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Mary Bird

Full name: Mary Elizabeth Bird (-Young)
Gender: Female
Born: June 10, 1910 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 3, 2002 in Sharon, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: White Mountain Ski Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Mary Bird was born in Chicago but learned to ski in New Hampshire where she represented the White Mountain Ski Club. She also trained at Otto Furrer’s Ski School in Sankt Anton am Arlberg, Austria, and she later taught skiing in Jackson, New Hampshire before marrying Chris Young, a ski film producer. Bird was also a friend of Carroll Reed, who developed a line of ski clothing, and in April 1934, she helped him bring over some of the skiers she had met while training in Austria, and they established the White Mountains as a ski center. Mary Bird is reported to be the first woman to ski the headwall at Tuckerman’s Ravine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Women's Combined United States USA AC DNF

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS PT
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Downhill 33 8:32.4 59.41
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Slalom AC DNF
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Slalom Run 1 32 2:38.9 0:00
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing United States Slalom Run 2 AC DQ
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