Katja Koren

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Katja Koren
Medal record
Women's Alpine skiing
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer Slalom

Katja Koren Miklavec (born 6 August 1975[1]) is a former Slovenian alpine skier.

Born in Maribor, she won a bronze medal in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. She took her sole World Cup win at the age of 18 in a Super-G in Flachau in December 1993, taking victory from a bib number of 66, a few days after Markus Foser had won at Val Gardena with the same start number. Koren was the first woman to take an Alpine Ski World Cup win for Slovenia, a couple of days after Jure Košir became the first man to win a World Cup race for Slovenia as an independent nation in Madonna di Campiglio.[2]

She retired from skiing in 1998, due to a spinal injury.

Since 2008, she has been active in politics, and has run twice on the electoral lists of the Slovenian Democratic Party.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
1994 18 12 11 49 6 44 16
1995 19 24 10 21 43
1996 20 36 13 27
1997 21 64 33 28

Race podiums[edit]

  • 1 win (1 SG)
  • 5 podiums (4 SL, 1 SG)
Season Date Location Discipline Position
1994 22 December 1993 Austria Flachau, Austria Super-G 1st
10 March 1994 United States Mammoth Mountain, United States Slalom 2nd
20 March 1994 United States Vail, United States Slalom 2nd
1995 26 February 1995 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia Slalom 2nd
1996 17 December 1995 Austria St. Anton, Austria Slalom 3rd

Olympic Games results[edit]

Season Age Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
1994 18 3 DNF1 7 10 6

World Championships results[edit]

Season Age Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
1996 20 DNF1 19 32 9
1997 21 DNF2 DNF2

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/613.html?sector=AL&competitorid=31880&type=result
  2. ^ "Slovenian wins Super-G in her maiden race". China Daily. 24 December 1993. Retrieved 1 December 2017.