Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Nelson (born August 19, 1955) is former World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States. Contents 1 Racing career, 2 World Cup results 2.1 Race victories, 2.2 Season standings, , 3 References, 4 External links, Racing career: 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 18th, 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 Cup results: Race victories: 6 wins - (3 DH, 1 SG, 1 GS, 1 K), 23 podiums - (15 DH, 1 SG, 4 GS, 1 SL, 1 K), Season Date Location Discipline 1974 13 Jan 1974 Grindelwald, Switzerland Downhill 1975 21 Dec 1974 Saalbach, Austria Downhill 1 Mar 1975 Whistler, Canada Giant Slalom 1976 9 Jan 1976 Hasliberg, Switzerland Combined 1979 9 Feb 1979 Pfronten, West Germany Downhill 1983 10 Jan 1983 Verbier, Switzerland Super G Nelson also won an unofficial Super G race on March 23, 1982, a test event in San Sicario, Italy., Season standings: Season Age Overall Slalom Giant, Slalom Super G Downhill Combined 1974 18 15 14 -- not, run -- not, awarded 1975 19 8 28 6 4 1976 20 8 12 6 7 3 1977 21 19 19 19 10 not, awarded 1978 22 5 13 8 2 1979 23 4 26 7 4 1980 24 10 43 31 4 3 1981 25 8 15 12 7 7 1982 26 5 25 7 7 3 1983 27 7 39 2 not, awarded, (w/ GS) 25 7 1984 28 41 -- 15 -- -- 1985 29 48 -- 22 34 --

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