Michela Figini

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Michela Figini
— Alpine skier —
Michela Figini 1987 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Club SCO Club Airolo
Born (1966-04-07) 7 April 1966 (age 48)
Prato, Ticino, Switzerland
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
World Cup debut 21 January 1983 (age 16)
Retired March 1990 (age 23)
Olympics
Teams 2 – (1984, 1988)
Medals 2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 3 – (198589)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 8 – (19831990)
Wins 26
Podiums 46
Overall titles 2 – (1985, 1988)
Discipline titles 6 – (4 DH, 1 SG, 1 GS)

Michela Figini (born 7 April 1966) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Switzerland. She is an Olympic, World Cup, and world champion.

Figini made her World Cup debut at age 16 in January 1983 and won the downhill at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo at age 17. Through 2014, she remains the youngest Olympic champion in alpine skiing. She won the downhill the following year at the 1985 World Championships.[1]

Figini won 26 World Cup races and overall titles in 1985 and 1988, as well as four season titles in downhill, one in Super-G, and one in giant slalom.[1]

Personal[edit]

Figini retired in 1990 and later worked as a television commentator. She has two children from her first marriage with the former Italian alpine ski racer Ivano Camozzi.[1]

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

8 titles: (2 overall, 4 DH, 1 SG, 1 GS)

Season Discipline
1985 Overall
Downhill
Giant slalom
1987 Downhill
1988 Overall
Downhill
Super-G
1989 Downhill

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
1983 16 26 15 not
awarded
(w/ GS)
24 16
1984 17 5 6 5 5
1985 18 1 28 1 1 2
1986 19 6 6 10 6 3
1987 20 5 5 11 1
1988 21 1 10 1 1 14
1989 22 3 17 5 1 5
1990 23 8 34 13 3

Race victories[edit]

  • 26 wins – (17 DH, 3 SG, 2 GS, 4 K)
Season Date Location Race
1984 28 January 1984 France Megève, France Downhill
29 January 1984 France Saint-Gervais, France Combined
1985 4 January 1985 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maribor, Yugoslavia Giant Slalom
9 January 1985 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy Combined
Austria Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria Downhill
10 January 1985 Downhill
13 January 1985 West Germany Pfronten, West Germany Super-G
20 January 1985 France Saint-Gervais, France Downhill
21 January 1985 Giant Slalom
8 March 1985 Canada Banff, Canada Combined
1986 21 December 1985 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maribor, Yugoslavia Combined
12 January 1986 France Val d'Isère, France Downhill
1987 16 January 1987 West Germany Pfronten, West Germany Downhill
8 March 1987 Canada Calgary, Canada Downhill
1988 11 December 1987  Switzerland  Leukerbad, Switzerland Downhill
12 December 1987 Super-G
14 January 1988  Switzerland  Zinal, Switzerland Downhill
12 March 1988 Canada Rossland, Canada Downhill
13 March 1988 Super-G
1989 2 December 1988 France Val-d'Isère, France Downhill
12 January 1989  Switzerland  Grindelwald, Switzerland Downhill
13 January 1989 Downhill
7 February 1989 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Downhill
18 February 1989 Downhill
25 February 1989 United States Steamboat Springs, USA Downhill
1990 27 January 1990 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy Downhill

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Michela Figini. sports-reference.com

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Switzerland Doris de Agostini
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
1984–1985
Succeeded by
Switzerland Maria Walliser