Winter Games Athletes
Gisin heads to Sochi looking to add major championship success to her list of career accomplishments. At the 2010 Games, a 24-year-old Gisin made her Olympic debut in the downhill but did not finish. She’s also represented Switzerland at the world championships four times but has often been plagued by the same problem with five DNFs in 10 events. At the 2013 worlds, she finished 10th in the super-G and super-combined while posting DNFs in the downhill and giant slalom. Her best finish at worlds was a fourth place in the super-combined in 2011 while she made her major championship debut in 2007 with a fifth in the downhill. Gisin’s most noteworthy success has come on the World Cup circuit, but it’s been a few years since she’s topped a podium. She won two downhills during the 2009 season and last won a race on March 7, 2010 - a super-G event in her home country. In all, she has three career victories and seven total podiums with her best season finish in an individual discipline being a fourth-place downhill ranking in 2009. In 2013, she finished 15th in the overall standings, her best season mark to date. She’ll have some family in Sochi with younger sister Michelle Gisin also on Switzerland’s Alpine team.