Simona Senoner

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Simona Senoner
Continental Cup 2010 Villach - Simona Senoner 2.jpg
Born (1993-06-13)June 13, 1993
Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy
Died January 7, 2011(2011-01-07) (aged 17)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Ski club Sci Club Gardena Raiffeisen
World Cup career
Seasons 2008–2011
Individual wins 0
Indiv. podiums 0

Simona Senoner (June 13, 1993 – January 7, 2011) was an Italian cross-country racer and ski jumper.


Senoner was born in Bolzano, in the province of South Tyrol, and lived in Santa Cristina Gherdëina, in the Ladin-speaking territory of the province. From 2008 to her death she was a member of the Italian ski jumper team.[1] She was a niece of Italian skier Peter Runggaldier.[2]


At the time of her death she was competing in the Continental Cup meet. After suddenly falling ill in her hotel room, she was airlifted to University Medical Center Freiburg, where she was pronounced dead after about 24 hours.[3] Initial tests indicated she may have died from a rapid onset of meningitis.[4] As a tribute, all Italian winter sports athletes wore black armbands the following Sunday.[5][6]


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