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Lara Gut-Behrami biography: 13 things about alpine ski racer born in Sorengo, Switzerland

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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:

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  1. 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.
  2. She is 5’3″ tall.
  3. In December 2006, she participated in her first Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) races.
  4. 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.
  5. In January 2008, she won four consecutive Europa Cup races in Caspoggio, Sondrio, Lombardy.
  6. On December 20, 2008, she won her first World Cup race, a super-G in St. Moritz.
  7. She won silver medals in the downhill and the super combined at the 2009 World Championships at Val-d’Isère, France.
  8. 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.
  9. In December 2012, she won her first World Cup downhill in Val-d’Isère, France.
  10. 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.
  11. She won bronze in the super-G at the 2017 World Championships in St. Moritz.
  12. In July 2018, she and Swiss football player Valon Behrami got married.
  13. 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.
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