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Revised: Greatest Woman Skier

Poll Results: Who is the greatest woman skier of all time?

 
  • 14% (7)
    Janica KOSTELIC
  • 10% (5)
    Vreni SCHNEIDER
  • 2% (1)
    Donna Weinbrecht
  • 6% (3)
    Deborah COMPAGNONI
  • 0% (0)
    Trude Beiser-Jochum
  • 8% (4)
    Rosi Mittermaier
  • 0% (0)
    Gretchen Fraser
  • 4% (2)
    Picabo Street
  • 0% (0)
    Katja Seizinger
  • 6% (3)
    Andrea Mead Lawrence
  • 2% (1)
    Tamara McKinney
  • 27% (13)
    Annemarie Moser-Proell
  • 17% (8)
    Other
47 Total Votes  
post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Who?
post #2 of 27
Hanni Wenzel - sadly she was not allowed to compete in 1984 as she was receiving sponsorship money. She would have won more gold medals in Sarajevo. By 1988 sponsored athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympics.

http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/h...PAR_I_ID=74381
post #3 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by doof
Hanni Wenzel - sadly she was not allowed to compete in 1984 as she was receiving sponsorship money. She would have won more gold medals in Sarajevo. By 1988 sponsored athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympics.

http://www.olympic.org/uk/athletes/h...PAR_I_ID=74381
That's exactly who I thought was missing from the list.
post #4 of 27
Wait! Figini, Walliser, Nancy Greene!!!??? Do I have to say it?!.... FLAWED!
post #5 of 27
Flawed, to be sure. But Vrenni Schneider and Katja Seizunger are the two greatest legends of women's ski racing (NO DOUBT)
post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
It's pretty sad to see the relative lack of interest in women skiers.
post #7 of 27
FLAWED...not a single freeskier/big mountain on this list, all racers.
post #8 of 27
Flawed!!

I have 4 from our 500 foot hill that are not on your list

Bonni

and these other 3 gals who are not quite in Bonni's league but worthy of mention anyway

Hiedi Voelkler
Kim Schmidinger
Krista Schmidinger

All 3 not necessarily among the elite of elite but not dogmeat either.
post #9 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lodro
FLAWED...not a single freeskier/big mountain on this list, all racers.
You call Donna Weinbrecht a racer?
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post #10 of 27
No flaws. The best is winning, regardless who the also rans are composed of.
post #11 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbroun
It's pretty sad to see the relative lack of interest in women skiers.
Interested... just feeling bad for dis'ing so many good men by picking one. Not ready to do it again.
post #12 of 27
This one is just too simple. AnnaMaria Proell. I remember the entire town of Grindelwald applauding Cindy Nelson because she beat her once.
post #13 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbroun
It's pretty sad to see the relative lack of interest in women skiers.
I dunno, I'm pretty interested in women skiers
post #14 of 27
Pernilla Wiberg
Zurbriggen's sister
post #15 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by wbroun
It's pretty sad to see the relative lack of interest in women skiers.
Moser Proell, what else to say?
post #16 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by skier_j
Flawed!!

I have 4 from our 500 foot hill that are not on your list

Bonni

and these other 3 gals who are not quite in Bonni's league but worthy of mention anyway

Hiedi Voelkler
Kim Schmidinger
Krista Schmidinger

All 3 not necessarily among the elite of elite but not dogmeat either.
Who are you?...I coach at Bousquet, home of the 3...
post #17 of 27
and I'm Throwing in Sarah Burke...Former US team member, now in the big hills..she opened the door for extreme women skiers, and has won everything in that discipline...
post #18 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirMack
and I'm Throwing in Sarah Burke...Former US team member, now in the big hills..she opened the door for extreme women skiers, and has won everything in that discipline...
Is there another Sarah Burke that I'm unaware of? This description doesn't fit the girl, I know, at all...
post #19 of 27
Charlotte Moats, Wendy Fisher, Kristen Ulmer, etc. - I'm sure they are some great European women freeriders (big mountains count).
post #20 of 27

Diana Golden Brosnihan

There is only one, Diana Golden Brosnihan. Probably the greatest woman skiier ever, able bodied or not. I believe she was also one of the Suzie Chapsticks.

http://www.dsusa.org/DianaGolden/bio.html
She was the first disabled skier inducted into the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame (1997); won 19 U.S. disabled championships before retiring after the 1990 season; lost her leg to cancer when she was 12 years old.

http://www.time.com/time/sampler/art...173338,00.html

By the time she retired from competition in 1991, she had twice been honored as one of our greatest athletes — not disabled athletes, athletes. In 1986 the USSA looked past the Mahre brothers, Tamara McKinney and others to named Golden as Ski Racer of the Year. And in ’91 the Women’s Sports Foundation awarded her its Flo Hyman Award, which had previously gone to Martina Navratilova, Jackie Joyner Kersee, Chris Evert. Said The New York Times: "Golden is in good company, and vice versa."

http://www.usskiteam.com/PublishingFolder/355.htm
post #21 of 27
Sarah Burke? is from Ontario? big mountain? park pipe maybe...
post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirMack
Who are you?...I coach at Bousquet, home of the 3...
You can meet SirJeff any Monday night from 6-close at the patrol shack. You might see me there, too.

Or you can see us there today in about 2 hours!:
post #23 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by warren
Is there another Sarah Burke that I'm unaware of? This description doesn't fit the girl, I know, at all...
sorry...

thinking of wendy fischer.
post #24 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lodro View Post

FLAWED...not a single freeskier/big mountain on this list, all racers.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick View Post

No flaws. The best is winning, regardless who the also rans are composed of.

 

Flawed.  Traditional FIS prepared-course racing is important, but only a fraction of meaningful skiing achievement.

 

Kit DesLauriers won the Seven Summits, beating all the MEN.  How many of the others defeated the best male skiers on Earth?  And she was a two-time women's world freeskiing champion, in her *thirties.*

post #25 of 27

Nine year old thread -- there are other names to discuss, now, probably.

post #26 of 27

after Vonn's latest win she tops the win total but there will always be someone pointing out that Anne Marie never even had the Super G to add to her totals or how many more she would have won if she hadn't stopped racing for a time.

post #27 of 27
 
Originally Posted by whippersnapper View Post

 

Kit DesLauriers won the Seven Summits, beating all the MEN.  How many of the others defeated the best male skiers on Earth?  And she was a two-time women's world freeskiing champion, in her *thirties.*

 

Speaking of, she has a book coming out soon...

 

 

Link to book on her web site

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