Fanny Smith

Fanny Smith ( born May 20, 1992 Aigle ) is a Swiss freestyle skier. She specializes in the discipline of ski cross. Your greatest successes so far are the world champion title in 2013 and winning the discipline rating in the 2012/13 season.


Smith grew up in Villars -sur -Ollon in the canton of Vaud. She is the daughter of a U.S. American and an English woman, both naturalized in Switzerland itself. As usual with Skicrossern, she was first alpine driver. As a 13 -year-old, she won the Western Swiss Youth Championship in the Super- G and was admitted to the order in the cadre of the National Training Centre of Swiss-Ski. When she was 16 years old, but she switched to freestyle ski cross discipline, who promised her more.

On 6 March 2008 Smith debuted in Grindelwald in the freestyle skiing World Cup, but could not finish the race. The first World Cup points they won on January 5, 2009 as the 19th race in St. Johann in Tyrol; this was their best result in the 2008 /09 season. For the first time in the top ten drove in San Candido, where she reached the seventh place on 21 December 2009. Your first podium it achieved on January 24, 2010, when second in Lake Placid. Smith was the youngest member of the Swiss team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games; she was disqualified in the semifinals and classified as seventh. The FIS they recorded a month later than Rookie of the Year.

End of August 2010 at Smith won the Junior World Championships in Cardrona the gold medal. For this achievement, she received from the Swiss Sports Aid Foundation award as a junior athlete of the year 2010. On December 19, 2010 she won her first World Cup victory in San Candido. A month later she was third at the Winter X Games 2011. Next she won the 2011 Swiss Championships in Arosa. To kick off the 2011/12 season Smith drove to fourth place in San Candido; However, she fell in the final round and suffered a torn ACL, so the season was ended prematurely for them.

In the first race the following season 2012/13, Smith was immediately returned to the world's best, as she succeeded in the second World Cup victory in Nakiska. With three more wins and two third places they took an early lead in the World Cup discipline standings and were these not let up until the end of season. At the World Cup 2013 in Voss, it was her role as favorite and won the gold medal. In the 2013/14 season, Smith was seven times on the podium of a World Cup race, including three as the winner. The decision to winning the discipline rating was only in the last race to their disadvantage, as they still had to go by the Canadian Marielle Thompson. Disappointing ending for them the 2014 Winter Olympics when she retired after a mistake in the semi-finals and eventually finished only eighth place.


Olympic games

  • 2010 Vancouver: 7 ski cross
  • Sochi 2014: 8 ski cross

World Championships

  • Deer Valley 2011: 10 ski cross
  • Voss 2013: first ski cross

Junior World Championships

  • Cardrona 2011: first ski cross

World Cup ratings

  • Season 2009/ 10: 6 ski cross World Cup
  • Season 2010/ 11: 9 Overall World Cup ski cross World Cup 4
  • 2012/13 season: 5th overall World Cup ski cross World Cup 1
  • 2013/14 season: 5th overall World Cup ski cross World Cup 2

World Cup wins

Smith won so far 18 podiums, including 8 victories:

Other successes

  • 3rd Winter X Games 2011
  • 4th Winter X Games 2010
  • 2 wins in Nor- Am Cup
  • 1 podium in the European Cup
  • Swiss Champion 2011
  • 2 wins Australian New Zealand Cup
  • Junior athlete of the year 2010