Gabriella Paruzzi

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Gabriella Paruzzi
Personal information
Full name Gabriella Paruzzi
Born (1983-11-19) 19 November 1983 (age 30)
Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Professional information
Club G.S. Forestale
Skis Rossignol
World Cup
Seasons 1991-2006
Wins 4
Additional podiums 14
Total podiums 18
Overall titles 1 (2003/04)

Gabriella Paruzzi (born June 21, 1969 in Udine) is a retired Italian cross-country skier who competed from 1991 to 2006 and formerly skied with the G.S. Forestale. She skied in World Cup events, and won the Women's Overall World Cup in 2004.

Equipment[edit]

She was sponsored by Rossignol, and skied with Rossignol X-IUM skis for both skate and classic disciplines. Her boots were also named Rossignol X-IUM's, and the bindings are Rottefella R3's. Her boots and bindings are of the New Nordic Norm (NNN) system.

2002 Olympics[edit]

At the 2002 Olympics, she was in the women's 30 km classical event, when one of her poles broke. Luckily, her coach was nearby, and she took his pole, which was too long. She kept on racing and near the end the coach came back to give her the right size pole. She caught the pack of skiers and ended up winning gold by 4.5 seconds in that race.

Sport Results[edit]

  • 1990:
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1991:
    • Nordic skiing World Championships: 4 × 5 km - silver
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
  • 1992:
    • Winter Olympics: 4 x 5 km - bronze
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
  • 1993:
    • Nordic skiing World Championships: 4 × 5 km - silver
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
  • 1994:
    • Winter Olympics: 4 x 5 km - bronze
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1997:
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1998:
    • Winter Olympics: 4 x 5 km - Bronze
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
  • 1999:
    • Nordic skiing World Championships: 4 × 5 km - silver
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
  • 2000:
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
  • 2001:
    • Nordic skiing World Championships: 4 × 5 km - bronze
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
  • 2002:
    • Winter Olympics: 30 km classical - gold
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 2003:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 2004:
    • Women's Overall World Cup - Winner
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 2005:
    • Nordic skiing World Championships: 4 × 5 km - bronze
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 2 x7.5 km pursuit
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 2006: Winter Olympics - 4 x 5 km - bronze

Trivia[edit]

  • The ski stadium in Tarvisio is named in her honor.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ FIS Newsflash 117. March 7, 2007.

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