Downhill, Super-G, Giant slalom
|Born||5 December 1993|
Samedan, Graubünden, Switzerland
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|World Cup debut||29 December 2012 (age 19)|
|Teams||2 – (2014, 2018)|
|Medals||1 (1 gold)|
|Teams||3 – (2013, 2015, 2017)|
|Medals||1 (0 gold)|
|Seasons||8 – (2013–2020)|
|Podiums||8 – (4 DH, 1 SG, 1 SL, 2 AC)|
|Overall titles||0 – (7th in 2018)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (2nd in AC, 2018)|
Michelle Gisin (German pronunciation: ['mišel gɪzɪn]; born 5 December 1993) is a Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer who competes in all disciplines. She became an Olympic gold medalist having won the women's combined event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea. Michelle is the younger sister of alpine ski racers Marc and Dominique Gisin.
Gisin has enjoyed success in the Swiss Junior National Championships, finishing third in the downhill in 2011, third in the Super G in 2012 and winning the super combined in 2012. She took a silver medal in the slalom at the FIS Junior World Ski Championships in February 2013. She competed for Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in the alpine skiing events.
She made a breakthrough at senior level at a World Cup meeting in Val-d'Isère just before Christmas 2016: she took a seventh place in her first World Cup start in downhill, and took her first podium finish when she finished second in the combined. Later that season at the World Championships in St. Moritz, Gisin took a silver medal in the combined, finishing behind teammate Wendy Holdener in a one-two finish for the Swiss on home snow.
In December 2017, during her first visit to Lake Louise, Gisin took an eighth place in the first of two downhills at the Canadian resort before taking her second World Cup podium in the second downhill the following day, finishing in third. The following week she made a successful return to St. Moritz when she took her first top 10 finish in a super-G, benefiting from an improvement in weather conditions to again finish second as part of a Swiss one-two, this time finishing 0.1 seconds behind Jasmine Flury. She went on to take the gold medal in the combined at the 2018 Winter Olympics, finishing third in the first run of downhill before holding off Mikaela Shiffrin and Holdener in the slalom leg to take the win, following in the footsteps of her sister, who won a gold medal in downhill in the 2014 Games.
World Cup results
- Standings through 11 January 2020
|2017||16 Dec 2016||Val d'Isere, France||Combined||2nd|
|2018||2 Dec 2017||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill||3rd|
|9 Dec 2017||St. Moritz, Swtzerland||Super-G||2nd|
|4 Mar 2018||Crans-Montana, Swtzerland||Combined||2nd|
|2019||30 Nov 2018||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill||2nd|
|1 Dec 2018||Downhill||3rd|
|2020||29 Dec 2019||Lienz, Austria||Slalom||3rd|
|11 Jan 2020||Altenmarkt, Austria||Downhill||3rd|
World Championship results
|2019||25||Injured: did not compete|
- Eva Breitenstein, Sarah Meier: Murisier, Gisin und Janka über Unterwäsche und Yoga. In: Schweizer Illustrierte vom 8. Februar 2017, abgerufen am 20. November 2018.
- FIS Biography
- "Alpine Skiing - Winter Olympic Sport". International Olympic Committee. 12 September 2019. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
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- "Michelle Gisin termine au 3e rang à Lake Louise" [Michelle Gisin finishes in 3rd place in Lake Louise]. 24 heures (Switzerland) (in French). 3 December 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
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