Marion Rolland

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Marion Rolland
— Alpine skier —
Marion Rolland Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2009.jpg
Rolland in January 2009
Disciplines Downhill, Super G, Combined
Club Douanes - Les 2 Alpes
Born (1982-10-17) 17 October 1982 (age 34)
Saint-Martin-d'Hères,
Isère, France
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
World Cup debut 30 January 2004 (age 21)
Website marionrolland.com
Olympics
Teams 1 - (2010)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 3 - (2009, 2011, 2013)
Medals 1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 7th - (200713)
Wins 1
Podiums 2 - (1 DH, 1 SG)
Overall titles 0 - (23d in 2012)
Discipline titles 0 - (6th in DH, 2012)

Marion Rolland (born 17 October 1982) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from France.

Racing career[edit]

Born in Saint-Martin-d'Hères, Isère, she made her World Cup debut in January 2004 and attained her first top-10 in February 2009 in Bansko. She has two World Cup podium finishes, both at the finals at Schladming in March 2012.[1][2]

After making her first Olympic team in 2010, Rolland took a tumble in the downhill only four seconds from the starting gate at Whistler.[3][4] She has competed for France in three World Championships, in 2009, 2011 and 2013. Without a podium in the 2013 season, Rolland won the downhill world title at Schladming for her first career win.[5][6]

Rolland injured her knee ligaments whilst in pre-season training in Chile before the 2013-14 season, which prevented her from competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and from defending her World Championship title at the 2015 Worlds in Beaver Creek. She subsequently announced her retirement from competition in February 2015.[7]

World Cup top ten finishes[edit]

  • 2 podiums – (1 DH, 1 SG)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2009 27 Feb 2009 Bansko, Bulgaria Downhill 7th
28 Feb 2009 Downhill 6th
2010 5 Dec 2009 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 9th
8 Jan 2010 Haus im Ennstal, Austria Downhill 5th
9 Jan 2010 Downhill 4th
30 Jan 2010 St. Moritz, Switzerland Downhill 7th
2011 3 Dec 2010 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 7th
26 Feb 2011 Åre, Sweden Downhill 7th
2012 28 Jan 2012 St. Moritz, Switzerland Downhill 9th
18 Feb 2012 Sochi, Russia Downhill 5th
14 Mar 2012 Schladming, Austria Downhill 2nd
15 Mar 2012 Super G 3rd
2013 12 Jan 2013 St. Anton, Austria Downhill 8th
19 Jan 2013 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill 4th

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2005 22 85 37
2006 23
2007 24 125 50
2008 25 84 36 38
2009 26 49 32 18 46
2010 27 30 32 9
2011 28 32 24 16
2012 29 23 17 6
2013 30 27 23 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lindsey Vonn dominates World Cup Finals downhill in Schladming". Ski Racing.com. 14 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Vonn blows big lead but hangs on for super G title; Rebensburg wins, Mancuso second". Ski Racing.com. 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rolland rolls out in embarrassing crash". Reuters. 18 February 2010. 
  4. ^ YouTube.com - video - CTV - 2010-02-17 - accessed 2012-03-14
  5. ^ Mintz, Geoff (10 February 2013). "France's Rolland picks up first career win at World Champs DH, while Americans fall short". Ski Racing.com. 
  6. ^ "Marion Rolland races to sensational Downhill Gold!". FIS Alpine.com. 10 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Skiing world champion Rolland announces retirement". sports.yahoo.com. 24 February 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 

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