ROME – Federica Brignone is in the history of Italian sports and skiing .
The cancellation by the International Ski Federation of the World Cup races scheduled for this weekend in Aare in Sweden following the Coronavirus pandemic allows the Aosta Valley skier to raise the crystal ball to the sky.
Brignone becomes the first blue skier to win this important and prestigious trophy.
Federica Brignone was born in Milan and lives in La Salle, is the daughter of Maria Rosa Quario, a former high-level skier, and Daniele Brignone, ski instructor; she is among the top athletes of the Italian Alpine skiing national team in the years 2010-2020.
Specialist in the giant slalom (in which she was vice-world champion in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2011), during her career she had the opportunity to improve a lot even in fast specialties, obtaining excellent results in downhill, supergiant and combined.
On 14 January 2018 it was part of another historic all-Italian podium, the first downhill, with a second place behind Sofia Goggia and in front of Nadia Fanchini.
At the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang 2018 she won the bronze medal in the giant slalom, ranked 6th in the supergiant, 8th in the combined and did not complete the downhill run.
At the World Championships in Åre 2019 she was 10th in the supergiant, 6th in the combined and 5th in the giant slalom; in the World Cup that year he won the combined classification.
On February 23, 2020 in the combined race held in Crans-Montana he obtained the 15th victory in the World Cup becoming, together with Isolde Kostner, the second most successful athlete among the Italians in the maximum international circuit, to a success by Deborah Compagnoni; at the end of that 2019-2020 season he won the combined World Cup.
Sources: Agi and Wikipedia.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano