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Elena Runggaldier

Italian ski jumper

Elena Runggaldier
Elena Runggaldier 2015
Medal record
Women's ski jumping
Representing  Italy
World Championships
2011 Holmenkollen Normal hill

Elena Runggaldier (born Bolzano, 10 July 1990[1]) is an former Italian ski jumper and Nordic combined skier who represented G.S. Fiamme Gialle.[2]

Biography

In 2004, Runggadier finished first at the Italian championships of Nordic combined skiing. Also in 2004, she placed first in the K62 jumping and second in the normal hill jumping of the Italian championships of ski jumping. Further notable results at the Italian championships of ski jumping were: first in 2006 and 2008, second in 2007, 2010 and 2011, and third in 2009.[2]

She made her debut in the Continental Cup, at the time the highest level in women's ski jumping, on 16 January 2005 with a 23rd place in Planica. She has finished among the top three 3 times, with one win and no second places.[2]

She won a silver medal in the 2011 World Championship in Oslo.[3]

She took part in the 2012–13 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, where she came 20th, the 2013–14 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup where she came 27th, the 2015–16 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup, and the 2016–17 FIS Ski Jumping World Cup.[2]

She represented Italy at the 2014 Winter Olympics, coming 29th in the ski jumping at the Women's normal hill individual event. She again competed for Italy at the 2018 Winter Olympics coming 33rd in the same event.[2]

Private life

Runggaldier was at one time engaged to Italian nordic skier, David Hofer.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Elena Runggaldier". Eurosport. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d e Elena Runggaldier at the International Ski Federation
  3. ^ "FIS Nordic World Ski Championships Ski jumping women's normal hill final results" (PDF). FIS-Ski.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 November 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  4. ^ "La ragazza volante" (in Italian). La Repubblica. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
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