Carolina Ruiz Castillo

Carolina Verónica Ruiz Castillo (born 14 October 1981) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Spain. Born in Osorno, Chile, she represented Spain in four Winter Olympics and eight World Championships. She moved to Spain with her parents few weeks after she was born, specifically to Sierra Nevada (Granada). She also competed in the European cup and the junior world championships, where she won two medals.[1]

Carolina Ruiz Castillo
Alpine skier
Carolina Ruiz Castillo Altenmarkt-Zauchensee 2011.jpg
Ruiz Castillo in 2011
DisciplinesDownhill, Super G,
Giant Slalom
Born (1981-10-14) 14 October 1981 (age 39)
Osorno, Chile
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
World Cup debut24 October 1998 (age 17)
Retired31 March 2015 (age 33)
Websitecarolinaruiz.com
Olympics
Teams3 – (2002, 2006, 2010)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams8 – (19992013)
Medals0
World Cup
Seasons16 – (20002015)
Wins1 – (1 DH)
Podiums2 – (1 DH, 1 GS)
Overall titles0 – (22nd in 2013)
Discipline titles0 – (11th in SG, 2013)
Ruiz Castillo on the podium at Méribel in 2013

Ruiz Castillo secured her first World Cup victory in 2013, a downhill at Méribel, France. It was the first-ever victory in a World Cup speed event for Spain and the second career podium for Ruiz Castillo at age 31; her first was thirteen years earlier in a giant slalom.[2][3]

World Cup resultsEdit

Top ten finishesEdit

  • 1 win – (1 DH)
  • 2 podiums – (1 DH, 1 GS)
  • 14 top tens – (9 DH, 4 SG, 1 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2000 11 Mar 2000 Sestriere, Italy Giant Slalom 2nd
2008 8 Dec 2007 Aspen, USA Downhill 7th
20 Jan 2008 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super G 8th
22 Feb 2008 Whistler, Canada Downhill 10th
2009 24 Jan 2009 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill 7th
2011 8 Mar 2011 Tarvisio, Italy Super G 9th
2013 19 Jan 2013 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill 10th
20 Jan 2013 Super G 4th
23 Feb 2013 Méribel, France Downhill 1st
1 Mar 2013 Garmisch, Germany Super G 6th

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2000 18 71 24
2001 19 74 39 34
2002 20 104 36
2003 21 100 51 47
2004 22 120
2005 23 82 40
2006 24 100 44
2007 25 58 54 28 32
2008 26 35 45 20 19
2009 27 59 28 28 48
2010 28 86 39 38
2011 29 55 22 33
2012 30 63 26 32
2013 31 22 36 11 15
2014 32 48 35 23
2015 33 36 30 17

Standings through 4 Nov 2015

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svgEdit

Season Date Location Discipline Place
2002 17 Feb 2002   Salt Lake City, USA Super-G 15th
20 Feb 2002   Salt Lake City, USA Slalom 26th
22 Feb 2002   Salt Lake City, USA Giant Slalom DNF1
2006 15 Feb 2006   Turin, Italy Downhill 30th
18 Feb 2006   Turin, Italy Combined 25th
20 Feb 2006   Turin, Italy Super-G 30th
24 Feb 2006   Turin, Italy Giant Slalom 20th
2010 17 Feb 2010   Vancouver, Canada Downhill 15th
20 Feb 2010   Vancouver, Canada Super-G 18th
25 Feb 2010   Vancouver, Canada Giant Slalom 34th
2014 12 Feb 2014   Sochi, Rusia Downhill DNF
15 Feb 2014   Sochi, Rusia Super-G DNF

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carolina Ruiz Castillo". www.salomonracing.com. Retrieved 16 March 2010.
  2. ^ Mintz, Geoff (23 February 2013). "Ruiz Castillo earns first World Cup win in Meribel, first speed victory for Spain, ever". Ski Racing.com.
  3. ^ "A big Spanish Smile on top of the DH podium in Méribel!". FIS Alpine.com. 23 February 2013.

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