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Three Gold, Two Bronze Medals for Dartmouth Olympic Athletes

Fourteen Dartmouth student and alumni athletes, more than from any other Ivy League school, competed at the XX Winter Olympiad in Torino, Italy. When the Games came to a close on February 26, five of the 14, all women's hockey players, headed home with medals.

Gillian Apps '06, Cherie Piper '06, and Katie Weatherston '06 earned gold medals when the Canadian National Team bested Sweden in the final medal round. Piper, who won gold with the Canadians in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Games, and Apps, who played on the national team in 2002 and made her Olympic debut in Torino, each scored their tournament-leading seventh goals in the final game. Weatherston, a Canadian National Team rookie, scored four goals during the Games.

Kristin King '02 scored one goal and Sarah Parsons '10 four as members of the bronze medal-winning American women's hockey team. This was the first Olympics for both players, who previously played together on the team that beat Canada to take the 2005 IIHF Women's World Championship. Sweden shut the United States out of the gold medal round in a penalty shootout, the first time the United States has lost in a major tournament to a team other than Canada.

Dartmouth has been represented by athletes and coaches at every Olympic Winter Games since 1924.

By LAUREN LOTKO '06

 

 

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Last Updated: 12/17/08