|Seasons 13 - (1972, '74–85)|
Height 1.68 m
Retired April 1985
|World cup debut December 1971|
Name Cindy Nelson
Overall titles 0
|Born August 19, 1955 (age 60)
Lutsen, Minnesota, U.S. (1955-08-19) |
Teams 3 - (1976–84) missed 1972 – hip injury
Teams 6 - (1974–85) includes 2 Olympics
Wins 6 - (3 DH, 1 SG, 1 GS, 1 K)
Olympic medals Alpine Skiing at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Women's Downhill
Disciplines Giant slalom, Slalom skiing
Discipline titles 0 - (2nd in DH, 1978)
Cindy nelson chemistry 1983
Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Nelson (born August 19, 1955) is former World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States.
- Cindy nelson chemistry 1983
- Cindy nelson band
- Racing career
- Race victories
- World Championship results
Cindy nelson band
Born and raised in Lutsen in northeastern Minnesota, Nelson's family ran the local ski area and she was on skis before the age of three. She raced in all five alpine disciplines, with a focus on downhill, and was on the World Cup squad of the U.S. Ski Team at age 16. Nelson won the silver medal in the downhill at the 1982 World Championships and was the bronze medalist in the downhill at the 1976 Winter Olympics.
During her first World Cup season, she had two top-15 finishes in downhill as the 1972 Winter Olympics neared. She was expected to make the U.S. Olympic team, but dislocated a hip in a downhill at Grindelwald on January 18, two weeks before the games began. She missed those Winter Olympics but competed in 1976, 1980, and 1984. Two years after her hip injury she won her first World Cup race back at Grindelwald in 1974, the first-ever American to gain a World Cup victory in downhill. Nelson's only victory in a World Cup giant slalom was also her only win in North America, in the rain at Whistler, British Columbia. She retired from international competition after the 1985 season with six World Cup wins, 26 podiums, and 123 top ten finishes.
World Championship results
From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing.
At the World Championships from 1954 through 1980, the combined was a "paper race" using the results of the three events (DH, GS, SL).
In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was produced and distributed; one of the cards featured Nelson's name and picture.