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Aita Gasparin

Biathlon SUI

Aita Gasparin

Aita Gasparin
  • Birth date 2/09/1994
  • Birthplace Lantsch
  • Height/Weight 5'4"/ 116 lbs
  • Olympics 2014


  • Club / Team
  • Ski Valais [SUI] / Gardes-Frontiere [SUI]:
  • Higher education
  • Economics - Swiss Long Distance University: Switzerland
  • Hobbies
  • Spending time with friends. (, 25 Jan 2018))
  • Famous relatives
  • Her sisters Elisa and Selina are also biathletes and represented Switzerland at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 01 Apr 2015)
  • Why this sport?
  • Her sisters encouraged her to take up biathlon.
  • Name of coach
  • Markus Segessenmann [national]; Armin Auchentaller [national]
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • She began cross-country skiing at age four. She began biathlon at age 16.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete, Border Guard
  • Languages
  • English, French, German, Italian
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Success is using your abilities when they are needed." (, 01 Apr 2015)
  • Other information
    She and her biathlete sisters enjoy inserting artwork onto their rifles. "We did it in summer 2015. I had a crowdfunding project on the internet and lots of people sent me money so that I could get a new rifle. After that I came up with the idea for the paintings. We got to know an artist from Switzerland, who usually designs masks for ice hockey players. His paintings are really great, so we thought maybe it would be cool to have such nice drawings on our rifles. In the beginning it was really hard to choose just one picture, but then I decided to have the face of a snow leopard. I really like animals, and the snow leopard is really strong and fast, and it's also very elegant." (, 18 May 2017)

    She has served as a member of the athletes' commission of the International Biathlon Union. (, 14 Mar 2014)
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