Perrine Pelen

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Perrine Pelen
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Slalom, Giant slalom, Combined
Club Grenoble University
Born (1960-07-03) 3 July 1960 (age 58)
Boulogne-Billancourt,
Hauts-de-Seine, France
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
World Cup debut 9 December 1976 (age 16)
Retired March 1986 (age 25)
Olympics
Teams 2 – (1980, 1984)
Medals 3 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 4 – (19781985)
includes 1980 Olympics
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 10 – (19771986)
Wins 15 – (15 SL)
Podiums 43 – (36 SL, 7 GS)
Overall titles 0 – (4th in 1980)
Discipline titles 1 – (SL, 1980)

Perrine Marie Pelen (born July 3, 1960) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from France. Born at Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris, she made her World Cup debut at age 16 in December 1976 and won three slalom races that 1977 season.[1]

Pelen won the bronze medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics in giant slalom; in 1984, she won the silver medal in slalom and another bronze in giant slalom. At the World Championships, she won the silver medal in combined in 1982 and the gold in slalom in 1985.

Pelen won fifteen World Cup races and the season title in the slalom in the 1980. She was runner-up in the slalom standings in 1977 and 1978, and took third in 1981, 1984, 1985, and 1986.

After ten seasons on the World Cup circuit, Pelen retired from competition following the 1986 season.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
1980 Slalom

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1977 16 7 2 12 not
run
not
awarded
1978 17 6 2 11
1979 18 9 4 13
1980 19 4 1 2 14
1981 20 6 3 9 8
1982 21 8 5 6 14
1983 22 16 11 16 not
awarded
(w/ GS)
1984 23 10 3 9
1985 24 12 3 19
1986 25 13 3 12 22

Individual races[edit]

  • 15 wins – (15 SL)
  • 43 podiums – (7 GS, 36 SL)
Season Date Location Discipline
1977 26 Jan 1977  Switzerland  Crans-Montana, Switzerland Slalom
28 Jan 1977 France Saint-Gervais, France Slalom
5 Mar 1977 United States Sun Valley, USA Slalom
1978 10 Dec 1977 Italy Cervinia, Italy Slalom
8 Feb 1978 France Saint-Gervais, France Slalom
5 Mar 1978 United States Stratton Mountain, USA Slalom
1979 18 Mar 1979 Japan Furano, Japan Slalom
1980 9 Jan 1980 West Germany Berchtesgaden, West Germany Slalom
25 Jan 1980 France Saint-Gervais, France Slalom
29 Feb 1980 United States Waterville Valley, USA Slalom
8 Mar 1980 Czech Republic Vysoké Tatry, Czechoslovakia Slalom
1981 18 Dec 1980 Austria Altenmarkt, Austria Slalom
21 Dec 1980 Italy Bormio, Italy Slalom
1984 14 Jan 1984 Austria Badgastein, Austria Slalom
1985 1 Dec 1984 Italy Courmayeur, Italy Slalom

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1978 17 4 8 not run
1980 19 DNF2 3
1982 21 DNF 2
1985 24 1

From 1948 through 1980, the Winter Olympics were also the World Championships for alpine skiing.
At the World Championships from 1954 through 1980, the combined was a "paper race" using the results of the three events (DH, GS, SL).

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1980 19 DNF2 3 not run not run
1984 23 2 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pelen claims women's slalom". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). March 5, 1977. p. A7. 

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