Lara Magoni

Lara Magoni ( born January 29, 1969 in Alzano Lombardo ) is an Italian former Alpine skier. Her biggest success was the vice world champion in slalom in 1997.


First international experience gained Magoni at the Junior World Championships in 1986 and 1987, where she ten or twelve showed places in the downhill. In the European Cup they could from the 1985/86 season points in the super -G. In the course of her career but it developed into a pure slalom and giant slalom specialist.

Your first points in the World Cup won Magoni on 2 December 1990 with rank 15 in the slalom in Val Zoldana, the first top- ten place followed on January 12, 1992, in the slalom in Schruns. In the European Cup they won the overall title for itself in the 1991/92 season, was third in slalom and sixth in the giant slalom. In February 1992, she began taking part in the Olympic Games and was in the slalom as the best Italian Twelfth, in the giant slalom she fell in the second run from.

In February 1993, Magoni occupied at the World Championships in Morioka Shizukuishi the seats 16 in the giant slalom and 20 in slalom. On 20 March 1993, she succeeded to the fourth place in Vemdalen their best result in the World Cup giant slalom. At the Olympic Winter Games in 1994, she was seventh in the giant slalom and 16th in slalom. In the World Cup season 1994/ 95, but their results deteriorated sharply. Only twice she qualified for a second run. In the following winter she came often not in the second round, but he could at least twice in the top 15 place in the slalom.

In the 1996/97 season Magoni started almost only in slalom, was back to its old form and was its historical performance even significantly surpassed. On January 4, 1997, she reached in slalom in Maribor with third place for the first time the podium, on February 2, they drove to second place in Laax. The highlight of the season was the World Championships in Sestriere, where Magoni behind her compatriot Deborah Compagnoni won the silver medal imSlalom. In the World Cup they drove on March 7 in Mammoth Mountain is also on the podium and celebrated in the slalom in Vail on March 16, 1997 their first and only World Cup victory. To conclude this successful season for them it was still Italian slalom champion.

In the following years Magoni could no longer continue our success. 1997/98 they reached three top - ten finishes in the World Cup, finishing at the Olympic Games in Japan on the 15th slalom ranking. In the season 1998/99 they still came twice in the top ten, but at the World Championships in Vail, it reached only the 25th place in the slalom. Their last World Cup race went Magoni on 12 December 1999 in Sestriere, then she gave her retirement from ski racing known.

Sporting successes

Olympic Winter Games

  • 1992 Albertville: 12 Slalom
  • Lillehammer 1994: 7 Giant Slalom, Slalom 16
  • Nagano 1998: 15 Slalom

World Championships

  • Morioka 1993: 16 Giant Slalom, Slalom 20
  • Sestriere 1997: 2nd Slalom
  • Vail / Beaver Creek 1999: 25 Slalom

Junior World Championships

  • Bad Kleinkirchheim 1986: 10 Downhill, Giant Slalom 20
  • Hemsedal 1987: 12 Departure

World Cup

  • 4th place in the Slalom Ranking 1996/97
  • 4 podiums, including one victory (slalom in Vail on March 16, 1997)

European Cup

  • 1991/92 season: 1 Rating, 3rd slalom rating

Italian Championships

  • Two times Italian champion in slalom in 1997 and 1998