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Federica Brignone

Alpine Skiing ITA

Federica Brignone

Federica Brignone
  • Birth date 7/14/1990
  • Birthplace Milan
  • Residence La Salle
  • Height/Weight 5'6"/
  • Olympics 2010, 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • La Salle, ITA
  • Club / Team
  • CS Carabinieri: Italy
  • Higher education
  • Human Movement Studies - University of Turin: Italy
  • Hobbies
  • Rock climbing, surfing, tennis, golf, hiking, cooking, reading, dancing. (federicabrignone.com, 19 Mar 2017)
  • Injuries
  • In December 2012 she had surgery to remove a cyst on her right ankle. She was unable to ski for three months and did not return to competition until the 2013 World Cup event in Solden, Austria. (federicabrignone.com, 04 Nov 2013)
  • Famous relatives
  • Her mother Maria Rosa Quario represented Italy in alpine skiing at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Winter Games. Her father Daniele Brignone has coached at the Chamole Skiing Club in Switzerland. (raceskimagazine.it, 24 Mar 2017; nbcolympics.com, 20 Dec 2013; sciclubcourmayeur.com, 15 Apr 2012; federicabrignone.com, 05 Sep 2011)
  • Why this sport?
  • She has been passionate about skiing from a young age. "I wept with rage when my parents did not wake me up in the morning [to go skiing] during the Christmas holidays because they believed I had to rest, or because the weather was really bad. I did not suffer the cold, wind or storms. Skiing with fresh snow was just crazy fun."
  • Hero / Idol
  • US alpine skier Ted Ligety, Italian motorcycle rider Valentino Rossi, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (ilcannocchiale.it, 28 Oct 2013)
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (fis-ski.com, 20 Jun 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Matteo Guadagnini [national]
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She first wore plastic skis at age 18 months in the family home in Milan, Italy. At age two she would ski down a small street behind her grandparents' house in Courmayeur, Italy. Her grandmother Adriana signed her up for ski school in Courmayeur.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, French, Italian
  • Nicknames
  • Fede, Duracell (paginasportiva.blogspot.co.uk, 01 Dec 2012; lange-boots.com, 12 Mar 2012)
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible." (azzurridigloria.com, 25 Mar 2017)
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