Turgeon, Mélanie

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Turgeon, Mélanie

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b. October 21, 1976


Mélanie Turgeon is a retired Canadian skier born in Alma, Quebec. Originally a member of the Mont Ste. Anne Ski Club, she joined the Canadian National Ski Team in 1992 at the young age of 16. Two years later she won 5 medals, including 2 gold, at the 1994 World Junior Championships. Throughout her career Turgeon had a total of 41 Top Ten finishes, won 8 world-class medals, and competed in three Olympic Games (1994, 1998, and 2002). She enjoyed her greatest success in the 1999-2003 seasons, winning the Super-G World Cup event in 2000 at Innsbruck, Austria, the downhill at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2003 at St. Moritz, Switzerland, and second place in the Super-G and third in the downhill in 2001 at Haus im Ennstal, Austria. These latter victories earned her the distinction of being the first Canadian to stand on the World Cup podium twice in one day. Her highest result in the Olympics was 8th place in the downhill at Salt Lake City, 2002.

Turgeon sustained a back injury that forced her to sit out of the 2003-2004 season. After a brief return to skiing in 2004, she retired from the sport in October 2005. During her career Turgeon had had a partnership with RONA, and this continued after her retirement as she was named RONA Ambassador for its Olympic program (it was an Official National Partner of VANOC and a Canadian Team Partner for the 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 Olympics).


Alma, Quebec
Mont Ste. Anne
Salt Lake City

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Member of the Canadian National Ski Team (1992-2005)
Rona Olympic Ambassador (2005-?)

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