Kristian Ghedina

Kristian Ghedina

Member of the Italian National Ski team 1989-2006

World Championships:
2nd Combined – 1991 World Championships in Saalbach
2nd Downhill – 1996 World Championships in Sierra Nevada
3rd Downhill – 1997 World Championships in Sestriere

World Cup:
3X 2nd Downhill World Cup Season Standing – 1995, 1997 & 2000
3rd Downhill World Cup Season Standing – 2002
13 World Cup Win
33 World Cup Podiums

Olympic Games:
6th – 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville
16th – 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer
6th – 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano
35th – 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City
32nd – 2006 Olympic Games in Torino


His words: “to be posted”


Born in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kristian Ghedina is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Italy. His thirteen victories are the most by an Italian downhill specialist in World Cup history. He studied in Innsbruck and made his World Cup debut in 1989. The following year, after a series of initial podiums and a ruinous fall, he won the last two downhills of the season. He won the silver medal in the Combined race of the 1991 World Championships in Saalbach.

Following a serious car crash in 1992, Kristian Ghedina returned to his best form only in 1995, remaining among the best specialists in the speed disciplines until 2001, when he obtained the last of his 13 World Cup victories – 12 Downhills and one Super-G – with a total of 33 podiums.

He retired from ski racing following the 2006 season but remained active as the coach of Ivica Kostelic, and also car racing in the Italian Superturismo Championship and in the Formula 3000 International Masters.


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