Michelle Gisin

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Michelle Gisin
— Alpine skier —
DisciplinesSlalom, Combined,
Downhill, Super-G
Born (1993-12-05) 5 December 1993 (age 25)
Samedan, Graubünden, Switzerland[1]
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
World Cup debut29 December 2012 (age 19)
Olympics
Teams2 – (2014, 2018)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams3 – (2013, 2015, 2017)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons6 – (20132018)
Wins0
Podiums4 – (1 DH, 1 SG, 2 AC)
Overall titles0 – (7th in 2018)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in AC, 2018)

Michelle Gisin (German pronunciation: ['gɪzɪn]; born 5 December 1993) is a Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer who competes in all disciplines except giant slalom.[2][3] She became an Olympic gold medalist having won the women's combined event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Korea.[4] Michelle is the younger sister of alpine ski racers Marc and Dominique Gisin.[5]

Career[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6] Later that season at the 2017 Alpine Skiing 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.[7]

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.[8][9] 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.[10] 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 Wendy 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.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Gisin has been in a relationship with Italian alpine skier Luca De Aliprandini since 2014.[6]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2013 19 79 35
2014 20 82 31
2015 21 45 18 38
2016 22 44 14 21
2017 23 27 16 41 28 5
2018 24 7 13 50 4 6 2

Race podiums[edit]

  • 4 podiums – (1 DH, 1 SG, 2 AC)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2017 16 Dec 2016 France Val d'Isere, France Combined 2nd
2018 2 Dec 2017 Canada Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 3rd
9 Dec 2017  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Swtzerland Super-G 2nd
4 Mar 2018  Switzerland  Crans-Montana, Swtzerland Combined 2nd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2013 19 26
2015 21 DNF2 32
2017 23 21 8 2

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2014 20 28
2018 24 16 9 8 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eva Breitenstein, Sarah Meier: Murisier, Gisin und Janka über Unterwäsche und Yoga. In: Schweizer Illustrierte vom 8. Februar 2017, abgerufen am 20. November 2018.
  2. ^ FIS Biography
  3. ^ Sochi 2014 profile
  4. ^ "Switzerland's Gisin collects women's Alpine combined gold". Olympic.org. 22 February 2018.
  5. ^ a b Mastarciyan, Michael (10 September 2013). "Alpine Young Guns: Michelle Gisin". Federation Internationale de Ski. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. ^ a b Meier, Sarah (1 January 2018). "Michelle Gisin und ihr Freund sprechen über ihre Liebe" [Michelle Gisin and her boyfriend talk about their love]. Schweizer Illustrierte (in German). Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ O'Connor, Philip (10 February 2017). Lawson, Hugh, ed. "Swiss one-two in ladies combined, but Gut crashes out". reuters.com. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  8. ^ Spencer, Donna (2 December 2017). "American Mikaela Shiffrin earns 1st World Cup downhill victory in Lake Louise". CBC.ca. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ Dunbar, Graham (9 December 2017). "Vonn treated for back injury after World Cup super-G". apnews.com. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  11. ^ Evans, Simon (22 February 2018). O'Brien, John, ed. "Alpine skiing: Sister's Sochi glory inspired Gisin to gold". reuters.com. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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