Divina Mary GALICA

Great Britain GBR

Alpine Skiing

  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Innsbruck 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1944
Olympic Results

Biography

Divina Mary GALICA

Divina Galica is one of the all-time best British alpine skiers. Her best results have come in the giant slalom, placing 7th and 8th at the Olympics, and 10th in the 1970 World Championships. Never scoring a World Cup win, Galica did twice reach the podium on a downhill World Cup. In the 1968 World Cup overall standings, she ranked 13th. After being asked for a celebrity race in 1974, Galica started a career in automobile racing. In 1976, she entered the British Grand Prix, becoming only the third woman to attempt to compete in Formula One. Her appearance was also notable for driving a car with number 13, which was only available in the sport on special demand since the 1926 death of Giulio Masetti while racing with 13. Galica did not qualify for the race, nor did she on two subsequent attempts in 1978. She did continue to race in numerous classes until the late 1990s, and also returned to skiing. At the 1992 Winter Olympics, Galica competed in the demonstration sport of speed skiing. The following year, she joined a select group of women to have broken the 200 km/h barrier, reaching 200.669 km/h.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#19
Individual
Individual Speed Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sapporo 1972

#26
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#7
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#15
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Grenoble 1968

#32
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#8
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#DNF
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#30
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#23
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
#DSQ
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing