Gladys Werner

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGladys Maxine•Werner (-Walker)
Used nameGladys•Werner
Born22 December 1933 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (USA)
Died20 July 2001 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (USA)
AffiliationsSSWSC, Steamboat Springs (USA)
NOC United States


Skeeter Werner came from a renowned ski family, as she was the sister of 1956 and 1964 Olympian Buddy Werner, and another member of the US Ski team, Loris Werner. She retired shortly after the 1956 Olympics, but later founded the Steamboat Ski School in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In 1968, she married Doak Walker, a former college football and NFL legend, and they lived in Steamboat throughout their lives.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) USA Gladys Werner
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 10
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) =22
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 27

Olympic family relations