Dominique Gisin

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Dominique Gisin
— Alpine skier —
Dominique Gisin Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2011.jpg
Gisin in January 2011
Disciplines Downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom,
combined
Club Engelberg
Born (1986-06-04) 4 June 1986 (age 30)
Engelberg, Obwalden, Switzerland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
World Cup debut 2 December 2005 (age 20)
Retired 19 March 2015 (age 29)
Website dominiquegisin.ch
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals 1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 5 – (200715)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 9 – (200715)
Wins 3 – (2 DH, 1 SG)
Podiums 7 – (5 DH, 2 SG)
Overall titles 0 – (11th in 2014)
Discipline titles 0 – (4th in DH, 2009)

Dominique Gisin (born 4 June 1985) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Switzerland.

Born in Engelberg in the canton of Obwalden, Gisin made her World Cup debut in December 2005. Her first podium was in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, where she placed second in the downhill on 13 January 2007. Two years later in January 2009, she gained her first World Cup victory, also a downhill at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, with the same time as Anja Pärson.

At the Winter Olympics in 2014, she tied for first in the downhill with Tina Maze and both were awarded gold medals.[1] It was the first-ever tie for gold in an alpine event at the Olympics, though several times previously competitors have tied for second, so that two silver medals were awarded (and no bronze).[2] As a result, Gisin was named as Swiss Sportswoman of the Year for 2014.[3]

Through March 2014, Gisin has 3 World Cup victories, 7 podiums, and 42 top ten finishes.[4] Her younger siblings Marc and Michelle also compete as alpine ski racers.[5]

In March 2015 Gisin announced her retirement from competition at the World Cup Finals meeting at Méribel.[6]

Away from skiing, Gisin learned to fly as a teenager and joined the Swiss Air Force to train as a fighter pilot, before being released due to knee injuries incurred through her skiing career.[7]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2007 21 34  –  –  – 10 38
2008 22 47  –  – 44 26 25
2009 23 21 44 4 19
2010 24 24 12 14 28
2011 25 17 6 9 11
2012 26 25 31 22 12
2013 27 15 54 10 15 19 24
2014 28 11 15 12 9 14
2015 29 16 19 14 16 6

Race podiums[edit]

  • 3 wins – (2 DH, 1 SG)
  • 7 podiums – (5 DH, 2 SG)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2007 13 Jan 2007 Zauchensee, Austria Downhill 2nd
2009 18 Jan 2009 Zauchensee, Austria Downhill 1st
24 Jan 2009 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill 1st
2010 7 Mar 2010    Crans-Montana, Switzerland Super-G 1st
2011 4 Dec 2010 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 3rd
9 Jan 2011 Zauchensee, Austria Super-G 3rd
2012 2 Dec 2011 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 3rd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2007 21 5 DNF
2009 23 DNF
2011 25 DNF 8 4
2013 27 DNF1 10 DNF 10
2015 29 19

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2010 24 DNF
2014 28 10 DNF 1 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/events-and-places/event=33446/race=75253/index.html
  2. ^ Mintz, Geoff (12 February 2014). "Tie at the top means double gold for Gisin, Maze". Ski Racing. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gisin named Swiss sportswoman of the year". Federation Internationale de Ski. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Ski-db.com – Dominique Gisin – profile
  5. ^ "Dominique Gisin: "Sölden is the goal"". Fédération Internationale de Ski. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Zaccardi, Nick (19 March 2015). "Dominique Gisin, co-Olympic downhill champion, announces retirement". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Gittings, Paul (9 December 2014). "Dominique Gisin: Fighter pilot who pursued her golden dream". CNN.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Giulia Steingruber
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
2014
Succeeded by
Daniela Ryf