Silvan Zurbriggen

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Silvan Zurbriggen
— Alpine skier —
Silvan Zurbriggen.jpg
Zurbriggen in December 2006
Disciplines Downhill, Combined,
Super G
Club Saas-Almagell
Born (1981-08-15) August 15, 1981 (age 35)
Brig, Valais, Switzerland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
World Cup debut 20 January 2002 (age 20)
Retired 1 April 2015 (age 33)
Website www.silvanzurbriggen.ch
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2006, 2010)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 7 – (200315)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 14 – (200215)
Wins 2 – (1 DH, 1 SC)
Podiums 13 – (2 DH, 3 SL, 8 SC)
Overall titles 0 – (6th in 2011)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in SC, 2009)

Silvan Zurbriggen (born 15 August 1981) is a retired Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer who competed primarily in downhill and combined, and occasionally in super-G. In 2012, he stopped competing in slalom due to poor results.

Born in Brig, Valais, Zurbriggen represented Switzerland in seven world championships and two Olympics. He won the silver medal in the slalom before a home crowd at the world championships in 2003 at St. Moritz, and was the Olympic bronze medalist in the combined in 2010 in Vancouver, Canada, held at Whistler. Following his silver medal at age 21, he was the Swiss Winter Sportsman of the year in 2002 / 2003.

Zurbriggen retired from World Cup competition in April 2015 at age 33 with two victories and thirteen podiums. He is a distant cousun of former Swiss ski racers Pirmin Zurbriggen and Heidi Zurbriggen,[1] and the cousin of Elia Zurbriggen.

Following his racing career, he embarked on a career in banking with an 18-month internship at Raiffeisen.[2]

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2003 21 54 18
2004 22 30 13
2005 23 24 12 35 22
2006 24 49 35 43 48 10
2007 25 13 14 18 26 4
2008 26 66 33 36 46 26
2009 27 18 19 32 34 2
2010 28 8 3 32 33 38 4
2011 29 6 18 49 17 4 4
2012 30 33 23 26 6
2013 31 75 30 34 23
2014 32 72 54 32 20
2015 33 62 27 15

Race podiums[edit]

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2005 13 Dec 2004 Sestriere, Italy Slalom 2nd
2007 14 Jan 2007 Wengen, Switzerland Super combined 3rd
09 Mar 2007 Kvitfjell, Norway Super combined 2nd
2009 16 Jan 2009 Wengen, Switzerland Super combined 3rd
25 Jan 2009 Kitzbühel, Austria Combined 1st
2010 21 Dec 2009 Alta Badia, Italy Slalom 2nd
15 Jan 2010 Wengen, Switzerland Super combined 3rd
24 Jan 2010 Kitzbühel, Austria Combined 2nd
26 Jan 2010 Schladming, Austria Slalom 2nd
2011 18 Dec 2010 Val Gardena, Italy Downhill 1st
29 Dec 2010 Bormio, Italy Downhill 2nd
23 Jan 2011 Kitzbühel, Austria Combined 2nd
2012 22 Jan 2012 Kitzbühel, Austria Combined 3rd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2003 21 2 5
2005 23 7 5
2007 25 DNF1 14 8
2009 27 DNF2 4
2011 29 DNF1 13 12 DNF2
2013 31 DSQ 6 7
2015 33 15

Olympic results Olympic rings with white rims.svg[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 24 15 DNF2
2010 28 12 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Patrick (18 December 2010). "Silvan Zurbriggen on Pirmin's footsteps". FIS-Ski.com. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Silvan Zurbriggen to begin new career in banking". FIS-Ski.com. 2 April 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 

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