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
DiedJanuary 7, 2011(2011-01-07) (aged 17)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Ski clubSci Club Gardena Raiffeisen
World Cup career
Individual wins0
Indiv. podiums0

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]


  1. ^ Simona Senoner passed away
  2. ^ Der rätselhafte Tod der 17-jährigen Skispringerin
  3. ^ "Italian ski jumper dies in hotel room". USA Today. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Meningitis possible cause of ski jumper's death". USA Today. 9 January 2011.
  5. ^ Tragedia nel mondo dello sci
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-01-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Dolomiten August 1, 2011

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