Sara Hector

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Sara Hector
Personal information
Born (1992-09-04) 4 September 1992 (age 31)
Sandviken, Sweden
OccupationAlpine skier
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Skiing career
DisciplinesGiant slalom, slalom
ClubKungsbergets AK
World Cup debut12 December 2009 (age 17)
Olympics
Teams3 – (2014, 2018, 2022)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams7 – (20112023)
Medals3  (team) (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons15 – (20102024)
Wins5 – (5 GS)
Podiums17 – (16 GS, 1 SL)
Overall titles0 – (7th in 2022)
Discipline titles0 – (2nd in GS, 2022)
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
Representing  Sweden
International alpine ski competitions
Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 1 0 0
World Championships 0 1 2
Total 1 1 2
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Beijing Giant slalom
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2021 Cortina d’Ampezzo Team event
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Team event
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Beaver Creek Team event
Junior World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2011 Crans-Montana Giant slalom
Silver medal – second place 2012 Roccaraso Giant slalom
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Les Planards Slalom

Sara Maria Hector (born 4 September 1992) is a Swedish World Cup alpine ski racer who is the reigning Olympic champion in giant slalom.[1] She has competed at seven World Championships and won three medals in the team event (2011, 2015, 2021).[2][3]

Hector gained her first World Cup victory in December 2014, a giant slalom in Kühtai, Austria.[4][5] At her third Winter Olympics in 2022, she was the gold medalist in giant slalom,[1] was her first Olympic medal and the first Olympic gold for Sweden in the women's GS event in thirty years.[6][7]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season
Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined Parallel
2010 17 120 45
2011 18 93 32
2012 19 102 41
2013 20 80 48 37 47
2014 21 61 26 5
2015 22 19 29 4
2016 23 64 38 27
2017 24 66 54 21
2018 25 49 57 10
2019 26 45 32 15
2020 27 33 28 12 16
2021 28 16 13 11 4
2022 29 7 12 2 5
2023 30 10 9 6
2024 31 6 5 3
Standings through 30 January 2024

Race podiums[edit]

  • 5 wins – (5 GS)
  • 17 podiums – (16 GS, 1 SL); 62 top tens
Season
Date Location Discipline Place
2015 12 Dec 2014 Sweden Åre, Sweden Giant slalom 2nd
28 Dec 2014 Austria Kühtai in Tirol, Austria Giant slalom 1st
2021 12 Dec 2020 France Courchevel, France Giant slalom 2nd
2022 21 Dec 2021 Giant slalom 2nd
22 Dec 2021 Giant slalom 1st
28 Dec 2021 Austria Lienz, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
8 Jan 2022 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 1st
25 Jan 2022 Italy Kronplatz, Italy Giant slalom 1st
6 Mar 2022  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
2023 26 Nov 2022 United States Killington, USA Giant slalom 3rd
10 Dec 2022 Italy Sestriere, Italy Giant slalom 2nd
25 Jan 2023 Italy Kronplatz, Italy Giant slalom 3rd
10 Mar 2023 Sweden Åre, Sweden Giant slalom 3rd
2024 29 Dec 2023 Austria Lienz, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
16 Jan 2024 Austria Flachau, Austria Slalom 3rd
20 Jan 2024 Slovakia Jasná, Slovakia Giant slalom 1st
30 Jan 2024 Italy Kronplatz, Italy Giant slalom 2nd

World Championship results[edit]

Year
Age Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined Parallel Team Event
2011 18 17 3
2013 20 DNF2 DNS 26 9
2015 22 23 10 3
2017 24 9
2019 26 7
2021 28 13 DNF2 2
2023 30 7 13 8 11

Olympic results[edit]

Year
Age Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined Team Event
2014 21 21 25 13
2018 25 10
2022 29 DNF2 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sara Hector tog OS-guld". SVT. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Sara Hector Biography". Archived from the original on 25 October 2011.
  3. ^ Thomas Lindblom, Therese Bosta (17 February 2021). "Den svenska silverglädjen" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Sara Hector claims maiden World Cup win in Kühtai". Federation Internationale de Ski. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  5. ^ "U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin third in giant slalom". USA TODAY. Associated Press. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Sweden's Sara Hector wins Olympic GS gold after Shiffrin out". AP NEWS. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 10 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Beijing 2022: Sara Hector wins gold in the women's GS". fis-ski.com. Retrieved 10 February 2022.

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