Lucia Recchia

Lucia Recchia ( born January 8, 1980 in Rovereto ) is a former Italian alpine skier. It started mainly in the Downhill and Super -G. Recchia was 2005 Vice World Champion in Super G and achieved two podium finishes in the World Cup.


Recchia won the 1995 Super -G at the Whistler Cup. After participating in the European Cup and FIS races she took in December 1998 for the first part in a World Cup race. First placements in the top ten of a World Cup race, she managed in December 1999 as the Ninth departure in St. Moritz and in January 2000 as Fourth of departure in Cortina d' Ampezzo. At the Junior World Championship 2000 in Canada Mont Sainte -Anne, she was in the downhill behind the Swiss Fränzi Aufdenblatten Vice World Champion in Super G Fifth.

It was followed by four years of consistently lean benefits. Only at the World Ski Championships 2001 in St. Anton she succeeded to the eighth rank a place in the top ten. It was only in February 2004, she succeeded for the first time after four years in the World Cup again the leap into the top 10. In Åre, she finished fourth in the Super -G. In December 2004, she scratched just missed a World Cup victory in the Super -G in Altenmarkt. With 28 hundredths of a second behind the Austrian Alexandra Meissnitzer they took second place, which remained her best World Cup result.

The biggest success of her career she succeeded in January 2005 when she surprisingly behind the Swede Anja Parson won the silver medal in the Super - G at the World Cup in Italy Santa Caterina. Shortly afterwards, she managed third place in the Super G in Åre her second and last podium place in the World Cup. At the Olympic Winter Games 2006, it achieved the best Italian in eighth place in the Super G and 13th in downhill.

Because of persistent back pain had Recchia the 2006/07 season end before the World Cup final and could deny no race next winter. From the 2008/ 09 season she was back in the World Cup at the start and reached first in most races the points, placings in the top 20 but rarely. The following winter (2009 /10) they could reconnect to past performance and three times it into the top ten. You get at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 with seventh place in the Super G and ninth in the downhill two top - 10 finishes. After the winter, they had to undergo in his left knee cruciate ligament surgery. In January, she had suffered a cruciate ligament injury in the downhill in Cortina d' Ampezzo, but could take the season to end. Due to persistent knee problems Recchia took part in the 2010/11 season only three World Cup races at Lake Louise and Cortina d' Ampezzo.

At the beginning of the 2011/12 season Recchia achieved sixth place in the departure of Lake Louise her last top score in the World Cup. A year later, she gave during the World Cup weekend in Lake Louise due to persistent knee pain her resignation.

On July 13, 2013 Recchia married the South Tyrolean sports journalist Christoph Wieser.


Olympic games

  • Salt Lake City 2002: 18 Combination 24 departure
  • Turin 2006: 8 Super -G, downhill 13
  • Vancouver 2010: 7 Super -G, downhill 9

World Championships

  • St. Anton 2001: 8 Departure
  • St. Moritz 2003: 16 Super -G
  • Santa Caterina 2005: 2 Super -G
  • Åre 2007: 29 Departure

Junior World Championships

  • Pra Loup / La Sauze 1999: 8 Super -G, Downhill 20, 24, Giant Slalom, Slalom 44
  • Quebec 2000: 2nd exit, 5 Super G, Giant Slalom 15, 33 Slalom

World Cup

  • 2 podiums, 14 more results in the top ten

Other successes

  • 3 Italian championship (Super -G in 2003 and 2005, Giant Slalom 2004)
  • Each with 3 top 10 finishes in the European Cup and the Nor- Am Cup
  • 2 victories in the South American Cup
  • 3 wins in FIS races