champ[ion.
Canadian Senior Biathlon Champion on two occasions.
North American Biathlon Champion on two occasions.
Bronze Medalist at the Albertville Savoie, France, Olympic Games in the 15 km Biathlon event.
Double Gold Medalist at the Lillehammer, Norway, Olympic Games in the 7.5 km and 15 km Biathlon events.
Gold Medalist at the Biathlon World Championships, Borovetz, Bulgaria, in the 7.5 km event.
Silver Medalist at the Biathlon World Championships, Borovetz, Bulgaria, in the 15 km event.
Gold Medalist in 2-World Cup competitions.
Silver Medalist in 7-World Cup competitions.
1991 and 1993
Bronze Medalist in 2-World Cup competitions.
1991 and 1993
2nd place in World Cup overall standing.
Member of the International Biathlon Union Development Committee.
Please Note: The ski information gathered here is compiled from a number of sources; it may not be inclusive of all accomplishments.
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Myriam Bédard at 2001 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. W.P. McElligott / 5226-7.
Inductees Jim McConkey, Kate Pace, Dorothy Read, Myriam Bédard, and Bill Keenan at 2001 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. W.P. McElligott / 5226-18.
Gold: Antje Misersky | GER Silver: Svetlana Pechorskaya EUN | Bronze: Myriam Bedard CAN
Interview with Myriam Bedard