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Roseanne Allen

Full name: Roseanne Allen
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: March 7, 1954 in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, Canada
Died: June 20, 2009 in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Inuvik Ski Club, Inuvik (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Sister of Roger Allen.

Biography

Roseanne Allen was one of the first aboriginal Canadian women to compete at the Winter Olympics. She was a member of the Gwich’in First Nation, and in 1968, when only 13-years-old, became the youngest Canadian ever to win a gold medal in the Canadian Junior Nordic Ski Championships, winning the 5 km. She competed at the 1972 Winter Olympics alongside fellow aboriginal skiers [Shirley] and [Sharon Firth]. Allen retired from competitive racing in 1974.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 17 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Women's 5 kilometres Canada CAN 40
1972 Winter 17 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay Canada CAN 10

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 17 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 40 19:22.70

Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Winter 17 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Canada CAN Final Standings 10 17:21.06 53:37.82 10
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