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Melanie Turgeon

Height: 1.64m
Weight: 68kg
Birthdate:
October 21, 1976

Hometown:
Alma, Que.
Residence:
Quebec City, Que.


  • Had off-season sinus-area surgery and physiotherapy on an ailing back heading into the 2001-02 World Cup season.
  • Currently ranked 18th in downhill, 20th in super-G and 48th in overall World Cup standings.
  • Crashed near the bottom of the course at the opening World Cup downhill in Lake Louise. Finished fourth in the second Lake Louise downhill the following day, missing the podium by one-hundredth of a second.
  • Has five top-10 results in downhill and super-G.

  • Ranked 12th in 2001 World Cup overall standings.
  • Ranked fourth in 2001 World Cup super-G.
  • Ranked sixth in 2001 World Cup downhill standings.
  • Career World Cup medals: seven (one gold, four silver, two bronze).
  • Best Olympic results: 20th (1998 super-G); 23rd (1998 downhill).
  • Had career-year in 2000-01 despite enduring season-long headaches, sinus pressure and congestion.
  • Has seven career podiums (fiver super-G, two downhill) and 20 top-eight finishes (nine in super-G, 11 in downhill) in World Cup competition.
  • Won three World Cup silver medals (super-G) and one bronze (downhill) in 2000-01
  • Top-eight finishes on 2000-01 World Cup circuit: four super-G, four downhill.
  • Current Canadian downhill champion.
  • Won first career World Cup gold medal in super-G race at Innsbruck, Austria in February 2000.
  • Had second-place overall World Cup super-G ranking after 1999-00 season after posting eight top-eight results over season - four super-G, four downhill.
  • First World Cup medal was bronze in March 1999 at Sierra Nevada, Spain.
  • Winner of eight career national championships: (three super-G, three giant slalom, one downhill, one combined).
  • Only skier ever to win five medals at a World Junior Ski Championships (1994).
  • Winner of 1994 Europa Cup overall title.
  • Started skiing World Cup races at age 16.
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    COUNTRY G S B
    1 GER 12 16 7
    2 NOR 11 7 6
    3 USA 10 13 11
    4 RUS 6 6 4
    5 CAN 6 3 8
    6 FRA 4 5 2
    7 ITA 4 4 4
    8 FIN 4 4 4
    9 NED 3 5 0
    10 SUI 3 2 6


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