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Sonja Nef

Height: 1.63m
Weight: 60kg
Birthdate:
April 19, 1972

Hometown:
Grub, Switzerland
Residence:
Unken, Austria


  • Current World Cup giant slalom leader, fourth in slalom and third in overall standings.
  • Has eight medals this season, including giant slalom victories in Val d'Isere, France and Maribor, Slovenia.
  • Remains the world's best giant slalom racer, with World Cup GS wins in Val d'Isere, France and Maribor, Slovenia.

  • A technical skiing specialist who has had to battle back from six right knee operations throughout her career, dating back to 1989.
  • Reigning 2000-01 World Cup giant slalom champion; second in slalom standings and fourth overall.
  • Won six of eight World Cup GS races in 2000-01, including a string of five in a row. Has 11 career World Cup victories.
  • Captured gold in GS at 2001 world championships; seventh in slalom.
  • Placed second in 1999-2000 World Cup giant slalom standings; fourth in 1998-99 and 1997-98.
  • Won her first World Cup giant slalom race on Hallowe'en 1999 in Tignes, France.
  • Competed at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, but failed to finish the first run of the both the slalom and GS.
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    COUNTRY G S B
    1 GER 12 16 7
    2 NOR 11 7 6
    3 USA 10 13 11
    4 RUS 6 6 4
    5 CAN 6 3 8
    6 FRA 4 5 2
    7 ITA 4 4 4
    8 FIN 4 4 4
    9 NED 3 5 0
    10 SUI 3 2 6


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