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Christin Cooper & Schladming: Then and Now
Schladming 1982, Women’s Combined: Perrine Pelen (France), Erika Hess (Switzerland), Christin Cooper (USA). Photo: NZZ.ch
Schladming 2013: Christin Cooper with Julia Mancuso. . .
In 1982, Christin Cooper won an impressive three medals at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria: Silver in Slalom, Silver in Giant Slalom, Bronze in Combined.
It must have been special for Christin to return to Schladming for the 2013 World Championships, this time around as a commentator for NBC Sports. Watching the final women’s downhill practice, it appears she is a sincere and engaged mentor to the U.S. women’s team.
I had the good fortune of randomly meeting Christin on a walking path leading up out of the Schladming village. For me, this couple minute chat was a pretty big deal as she, along with Tamara McKinney, made an indelible impression on me as a young ski-racing girl in the mid-80s. I feel extremely fortunate to have had such strong and inspiring women role models at such a formative time in life. Thank you, Christin!