Federica Brignone is an Italian World Cup alpine ski racer. Brignone made her World Cup debut in December 2007 at age 17, and her first full season on the World Cup circuit was in 2010. At her first World Championships in 2011, Brignone won the silver medal in the giant slalom. In December 2012, Brignone underwent surgery on her right ankle to remove a bothersome cyst, and missed the rest of the 2013 season. Through February 2019, she has ten victories and 27 World Cup podiums, with nineteen in giant slalom.
Women Fitness President Namita Nayyar talks to Federica Brignone about her incredible journey below.
Coming from a sports background with your mom being a former World Cup racer, was she the motivation behind your inclination towards sports? What attracted you towards skiing as a sport?
I have to say NO! For sure all my family was always into sports and especially skiing (my father is a coach) but when I was a kid I tried a lot of different sports and having fun with my family playing games and been into nature moving! At the end I choosed skiing because I loved it since the first time I put some skis on! The thing I love most is being in the mountains, going fast, adrenaline and never be bored: I will never do the same turn twice.
Besides competing, since 2017 I have been committed in my social project of environmental responsibility “Traiettorie Liquide” that aims to raise public awareness of marine pollution because of plastic waste by emphasizing the value of water as a limited and not infinite resource. For more information visit my website http://www.federicabrignone.com/traiettorie-liquide/ and watch the video of the project: http://bit.ly/TraiettorieLiquide
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