Ana Jelušić

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Ana Jelušić
— Alpine skier —
Ana Jelusic.jpg
Jelušić in December 2006
Disciplines Slalom, giant slalom
Club SK Platak
Born (1986-12-28) 28 December 1986 (age 30)
Rijeka, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
(now Croatia)
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
World Cup debut 26 October 2002 (age 15)
Retired April 2012 (age 25)
Olympics
Teams 3 - (2002, 2006, 2010)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 5 - (20032011)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 8 - (20042011)
Wins 0
Podiums 2 - (2 SL)
Overall titles 0 - (22nd in 2007)
Discipline titles 0 - (7th in SL, 2007)

Ana Jelušić Black (born 28 December 1986) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Croatia.

Born in Rijeka, at the time SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia, Jelušić specialized in slalom and competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics at age 15, the youngest competitor at those games.

On 4 January 2007, she was the runner-up in the World Cup slalom race (Snow Queen Trophy) at Sljeme mountain in Croatia, won by Marlies Schild of Austria.[1]

A month later at the 2007 World Championships in Sweden, Jelušić finished fourth in the women's slalom.

She has stated that she admires and looks up to fellow countrywoman Janica Kostelić for inspiration, and hopes to follow in her footsteps.

Jelušić sat out the entire 2012 season due to ongoing problems with asthma during the 2011 season.[2] She announced her retirement from competition in April 2012 and became a media coordinator for FIS, focusing on men's alpine skiing.[3]

During her World Cup career, she attained two podiums and 17 top ten finishes, all in slalom.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2003 16 98 41
2004 17 78 33
2005 18 51 20 45
2006 19 47 19 46
2007 20 22 7 54
2008 21 39 11
2009 22 36 12
2010 23 52 13
2011 24 70 25

Race podiums[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2007 4 Jan 2007 Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 2nd
2008 25 Nov 2007 Panorama, Canada Slalom 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schild wins fourth World Cup slalom title, stretching overall World Cup lead". USA Today. 4 January 2007. 
  2. ^ "Ana Jelusic takes a year off". FIS Alpine.com. 21 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ana Jelusic retires". FIS Alpine.com. 14 April 2012. 

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