Name: Chandra Crawford
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Hometown: Canmore, AB
Nickname: Chuck, Chandi
Favourite Sports Memory: Cheering for my sister and watching her qualify for her first Olympics in 2010.
How you got involved in your sport: My family loves to ski, hike, bike, canoe and adventure in the mountains. I have skied on cross country, downhill, telemark and all manners of backcountry skis since I was a toddler.
The moment you knew you wanted to represent Canada: In 2002 when Beckie Scott won the first Canadian medal in our sport at the Salt Lake Games.
Favourite Quote: “I want to be like water. I want to slip through fingers but hold up a ship.” ~ M. Williams
CAN Fund Testimonial: CAN Fund makes a difference not only in the lives of individual athletes, but in the families and communities around us. The support they give enables athletes to be real leaders – representing values of fair play, effort and excellence.
Best Result: 2006 Torino Olympics Gold.
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: BELIEF!! “The first person you have to convince that you can be great is yourself.” – Sara Renner
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you: My parents have impacted me the most by always supporting and loving me while putting ZERO pressure on me. In fact, when I’m distressed about my career they would always say “Well honey, you don’t have to do this,” and that would immediately click me back into a Want To vs Have To mindset that has enabled continued great performances and a long enjoyable career. Thank You Glen and Louise!
Have you read any articles or books or watched any videos or movies recently that really inspired you: I love the book Mindset by Carol Dweck.
Here’s an article I wrote: http://skipresse.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/chandra-crawford-of-love-and-guts/
Fun Facts: I love to sing and play guitar – my favorite song to play is “Killing the Blues” by John Prine. I ride a red Ducati Monster named “Meg White.” I founded Fast and Female with my teammates in 2005.