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Sharon Firth

Full name: Sharon Anne Firth
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: December 31, 1953 in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
Affiliations: Inuvik Ski Club, Inuvik (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Twin sister of Shirley Firth.

Biography

Sharon Firth was a member of the Gwich’in First Nation, and with her twin sister, Shirley, became one of the first aboriginals to represent Canada at the Olympic Games. Sharon, the younger twin by 10 minutes, was born in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, but her family moved to Inuvik when they were five, where they learned to ski with the Territorial Experimental Ski Training Program (TEST). Sharon Firth eventually competed in four Olympic Winter Games and three World Championships. She and her sister were the subjects of a CBC Documentary entitled The Olympians: The Firth Sisters. Sharon Firth has been awarded the John Semmelink Memorial Award from the Canadian Ski Association in 1972, the Commissioner’s Award from the Government of the Northwest Territories in1981, the Order of Canada in1987, was inducted into the Canadian Ski Museum and Skiing Hall of Fame in 1990, and she received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. When her competitive days ended, she settled in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where she has served as a Youth Program Advisor for the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Results

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1972 Winter 18 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 26 18:06.28
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 29 17:35.06
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 35 16:54.66
1984 Winter 30 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 29 18:37.5 9:28.1 29

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1972 Winter 18 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 24 36:52.49 17:40.66 20
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 28 33:15.20 18:06.61 30
1984 Winter 30 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 29 34:47.0 20:00.6 28 27:59.3 26

Women's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1984 Winter 30 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 21 1-06:31.0 13:09.9 19 32:30.1 19 46:21.3 20

Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1972 Winter 18 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Canada CAN Final Standings 10 17:37.29 36:16.76 9

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Canada CAN Final Standings 7 18:26.91 1-14:02.72 7