Anna Fenninger

Anna Fenninger ( born June 18, 1989 in Hallein ) is an Austrian alpine skier. She drives in all disciplines, is a member of since 2008 the national team of the Austrian Ski Federation ( Austrians ) and is a member of the Ski Club Hypo Hallein. Your biggest achievements are winning the overall World Cup in the 2013/14 season, the Olympic gold medal in the Super- G at the 2014 Winter Olympics and the World Championship title in the super-combined at the 2011 World Ski Championships.

  • 2.1 The Olympic Games
  • 2.2 World Championships
  • 2.3 Junior World Championships
  • 2.4 World Cup ratings
  • 2.5 World Cup wins
  • 2.6 European Cup
  • 2.7 Further successes


Beginnings and European Cup successes

Fenninger attended elementary school in her hometown Adnet in Salzburg and then the Skihauptschule in Bad Gastein and Bad Hofgastein Skihotelfachschule. She won from 2002 to 2004 six Austrian student champion title and won in 2004 in the giant slalom and Super- G at the Whistler Cup slalom as well as in the Trofeo Topolino, the two most important international children's race. After reaching the age limit Fenninger denied their first FIS race in December 2004. Next month, she won two bronze medals at the European Youth Olympic Festival 2005 in Slalom and Super -G. In February 2005, the Austrian Youth Champion title followed ( age class youth I) in the giant slalom and the first victory in a FIS race in a giant slalom in Lackenhof.

Fenninger was included in the squad of the Austrian Ski Federation ( Austrians ) in 2005 and came from the winter 2005/2006 in the European Cup for use. She was already in her second European Cup races for the first time on the podium and celebrated in January 2006, their first victory in the giant slalom in Turnau and La Plagne. With a total of four wins and five other podiums it secured in their first European Cup season overall victory, the victory in the giant slalom standings and third in the slalom standings. Even at their first Junior World Cup in 2006 in Quebec, she was able to record great success with two gold medals in super G and combined, and a silver medal in the downhill, also she was in her age group again Austrian Junior Champion, this time in the Super -G.

Your overall victory in the European Cup could Fenninger repeated in the 2006/2007 season. She won three Super -G and giant slalom, making it next to the total also won the super-G standings and second in the giant slalom standings was. That same winter, the then 17 - year-old came to her first stakes in the World Cup, mainly in slalom and giant slalom. She could only qualify in a race for the second round and won on 21 January 2007 with 16th place in the giant slalom in Cortina d' Ampezzo their first World Cup points. On 2 March of the same year they came on the descent of the World Cup super-combined in Tarvisio hard to fall, which is why they had to end the season early and among others, the Junior World Championships in 2007 failed.

In the European Cup season 2007/2008 Fenninger won three races, was third overall, first and second rating of the combination of the super-G standings. In the World Cup the all-rounder denied that winter races in all disciplines except the exit and reached her first top result on 22 December 2007 with the 4th place in the super combined of St. Anton am Arlberg. At the Junior World Championship 2008 as she won two years earlier two gold and a silver medal: She won the giant slalom and the combination and was second in the Super -G.

World Cup success and world titles

Since the 2008/2009 season Fenninger is a member of the Austrian national team. She denied this winter only four European Cup races and is now focused solely on the World Cup. In addition to the Super Combined Super -G and downhill were now Fenningers strongest disciplines in which she found connection to the top. She reached in her first World Cup downhill on December 5, 2008 in Lake Louise as Eighth her ​​second top- 10 finish and was on 26 January 2009 with Patz 2 in the Super-G in Cortina d' Ampezzo for the first time in a World Cup race on the podium. Overall, they drove in the 2008/2009 season in six World Cup races in the top ten, which she finished in 20th place in the overall World Cup standings. At the 2009 World Championships in Val d'Isere Fenninger came in 4th place in the Super -G and Rank 7 in the Super Combined; However, in the downhill she left. When discharged in Garmisch -Partenkirchen next month Junior World Championships 2009, she won the bronze medal in the Super -G.

In winter 2009/2010 Fenningers stagnated services. They drove in three World Cup races in the top ten and remained at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver with two 16th places in Super -G and Super Combined far behind their World Cup last year's results. In the World Cup season 2010/2011 is Fenninger significantly improved especially in the downhill. In addition to her first podium in this discipline, the third rank in Altenmarkt on 8 January 2011, she went further five times in the top ten, which she finished sixth in the downhill World Cup. In the super -G, it increased also. With a 3rd place in Cortina d' Ampezzo and three other top 10 results they finished seventh in the World Cup discipline. They celebrated their biggest success so far on 11 February 2011 at the World Championships in Garmisch -Partenkirchen by winning the world title in super-combined. In the team competition, she won a silver medal. At season's end, she was Austrian Champion in 2011 in the Super- G. When choosing to Austria's sportsman of the year 2011, she was honored as " climber of the year".

In the season 2011/2012 Fenninger could catch up with the world's best in the giant slalom. After their first two top - 10 finishes in this discipline at the beginning of winter and two podium finishes in the Super- G in early December, she won 28 December 2011 with the giant slalom in Lienz her first World Cup race. Overall Fenninger took this season six podiums (2 x Giant Slalom, Super -G 4 × ) and was with 994 points and thus the best Austrian Fifth in the overall World Cup standings.

With a giant slalom victory and five other podium finishes in three different disciplines in the course of the season 2012/2013 Fenninger was one of the most promising candidates medal at the world championships 2013 in Schladming. After she had only become Eleventh in the Super -G and excreted in the Super Combined and Downhill, she won the bronze medal in the giant slalom. On March 3, 2013 followed in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, the first victory in a World Cup super -G.

Olympic victory and overall World Cup victory

In the 2013/14 season they won after several podium finishes in the Super- G for the third time in a December 28th one giant slalom, in Lienz again. Thus they already went with great expectations for the Olympic Games in Sochi. While it was not yet running with 8th place in the super combined and the failure in the descent to desire, she celebrated on 15 February 2014 by then biggest success of her career: She was Olympic champion in super -G. Three days later, she won another medal with silver in the giant slalom.

Inspired by these successes it achieved in the next three World Cup races 280 points ( in the departure of Crans Montana, she was Second, the two giant slaloms of Åre she won ) and was thus the hitherto leading Maria Hoefl - Riesch overtake in the overall World Cup standings which during the day but regained it in the slalom at Åre the lead.

For the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide an exciting duel between the two was expected that but for Hoefl - Riesch came to an abrupt end in the downhill with a heavy crash on the first day - the his injuries made ​​her shows, at the following race no longer possible.

For Fenninger handed the 6th place in the downhill to take the lead in the overall World Cup standings, and with a second place in the Super- G could be on 13 March 2014 a lead of 215 points on the remaining competitor Lara Good secure the victory in the World Cup overall standings ahead of the final two races. After their victory in the final giant slalom, she won the big ball with a lead of 191 points to Maria Hoefl - Riesch and 270 points on the third-placed Lara Gut.

Commitment to the cheetah rescue

Anna Fenninger supports the non-profit organization Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF ), which takes care of the preservation of the habitat of cheetahs in Africa and seeks to draw attention to the situation of the immediately threatened with extinction through extensive training programs. Your helmet has (apart from the logo of the sponsor's ) drawing of a cheetah fur, and she let publish in the cheetah look as an ambassador of this organization several videos and photos, to draw attention to the fact that these animals are threatened with extinction.

Since 2013 Anna Fenninger is also engaged in the Austrian conservation club to build Ark to make the protection of the cheetah to a sustainable and long-term project. The collaboration of a top athlete with a conservation organization with the motto " top sports meets conservation " offers the possibility to sensitize the general public on the issue of the threat of cheetahs.


Olympic games

  • Vancouver 2010: 16 Super -G, Super Combined 16 25 Departure
  • Sochi 2014: 1 Super -G, Giant Slalom 2nd, 8th Super Combined

World Championships

  • Val d'Isere 2009: 4 Super -G, 7 Super Combined, Slalom 32
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2011: 1 Super Combined 2nd team competition, 5 Super G, Downhill 17
  • Schladming 2013: 3 Giant Slalom, Downhill 11

Junior World Championships

  • Quebec 2006: 1 Super -G, 1 combination, 2nd exit, 4th Slalom, Giant Slalom 9
  • Formigal 2008: 1st Giant Slalom, 1st combination, 2 Super -G, downhill 4, 8 Slalom
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2009: 3 Super -G, Giant Slalom 6th, 17th slalom

World Cup ratings

  • Season 2008/ 09: 7 Combined World Cup
  • Season 2009/ 10: 6 Combined World Cup
  • Season 2010/ 11: 6 Downhill World Cup, 7 Super - G World Cup, 9th Combined World Cup
  • Season 2011/12: 5 Overall World Cup, 3rd Super - G World Cup, 4 giant slalom World Cup, 8th Combined World Cup
  • Season 2012/13: 3rd Overall World Cup giant slalom World Cup 2, 3 super- G World Cup, 8 Downhill World Cup, 13th Combined World Cup
  • 2013/14 season: 1 World Cup, 1 giant slalom World Cup, 2 Super - G World Cup, 2nd downhill World Cup

World Cup wins

28 podiums, including 8 victories:

European Cup

Discipline ratings:

  • Season 2005/ 06: overall winner, 1st Giant Slalom, Slalom 3
  • Season 2006/ 07: overall winner, first Super -G, Giant Slalom 2nd
  • Season 2007/ 08: 3rd overall, 1st combination, 2 Super -G

25 podiums including 14 victories:

Other successes

  • Austrian Champion in the Super- G in 2011 and in the Super Combined in 2014
  • 2- time Austrian Junior Champion ( Youth I ): Giant Slalom in 2005, Super-G 2006
  • Bronze in slalom and Super- G at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Morgins / Les Crosets 2005
  • 8 wins in FIS races (3 × downhill, giant slalom × 2, 2 × Slalom, Super -G × 1 )


  • 2011: " climber of the year" in the choice of Austria's sportsman of the year
  • 2013: Austrian Sportswoman of the Year