Veronika Velez-Zuzulová

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Veronika Velez-Zuzulová
— Alpine skier —
Veronika Zuzulova.jpg
Zuzulová at Aspen in November 2006
Disciplines Slalom
Club Vojenské športové centrum Dukla Banská Bystrica
Born (1984-07-15) 15 July 1984 (age 32)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debut 28 October 2000 (age 16)
Website zuzulova.com
Olympics
Teams 3 – (2002, 2006, 2010)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 8 – (2001, 2005-17)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 16th – (200113, '1517)
Wins 5 – (4 SL, 1 PSL)
Podiums 30 – (27 SL, 3 PSL)
Overall titles 0 – (12th in 2013)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in SL, 2016 & 2017)

Veronika Velez-Zuzulová (née Zuzulová; born 15 July 1984) is a Slovakian World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Bratislava, she specialises in the slalom and is the most successful Slovak alpine skier in recent years. She is coached by her father, Timotej Zuzula, and Vladimír Kovár.

Velez-Zuzulová started skiing at age 3; at 14 she won the Trofeo Topolino in Italy, an unofficial children's world championship.

European Cup[edit]

She started competing in the European Cup since the 2000/2001 season, and she was 1st place on 21 December 2003, 23 February 2004 and 19 December 2006, and 3rd place on 6 and 22 February 2004.[1]

World championships[edit]

At the 2007 World Championships in Åre, Sweden, she scored 9th place in super combined, 13th place in slalom and 21st place in giant slalom.

World Cup[edit]

Velez Zuzulová made her World Cup debut in a giant slalom at Sölden, Austria, on 28 October 2000. In November 2002, she started competing in slalom. Her first greater success was in 2002 when she became the world champion in Junior Championships. Her first run in super combination was in 2006.

In April 2012, she married coach Romain Velez and added her maiden name to her married name becoming Velez-Zuzulová.[2]

Through November 2015, she has 20 World Cup podiums with two victories, all in slalom (or parallel slalom).[3] Her best results in the World Cup season standings came in the 2013 season, where she finished third in slalom and 12th overall; she also finished third in slalom in 2008.

Season results[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Combined
2002 17 68 23
2003 18 injured
2004 19 42 15
2005 20 37 9
2006 21 77 28 44
2007 22 19 5 32 37
2008 23 15 3 41
2009 24 65 22
2010 25 94 36
2011 26 19 5 42
2012 27 17 4 42
2013 28 12 3
2014 29 injured
2015 30 24 6
2016 31 13 2
2017 32 9 2

Standings through 26 Feb 2017

Race podiums[edit]

  • 5 wins – (4 SL, 1 PSL)
  • 29 podiums – (27 SL, 2 PSL)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2004 8 Feb 2004 Germany Zwiesel, Germany Slalom 3rd
2007 7 Jan 2007 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 3rd
25 Feb 2007 Spain Sierra Nevada, Spain Slalom 3rd
17 Mar 2007  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Slalom 3rd
2008 6 Jan 2008 Czech Republic Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic Slalom 2nd
13 Jan 2008 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia Slalom 2nd
15 Feb 2008 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 3rd
14 Mar 2008 Italy Bormio, Italy Slalom 2nd
2011 4 Feb 2011 Germany Zwiesel, Germany Slalom 2nd
18 Mar 2011  Switzerland  Lenzerheide, Switzerland Slalom 3rd
2012 22 Jan 2012 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom 3rd
10 Mar 2012 Sweden Åre, Sweden Slalom 2nd
17 Mar 2012 Austria Schladming, Austria Slalom 2nd
2013 29 Dec 2012 Austria Semmering, Austria Slalom 1st
1 Jan 2013 Germany Munich, Germany Parallel slalom 1st
29 Jan 2013 Russia Moscow, Russia Parallel slalom 2nd
2015 22 Feb 2015 Slovenia Maribor, Slovenia Slalom 2nd
14 Mar 2015 Sweden Åre, Sweden Slalom 2nd
21 Mar 2015 France Méribel, France Slalom 3rd
2016 28 Nov 2015 United States Aspen, USA Slalom 2nd
5 Jan 2016 Italy Santa Caterina, Italy Slalom 3rd
12 Jan 2016 Austria Flachau, Austria Slalom 1st
15 Jan 2016 Slalom 1st
6 Mar 2016 Slovakia Jasná, Slovakia Slalom 3rd
19 Mar 2016  Switzerland  St. Moritz, Switzerland Slalom 2nd
2017 27 Nov 2016 United States Killington, USA Slalom 2nd
11 Dec 2016 Italy Sestriere, Italy Slalom 2nd
29 Dec 2016 Austria Semmering, Austria Slalom 2nd
3 Jan 2017 Croatia Zagreb, Croatia Slalom 1st
31 Jan 2017 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden Parallel slalom 2nd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined Team Event
2001 16 DNF1 34
2003 18 injured, did not compete
2005 20 DSQ1
2007 22 13 21 9
2009 24 DNS1
2011 26 10 15
2013 28 7 9
2015 30 4
2017 32 DNF2 2

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2002 17 DNF1 32
2006 21 22 15
2010 25 10 DNS2
2014 29 injured, did not compete

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