I was one and a half years old when I put my skis on for the first time in my life. It was the moment, when I decided to follow my biggest dream and become a ski racer.
I was a member of the Swiss National Team of Swiss-Ski for 8 years and raced down the ski slopes with 120 kilometres per hour and more. In 2015, I retired from ski racing. Skiing became my favourite hobby: enjoying deep powder snow on a brilliant winter day is simply thrilling! Supporting my sister in the World Cup circuit keeps me connected to my roots.
During summer I spend a lot of time on the airfield at Kägiswil which is also where I passed my private pilot license exam. It is always a pleasure to go on a short trip, flying around the alps. I have done my advanced aviation training in Zurich-Kloten where I got my commercial pilot license in October 2019. Furthermore, I enjoy playing golf, reading books and watching movies.
Together with my long-standing sports psychologist Dr. Christian Marcolli I am presenting “Making it happen”, a speach providing insight into the world of high performance sports, and my way to the Olympic gold medal. My collaboration with Dr. Marcolli also resulted in a book called “Making it happen – Von Engelberg nach Sochi”, which is only available in German though. Since we got so many amazing feedbacks, of course there is a sequel: “A True Athlete”, our new keynote was realized with the help of my sister Michelle. The book accompanying this talk is available in four languages here.
In autumn 2018 I graduated with a bachelor degree in physics at ETH Zurich and since spring 2020 I’m back at ETH studying for my master degree. I fell very privileged to study amongst such bright minds.
Since autumn 2018 I’m also delegate of the board of the foundation “Schweizer Sporthilfe”. It is a great pleasure and motivation to give my best to support the top Swiss athletes on their path to world class. Become part of the Swiss sport family too and donate on www.sporthilfe.ch
|Date of Birth||4th June 1985|
|Highlight||Olympic champion in downhill, Sochi 2014|
|biggest disappointment||Crash at the Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010|
|Palmarès||my greatest achievements|