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Zali Steggall

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameZali•Steggall
Used nameZali•Steggall
Born16 April 1974 in Sydney, New South Wales (AUS)
Measurements175 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsMt. Buller
NOC Australia


Although born in Australia Zali Steggall spent most of her childhood in France, was a member of the French junior ski team and won a European age-group championship. After returning to Australia at the age of fifteen she became a part of the national team and made her Olympic debut at the age of seventeen in Albertville. Improving steadily she recorded her first FIS World Cup top ten finish in 1996 and in December 1997 in Park City, Utah, USA she posted her first victory which was the first World Cup victory by any Australian. Her form over the previous few races meant she was amongst the favourites for the Olympic slalom title and she did indeed become the first Australian to win an Olympic skiing medal placing third on Mount Yakebitai. The highlight of her career came in 1999 when she won the slalom at the World Championships in Vail, Colarado but her performances dipped in subsequent seasons and she retired after a disappointing 2002 Olympic Games.

Steggall came from a sporting family as her brother Zeke was Australia’s first Olympic snowboarder and her grandfather, Jack Steggal, represented Australia at rugby. She married fellow Olympic skier David Cameron but the marriage did not last.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUS Zali Steggall
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 23
Slalom, Women (Olympic) AC
Combined, Women (Olympic) AC
1994 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUS Zali Steggall
Super G, Women (Olympic) DNS
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 24
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 22
Combined, Women (Olympic) AC
1998 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUS Zali Steggall
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2002 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUS Zali Steggall
Slalom, Women (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1998 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony AUS Zali Steggall

Olympic family relations

Special Notes