Kathy Kreiner

Kathy Kreiner ( born May 4, 1957 in Timmins, Ontario ) is a former Canadian alpine skier.


She won at the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck in 1976 the gold medal in the giant slalom and thus prevented the total triumph of Rosi Mittermeier, who finished second in this race. In Skiweltcup Kreiner won a giant slalom on January 6, 1974 in Pfronten.

At the age of 14 years, Kathy Kreiner took part in the Olympic Winter Games in 1972 and was a member of the Canadian national team. In the years 1973 to 1977, she was one of the top giant slalom skiers. After the rather disappointing seasons 1979-1980 she left the national team, hired a personal trainer and landed in the first World Cup Downhill 1980/81 is equal to rank second in the spring of 1981, she ended her career. Kreiner was at World Cup races in total 45 times in the top ten, including 7 times on podiums.


Olympic games

World Championships

  • 7th place, 1974 World Cup in St Moritz downhill
  • 1st place and gold medal, World Cup 1976 in Innsbruck, Giant Slalom
  • 4th place, 1978 World Cup in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, combination
  • 5th place 1980 World Cup in Lake Placid, departure
  • 9th place World Cup 1980 in Lake Placid, Giant Slalom
  • 4th place World Cup 1980 in Lake Placid, combination

Podium finishes in the World Cup


Kreiner won twelve Canadian Champion title (leaving 1975 and 1978; giant slalom in 1974, 1976, 1977 and 1978; slalom in 1975, 1977 and 1979; combination in 1974, 1976 and 1978 ).