Fränzi Aufdenblatten

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Fränzi Aufdenblatten
Alpine skier
Fränzi Aufdenblatten Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2009.jpg
Aufdenblatten in January 2009
DisciplinesDownhill, super-G, giant slalom, combined
ClubZermatt
Born (1981-02-10) 10 February 1981 (age 38)
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debut11 March 2000 (age 19)
WebsiteFraenzi-Aufdenblatten.ch
Olympics
Teams3 – (2002, 2006, 2014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams5 – (200309, 2013)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons11
Wins1 – (1 SG
Podiums4 – (3 DH, 1 SG)
Overall titles0 – (18th in 2004)
Discipline titles0 – (5th in DH, 2006)

Franziska Christine "Fränzi" Aufdenblatten (born 10 February 1981) is a retired Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer.

Born in Zermatt, Valais, Aufdenblatten made her World Cup debut in March 2000 in a giant slalom at Sestriere. She scored four podium finishes on the World Cup: one win in a super-G in Val-d'Isère in December 2009, and three third places in downhill at Haus im Ennstal (2004), Bad Kleinkirchheim (2006), and Lenzerheide (2014). Aufdenblatten competed in three Winter Olympics (2002, 2006 and 2014) and her best finish was a sixth place in the 2014 super-G at Rosa Khutor.

After the 2014 Games, Aufdenblatten announced that she would be retiring from competition at the end of the season in order to start a new career in sports management.[1] After announcing her retirement, she scored a fourth and final World Cup podium finish with a third place in the downhill at the 2014 World Cup Finals at Lenzerheide in her native Switzerland.[2]

World Cup victories[edit]

Date Location Discipline
20 December 2009 Val-d'Isère, France Super-G

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fränzi Aufdenblatten announces retirement". Fédération Internationale de Ski. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Lara Gut gewinnt" [Lara Gut wins]. Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.

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