Deborah Compagnoni


“Career Fair Play”


Alpine Skiing


Already recognised internationally for her youth placings and finishes at the World Cup, Deborah made her Olympic debut at the Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic Games, winning a gold medal in the super-G.


Leader of the Italian delegation at the Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Games, she earned her second Olympic gold medal in the giant slalom: it marked the beginning of an extraordinary feat where, over the next four years, she won all the trophies up for grabs, becoming the first Italian skier to win a special cup.


On the slopes of Nagano, in addition to earning a silver medal in the special slalom, she was crowned as the Olympic champion in the giant slalom, becoming the first athlete to win 3 gold medals in 3 different editions of the Olympic Games.


After 4 Olympic medals, 3 world championship golds and 16 victories in the World Cup, she hung up her skis and dedicated herself to charity work, founding the “Sciare per la Vita” (“Skiing for Life”) association in 2002, dedicated to the fight against leukaemia.