Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Female Athletes & Boots Month Ski Week: Sarah Burke

Female Athletes and Boots Month - Ski Week: Sarah Burke
On January 19, 2012, Canadian Free Style Skier, Sarah Burke died as a result of a crash nine days earlier in
Park City, Utah. Ms. Burke was 29 years old. She was a pioneer in women's skiing and was the first woman to land a 1080-degree rotation in competition. She was a vocal advocate for her sport and successfully lobbied the International Olympic Committee to have the Superpipe event added to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. She was considered the favorite in the event. In June the Canadian Olympic Committee announced that Burke would be induced into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held on September 21, 2012 at Toronto's Air Canada Centre.
Sarah is best known for accomplishments as an X Games competitor in the Superpipe event, winning four gold medals, including three consecutive years from 2007- 2009 and again in 2011. She also won the silver medal in 2005.
Sarah Burke will be missed by all in the skiing community. Boot Nation honors Sarah Burke for her accomplishments. Please visit and leave a message for Sarah's family. 

1 comment:

  1. thats too bad the way life takes a turn for the worst, life is too short good looking gal she will be remembered as one of the best at her sport she is in a better place as we one day will find out for ourselfs but some leave sooner than others now she is watching from heaven that sweet girl now an angel watching the 2014 games in russia her buddies looking over them god bless you sarah burke.