Gerry Sorensen

Geraldine Ann " Gerry " Sorensen (* October 15, 1958 in Kimberley, British Columbia) is a former Canadian alpine skier.


In 1981, Sorensen, who had gone into the race with the then fairly high start number 30, her first World Cup downhill in Haus im Ennstal before the Germans Irene Epple and prevented their first World Cup victory in a descent. In January 1982, she took in the double departure of the SDS- race in Grindelwald from the double whammy, they won within 24 hours twice on the same runway. This was before her only the Austrian Annemarie Moser -Pröll and the Swiss Marie- Therese Nadig.

Motivated to have already won the World Cup dress rehearsal, Sorensen was unstoppable in the World Cup downhill. The Canadian won in 1:37:47 minutes before her compatriot Laurie Graham ( 0:41 seconds back ) and the US-American Cindy Nelson (0.44 seconds back ). With these successes, she rose to number one in the World Cup FIS list.

After a less successful season 1982/83 - Bestresultat a third place in the second departure from Val d'Isere - Sorensen returned in January 1984 in Puy -Saint- Vincent ( France) back to win. Fifth place in the next Super -G decided she could also be a combination for the first time.

At the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo they finished sixth. Sorensen came back in 1984 from active skiing.


  • World Cup 1982: 1st exit
  • Winter Olympics 1984: 6 Departure

World Cup wins


  • 2 Canadian Champion title (leaving 1981 and 1983 )