|— Alpine ski racer —|
Fenninger in October 2013
Giant Slalom, Combined
|Club||Skiklub Hypo Hallein|
18 June 1989 |
Hallein, Salzburg, Austria
|Height||1.66 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|World Cup debut||11 November 2006
|Teams||2 – (2010, 2014)|
|Medals||2 (1 gold)|
|Teams||3 – (2009, 2011, 2013)|
|Medals||3 (1 gold)|
|Seasons||8th – (2007–14)|
|Wins||7 – (1 SG, 6 GS)|
|Podiums||26 – (5 DH, 12 SG, 9 GS)|
|Overall titles||0 – (3rd in 2013)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (2nd in GS in 2013)|
Born in Hallein, Fenninger is from the village of Adnet in Salzburg. She competes in all five alpine disciplines and was world champion in the super combined in 2011. In late December 2011, Fenninger won her first World Cup event in Lienz, Austria, in the giant slalom. Her most consistent World Cup podium results have been in the super G. After another giant slalom win in Austria in December 2012, Fenninger's first super G victory came in March 2013 in Germany.
2006 – 2010: World Cup Debut and first successes
On 11 November 2006, Fenninger made her World Cup debut in the slalom at Levi, Finland. She tallied her first World Cup points (top 30) on 21 January 2007 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, where she finished 16th in the giant slalom.
After another top 20 placing, she improved again on 22 December 2007 in St. Anton, where she received her best result of fourth in the super combined. At the 2008 Junior World Championships, Fenninger won gold in the giant slalom and silver in both combined and downhill.
In the 2009 season she achieved six top 10 placings, with her greatest success being a second place in the Super-G event in Cortina d'Ampezzo on January 26, 2009. At the World Championships in Val-d'Isère Fenninger became 4th and 7th in the Super-G and the super combined events, respectively. She won the bronze medal in the Super-G event at the 2009 Junior World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
In the next season, Fenninger had three top 10 finishes. At the 2010 Winter Olympics she placed 16th in the Super-G and the super combined events, and 25th in the downhill.
2011: World Champion
The 2011 season was Fenninger's most successful season so far. She had twelve World Cup top ten finishes, which included two podiums, and finished 12th in the overall standings. She was 6th in the season's downhill standings, and 7th in the Super G. At the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Fenninger won gold in the super combined and silver in the team event, together with Romed Baumann, Michaela Kirchgasser, Benjamin Raich, Marlies Schild and Philipp Schörghofer. She completed the season by winning the gold medal in the Super G at the Austrian Championships in late March.
2014 Sochi Olympics
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Fenninger won the Super G at Rosa Khutor for her first Olympic medal, winning by over a half-second. Three days later, she won a silver medal in the giant slalom, held in the rain.
World Cup results
|2009||26 Jan 2009||Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy||Super G||2nd|
|2011||8 Jan 2011||Zauchensee, Austria||Downhill||3rd|
|21 Jan 2011||Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy||Super G||3rd|
|2012||4 Dec 2011||Lake Louise, Canada||Super G||2nd|
|7 Dec 2011||Beaver Creek, USA||Super G||3rd|
|28 Dec 2011||Lienz, Austria||Giant Slalom||1st|
|8 Jan 2012||Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria||Super G||3rd|
|5 Feb 2012||Garmisch, Germany||Super G||2nd|
|18 Mar 2012||Schladming, Austria||Giant Slalom||2nd|
|2013||2 Dec 2012||Lake Louise, Canada||Super G||3rd|
|19 Dec 2012||Åre, Sweden||Giant Slalom||2nd|
|28 Dec 2012||Semmering, Austria||Giant Slalom||1st|
|12 Jan 2013||St. Anton, Austria||Downhill||3rd|
|13 Jan 2013||Super G||2nd|
|26 Jan 2013||Maribor, Slovenia||Giant Slalom||3rd|
|3 Mar 2013||Garmisch, Germany||Super G||1st|
|9 Mar 2013||Ofterschwang, Germany||Giant Slalom||1st|
|2014||30 Nov 2013||Beaver Creek, USA||Super G||2nd|
|7 Dec 2013||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill||3rd|
|8 Dec 2013||Super G||3rd|
|14 Dec 2013||St. Moritz, Switzerland||Super G||3rd|
|28 Dec 2013||Lienz, Austria||Giant Slalom||1st|
|11 Jan 2014||Altenmarkt, Austria||Downhill||2nd|
|2 Mar 2014||Crans Montana, Switzerland||Downhill||2nd|
|6 Mar 2014||Åre, Sweden||Giant Slalom||1st|
|7 Mar 2014||Giant Slalom||1st|
World Championship results
- Williams, Eric (February 11, 2011). "Fenninger takes World Champs gold in Super Combined". Ski Racing.
- Williams, Eric (December 28, 2011). "Fenninger takes first career World Cup win at home in Lienz GS, Vonn fifth". Ski Racing.
- Mintz, Geoff (December 28, 2012). "Fenninger earns first win of season on home snow, Shiffrin her career best GS". Ski Racing.
- Mintz, Geoff (March 3, 2013). "Mancuso third in Garmisch, as Fenninger knocks the German into runner-up position". Ski Racing.
- Mintz, Geoff (February 15, 2014). "Fenninger, Hoefl-Riesch and Hosp survive DNFs for medals in SG". Ski Racing. Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
- "Austrian Anna Fenninger wins women’s Super G Gold at Sochi". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
- Mintz, Geoff (February 18, 2014). "Maze shines in rainy Russia". Ski Racing. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Anna Fenninger.|
- Anna Fenninger at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-Ski.com – World Cup season standings – Anna Fenninger
- Ski-db.com – results – Anna Fenninger
- Sports Reference.com – Olympic results – Anna Fenninger
- Official website – (German)
- Anna Fenninger fan club – (German)
- Austrian Ski team (ÖSV) – official site – Anna Fenninger – (German)
- Head Skis – teams – Anna Fenninger
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