Full name: Glorianne Aurore "Gloria" Perrier
Discipline/Event: Canoe Sprint, K2
Birthdate: March 21, 1929 in Lewiston, Maine
Height: 5'-9" (177 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Affiliations: George Washington University
Glorianne Perrier became an Olympic kayaker by accident, and in her first race, her task was simply to stay afloat and finish third in a field of three contestants.
In 1960, Gloria Perrier won the first U.S. National Championship in sprint kayaking. She repeated as K-1 champion in 1961 but then turned to the team events. In 1964, Perrier qualified for Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, where she went on to win a Silver Medal in K2 with Francine Fox.