Chandra Crawford

Chandra Crawford (born November 19, 1983) is a Canadian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001 at the age of 16. Prior to this, she was a biathlete for five years. She was born in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Chandra Crawford
Crawford FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2012.jpg
Country Canada
Born (1983-11-19) 19 November 1983 (age 36)
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Ski clubCanmore Nordic Ski Club
World Cup career
Seasons20052008, 20102014
Individual wins2
Team wins0
Indiv. podiums5
Team podiums2
Indiv. starts84
Team starts12
Overall titles0 – (23rd in 2008)
Discipline titles0

CareerEdit

On February 22, 2006, she became the surprise gold medal winner in the women's cross-country 1.1 km (0.7 mi) sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Video of her circulated on the Internet as she sang "O Canada", the Canadian national anthem, from the medals podium. Then-CBC commentator Brian Willams said of the event: "If you're ever standing on top of the podium, this is how you sing our national anthem."

She won her first World Cup gold medal in her home-town of Canmore in January 2008 in the sprint event, followed by a second gold in Lahti, Finland, in March, 2008. She finished the 2008 World Cup season ranked seventh in the sprint and 23rd overall.[1]

Crawford placed 44th in the freestyle sprint during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. On March 27, 2014, she retired from competitive skiing.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 gold)
 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2006 22 60 Gold
2010 26 26 15
2014 30 43

World ChampionshipsEdit

 Year   Age   10 km 
individual
 15 km 
 skiathlon 
 30 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2005 21 DNF 45
2007 23 59 32 16 15
2011 27 52 42 28 14

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
2005 21 NC NC N/A N/A N/A
2006 22 30 NC 14 N/A N/A N/A
2007 23 87 NC 52 N/A 43 N/A
2008 24 23 NC 7 N/A
2010 25 81 NC 56 N/A
2011 26 58 NC 36 DNF
2012 27 29 NC 7 54 31
2013 28 72 NC 42 DNF
2014 29 NC NC

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 2 victories – (2 WC)
  • 5 podiums – (4 WC, 1 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2005–06  4 February 2006   Davos, Switzerland 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
2  2006–07  31 December 2006   Munich, Germany 1.1 km Sprint F Stage World Cup 3rd
3 2007–08 26 January 2008   Canmore, Canada 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
4 1 March 2008   Lahti, Finland 1.2 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
5  2011–12  18 December 2011   Rogla, Slovenia 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 2 podiums – (2 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate
1  2010–11  5 December 2010   Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.9 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Gaiazova
2  2011–12  15 January 2012   Milan, Italy 6 × 1.4 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Jones

Career highlightsEdit

Women's cross-country 1.1 kilometre sprint
Women's cross-country team relay
  • Bronze – 2004 Under-23 World Championships, Soldier Hollow, Utah,

HonorsEdit

In 2018, Crawford was inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2008 World Cup Standings
  2. ^ "CRAWFORD Chandra". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ "2018 Induction Celebrations". Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2018-04-29. Retrieved 28 April 2018.

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