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Tamara McKinney

Full name: Tamara Price McKinney
Gender: Female
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: October 16, 1962 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Tamara McKinney is the greatest American female ski race never to win an Olympic medal. She was the overall World Cup champion in 1983, the first American woman to win that title. She also won three discipline World Cups in giant slalom in 1981 and 1983, and in slalom in 1984. Overall, McKinney won 18 World Cup races, had 45 podium finishes, and placed in the top 10 99 times in World Cups. At the World Championships, McKinney won a gold in combined in 1989 at Vail, and three bronze medals, in combined in 1985 and 1987, and in slalom in 1989. At a relatively small size of 5-4 (162 cm) and 115 lb (52 kg), McKinney was primarily a technical skier. She now works as a realtor in the Squaw Valley/Lake Tahoe area.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA AC DNF
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom United States USA AC DNF
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA 4
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom United States USA AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary 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 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DNF
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 4 2:21.83
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 8 1:10.11
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Run 2 1 1:11.72
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DNF

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1980 Winter 17 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DNF
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1984 Winter 21 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Winter 25 Calgary Alpine Skiing United States Run 1 AC DNF