Mateja Svet

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Mateja Svet
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Super-G, Giant slalom, Slalom, Combined
Born (1968-08-16) 16 August 1968 (age 45)
Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia
World Cup debut 15 January 1984
Retired 14 March 1990
Olympics
Medals 1
World Championships
Medals 5 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 7
Wins 7
Podiums 22
Overall titles 0
Discipline titles 1

Mateja Svet (About this sound pronunciation ) (born 16 August 1968) is a former Slovenian alpine skier. Debuting in the 1983/1984 season, she won the first Slovenian female skiing victory in 1986. She was born in Ljubljana.

Svet won the World Cup giant slalom title in the 1987/1988 season, won silver medal in giant slalom in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary,[1] won three medals in 1987 World Championship in Crans-Montana (bronze in slalom and super G, silver in giant slalom) and two medals in 1989 World Championship in Vail[2] - gold in slalom, later when the bronze Christelle Guignard was disqualified due to doping, also bronze in giant slalom. In her rather short career—she quit by the age of 22—she got seven World cup victories, 22 World Cup podiums and 54 World Cup top tens. From 1985 until 1990 she qualified no lower than 7th in the overall World Cup standings.

World Cup victories[edit]

Overall victories[edit]

Season Discipline
1988 Giant Slalom
Date Location Race
8 February 1986 Czechoslovakia Vysoke Tatry Giant slalom
22 March 1986 Canada Bromont Giant slalom
30 January 1988 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kranjska Gora Giant slalom
31 January 1988 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kranjska Gora Slalom
3 March 1988 Austria Saalbach Giant slalom
20 January 1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maribor Giant slalom
5 February 1990 Switzerland Veysonnaz Giant slalom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovene Winter Olympic Medals". Republic of Slovenia Government Communication Office. Retrieved 2008-07-28. [dead link]
  2. ^ Rodošek, Ljubica. "Slovene Rankings in Alpine Skiing". Republic of Slovenia Government Communication Office. Retrieved 2008-07-28. [dead link]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Monica Seles
Jasna Šekarić
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Sportswoman of the Year
1986, 1987
1989
Succeeded by
Jasna Šekarić
Monica Seles
Preceded by
Veselin Vujović
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia The Best Athlete of Yugoslavia
1987
Succeeded by
Jasna Šekarić