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Dave Murray

Full name: David "Dave" Murray
Gender: Male
Born: September 5, 1953 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died: October 23, 1990 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Father of Julia Murray.

Biography

Dave Murray was part of a quartet of Canadian downhillers known for their spectacular and occasionally reckless attitude to racing who were dubbed the "Crazy Canucks" or "Kamikaze Canucks" by the press. In a top level career that lasted from 1974 to 1982 he was twice second in World Cup downhills, at Schladming at the start of 1978 and Chamonix at the end of the same year. His best season was 1978-79 when he finished in the top ten of the World cup downhill standings. Murray's best showing in a World Championships was 8th, on debut, in the 1974 downhill.

He retired in 1982 and set up Dave Murray Ski Camps and in 1988 opened the Dave Murray Ski School at Whistler, British Columbia. Sadly Murray did not live to see the success of his business enterprises as he died of cancer in 1990 at the age of just 37. His daughter Julia has followed in her father's ski-tracks and in 2008 debuted in the skier-cross discipline of the FIS World Cup circuit.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Canada CAN 18
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Canada CAN AC DNF
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Canada CAN AC DNF
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Canada CAN 10

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings 18 1:48.43
1980 Winter 26 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings 10 1:47.95

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings AC DNF
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Canada Run 1 42T 1:54.43
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Canada Run 2 AC DNF

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings AC DNF
1976 Winter 22 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Canada Run 1 AC DNF
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