Olympic Athletes >> Anna Fenninger
- Date of Birth
June 18, 1989
As of the end of December, Fenninger had compiled 19 top-three finishes in World Cup races over the past three seasons, trailing only Tina Maze (with 37) and Lindsey Vonn (with 23). Fenninger finished a career-best third in the overall World Cup standings in 2012-13, two places higher than the season before, and she was second in the giant slalom standings. She's also been third in the World Cup super-G standings twice. Fenninger never finished higher than 16th in an Olympic race, but she made known she can perform at big events with two individual medals at world championships, including a gold in super-combined in 2011.
Compiled 10 top-eight finishes in the first 11 races of the current World Cup season, including a victory in giant slalom at Lienz, Austria, in late December. Fenninger also had seven other top-five results in that span, including podium finishes in downhill and super-G, demonstrating just how versatile she is, able to contend with top ski racers in both speed and technical events. Maria Hoefl-Riesch listed Fenninger among the women who she figures will be her main challengers for the overall World Cup title in 2013-14. At the most recent world championships, in February 2013, Fenninger picked up a bronze medal in giant slalom.
Fenninger could be a popular medal pick in giant slalom and could have a chance at the podium in super-G, too.
Things To Know
- Fenninger won 2013 Austrian Sportswoman of the Year honors.
- She showed promise by collecting six medals at junior world championships, including three golds.
- Shopping is listed as one of her hobbies on the International Ski Federation's official website.
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