Golden Girls reunited

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 7:22 AM ET

The Golden Girls of Canadian skiing reunited yesterday in Vancouver.

Anne Heggtveit, Nancy Greene, Kathy Kreiner and Kerrin Lee-Gartner won Canada's only gold medals in Olympic skiing.

"Guys, I don't know how you're going to get your string going," said Greene, 1968's giant slalom winner in Grenoble. "Maybe you just have to be a little crazy."

Ottawa-born Heggtveit was first atop a podium in 1960 at Squaw Valley, Calif. Barbara Ann Scott's jubilant return with Canada's first figure skating gold medal in 1948 inspired her to go for gold. Lee-Gartner, who won the 1992 Albertville downhill gold, grew up near 1968 giant slalom winner Nancy Greene in Rossland, B.C. and even tried on her Olympic medals.

Canada's newest Golden Girls start the World Cup tour Dec. 1 in Lake Louise, a week after their male counterparts. Whistler hosts the 2007 Pontiac GMC Canadian Championships in March on the Dave Murray Olympic Downhill Course.


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