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Kerrin Petty

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameKerrin Ruland•Petty (-Nilsson)
Used nameKerrin•Petty
Born6 January 1970 in Townshend, Vermont (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsIdrottsförening Kamaterna Mora, SWE
NOC United States

Biography

Kerrin Petty skied cross-country at the 1994 and 1998 Winter Olympics. Petty was basically a Swedish-American after meeting, and marrying, Jörgen Nilsson. They settled in Sweden where she did some announcing on Swedish radio for ski races. Petty won the 1998 women’s section of the Vasaloppet and the unofficial women’s Vasaloppet in 1994 and 1996. She was Swedish Champion over 30 km in 1996 and in 1996 and 1997 won the Tjejvasan. Petty worked as an environment and health-protection inspector of Forshaga Municipality in Sweden.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Kerrin Petty
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 59
5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) AC
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Kerrin Petty
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 51
15 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 47
30 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 41
5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women (Olympic) 52
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 15