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Michelle Gisin

Alpine Skiing SUI

Michelle Gisin

Michelle Gisin
  • Birth date 12/05/1993
  • Birthplace Samedan
  • Residence Engelberg
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 154 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Engelberg, SUI
  • Club / Team
  • Skiclub Engelberg: Switzerland
  • Hobbies
  • Playing golf, reading fantasy novels. (Facebook page, 23 Aug 2017)
  • Injuries
  • In 2011 she tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in her knee and missed five months of competition. (Athlete, 21 Feb 2014)

    She injured her spine in 2009. (Athlete, 21 Feb 2014)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning a silver medal in alpine combined at the 2017 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. (fis-ski.com, 05 Sep 2017)
  • Famous relatives
  • Her sister Dominique and her brother Marc have both represented Switzerland in alpine skiing. Dominique won gold in downhill at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, while Marc has competed regularly on the World Cup circuit. Her partner Luca de Aliprandini has represented Italy in alpine skiing, placing 11th in giant slalom at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (fis-ski.com, 05 Sep 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 31 Aug 2017; dominiquegisin.ch, 15 Jan 2014)
  • Why this sport?
  • Her parents encouraged her to try the sport.
  • Most influential person in career
  • Her siblings Marc and Dominique. (fis-ski.com, 05 Sep 2017)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Her sister Dominique Gisin, US alpine skier Bode Miller, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 21 Feb 2014)
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (fis-ski.com, 05 Sep 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Hans Flatscher [national], AUT; Alois Prenn, ITA
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She began skiing at age one in the garden by her house in Switzerland.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, French, German
  • Nicknames
  • Micki (fis-ski.com, 05 Sep 2017)
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own." (Athlete, 21 Feb 2014)
  • Other information
  • ALL ROUND SKIER
    She competes in both downhill and slalom, and finds the disciplines complement each other. "Speed helps me find my freedom, my joy. Slalom sometimes breaks your heart because if you are just 0.02 off per gate [what can be only a few centimetres] you feel terrible. In downhill you can make a great turn even if you're some metres further on the right or the left side. But slalom teaches me the mental strength and the technique, just like giant slalom." (fis-ski.com, 05 Sep 2017)
  • Family
  • Partner Luca de Aliprandini
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