|Competitor for France|
|Men's alpine skiing|
|2002 Salt Lake City||Slalom|
|2005 Bormio||Nations' Team|
|World Military Ski Championships|
|2004 Åre||Giant Slalom|
|1999 Poprad Tatry||Giant Slalom|
|1999 Poprad Tatry||Slalom|
|French Championships (FIS)|
|2001 Courchevel||Giant Slalom|
|2003 Les Menuires||Slalom|
|2004 Flaine||Giant Slalom|
|2005 Alpe d'Huez||Giant Slalom|
Jean-Pierre Vidal (born February 24, 1977 in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie) is a French alpine skier. As a young skier, he focused mainly on downhill. After hurting his knee, however, he decided to go for slalom. In 2002, he had his best year, winning a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics and a victory in the World Championships. A song was called after him (Slalom dans la tête) and in the French ski resort Les Sybelles, a lift was named after his gold medal as well (Médaille d'Or in La Toussuire). After this fantastic year, it took Vidal until 2006 to return to the highest level of skiing competition. In January 2006, he won a race in Kitzbühel. Barely a month later, on February 24, 2006, he broke his forearm during a training session in Turin. He then decided to stop his professional career. At this time, the 2006 Winter Olympics were not over yet.
World Cup victories
|December 22, 2001||Kranjska Gora||Slalom|
|January 22, 2006||Kitzbühel||Slalom|
- "Results". International Military Sports Council. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- "VIDAL Jean-Pierre - Biographie". Fédération Internationale de Ski. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- "Vanessa Vidal hospitalisée" [Vanessa Vidal hospitalised]. L'Équipe (in French). 19 November 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- "Vidal seals Kitzbuehel slalom win". bbc.co.uk. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- "Augert, Vidal: une station "éleveuse" de champions" [Augert, Vidal: a "breeder" resort for champions]. Le Dauphiné libéré (in French). 22 February 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
- (French) Jean-Pierre Vidal's official website
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