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Karen Percy

Full name: Karen Lynne Percy (-Lowe)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 134 lbs (61 kg)
Born: October 10, 1966 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Affiliations: Sunshine Ski Club, Banff (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Karen Percy began competing professionally in alpine skiing at the age of 12 and joined the Canadian National Alpine Skiing Team in 1984. Refusing to specialize, she competed in all alpine skiing events and by the age of 15 was the runner up in the Canadian Juvenile Championships. At the 1988 Winter Olympics, she won two out of Canada’s five medals, a pair of bronze medals in the Women’s Downhill and Women’s Super G events, accomplishing this after having surgery on a broken thumb four weeks prior. She placed second at the 1989 World Championships, but retired soon after.

Percy was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1988 and received an Olympic Champion Award at The Tribute to the Champions in 1989. In 2005, she was elected to the Banff Sports Hall of Fame. She is married to former hockey player and manager of the Edmonton Oilers Kevin Lowe and, since her retirement, has been heavily involved in charity work with organizations such as particularly Waterkeeper Alliance, Compassion House, the Zebra Foundation and Go Centre.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Canada CAN AC DNF
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Canada CAN AC DNF
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Combined Canada CAN 4

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings 3 1:26.62

Women's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings 3 1:20.29

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Run 1 AC DNF

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Run 1 AC DNF

Women's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Final Standings 4 54.47
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Downhill 9 27.16 1:18.22
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Slalom 3 27.31 1:24.00
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Slalom Run 1 2 40.62
1988 Winter 21 Calgary Alpine Skiing Canada Slalom Run 2 8 43.38