Thomas Fanara

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Thomas Fanara
— Alpine skier —
Portrait Ski FANARA.jpg
Fanara, circa 2009
DisciplinesGiant slalom
ClubDouanes –
C.S. Praz-sur-Arly
Born (1981-04-24) 24 April 1981 (age 37)
Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
World Cup debut11 January 2005 (age 23)
Olympics
Teams2 – (2006, 2014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams5 – (200715)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons12 – (200516)
Wins1 – (1 GS)
Podiums11 – (11 GS)
Overall titles0 – (23rd in 2016)
Discipline titles0 – (4th in GS, 2014)

Thomas Fanara (born 24 April 1981) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from France.

Born in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Fanara specializes in giant slalom and has eleven World Cup podiums through the 2016 season; his first win came in March 2016 at the giant slalom finals in St Moritz, Switzerland. He has competed for France at two Winter Olympics and five World Championships.

World Cup[edit]

Fanara has started over 70 World cup races, mostly in giant slalom but also in slalom, and has been on the podium seven times.[1] In December 2007, he fell and hurt himself in the second run after winning the first run of a race in Bad Kleinkirchheim, but finished. Two years later in December 2009, Fanara incurred a season-ending injury to his left knee after a spectacular fall during a race in Beaver Creek,[2][3][4] two months before the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
slalom
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 23 136 54
2006 24 59 18
2007 25 78 17
2008 26 83 25
2009 27 48 13
2010 28 138 50
2011 29 37 6
2012 30 48 12
2013 31 29 5
2014 32 29 4
2015 33 27 5
2016 34 23 6
2017 35 73 23
2018 36 68 19
  • Standings through 28 January 2018

Race podiums[edit]

  • 1 win – (1 GS)
  • 11 podiums – (11 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2011 19 Dec 2010 Italy Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 3rd
8 Jan 2011  Switzerland  Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 3rd
2013 16 Dec 2012 Italy Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 3rd
2014 14 Dec 2013 France Val-d'Isère, France   Giant slalom   2nd
12 Jan 2014  Switzerland  Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom 2nd
2015 21 Dec 2014 Italy Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 3rd
14 Mar 2015 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant slalom 3rd
21 Mar 2015 France Méribel, France Giant slalom 3rd
2016 25 Oct 2015 Austria Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 2nd
26 Feb 2016 Austria Hinterstoder, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
19 Mar 2016  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Giant slalom 1st

World championships[edit]

Fanara has competed in four World Championships in the giant slalom discipline. In 2007 in Åre, Sweden, he finished 16th, but on home country snow in 2009 in Val-d'Isère, France, he did not finish the first run. At Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, he finished sixth in 2011 but failed to finish the first run in 2013 at Schladming, Austria.[5] Fanara participated in the team event in 2011 at Garmisch and earned a gold medal.

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2007 25 16
2009 27 DNF1
2011 29 6
2013 31 DNF1
2015 33 DNF1

Olympics[edit]

At the Winter Olympics, Fanara did not finish the first run of the giant slalom in 2006 and was injured two months prior the 2010 Games and did not compete.

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 24 DNF1
2010 28 injured, did not compete
2014 32 9

National championships[edit]

Fanara reached the podium of French national championships four times, all in giant slalom. In 2005 he was third; in 2006 he was second; and he won in 2007 and 2009.[1][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Fanara at the International Ski Federation
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgPOFmLLHIw Thomas Fanara Sturz Beaver Creek 06.12.2009
  3. ^ Assier, Andre (8 December 2009). "Alpine skiing – Injured Grange out of Winter Olympics". ESPN. Reuters. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  4. ^ McKee, Hank (10 December 2009). "Grange will miss Olympics". Ski Racing. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  5. ^ Race results at FIS-ski.com (World Championships
  6. ^ "JO Turin 2006 – Thomas Fanara" (in French). Skier profile on France's 2006 Olympics page

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