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Christin Cooper

Full name: Christin Elizabeth Cooper
Nickname(s): Super Coop
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: October 8, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Christin Cooper, known as “Super Coop” to her teammates, grew up skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho. She became known internationally in 1981 when she placed fourth in the overall World Cup. Her best year on the circuit was 1982 when she won three medals at the World Championships (two silvers and a bronze), won four World Cup races, and was third in the overall World Cup standings. Cooper then broke her tibia in the 1983 season but recovered to ski in Sarajevo. After her silver medal in the 1984 Olympic giant slalom, Sun Valley resort renamed the run “Silver Fox” on Seattle Ridge to “Christin’s Silver.” Cooper retired from competition after the 1984 season, with seven World Cup victories and 26 podium finishes in World Cup events. She has since worked as a television broadcaster for alpine skiing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA 7
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom United States USA 8
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA 2 Silver
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom United States USA AC DNF

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 7 2:44.71
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 9 1:16.61
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 7 1:28.10
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 2 2:21.38
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 1 1:08.87
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 7 1:12.51

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 8 1:29.28
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 7 44.23
1980 Winter 20 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 7 45.05
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DNF