Chandra Crawford

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Date of Birth: November 19, 1983
Place of Birth: Canmore, Alberta
Hometown: Canmore, Alberta
Club: Canmore Nordic Ski Club
Coach: Peter Larsen
Wax Technician: Yves Bilodeau
Years on Senior Team: 15
Years on Junior Team: 2
Website: www.chandracrawford.ca
Personal Sponsors: Devonian Properties, J.F. Mackie & Co., Darcy Will, Peter Miles, Azimuth Inc., Zedi Solutions, Motorola & Best Buy
Equipment:
Skis: Fischer
Poles: Exel
Boots/Bindings: Salomon

Photo Gallery

Background

National Ski Team Background:
Chandra Crawford took the fast lane to solidifying her position as one of the world’s best cross-country skiers when she shocked the world by winning a gold medal in the sprint event at her Olympic debut as a Senior National Ski Team rookie in 2006. Her exuberance and infectious enthusiasm quickly captured the hearts of Canadians when Chandra stepped onto the winner’s podium. Just two weeks before her first Olympic experience in Torino, Italy, Chandra sprinted her way to a bronze medal in a star-studded World Cup field in Davos, Switzerland. The new leader of the Canadian women’s team, Chandra has two World Cup victories, including one in her hometown of Canmore, Alta., one silver and four bronze medals throughout her 10-year career.
 
Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
Born and raised in Canmore, Alta., Chandra was consistently presented with opportunities to take ski and hiking trips in the mountains. Her competitive spirit started early with competitions in running, swimming, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and biathlon. She raced biathlon for five years, but wanted to switch into cross-country skiing full-time at age 16 without moving from her home club. When the trials for the World Junior Cross-Country Ski Championships were hosted in her hometown, a surprise result became her ticket to the world of cross-country skiing. Chandra has committed to pursuing excellence in skiing since she won the sprint event at those trials in 2001. Following the World Juniors that year in Europe, Chandra made the Canadian Junior Team the following season, and went on to wear Canada’s colours at two more World Junior Championships before taking on the world’s best in the senior ranks.
 
Personal:
Leveraging her 2006 Olympic victory, Chandra created Fast and Female – an organization dedicated to “Empowerment Through Sport” – which strives to get girls hooked on living an athletic lifestyle. Chandra plans to advance the Fast and Female brand, and work on programs that will get kids more active time built into their school days, in an effort to continue to emphasize the value of sport in our society.  When not skiing, Chandra enjoys photography, swimming in the river, and getting out in the mountains. Although almost all of her energy is focused on competing at the elite level in her sport, she always finds time to connect with the kids coming up in skiing, and volunteers with her local club as much as she can.

Notable Results

2006 Olympic gold medallist, Torino, ITA: (Sprint)
2012 – World Cup, Milano, ITA: 3 (Team Sprint F)
2011 – World Cup, Rogla, SLO: 2 (Sprint F)
Two-Time Gold Medallist at 2012 Haywood Ski Nationals
2010 – World Cup, Dusseldorf, GER: 3 (Team Sprint)
2008 – World Cup, Lahti, FIN: 1 (Sprint)
2008 – World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 1 (Sprint)
2006 – Tour de Ski, Munich, Germany: 3 (Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Davos, Switzerland: 3 (Sprint)
2005 – Canadian Championships, Prince George, B.C.: 1 (Sprint)

Full Results

Olympic Results:
2006 – Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy: 1 (Sprint)
2006 – Olympic Winter Games, Torino, Italy: 60 (15-km Pursuit)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 15 (4 x Relay)
2010 – Olympic Winter Games, Whistler, B.C.: 26 (Sprint)
 
World Championship Results:
2011 – World Championships, Oslo, NOR: 42 (30km F Mst)
2011 – World Championships, Oslo, NOR: 14 (4x5km M)
2011 – World Championships, Oslo, NOR: 52 (10km C)
2011 – World Championships, Oslo, NOR: 28 (Sprint F)
2007 – World Ski Championships, Sapporo, Japan : 59 (10km)
2007 – World Ski Championships, Sapporo, Japan : 32 (Sprint)

Tour de Ski Results:
2007 – Tour de Ski, Cavalese, Italy: 43 (10km F)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Cavalese, Italy: 39 (15km C)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Asiago, Italy: 4 (Sprint Qualification)
2007 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, Germany: 49 (10km C
2007 – Tour de Ski, Oberstdorf, Germany: 52 (Pursuit)
2006 – Tour de Ski, Munich, Germany: 3 (Sprint)
 
World Cup Results:
2012 – World Cup, Drammen, NOR: 5 (Sprint C)
2012 – World Cup, Milano, ITA: 3 (Team Sprint F)
2012 – World Cup, Milano, ITA: 7 (Sprint F)
2011 – World Cup, Rogla, SLO: 2 (Sprint F)
2011 – World Cup, Davos, SUI: 9 (Sprint F)
2011 – World Cup, Duesseldorf, GER: 7 (Team Sprint F)
2011 – World Cup, Duesseldorf, GER: 4 (Sprint F)
2011 – World Cup, Liberec, CZE: 5 (Team Sprint C)
2010 – World Cup, Dusseldorf, GER: 3 (Team Sprint)
2010 – World Cup, Dusseldorf, GER: 8 (Sprint F)
2008 – World Cup, Lahti, FIN: 1 (Sprint)
2008 – World Cup, Falun, SWE: 10 (Team Relay)
2008 – World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 1 (Sprint)
2007 – World Cup, Duesseldorf, GER: 10 (Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Sapporo, JPN: 9 (Team Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Borlaenge, SWE: 8 (Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Davos, SUI: 3 (Sprint)
2006 – World Cup, Oberstdorf, GER: 8 (Sprint)
2005 – World Cup, Canmore, Alta.: 9 (Team Sprint)
 
National Results:
2012 – Haywood Ski Nationals: Mont Ste Anne, Que.: 1 (30km C Mst)
2012 – Haywood Ski Nationals: Mont Ste Anne, Que.: 1 (Sprint F)
2011 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Canmore, Alta: 2 (Sprint C)
2010 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whitehorse, YK: 3 (30km)
2010 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whitehorse, YK: 1 (Sprint)
2010 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whitehorse, YK: 3 (10km)
2010 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whitehorse, YK: 1 (5km)
2008 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whistler, B.C.: 2 (30km)
2008 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Whistler, B.C.: 3 (Sprint)
2008 – Haywood Ski Nationals, Callaghan Valley, B.C.: 2 (5km)
2008 – Haywood NorAm, Duntroon, Ont.: 1 (Sprint)
2007 – Haywood NorAm, Mont Ste-Anne, Que : 2 (Sprint)