|— Alpine ski racer —|
|Disciplines||Downhill, Super G
Giant Slalom, Combined
October 2, 1977 |
Morgins, Valais, Switzerland
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|World Cup debut||March 7, 1996 - (age 18)|
|Medals||1 (1 gold)|
|Wins||4 - (3 DH, 1 SG)|
Didier Défago (born 2 October 1977, in Morgins, Switzerland) is an alpine ski racer on the World Cup circuit. He was Swiss national champion in downhill (2003) and Giant Slalom (2004). At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Défago won the downhill at Whistler to become the Olympic champion.
Défago finished the 2005 World Cup season as sixth overall and fourth in the Super-G, his most successful season so far. In 2009 he won two downhill races in a row, the classics at Wengen and Kitzbühel. He was the first to win these in consecutive weeks since Stephan Eberharter in 2002, and the first Swiss racer since Franz Heinzer in 1992.
|20 December 2002||2003 World Cup||Val Gardena, Italy||Super-G|
|18 January 2009||2009 World Cup||Wengen, Switzerland||Downhill|
|24 January 2009||Kitzbühel, Austria||Downhill|
|15 February 2010||2010 Winter Olympics||Whistler, Canada||Downhill|
|29 December 2011||2012 World Cup||Bormio, Italy||Downhill|
Notes and references
- "Didier Defago lands downhill gold to end Swiss misery". Daily Mail. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
- "Defago wins World Cup downhill on Streif". USA Today. Associated Press. 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- Ski Racing.com - 2010-09-15
- Didier Défago at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com - World Cup season standings - Didier Défago
- Ski-db.com - results - Didier Défago
- Didier Defago.ch - official website (French)
- YouTube video - Didier Défago - Wengen victory - 17 January 2009
- YouTube video - Didier Défago - Kitzbühel victory on full course - 24 January 2009
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