Sabina Valbusa

Sabina Valbusa (born January 21, 1972 in Verona) is an Italian cross-country skier who competed from 1993 to 2010.

Sabina Valbusa
VALBUSA Sabina Tour de Ski 2010.jpg
Valbusa in 2010
Country Italy
Born (1972-01-21) 21 January 1972 (age 48)
Verona, Italy
Ski clubG.S. Forestale
World Cup career
Seasons19932010
Individual wins1
Team wins4
Indiv. podiums10
Team podiums24
Indiv. starts251
Team starts68
Overall titles0 – (8th in 2003)
Discipline titles0

BiographyEdit

Competing in five Winter Olympics, she earned a bronze medal in the 4 × 5 km relay at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Her best individual finish was a ninth in the 5 km + 5 km combined pursuit at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Valbusa earned three medals in the 4 × 5 km relay at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships (silver: 1999, bronze :2001, 2005). Her best individual finish was a fourth in the individual sprint in 2001. Her only individual victory came at Pragelato, Italy in a 15 km event in 2004.

She is the younger sister of cross-country skier Fulvio Valbusa.[1]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  15 km  Pursuit  30 km   Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1994 22 N/A 26 N/A N/A
1998 26 29 N/A 17 N/A N/A
2002 30 N/A 10 9 17 6 N/A
2006 34 N/A N/A 17 10 Bronze
2010 38 N/A 17 N/A 18 DNS 4

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 3 medals – (1 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  15 km  Pursuit  30 km  Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1995 23 55 N/A 28 14 N/A N/A
1997 25 39 N/A 16 22 20 N/A 4 N/A
1999 27 15 N/A 15 13 32 N/A Silver N/A
2001 29 N/A 18 10 CNX[a] 4 Bronze N/A
2003 31 N/A DNF 5 25 N/A
2005 33 N/A 8 N/A 16 18 Bronze 5
2007 35 N/A 13 N/A 33 6 8
2009 37 N/A N/A 28 19 5
a. 1 Cancelled due to extremely cold weather.

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Long Distance Middle Distance Sprint Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1993 21 58 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1994 22 57 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1995 23 35 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1996 24 NC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1997 25 21 N/A 13 N/A 26 N/A N/A
1998 26 22 N/A 11 N/A 39 N/A N/A
1999 27 21 N/A 20 N/A 29 N/A N/A
2000 28 20 N/A 16 15 49 N/A N/A
2001 29 13 N/A N/A N/A 18 N/A N/A
2002 30 10 N/A N/A N/A 8 N/A N/A
2003 31 8 N/A N/A N/A 16 N/A N/A
2004 32 10 9 N/A N/A 42 N/A N/A
2005 33 22 16 N/A N/A NC N/A N/A
2006 34 24 16 N/A N/A NC N/A N/A
2007 35 31 24 N/A N/A 66 18 N/A
2008 36 22 18 N/A N/A 48 19 14
2009 37 42 27 N/A N/A NC 46
2010 38 40 26 N/A N/A NC 17 25

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 1 victory – (1 WC)
  • 10 podiums – (9 WC, 1 SWC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1997–98  16 December 1997   Val di Fiemme, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
2  1999–00  16 February 2000   Ulrichen, Switzerland 5 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
3  2001–02  27 December 2001   Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 0.7 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
4 6 January 2002   Val di Fiemme, Italy 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
5  2002–03  4 January 2003   Kavgolovo, Russia 5 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
6 12 February 2003   Reit im Winkl, Germany 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
7  2003–04  6 February 2004   La Clusaz, France 10 km Individual F World Cup 3rd
8 28 February 2004   Oslo, Norway 30 km Individual F World Cup 2nd
9 13 March 2004   Pragelato, Italy 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
10  2007–08  29 December 2007   Nové Město, Czech Republic 10 km Pursuit F Stage World Cup 2nd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 4 victories – (2 RL, 2 TS)
  • 24 podiums – (20 RL, 4 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1994–95  7 February 1995   Hamar, Norway 4 × 3 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Dal Sasso / Paluselli / Belmondo
2  1996–97  15 December 1996   Brusson, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / Dal Sasso / Belmondo
3 19 January 1997   Lahti, Finland 8 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Belmondo
4 16 March 1997   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / Peyrot / Belmondo
5  1997–98  23 November 1997   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 3rd Moroder / Belmondo / Paruzzi
6 7 December 1997   Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / Moroder / Belmondo
7 14 December 1997   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Paruzzi / Di Centa / Belmondo
8  1998–99  29 November 1998   Muonio, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Moroder / Paruzzi / Belmondo
9 20 December 1998   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Paruzzi / Confortola / Belmondo
10 10 January 1999   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / Confortola / Belmondo
11 26 February 1999   Ramsau, Austria 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Championships[1] 2nd Paruzzi / Confortola / Belmondo
12 14 March 1999   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / Confortola / Belmondo
13  1999–00  27 February 2000   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / Confortola / Belmondo
14 4 March 2000   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Santer / Paruzzi / Confortola
15  2000–01  13 December 2000   Clusone, Italy 6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Belmondo
16 13 January 2001   Soldier Hollow, United States 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Paruzzi / Paluselli / Belmondo
17  2001–02  13 January 2002   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 2nd Paruzzi
18 3 March 2002   Lahti, Finland 4 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Paruzzi
19 10 March 2002   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Paruzzi / Paluselli / Belmondo
20  2002–03  24 November 2002   Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Genuin / Paruzzi / Follis
21 1 December 2002   Rukatunturi, Finland 2 × 5 km / 2 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / F. Valbusa / Piller Cottrer
22 23 March 2003   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Paruzzi / Confortola / Follis
23  2003–04  7 February 2004   La Clusaz, France 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Longa / Paruzzi / Confortola
24  2009–10  7 March 2010   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Longa / Confortola / Follis

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

Italian ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1993: 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 1994:
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1995:
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 1997:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
  • 1998:
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
  • 1999:
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
  • 2000:
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 2001:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, sprint
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
  • 2002: 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, sprint
  • 2003:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km duathlon
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 15 km
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, sprint
  • 2004:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 7.5 km free & classic
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 5 km pursuit
    • 3rd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 2005:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 2 x 7.5 km pursuit
  • 2006: 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 30 km
  • 2007:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
    • 2nd, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 2 x 7.5 km pursuit
  • 2008:
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 2 x 7.5 km pursuit
    • 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km
  • 2010: 1st, Italian women's championships of cross-country skiing, 10 km

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Due Valbusa, una sola favola". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). 17 December 1997. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ "VALBUSA Sabina". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 21 December 2019.

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