Sonja Nef

Sonja Nef (born 19 April 1972 in Heiden) is a Swiss former alpine skier. Nef was women's World Champion in Giant Slalom in 2001. She won the 2001 and 2002 World Cup in Giant Slalom. At the 2002 Winter Olympics, she finished third in Giant Slalom.

Sonja Nef
Alpine skier
DisciplinesGiant Slalom, Slalom
ClubSC Grub-Eggersriet
Born (1972-04-19) 19 April 1972 (age 48)
Heiden, Switzerland
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
World Cup debut20 March 1993 (age 20)
Retired21 February 2006 (age 33)
Olympics
Teams2 – (1998, 2002)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams6 – (19962005)
Medals1 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons14 – (19932006)
Wins15 – (13 GS, 2 SL)
Podiums32 – (24 GS, 8 SL)
Overall titles0 – (3rd in 2002)
Discipline titles2 – (GS: 2001, 2002)

World Cup resultsEdit

Season titlesEdit

  • 2 titles – (2 GS)
Season Discipline
2001 Giant Slalom
2002 Giant Slalom

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1995 22 48  — 15  —  —  —
1996 23 15 11 5  —  —  —
1997 24 23 20 13  —  —  —
1998 25 16 26 4  —  —  —
1999 26 15 21 4  —  —  —
2000 27 6 14 2  —  —  —
2001 28 4 2 1  —  —  —
2002 29 3 4 1  —  —  —
2003 30 13 14 5  —  —  —
2004 31 29 19 16  —  —  —
2005 32 24 14 17  —  —  —
2006 33 82 38 38  —  —  —

Race podiumsEdit

  • 15 wins – (13 GS, 2 SL)
  • 32 podiums – (24 GS, 8 SL)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
1996 6 Jan 1996   Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom 2nd
26 Jan 1996   Sestriere, Italy Slalom 1st
1997 26 Jan 1997   Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom 3rd
1998 28 Jan 1998   Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom 2nd
1999 02 Jan 1999   Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom 2nd
24 Feb 1999   Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom 3rd
2000 31 Oct 1999   Tignes, France Giant Slalom 1st
5 Jan 2000   Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom 2nd
17 Feb 2000   Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom 1st
11 Mar 2000   Sestriere, Italy Giant Slalom 1st
2001 16 Nov 2000   Park City, USA Giant Slalom 1st
9 Dec 2000   Sestriere, Italy Giant Slalom 3rd
19 Dec 2000   Sestriere, Italy Giant Slalom 1st
28 Dec 2000   Semmering, Austria Slalom 2nd
30 Dec 2000 Giant Slalom 1st
6 Jan 2001   Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom 1st
21 Jan 2001   Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy Giant Slalom 1st
26 Jan 2001   Ofterschwang, Germany Slalom 3rd
10 Mar 2001   Åre, Sweden Slalom 1st
11 Mar 2001 Giant Slalom 1st
2002 27 Oct 2001   Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom 2nd
21 Nov 2001   Copper Mountain, USA Giant Slalom 3rd
9 Dec 2001   Sestriere, Italy Slalom 3rd
16 Dec 2001   Val-d’Isère, France Giant Slalom 1st
4 Jan 2002   Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom 1st
6 Jan 2002 Slalom 3rd
13 Jan 2002   Saalbach, Austria Slalom 2nd
31 Feb 2002   Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom 3rd
9 Mar 2002   Altenmarkt, Austria Giant Slalom 1st
2003 12 Dec 2002   Val-d’Isère, France Giant Slalom 2nd
4 Jan 2003   Bormio, Italy Giant Slalom 1st
2004 29 Nov 2003   Park City, USA Slalom 2nd

Olympic results Olympic rings without rims.svgEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1998 25 DNF1 DNF1
2002 29 DNF2 3

World Championship resultsEdit

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1996 23 DNF1 DNF2
1997 24 DNF1 8
1999 26 DNF2 11
2001 28 7 1
2003 30 6 8
2005 32 DNF1 DNF2

External linksEdit


Awards
Preceded by
  Brigitte McMahon
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
  Natascha Badmann