After making her Olympic debut in Vancouver as a 20-year-old, Austria’s Anna Fenninger has emerged as one of the top overall ski racers in the world. At the 2013 World Championships, she won bronze in the giant slalom. At Worlds two years earlier, she won gold in the super-combined and silver in the team event. A true all-around threat, Fenninger has reached World Cup podiums in downhill, super-G and giant slalom and in 2013 finished third in the World Cup overall standings.
- 2013: World Championships – Bronze (giant slalom)
- 2011: World Championships – Gold (super-combined), Silver (team)
Things to know:
1. After winning gold in the giant slalom and super-combined and silver in the super-G at the 2008 Junior World Championships, Fenninger made the fulltime jump to the World Cup circuit in 2009, scoring six Top-10 finishes including a super-G runner-up finish in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
2. Fenninger has shown a dedication to wildlife conservation. She serves as the European ambassador for the Cheetah Conservation Fund and works with the Austrian non-profit organization Build an Ark, which aims to assure the survival of the last free-ranging cheetahs in Africa.
3. Fenninger lists her hobbies as motocross, wakeboarding, mountainbiking, reading and meeting with friends.