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Tristan Gale

Full name: Tristan Gale (-Geisler)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: August 10, 1980 in Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Skeleton

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Tristan Gale competed in skeleton from 2001-2006, and in 2002 became the first woman to win a gold medal in the sport at the Olympic Winter Games. She had one other World Cup win, in November 2002, also at Park City, Utah, and was the bronze medalist at the 2003 World Championships. She failed to make the US Olympic team in 2006 and then retired.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 21 Salt Lake City Skeleton Women's Skeleton United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Skeleton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IT1 IR1 IT2 IR2 IT3 IR3 IT4 IR4 IT5 IR5 ST1 SR1 ST2 SR2 ST3 SR3 ST4 SR4 ST5 SR5
2002 Winter 21 Salt Lake City Skeleton United States USA Final Standings 1 1:45.11
2002 Winter 21 Salt Lake City Skeleton United States USA Run 1 1 52.26 5.27 10 20.83 5 30.36 2 40.46 1 46.37 1 15.56 1 9.53 2 10.10 1 5.91 1 5.89 3
2002 Winter 21 Salt Lake City Skeleton United States USA Run 2 2 52.85 5.26 8 20.82 6 30.44 6 40.70 17 46.78 2 15.56 3 9.62 4 10.26 3 6.08 3 6.07 2