Florence Steurer
Florence Steurer c. 1968
Personal information
Born1 November 1949 (1949-11) (age 71)
Lyon, France
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
SportAlpine skiing
ClubLyonnais
SC Saint-Gervais

Florence Steurer (later Penz, born 1 November 1949) is a French former alpine skier. She competed in the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics in the downhill, slalom, and giant slalom events and won a bronze medal in the slalom in 1972. She also finished fourth and sixth in the giant slalom, respectively.[1]

Steurer also won two world championship medals; a silver in combined in 1970 and a bronze in giant slalom in 1966. She has 27 World Cup podiums, including six in downhill, seven in giant slalom, and 14 in slalom. This includes four victories – three in slalom and one in giant slalom. Overall, she finished second in 1969 and third in 1968 and 1970. After retiring from competitions, she became director of a communication agency Duodecim. In 2009, she was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Her husband Alain Penz and father-in-law Claude Penz are also Olympic alpine skiers.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Florence Steurer". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 23 August 2009.