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Danièle Debernard

Full name: Danièle Debernard
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" (156 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: July 21, 1954 in Aime, Haute-Savoie, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Jean-Luc Crétier.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Danièle Debernard was only 17 when she was selected for the French team at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics, but she came through with a silver medal in the slalom. She also competed at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics in all three alpine events, adding a bronze medal in the giant slalom, and that year she was second in the combined event at Innsbruck, considered a World Championship event, but not an Olympic one. In that era, the Winter Olympics were considered World Championships, and those three medals were her only ones at the Worlds. Her best World Cup finish was fifth overall for the 1975-76 season, during which she won her only two World Cup races, a giant slalom in Berchtesgaden, and a slalom in Les Gets. Debernard was a three-time French champion winning the downhill in 1976 and the giant slalom in 1972 and 1976. Her best finish in an Arlberg-Kandahar race was third in a slalom in 1971 at Mürren. Debernard’s cousin, Jean-Luc Crétier, later won the 1998 Olympic downhill race.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 17 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom France FRA 2 Silver
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill France FRA 5
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom France FRA 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom France FRA 4

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 5 1:48.48

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 3 1:29.95

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Winter 17 Sapporo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 2 1:31.26
1972 Winter 17 Sapporo Alpine Skiing France Run 1 2 46.08
1972 Winter 17 Sapporo Alpine Skiing France Run 2 1 45.18
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 4 1:32.24
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Run 1 3 46.86
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing France Run 2 5 45.38