Élise Pellegrin

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Élise Pellegrin
Personal information
BornMay 7, 1991 (1991-05-07) (age 27)
Blois, France
Height162 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
CountryMalta

Élise Pellegrin (born May 7, 1991) is a Maltese-French alpine skier who has competed since 2006.[1] Pellegrin was born in Blois, France,[2] and qualified to compete for Malta at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, becoming the first Winter Olympian to represent the country.[3] Although Pellegrin was born in France, her great-grandfather had moved to France from Malta, which gave her the opportunity to compete for the country.[3] Pellegrin was also the flagbearer for Malta at the opening ceremony.[4][5]

In the giant slalom, Pellegrin completed the first run in 1:36.85 to finish 72nd from 88 starters. In the second run, she recorded a slightly faster time of 1:36.27 for an aggregate time of 3:13.12 that enabled her to climb up the rankings and finish 65th of the 67 skiers who completed both runs.[6]

In her preferred discipline,[6] the slalom, Pellegrin completed the opening run in 1:07.10 to finish 52nd from 86 starters. She then showed a remarkable improvement in her second run, completing the course in 1:02.73 for an overall 2:09.83. This lifted her in the final standings to 42nd[7] out of 49 skiers who completed both runs.[8]

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  1. ^ Elise Pellegrin FIS Biography
  2. ^ "Young skier to compete for Malta in next Alpine Ski World Cup". Malta Today. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b Ameen, Juan (31 January 2013). "Malta gets a Winter Olympian". The Times (Malta). Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  4. ^ Thiriau, Clément (30 December 2013). "Une skieuse vosgienne aux JO sous les couleurs de... Malte !". magnumlaradio.com (in French). Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  5. ^ La Nouvelle République: Pellegrin, de Blois à Sotchi en passant par Malte 07/02/2014 05:46 "Née à Blois il y a un vingt et un ans, Élise Pellegrin défilera cet après-midi lors de la cérémonie d’ouverture des JO d’hiver. Drapeau maltais en mains."
  6. ^ a b Camilleri, Valhmor (19 February 2014). "Pellegrin 65th in giant slalom". The Times (Malta). Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  7. ^ "Improving Pellegrin fares better in slalom race". The Times (Malta). 22 February 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Sochi 2014: Women's slalom results". BBC. Retrieved 1 March 2014.

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