Denise Karbon

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Denise Karbon
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Slalom, giant slalom
Club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
Born (1980-08-16) 16 August 1980 (age 33)
Italy
World Cup debut 6 January 1998 (age 17)
Retired 16 March 2014 (age 33)
Olympics
Teams 4 (2002),(2006),(2010),(2014),
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 6 ('01-'13)
Medals 2
World Cup
Seasons 13th (200014)
Wins 6
Podiums 16
Overall titles 0 – (10th in 2008)
Discipline titles 1 – (1st in GS, 2008)

Denise Karbon (born 16 August 1980) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from northern Italy. She competed in the technical events and specializes in giant slalom.

Biography[edit]

Born in Brixen, South Tyrol, Karbon made her World Cup debut in 1998, while the following year she was Junior World Champion. She won a total of six World Cup giant slalom: in 2003 at Alta Badia and, in late 2007, the five out of the first six races in the 2008 Alpine Ski World Cup. She has also obtained a total of other 7 podium placements.

Karbon won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships in giant slalom, followed by a bronze in 2007 in the same discipline.

In the 2008 season, Karbon won 5 of the 7 giant slalom races (and took third in another) and won the GS season title with 592 points.

In March 2014, Karbon announced that she would retire from the sport after the giant slalom race at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide that month.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Karbon is the niece of Norbert Rier, leader of the Kastelruther Spatzen, and the cousin of fellow alpine skier Peter Fill.[2]

World Cup titles and podiums[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
2008 Giant slalom

Race podiums[edit]

  • 6 wins – (6 GS)
  • 16 podiums – (16 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Race
2003 28 Dec 2002 Semmering, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
6 Mar 2003 Åre, Sweden Giant slalom 3rd
16 Mar 2003 Hafjell, Norway Giant slalom 2nd
2004 28 Nov 2003 Park City, USA Giant slalom 3rd
13 Dec 2003 Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 1st
14 Mar 2004 Sestriere, Italy Giant slalom 2nd
2007 21 Jan 2007 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant slalom 3rd
2008 27 Oct 2007 Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 1st
24 Nov 2007 Panorama, Canada Giant slalom 1st
28 Dec 2007 Lienz, Austria Giant slalom 1st
5 Jan 2008 Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Rep. Giant slalom 1st
12 Jan 2008 Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom 3rd
26 Jan 2008 Ofterschwang, Germany Giant slalom 1st
2009 10 Jan 2009 Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom 2nd
2010 24 Oct 2009 Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
2011 11 Mar 2011 Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Rep. Giant slalom 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denise Karbon announces retirement". Fédération Internationale de Ski. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Bernold, David (24 November 2007). "Denise Karbon sorgt weiter für die Musik". skionline.ch. Retrieved 30 April 2009. 

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