Gabriella Paruzzi

Gabriella Paruzzi (born 21 June 1969 in Udine) is a retired Italian cross-country skier who competed from 1991 to 2006 and formerly skied with the G.S. Forestale. She skied in World Cup events, and won the Women's Overall World Cup in 2004.

Gabriella Paruzzi
Country Italy
Born (1969-06-21) 21 June 1969 (age 51)
Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Ski clubG.S. Forestale
World Cup career
Seasons19902006
Individual wins4
Team wins7
Indiv. podiums18
Team podiums21
Indiv. starts229
Team starts59
Overall titles1 – (2004)
Discipline titles0

EquipmentEdit

She was sponsored by Rossignol, and skied with Rossignol X-IUM skis for both skate and classic disciplines. Her boots were also named Rossignol X-IUM's, and the bindings are Rottefella R3's. Her boots and bindings are of the New Nordic Norm (NNN) system.

2002 Winter OlympicsEdit

At the 2002 Olympics, she was in the women's 30 km classical event, when one of her poles broke. Luckily, her coach was nearby, and she took his pole, which was too long. She kept on racing and near the end the coach came back to give her the right size pole. She caught the pack of skiers and ended up winning gold by 4.5 seconds in that race.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 5 medals – (1 gold, 4 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km  15 km  Pursuit   30 km  Sprint  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1992 22 23 N/A 9 16 12 N/A Bronze N/A
1994 24 24 N/A 12 18 30 N/A Bronze N/A
1998 28 9 N/A 14 12 10 N/A Bronze N/A
2002 32 N/A 6 8 Gold 8 6 N/A
2006 36 N/A 13 N/A 5 5 Bronze 7

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 5 medals – (3 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  15 km  Pursuit  30 km  Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1991 21 N/A 8 N/A Silver N/A
1993 23 26 N/A 18 14 6 N/A Silver N/A
1995 25 19 N/A 8 12 N/A 4 N/A
1997 27 20 N/A 15 9 N/A 4 N/A
1999 29 19 N/A 17 12 10 N/A Silver N/A
2001 31 N/A 16 13 CNX[a] 17 Bronze N/A
2003 33 N/A 4 5 4 N/A
2005 35 N/A 11 N/A 5 16 Bronze
a. 1 Cancelled due to extremely cold weather.

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age 
Overall Distance Long Distance Middle Distance Sprint
1990 20 NC N/A N/A N/A N/A
1991 21 25 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1992 22 22 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1993 23 15 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1994 24 27 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1995 25 27 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1996 26 20 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1997 27 24 N/A 23 N/A 23
1998 28 26 N/A 22 N/A 26
1999 29 16 N/A 10 N/A 26
2000 30 21 N/A 18 17 30
2001 31 6 N/A N/A N/A 6
2002 32 8 N/A N/A N/A 16
2003 33   N/A N/A N/A 14
2004 34     N/A N/A  
2005 35 10 10 N/A N/A 22
2006 36 36 24 N/A N/A NC

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 4 victories
  • 18 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2000–01  10 January 2001   Soldier Hollow, United States 5 km + 5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
2  2001–02  9 March 2002   Falun, Sweden 5 km + 5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
3 16 March 2002   Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
4  2002–03  26 October 2002   Düsseldorf, Germany 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
5 7 December 2002   Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
6 4 January 2003   Kavgolovo, Russia 5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
7 18 January 2003   Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
8 16 March 2003   Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual F World Cup 1st
9 2003–04 25 October 2003   Düsseldorf, Germany 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 1st
10 13 December 2003   Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
11 20 December 2003   Ramsau, Austria 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
12 6 January 2004   Falun, Sweden 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
13 17 January 2004   Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
14 25 January 2004   Marcialonga, Italy 70 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
15 5 March 2004   Lahti, Finland 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
16 7 March 2004   Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
17  2003–04  23 October 2003   Düsseldorf, Germany 0.8 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
18  2004–05  23 October 2003   Lago di Tesero, Italy 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 3 victories – (2 RL, 1 TS)
  • 29 podiums – (25 RL, 4 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1990–91  15 February 1991   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 2nd Vanzetta / Di Centa / Belmondo
2  1991–92  18 February 1992   Albertville, France 4 × 5 km Relay C/F Olympic Games[1] 3rd Vanzetta / Di Centa / Belmondo
3  1992–93  26 February 1993   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 2nd Vanzetta / Di Centa / Belmondo
4  1993–94  22 February 1994   Lillehammer, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F Olympic Games[1] 3rd Vanzetta / Di Centa / Belmondo
5  1995–96  17 December 1995   Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 2nd Paluselli / Belmondo / Di Centa
6 14 January 1996   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Paluselli / Belmondo / Di Centa
7  1996–97  15 December 1996   Brusson, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd S. Valbusa / Dal Sasso / Belmondo
8 16 March 1997   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Peyrot / S. Valbusa / Belmondo
9  1997–98  23 November 1997   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Moroder / S. Valbusa / Belmondo
10 7 December 1997   Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Moroder / S. Valbusa / Belmondo
11 14 December 1997   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Di Centa / S. Valbusa / Belmondo
12  1998–99  29 November 1998   Muonio, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Moroder / S. Valbusa / Belmondo
13 20 December 1998   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Confortola / Belmondo / S. Valbusa
14 10 January 1999   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Confortola / Belmondo / S. Valbusa
15 26 February 1999   Ramsau, Austria 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 2nd S. Valbusa / Confortola / Belmondo
16 14 March 1999   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd S. Valbusa / Confortola / Belmondo
17  1999–00  27 February 2000   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd S. Valbusa / Confortola / Belmondo
18 4 March 2000   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Santer / Confortola / S. Valbusa
19 2000–01 13 January 2001   Soldier Hollow, United States 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st S. Valbusa / Paluselli / Belmondo
20  2001–02  16 December 2001   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Paluselli / Follis / Belmondo
21 13 January 2002   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd S. Valbusa
22 3 March 2002   Lahti, Finland 4 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st S. Valbusa
23 10 March 2002   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st S. Valbusa / Paluselli / Belmondo
24  2002–03  24 November 2002   Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Genuin / Follis / S. Valbusa
25 1 December 2002   Rukatunturi, Finland 2 × 5 km / 2 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd F. Valbusa / S. Valbusa / Piller Cottrer
26 23 March 2003   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd S. Valbusa / Confortola / Follis
27  2003–04  7 February 2004   La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Longa / Confortola / S. Valbusa
28  2004–05  24 November 2004   Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Follis
29 5 December 2004   Bern, Switzerland 6 × 1.1 km Team Sprint F World Cup 3rd Follis

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

TriviaEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "PARUZZI Gabriella". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ FIS Newsflash 117. March 7, 2007.

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