Mateja Svet

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Mateja Svet
— Alpine skier —
DisciplinesSuper-G, Giant slalom, Slalom, Combined
Born (1968-08-16) 16 August 1968 (age 50)
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia
World Cup debut15 January 1984
Retired14 March 1990
Olympics
Medals1
World Championships
Medals5 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons7
Wins7
Podiums22
Overall titles0
Discipline titles1

Mateja Svet (About this sound pronunciation ); born 16 August 1968) is a former Yugoslavian alpine skier.

Svet was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. Making her first appearance in the 1983/1984 season, she won the first Yugoslav female skiing victory in February 1986.

Svet won the World Cup giant slalom title in the 1987/1988 season, won silver medal in giant slalom in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary,[1] won three medals in 1987 World Championship in Crans-Montana (bronze in slalom and super G, silver in giant slalom) and two medals in 1989 World Championship in Vail[2] - gold in slalom, later when the bronze Christelle Guignard was disqualified due to doping, also bronze in giant slalom. In her rather short career — she quit at the age of 21 due to disagreements with the Ski Association of Yugoslavia — she achieved seven World cup victories, 22 World Cup podiums and 54 World Cup top tens. From 1985 until 1990 she qualified no lower than 7th in the overall World Cup standings.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
1988 Giant slalom

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
1984 15 86 40 not
awarded
(w/ GS)
1985 16 31 30 18
1986 17 7 9 3 16 30
1987 18 7 9 6 11
1988 19 6 8 1 10
1989 20 6 8 2 13
1990 21 7 12 2

Race podiums[edit]

  • 7 wins (6 GS, 1 SL)
  • 22 podiums (14 GS, 5 SL, 3 SG)
Season Date Location Discipline Position
1985 13 March 1985 United States Lake Placid, United States Giant slalom 2nd
1986 7 December 1985 Italy Sestriere, Italy Super-G 3rd
26 January 1986 France Saint-Gervais, France Slalom 3rd
5 February 1986 Italy Val Zoldana, Italy Giant slalom 2nd
8 February 1986 Czechoslovakia Vysoke Tatry, Czechoslovakia Giant slalom 1st
22 March 1986 Canada Bromont, Canada Giant slalom 1st
1987 29 November 1986 United States Park City, United States Giant slalom 2nd
5 January 1987 Austria Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria Giant slalom 2nd
6 January 1987 Super-G 3rd
11 January 1987 Austria Mellau, Austria Slalom 2nd
1988 26 November 1987 Italy Sestriere, Italy Slalom 2nd
28 November 1987 Super-G 2nd
30 January 1988 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Kranjska Gora, Yugoslavia Giant slalom 1st
31 January 1988 Slalom 1st
23 March 1988 Austria Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria Giant slalom 1st
1989 18 December 1988 Italy Val Zoldana, Italy Giant slalom 2nd
8 January 1989 Austria Mellau, Austria Slalom 2nd
4 March 1989 Japan Furano, Japan Giant slalom 2nd
8 March 1989 Japan Shigakogen, Japan Giant slalom 2nd
1990 20 January 1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Maribor, Yugoslavia Giant slalom 1st
5 February 1990 Switzerland Veysonnaz, Switzerland Giant slalom 1st
14 March 1990 Sweden Klövsjö, Sweden Giant slalom 3rd

Olympic Games results[edit]

Season Age Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
1984 15 15 not run not run
1988 19 2 4

World Championships results[edit]

Season Age Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
1985 16 13 not run
1987 18 3 2 3
1989 20 1 3 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slovene Winter Olympic Medals". Republic of Slovenia Government Communication Office. Archived from the original on 20 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-28.
  2. ^ Rodošek, Ljubica. "Slovene Rankings in Alpine Skiing". Republic of Slovenia Government Communication Office. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-28.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Monica Seles
Jasna Šekarić
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Sportswoman of the Year
1986, 1987
1989
Succeeded by
Jasna Šekarić
Monica Seles
Preceded by
Veselin Vujović
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia The Best Athlete of Yugoslavia
1987
Succeeded by
Jasna Šekarić