|Birth name||Maya Bieri|
|Born||27 November 1972 (age 44)
She is one of the most successful skeleton athletes in the world. Pedersen-Bieri won the FIBT World Championships in the women's skeleton event in 2001 and 2005, and earned two medals at the 2007 FIBT World Championships in St. Moritz with a silver in the women's skeleton and a bronze in the mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team event. Pedersen-Bieri also won a silver in the mixed team event at the 2009 championships.
Born in Spiez, Switzerland, Pedersen-Bieri is married to Snorre Pedersen (who is her trainer), has two children, one of whom is a daughter, and lives in Øyer near Lillehammer, Norway. She returned to competition for the 2008-09 Skeleton World Cup after sitting out the 2007-08 season to maternity leave. She finished third in her return at the 2008-09 event in Altenberg, Germany on December 5, 2008.
Pedersen-Bieri also qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing ninth.
- Official website
- Maya Pedersen at the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation
- "Huber edges Szymkowiak in Altenberg World Cup". International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation. 5 December 2008. Accessed 6 December 2008.
- Skeleton Sport profile: Maya Pedersen
- 2002 women's skeleton results
- List of women's skeleton World Cup champions since 1997
- Women's skeleton Olympic medalists since 2002
- Women's skeleton world championship medalists since 2000
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