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Home / Testimonial / Athletes / Sofia Goggia
 

SOFIA GOGGIA

 

Bergamo, November 15th, 1992

24 years old.
Political Science student.
Athlete for Gruppo Sportivo della Guardia di Finanza.
4 disciplines (Downhill, Super G, Giant slalom, Alpine combined).
13 podiums in the 2016/17 season  (5 in Downhill, 3 in Super G, 4 in Giant slalom, 1 in Alpine combined). Broke Deborah Compagnoni’s record.
2 World Cup wins.
Best overall world cup position: 3rd in 2017 (1197 points)
1 Giant slalom bronze medal at the Saint Moritz World Championship.

Sofia is the first Italian in the history of skiing to win a world cup medal in four different disciplines, she finished second and third in Giant slalom in Sestriere and Killington, second in downhill in Lake Louise, third in Super G in Lake Louise and third in the Alpine combined in Val d'Isère. Italy’s women team had won 2 medals in the Alpine combined World Cup before: the others belonged to Biana Perez, third in St. Anton and Sierra Nevada in the 1993/94. She also won 4 Italian titles in the youth competitions.

Before the beginning of the 2016-2017 season Sofia is included in the national multi-discipline team, a team for athletes that are competitive in multiple disciplines. This season marks her breakthrough among the international top: on November 26th, 2016 she gains her first World Cup medal in Killington, finishing the giant slalom in 3rd place; her first victories came on March 4th and 5th 2017, when, in Pyeongchang-Jeongseon, she wins in both downhill and super G. She finished third in the overall World cup standing that season, with 1197 points (absolute record for an Italian athlete, breaking the previous record that belonged to Karen Putzer), and wins a total of 13 medals (again breaking the record that belonged to Deborah Compagnoni). She also came in second place in downhill, third in Giant slalom, sixth in Super G and eighth in Alpine combined, with at least one medal in each discipline (again an Italian record).

In 2017 Sofia competed in the World Championships in Sankt Moritz, where she won the only medal for the Italian expedition (bronze in the giant slalom) and ranked 4th in downhill, 10th in Super G, and was disqualified during the second heat of the Alpine combined. At the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, Pyeongchang 2018, her Olympic debut, she won the gold medal in downhill, beating Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel and American Lindsey Vonn, and ranked 11th in the Super G and 11th in the Giant slalom.

 

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