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! As an expert for the Swiss television I will comment the Ladies World Cup and therefore remain 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 started the advanced aviation training in Zurich-Kloten where I prepare for the commercial pilot license. 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.
I currently study physics at ETH Zurich and feel very privileged to be amongst such bright minds.
|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|