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Zali Steggall Wiki: Zali Steggall born in 16 April 1974. Steggall is an Australian lawyer and former Olympic athlete. She is Australia’s most internationally successful alpine skier, winning a bronze medal in slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, and a World Championship gold medal in 1999. She is Australia’s first and so far only medalist in alpine skiing, first individual medalist for Australia and Australia’s first female medalist. Steggall’s long Olympic career extended from Albertville in 1992 to Salt Lake City in 2002.
Zali Steggall Born
|16 April 1974
Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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Zali Steggall Bio
Born in Manly, New South Wales, in 1974, she and her family lived in France from 1978 until 1989, so she started ski racing while living there, at the ski resort of Morzine in the French Alps. Her parents had intended to stay for only 18 months, but they liked the lifestyle so much that they stayed. Her mother, Dr Susan Steggall, documented these ten years in ‘Alpine Beach. A Family Adventure’.
Zali Steggall Family and Education
She came from a sporting family; her grandfather played ten Tests for Australia in rugby union. Her father played Rugby for Northern Suburbs, Manly Rugby Club and Manly Lifesavers. She and elder brother Zeke grew up on the snow. Steggall won European age championships at the age of 10 and 13, she also improved to be a member of the French junior skiing team at the age of 14. Steggall was educated in Sydney at the Queenwood School for Girls following the family’s return to Australia in 1989. Zali speaks fluent French.
Zali Steggall Married Life Husband
Steggall married David Cameron in September 1999. Cameron represented Australia at the 1996 Summer Olympics in the single sculls rowing. However, the pair broke up in late 2006. They have two children from their marriage.
In 2008, she announced that she was engaged to marketing executive Tim Irving and that they would marry later in the year. She said that she had no plans to have additional children.
Zali Steggall Honours and Achievements
Steggall received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2007. She was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport ‘Best of the Best’ in 2001 and the Sports Australia Hall of Fame in 2004.
Zali Steggall Skiing career
Despite moving back to Australia, the Steggall siblings regularly traveled to the northern hemisphere to train. She was also sent overseas by the Australian Ski Institute to train under Austrian alpine coach Helmut Spiegel.
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