Allison Forsyth

Allison Forsyth ( born October 14, 1978 in Nanaimo, British Columbia) is a former Canadian alpine skier. She reached in her strongest discipline, the giant slalom, five podium finishes in the World Cup and won the bronze medal at the World Championships in 2003. Besides, it launched at the beginning of her career in slalom and later in the speed disciplines super- G and downhill. In training, the 2006 Winter Olympics eight times Canadian champion suffered serious injuries in his left knee, from which they never recovered and due to which she announced her resignation two years later.


Forsyth was from 1996 in the squad of the Canadian Ski Association. First major successes it achieved in Nor- Am Cup in the 1997/1998 season when they won two slalom and a giant slalom and slalom decided the vote for themselves. At Junior World Championships she missed several times barely a medal. In 1997, she finished fourth in the giant slalom and slalom and fourth in 1998 in the giant slalom. The first World Cup races she ran in December 1997. Regular World Cup starts followed from the 1998/1999 season in which they won the first World Cup points, scoring two top -20 finishes. In the 1999 World Cup in Vail / Beaver Creek, they had already reached the tenth place in the slalom and 16th place in the giant slalom. As early as next winter she managed the connection to the absolute world top. She drove in six World Cup giant slaloms into the top ten and reached two second places in Lienz and Cortina d'Ampezzo their first podium finishes, which she finished fifth in the World Cup discipline. Similarly well ran the next two years, in which they drove in a total of nine giant slaloms into the top ten and each one podium (in second place in Cortina d' Ampezzo in January 2001 and second place in Copper Mountain in November 2001 ) reached. In the giant slalom World Cup she was in the 2000/2001 season Eighth and 2001/2002 Ninth. In slalom, you do not get these results, but they could be placed in this discipline several times in the top 20. In their rare first Super -G and downhill races they remained without World Cup points. At the 2001 World Championships in St. Anton am Arlberg she reached the sixth and at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City to seventh place in the giant slalom. In slalom, she fell out both times in the first round.

In the season 2002/2003 to Forsyth's World Cup results deteriorated. They came out not two eighth places and dropped back to 19th place in the giant slalom World Cup. Nevertheless, they celebrated this winter the biggest success of her career when she won the bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz behind Anja Parson and Denise Karbon in the giant slalom. In this discipline, this was the first Canadian world championship medal since the victory of Kathy Kreiner 1976.

From the mid- season 2003/2004 Forsyth drove no more World Cup slaloms, but started near the Giant Slalom propagated in Super -G and from 2005 also in the downhill - at first but still without success. In the giant slalom she could still keep up with the advanced world class. Top 10 results, however, were rare and on the platform they ran only once as a third of the giant slalom of Santa Caterina on 8 January 2005 - more than three years after her until then final podium place. In the giant slalom World Cup she scored from the season 2003/2004 always placements to 15th place from the 2004/2005 season they could also be in the Super -G score ( their best results in this discipline were two 15th places in December 2004 in Lake Louise and January 2006 in St. Moritz ) at the 2005 World Championships in Santa Caterina, however, she fell from the Super-G and giant slalom. In January 2006, she also reached three World Cup downhill in the points, with a 14th place in Bad Kleinkirchheim their best result was.

On 13 February 2006 Forsyth came in the second downhill training for the Olympic Winter Games in Turin hard to fall. She suffered a torn ACL and other injuries in his left knee. After she had paused the entire next season, she appeared in August 2007 in two races of the South American Cup, but injured himself in training for the World Cup kick-off the 2007/2008 season in Soelden again at the knee. The consequences of the injuries made ​​a return to the elite sports impossible and so she announced her resignation in June 2008.


Olympic Winter Games

  • Salt Lake City 2002: 7 Giant Slalom

World Championships

  • Vail / Beaver Creek 1999: 10 Slalom, Giant Slalom 16
  • St. Anton 2001: 6 Giant Slalom
  • St. Moritz 2003: 3 Giant Slalom, Slalom 30

Junior World Championships

  • Voss 1995: 34 Giant Slalom
  • High -Ybrig 1996: 14 Giant Slalom, Slalom 18
  • Schladming 1997: 4 Giant Slalom
  • Megève 1998: 4th Slalom, Giant Slalom 4

World Cup

  • 1999/2000 season: 5 giant slalom World Cup
  • Season 2000/2001: 8 giant slalom World Cup
  • Season 2001/2002: 7 giant slalom World Cup
  • 5 podiums and a further 21 placings in the top ten (all in giant slalom )

Nor- Am Cup

  • 1997/1998 season: 1 slalom rating
  • 15 podiums, including 6 victories:

Other successes

  • 8 Canadian Championship titles ( 1997-2001 Giant Slalom, Slalom in 1998 and 2000, Super -G 1999)
  • 3 podiums in the European Cup
  • 25 wins in FIS races ( 1994 /1995)