Marshall, Kirstie (1969–)

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Marshall, Kirstie (1969–)

Australian freestyle skier. Born April 21, 1969, in Melbourne, Australia.

Known in Australia as the "First Lady of Skiing," began career as a gymnast; placed 7th in aerials at Albertville (1992); won World Cup aerials (1992); carried the flag for Australia at Lillehammer Oympics and finished 6th (1994); won a gold medal for aerials at World championships (1997), the 1st Australian to ever win a winter-sports world title; introduced the triple twisting double-back somersault.

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