Dae Hyun Kim
She is…..
Nancy Catherine Greene (born May 11, 1943 in
Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada) is a Canadian Senator for British Columbia...
Early life
At the age of three, Nancy Greene's family moved to Rossland, British
Columbia, a mountainous area and the site...
Career
Nicknamed quot;Alpacaquot; because of her calm and laid back style of skiing, she
won the Canadian ski championship...
Major Awards
-National ski team member, 1959 to 1968
-Six-time Canadian champion
-Three-time U.S champion
-Word champi...
Pictures
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Nancy Catherine Greene

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Dae Hyun Kim
  • 2. She is….. Nancy Catherine Greene (born May 11, 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian Senator for British Columbia and a champion alpine skier voted as Canada’s Female Athlete of the 20th Century
  • 3. Early life At the age of three, Nancy Greene's family moved to Rossland, British Columbia, a mountainous area and the site of the first ski competition ever held in Canada in 1897. The child of avid skiers, Greene began at a young age and while in high school she competed in the Canadian Junior Championships. She would go on to become Canada's most decorated ski racer in history with the most World Cup victories, male or female.
  • 4. Career Nicknamed quot;Alpacaquot; because of her calm and laid back style of skiing, she won the Canadian ski championship six times and the U.S championship, three times. In 1967, Nancy Greene broke the European domination of the sport, becoming the first skier to win the World Cup. That year she won seven of 16 events, taking the over-all title with four giant slalom victories, plus two in slalom and one in downhill. Her accomplishment earned her Canadian quot;Athlete of the Yearquot; honours. In 1968 she won the World Cup title again plus at the Winter Olympic Games in Grenoble, France, she captured a gold medal in the giant slalom by one of largest margins in Olympic History and a silver medal in the slalom. For the second time, she was named Canada's quot;Athlete of the Year.quot;
  • 5. Major Awards -National ski team member, 1959 to 1968 -Six-time Canadian champion -Three-time U.S champion -Word championship team member, 1962, 1966 -World Cup women's champion 1967, 1968 -Olympic team member, 1960, 1964, 1968 -1968 Winter Olympics gold medal (giant slalom) and silver medal (slalom) -Coach of the Canadian ski team, 1968 to 1973 -Officer of the Order of Canada (Canada’s highest civilian honor) -Order of British Columbia (British Columbia's highest citizen award) -Order of the Dogwood (British Columbia's highest civilian award) -Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's Outstanding Athlete of the Year, 1967, 1968 -B'nai B'rith woman of 1968 -British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame -Canadian Sports Hall of Fame -United States National Ski Hall of Fame -Canada's Walk of Fame -Canada's Female Athlete of the 20th Century
  • 6. Pictures

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