Dominique Gisin (German pronunciation: ['gɪzɪn]; born 4 June 1985) is a retired World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist from Switzerland. She is the older sister of alpine ski racers Marc and Michelle Gisin.
|Disciplines||Downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom,|
|Born||4 June 1985|
|Height||172 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|World Cup debut||2 December 2005 (age 20)|
|Retired||19 March 2015 (age 29)|
|Teams||2 – (2010, 2014)|
|Medals||1 (1 gold)|
|Teams||5 – (2007–15)|
|Seasons||10 – (2006–15)|
|Wins||3 – (2 DH, 1 SG)|
|Podiums||7 – (5 DH, 2 SG)|
|Overall titles||0 – (11th in 2014)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (4th in DH, 2009)|
Born in Visp in the canton of Valais, Gisin made her World Cup debut in December 2005. Her first podium was in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, where she placed second in the downhill on 13 January 2007. Two years later in January 2009, she gained her first World Cup victory, also a downhill at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, with the same time as Anja Pärson.
At the Winter Olympics in 2014, she tied for first in the downhill with Tina Maze and both were awarded gold medals. It was the first-ever tie for gold in an alpine event at the Olympics, though several times previously competitors have tied for second, so that two silver medals were awarded (and no bronze). As a result, Gisin was named as Swiss Sportswoman of the Year for 2014.
World Cup resultsEdit
|2007||13 Jan 2007||Zauchensee, Austria||Downhill||2nd|
|2009||18 Jan 2009||Zauchensee, Austria||Downhill||1st|
|24 Jan 2009||Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy||Downhill||1st|
|2010||7 Mar 2010||Crans-Montana, Switzerland||Super-G||1st|
|2011||4 Dec 2010||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill||3rd|
|9 Jan 2011||Zauchensee, Austria||Super-G||3rd|
|2012||2 Dec 2011||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill||3rd|
World Championship resultsEdit
- http://www.fis-ski.com/alpine-skiing/events-and-places/event=33446/race=75253/index.html[dead link]
- Mintz, Geoff (12 February 2014). "Tie at the top means double gold for Gisin, Maze". Ski Racing. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
- "Gisin named Swiss sportswoman of the year". Federation Internationale de Ski. 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
- Ski-db.com – Dominique Gisin – profile
- "Dominique Gisin: "Sölden is the goal"". Fédération Internationale de Ski. 31 August 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
- Zaccardi, Nick (19 March 2015). "Dominique Gisin, co-Olympic downhill champion, announces retirement". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
- Gittings, Paul (9 December 2014). "Dominique Gisin: Fighter pilot who pursued her golden dream". CNN.com. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Dominique Gisin.|
- Dominique Gisin at the International Ski Federation
- Dominique Gisin World Cup standings at the International Ski Federation
- Dominique Gisin at Ski-DB Alpine Ski Database
- Dominique Gisin at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Official website home page – (in German)
- Swiss Ski team – official site – (in German)
- Dynastar Skis – Dominique Gisin