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Barbara Cochran

Full name: Barbara Ann Cochran (-Williams)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-0.5 (154 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: January 4, 1951 in Claremont, New Hampshire, United States
Affiliations: Madonna Mountain Ski Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Sister of Lindy Cochran; Sister of Marilyn Cochran; Sister of Bob Cochran; Aunt of Jimmy Cochran.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Barbara Cochran is the best known of the skiing Cochran family, which has contributed three women and one man to the U.S. Olympic ski team. Taught by her father, Mickey, who later became U.S. alpine coach, she started skiing at age four and won her first big title at the 1966 Junior Nationals when she took the giant slalom. At the 1970 FIS World Championships, Cochran finished second in the slalom and repeated that finish in the 1970 World Cup. She also placed third in the giant slalom in the 1970 World Cup. She continued to rank among the top three technical skiiers during the 1971 season which led to her 1972 gold medal at Sapporo, a medal which was achieved by the margin of only.02 second over Danielle Debarnard of France. After retiring from skiing, Barbara Cochran graduated from college (Vermont), married (now Mrs. Williams), wrote a book (Skiing for Women), and became a writer for The Washington Post.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA 11
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 11 1:33.16

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 1 1:31.24
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 1 46.05
1972 Winter 21 Sapporo Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 2 45.19
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