|— Alpine skier —|
Gut in January 2017
Giant slalom, Combined
27 April 1991 |
Sorengo, Ticino, Switzerland
|Height||1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|World Cup debut||28 December 2007
|Teams||1 – (2014)|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
|Teams||5 – (2009–2017)|
|Medals||5 (0 gold)|
|Seasons||9 – (2008–2009, 2011–2017)|
|Overall titles||1 – (2016)|
|Discipline titles||2 – (2 SG, 2014 & 2016)|
Lara Gut (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlaːra ˈɡuːt], (born 27 April 1991) is an Italo-Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer who competes in all disciplines and specializes in the speed events of downhill and super-G.
Born in Sorengo, Canton Ticino, Gut's father, Pauli Gut, is Swiss, and her mother, Gabriella Almici, a masseuse, was born in Zone, Lombardy. Gut participated in her first FIS races at age 15 in December 2006. At the Alpine Youth World Championship 2007 at Altenmarkt, Austria, she won silver in downhill. In the same year, she became Swiss national champion in super-G, the second youngest champion of all time. In the 2007 season, Gut finished second in the downhill standings of the Europa Cup.
In late December 2007, Gut made her World Cup debut in a giant slalom at Lienz, Austria. In January 2008, at Caspoggio, she won four consecutive Europa Cup races. At her first World Cup downhill race on 2 February 2008, Gut made the podium at third place at St. Moritz, despite falling on the finishing pitch and sliding on her back through the finish line; she finished only 0.35 seconds behind the winner. She followed her World Cup speed debut with a fifth-place finish in the super-G the next day. Following the 2008 season, Gut was moved up to the World Cup team for the 2009 season.
Early in her first full season, Gut won her first World Cup race on 20 December 2008, a super-G in St. Moritz, finishing 0.63 seconds ahead of runner-up Fabienne Suter. Gut became the youngest skier to win a World Cup super-G race, at 17.65 years (17 years, 237 days).
On 29 September 2009, Gut fell during training at Saas-Fee, Switzerland, and dislocated her hip. She was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Visp, where it was reset. The Swiss Ski Federation initially reported that Gut would be out of competition for at least a month. In January 2010, it was announced that Gut would miss the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver because of slow recovery from the hip injury. She sat out the entire 2010 season, but returned for the 2011 season and earned four podiums, which included a victory in the super-G at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee in January.
Gut switched ski suppliers following the 2011 season, leaving Atomic for a three-year deal with Rossignol. Though she had seven top ten finishes in three disciplines during the 2012 World Cup season, she did not reach a podium; her best results were three top-five finishes.
Gut won her first Olympic medal in the downhill in 2014 at Sochi. She took the bronze, finishing 0.10 seconds behind Tina Maze and fellow Swiss skier Dominique Gisin, who both won the gold. In World Cup, she won the Super-G season title and finished third overall in 2014.
At the World Championships in 2017 on home country snow in St. Moritz, Gut won bronze in the super-G. In the next event, the combined, she injured her left knee (ACL, meniscus) between runs, which ended her season.
Gut is fluent in Italian, German, French, English, and Spanish.
World Cup results
- 3 titles – (1 overall, 2 super-G)
|2010||18||injured in September: out for entire season|
|2009||20 Dec 2008||St. Moritz, Switzerland||Super-G|
|2011||9 Jan 2011||Altenmarkt, Austria||Super-G|
|2013||14 Dec 2012||Val-d'Isère, France||Downhill|
|2014||26 Oct 2013||Sölden, Austria||Giant slalom|
|29 Nov 2013||Beaver Creek, USA||Downhill|
|30 Nov 2013||Super-G|
|8 Dec 2013||Lake Louise, Canada||Super-G|
|26 Jan 2014||Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy||Super-G|
|12 Mar 2014||Lenzerheide, Switzerland||Downhill|
|13 Mar 2014||Super-G|
|2015||7 Dec 2014||Lake Louise, Canada||Super-G|
|24 Jan 2015||St. Moritz, Switzerland||Downhill|
|2016||27 Nov 2015||Aspen, USA||Giant slalom|
|18 Dec 2015||Val-d'Isère, France||Super combined|
|19 Dec 2015||Downhill|
|28 Dec 2015||Lienz, Austria||Giant slalom|
|7 Feb 2016||Garmisch, Germany||Super G|
|19 Feb 2016||La Thuile, Italy||Downhill|
|2017||22 Oct 2016||Sölden, Austria||Giant slalom|
|4 Dec 2016||Lake Louise, Canada||Super-G|
|18 Dec 2016||Val d'Isère, France||Super-G|
|22 Jan 2017||Garmisch, Germany||Super-G|
|28 Jan 2017||Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy||Downhill|
World Championship results
|2010||18||injured: did not compete|
- Sokolovskaya, Yanina (6 February 2013). "Lara Gut, stella d'argento che fa risplendere Zone" (in Italian). Bresciaoggi. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "Lara Gut in Sankt Moritz". Retrieved 3 March 2009.
- "St Moritz: Swiss teen Gut notches first win". skiracing.com. 20 December 2008. Retrieved 17 January 2009.
- "World Cup Women's RacesAge Stats – > 1970". SKI-DB. Retrieved 17 January 2009.
- "Injury forces Switzerland's Lara Gut out of Vancouver Olympics". USAToday.com. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
- Ski Racing.com – Swiss star Lara Gut moves to Rossignol equipment – 6 April 2011.
- "Lara Gut signs with Head". SkiRacing.com. May 8, 2015. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- Bonesteel, Matt (February 10, 2017). "Defending World Cup ski champion Lara Gut tears ACL, but she should be back for Olympics". Washington Post. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
- "Lara Gut im Schuss: "Im Moment bin ich sehr happy". blick.ch. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lara Gut.|
- Lara Gut at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-Ski.com – World Cup season standings – Lara Gut
- Ski-db.com – results – Lara Gut
- Lara Gut at Sports Reference – Olympic results
- Head.com – athletes – Lara Gut
- Swiss Ski team – official site – (German)
- Official website – (Italian), (German), (French), (English)