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Régine Cavagnoud

Régine Cavagnoud (27 June 1970 – 31 October 2001) was a World Cup alpine ski racer from France. She was the World Cup and World Champion in Super-G in 2001. Later that yr, Cavagnoud was concerned in a high-speed collision whereas coaching and died two days later.[1][2][3] She competed at three Winter Olympics and 5 world championships.[4]

Cavagnoud was buried close to her native village at La Clusaz within the French Alps.

On 29 October 2001, Cavagnoud collided with German ski coach Markus Anwander throughout ski coaching in Pitztal, Austria, as he crossed the piste.[5] Both sustained critical head accidents and have been evacuated by helicopter to Innsbruck’s college hospital, the place Cavagnoud was discovered to have critical mind harm and succumbed to her accidents two days later.[2] Her demise was the primary fatality involving a World Cup ski racer in over seven years, for the reason that demise of Austria’s Ulrike Maier in a downhill race in January 1994.[3][6]

Born in Thônes, Haute-Savoie, Cavagnoud’s profession was affected by accidents. She lastly secured a World Cup race victory in her tenth yr of competitors, a downhill at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in January 1999. That was the primary World Cup downhill race victory by a Frenchwoman in 17 years. Cavagnoud had eight World Cup victories: 4 in Super-G, three in downhill, and two in large slalom. Her final victory was in March 2001 in large slalom on the nationwide championships in Courchevel, France. She topped the Super-G season standings in 2001 and was ranked third total in 2000 and 2001. At the 2001 World Championships in St. Anton, Austria, she received the Super-G title on 29 January.

(1970-06-27)27 June 1970
Thônes, Haute-Savoie, France

(1970-06-27)27 June 1970
Thônes, Haute-Savoie, France

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