Denise Karbon

Denise Karbon (born 16 August 1980) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer from South Tyrol, Italy. She competed in the technical events and specialized in giant slalom.

Denise Karbon
Alpine skier
Denise Karbon Semmering 2008.jpg
Karbon in December 2008
DisciplinesGiant Slalom, Slalom
ClubG.S. Fiamme Gialle
Born (1980-08-16) 16 August 1980 (age 39)
Brixen, South Tyrol, Italy
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
World Cup debut6 January 1998 (age 17)
Retired16 March 2014 (age 33)
Olympics
Teams4 – (20022014)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams6 – (20012013)
Medals2 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons14 – (20002014)
Wins6
Podiums16
Overall titles0 – (10th in 2008)
Discipline titles1 – (GS, 2008)

BiographyEdit

Born in Brixen, South Tyrol, Karbon made her World Cup debut in 1998 at age 17, while the following year she was Junior World Champion. She won a total of six World Cup giant slaloms: in December 2003 at Alta Badia and five of the first six races in the 2008 season. She obtained ten other podiums for a total of sixteen.

Karbon won a silver medal at the 2003 World Championships in giant slalom, followed by a bronze in 2007 in the same discipline.

In the 2008 season, Karbon won 5 of the 7 giant slalom races (and took third in another) to win the GS season title with 592 points, 113 points ahead of runner-up Elisabeth Görgl. She finished tenth in the overall standings.

At age 33, Karbon retired in March 2014, after the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide.[1]

PersonalEdit

Karbon is the niece of Norbert Rier, leader of the Kastelruther Spatzen, and the cousin of fellow alpine ski racer Peter Fill.[2]

World Cup resultsEdit

Season titlesEdit

Season Discipline
2008 Giant slalom

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2000 19 41 27 18
2001 20 48 27 24
2002 21 80 42 31
2003 22 26 50 6
2004 23 23 2
2005 24 injured, out for season
2006 25 85 33
2007 26 53 15
2008 27 10 29 1
2009 28 18 24 6
2010 29 32 44 9
2011 30 57 15
2012 31 53 14
2013 32 60 21
2014 33 63 21

Race podiumsEdit

  • 6 wins – (6 GS)
  • 16 podiums – (16 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Race
2003 28 Dec 2002 Semmering, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
6 Mar 2003 Åre, Sweden Giant slalom 3rd
16 Mar 2003 Hafjell, Norway Giant slalom 2nd
2004 28 Nov 2003 Park City, USA Giant slalom 3rd
13 Dec 2003 Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom 1st
14 Mar 2004 Sestriere, Italy Giant slalom 2nd
2007 21 Jan 2007 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Giant slalom 3rd
2008 27 Oct 2007 Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 1st
24 Nov 2007 Panorama, Canada Giant slalom 1st
28 Dec 2007 Lienz, Austria Giant slalom 1st
5 Jan 2008 Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Rep. Giant slalom 1st
12 Jan 2008 Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom 3rd
26 Jan 2008 Ofterschwang, Germany Giant slalom 1st
2009 10 Jan 2009 Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom 2nd
2010 24 Oct 2009 Sölden, Austria Giant slalom 3rd
2011 11 Mar 2011 Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Rep. Giant slalom 2nd

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2001 20 DNF1 DSQ2
2003 22 27 2
2005 24 injured, did not compete
2007 26 3
2009 28 4 4
2011 30 4
2013 32 DNS2

Olympic resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2002 21 DNF1 14
2006 25 DNF2
2010 29 18 23
2014 33 DNF2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denise Karbon announces retirement". Fédération Internationale de Ski. 13 March 2014. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  2. ^ Bernold, David (24 November 2007). "Denise Karbon sorgt weiter für die Musik". skionline.ch. Retrieved 30 April 2009.

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