Hall of Famer

Myriam Bédard

Affiliated Discipline(s): Biathlon
Date of Birth / Death: 1969
Hometown: Neufchatel, Que.
Active Career Period: 1987 - 1994
Induction CSHF: 2001
Induction Category: Biathlon: Cross-Country Skiing & Rifle shooting
1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games - Myriam Bédard in biathlon event. Canadian Olympic Association.

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”.

1987
Canadian Junior Biathlon Champion.

1989
4th place World Junior Biathlon Championship.

1989
Canadian Junior Biathlon Champ[ion.

1990
Canadian Senior Biathlon Champion on two occasions.

1988
North American Biathlon Champion on two occasions.

1992
Bronze Medalist at the Albertville Savoie, France, Olympic Games in the 15 km Biathlon event.

1994
Double Gold Medalist at the Lillehammer, Norway, Olympic Games in the 7.5 km and 15 km Biathlon events.

1993
Gold Medalist at the Biathlon World Championships, Borovetz, Bulgaria, in the 7.5 km event.

1993
Silver Medalist at the Biathlon World Championships, Borovetz, Bulgaria, in the 15 km event.

1991
Gold Medalist in 2-World Cup competitions.

1990-1996
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.

1998-2002
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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1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games - Myriam Bédard in biathlon event
1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games – Myriam Bédard in biathlon event. Canadian Olympic Association.
Myriam Bédard and Chris Edgell at induction ceremony
Canadian Ski Museum Chair, Chris Edgell, and Inductee Myriam Bédard at 2001 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. W.P. McElligott / 5225-24

Inductee Myriam Bédard (left) and Canadian Ski Museum Chair, Chris Edgell (center), at 2001 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. W.P. McElligott / 5225-26.

Myriam Bédard at 2001 Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. W.P. McElligott / 5226-7.

Myriam Bédard speaking at induction ceremony
Myriam Bédard speaking at induction ceremony

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.

1992 Winter Olympics - Women's 15K Biathlon

Gold: Antje Misersky | GER Silver: Svetlana Pechorskaya EUN | Bronze: Myriam Bedard CAN

Myriam Bedard Returns Home Triumphant (1994) | TSN Ottawa

Interview with Myriam Bedard

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