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Lise Marie Meloche



Biathlon, Nordic Skiing, Canoeing, Basketball


Born: 1960 - Ottawa ON


Elected: 15-Jan-1986

Inducted: 01-Mar-1986

Automatic Member  


Lise Meloche was an excellent canoeist and cross country skier but made her major mark in the biathlon where she was a member of the Canadian National Biathlon Team for a decade and represented this country at two Olympics - Albertville, France in 1992 and Lillehammer, Norway in 1994 where she placed 18th. Meloche began to compete in the Biathlon in 1984 and in two years she was good enough to place third overall on the World Cup Biathlon circuit. She won a World Cup gold medal in 1991, a silver in 1986, a bronze in 1985 and during her career won seven World Cup Biathlon medals and recorded 21 top ten World Cup finishes. Meloche competed in over 100 World Cup Nordic Ski races from 1983 to 1995 and won nine National Championship titles. In 1979 Lise won the Canadian Junior Ladies Kayak (K-2) title and in 1983 won five cross country skiing awards, including Canada Games, and placed seventh in the North American Championships. In 1984 after placing first and third in two Canadian Biathlon finals, she took a surprising tenth in the World 5K final. A year later she was ninth in the World 5K and 11th in the 10K. In 1986 she was third in the Europa Cup 10K Biathlon- the first time a Canadian had ever finished in the top three in a 10K International Biathlon event. During her career Meloche won the United States 10K title and the Swiss 5K. She also took silver in the World Military Skiing Championship in 1988 and won bronze in the same event in 1993. Meloche won gold in the 1995 Winterman Triathlon and three years later took silver in the World Masters Cross Country Skiing Championships.

Inductee No.  78
Last Revised: 11/12/2011


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