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Isabelle Mir

Full name: Isabelle Mir
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (161 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: March 2, 1949 in Saint-Lary, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Primarily a power skiier, Isabelle Mir won a silver medal in the downhill at the 1968 Winter Olympics and at the 1970 World Championships. In addition, she was World Cup downhill champion in both 1968 and 1970, winning eight downhill World Cup races and one giant slalom. She won her first World Cup race in March 1967 at Franconia, New Hampshire, and her final one, her only giant slalom victory, in February 1971 at Mont Ste-Anne, Canada. In the 1967-68 season she was runner-up in the overall World Cup and in all, she had 24 podium finishes on the World Cup circuit. Mir was also French champion in the downhill from 1968-70.

After her retirement from skiing, Mir developed sports shops and mountain restaurants, the first one in Avoriaz, along with Annie Famose. She and Famose also developed new training techniques for children.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill France FRA 2 Silver
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom France FRA 6
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom France FRA 5
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill France FRA 4
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom France FRA 21

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 2 1:41.33
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 4 1:38.62

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 6 1:56.07
1972 Winter 22 Sapporo Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 21 1:35.30

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Final Standings 5 1:28.22
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Run 1 6 42.14
1968 Winter 18 Grenoble Alpine Skiing France Run 2 4T 46.08