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Rosie Fortna

Full name: Rosie Pamela Fortna
Gender: Female
Height: 5'0" (153 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: December 18, 1946 in Filadelfia, Francavilla Angitola, Vibo Valentia, Italy
Affiliations: Mammoth Mountain Ski Club, Mammoth Lakes (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Rosie Fortna skied for the US team on the World Cup circuit from 1966 thru 1971, posting eight top 10s in slalom, with a best year-end overall finish of 20th in 1967-68. Fortna grew up skiing in Vermont, but later represented the Mammoth Mountain Ski Club in California. At the 1970 World Winter University Games, Fortna won three gold medals in the slalom, giant slalom, and combined. With fellow Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, Fortna co-founded the Native Voices Foundaton, which seeks to develop Olympic athletes from among Native Americans. Fortna later settled near Daytona Beach, Florida where she became a real estate broker, an executive with the Kona Corporation, and opened a small restaurant, Rosi’s Korner.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom United States USA AC DNF

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DQ [40.08]