Matteo Nana

Matteo Nana ( born August 25, 1974 in Chiesa in Valmalenco ) is an Italian alpine skier. He is a three-time Italian champion in slalom ( 1999, 2000) and Giant Slalom (1999).


A first international success came in respect Nana at the 1993 Junior World Championships in the Italian Monte Campione, when he reached the fourth place in the Super -G. Nearly two years later, he made ​​his debut in the World Cup, where he focused despite his qualities as an all rounder on the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom. Nana quickly developed in the shadow of Alberto Tomba one of the best slalom skier of the Italian Ski Federation. In the 1996/97 season he could be placed in three consecutive races in the top ten, including the giant slalom on the Gran Risa in Alta Badia for the first time in his career on the podium. At the following World Cup, he was 15 in slalom second best Italians in the giant slalom, he was ranked 18th

Then top results at World Cup races remained from first. Nana was able to hold in the extended tip field only during major events. He was at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano 11 each as the best Italian restaurant in the slalom and 15th in giant slalom. In the 1999 World Cup in Vail / Beaver Creek, he came in the giant slalom on the 12th Place.

Only in the season 1999 /00 he succeeded with two placings in the top ten, including a third place finish in the slalom at Vail, in the World Cup again retract good results. After that, his career of numerous serious injuries and personal tragedies was overshadowed. In the summer of 2000, his fiancée Sara Faldrini came at a dive in Lake Como died.