Lara Gut-Behrami is a Swiss alpine ski racer of Italian descent. Competing in all disciplines, she specializes in the speed events of downhill and super-G.
Gut-Behrami speaks English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Here are 13 more things about her:
- She was born in Sorengo, Switzerland. Her father Pauli Gut is from Airoli, Leventina, Ticino, Switzerland while her mother Gabriella Almici is from Zone, Lombardy, Italy.
- She is 5’3″ tall.
- In December 2006, she participated in her first Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) races.
- In 2007, she won silver in downhill at the 2007 Alpine Youth World Championship at Altenmarkt in Salzburg, Austria, became the Swiss national champion in super-G, finished second in the downhill standings of the Europa Cup and made her World Cup debut in a giant slalom at Lienz, Austria.
- In January 2008, she won four consecutive Europa Cup races in Caspoggio, Sondrio, Lombardy.
- On December 20, 2008, she won her first World Cup race, a super-G in St. Moritz.
- She won silver medals in the downhill and the super combined at the 2009 World Championships at Val-d’Isère, France.
- On September 29, 2009, she fell while training at Saas-Fee, Switzerland and dislocated her hip. She missed the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada because of slow recovery from the hip injury.
- In December 2012, she won her first World Cup downhill in Val-d’Isère, France.
- In 2014, she won the Super-G season title and finished third overall in World Cup and won bronze in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
- She won bronze in the super-G at the 2017 World Championships in St. Moritz.
- In July 2018, she and Swiss football player Valon Behrami got married.
- She was 30 years old when she won the gold medal in the Super-G event and the bronze medal in women’s giant slalom at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China in February 2022.