Nika Fleiss

Nika Fleiss ( born December 14, 1984 in Brežice, Yugoslavia ) is a former Croatian alpine skier. She counted over several years to advanced world leader in the slalom and reached six top - 10 finishes in the World Cup as well as two top - 10 finishes at World Championships.


Fleiss took from November 1999 FIS races in part, celebrated that same winter their first victories and launched in January 2001 for the first time in the European Cup. Although she had until then denied any World Cup races, they already took in February 2001 at the Slalom World Championship 2001 in St. Anton am Arlberg in part, she finished 22nd position. From the 2001/2002 season started diligence in the World Cup. In her first World Cup season she remained without result, because they could never qualify for a second run himself, but at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the then 17 -year-old reached the twelfth place in the slalom. The next winter diligence won her first World Cup points than they Tenth City was in the slalom at the park, but most of them failed this winter yet to qualify for the second run. In the 2003 World Cup in St. Moritz they even reached the eighth place.

In the 2003/2004 season Fleiss reached its first win and third place in the slalom rating in the European Cup. In addition, she won the silver medal in the slalom at the Junior World Championship 2004 in Maribor. In the World Cup it was a regularly now among the fastest 20 The following winter she could increase further in the World Cup. It reached a total of four top-10 results and the sixth place in the slalom at the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide March 12, 2005, the best World Cup result of her career. In the slalom World Cup she finished tenth. Also Tenth she was in the Slalom World Championships 2005 in Santa Caterina. Not so successful was the season 2005/2006. Although Fleiss still reached several top -15 finishes, but did not make it into the top ten more. However, they could now also next to the slalom giant slalom points, what was their previously never succeeded. Her best World Cup result in the giant slalom, it achieved a 15th place at the Rettenbachferner in Soelden on October 22, 2005. Too, in the then new Super Combined they once drove into the top 30 at the Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006 was her best result 19th place in the giant slalom.

In November 2006, Fleiss injured in a practice crash in Aspen, where it collided with the Austrian coach Bernd Brunner, heavy. She suffered a torn ACL and was sidelined the rest of the season. In her first World Cup race after the injury, the slalom on the Reiteralm on 10 November 2007, Fleiss was back with a 15th place. After another top 20 results they achieved on 30 January 2009 as a tithe of the slalom in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, once a top- 10 finish in the World Cup - their first in almost four years. At the 2009 World Championships in Val d'Isere she placed 32nd in the giant slalom. In slalom, she was disqualified in the first round.

In the 2009/2010 season Fleiss reached for the first time since 2002, no top 20 results more in the World Cup and for the first time in seven years ( with the exception of their injury ) no place in the top 30 in the slalom World Cup. At the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010, she was 25 in the slalom and giant slalom different from. Due to the lack of World Cup success Fleiss was dismissed after the season by the Croatian Association of the squad. She finished then at the age of 25 years, her career. In April 2011, Fleiss in the Croatian edition of Playboy magazine was to be seen.


Olympic games

  • Salt Lake City 2002 12 Slalom, Giant Slalom 36
  • Turin 2006: 19 Giant Slalom, Slalom 23, 40 Super -G
  • Vancouver 2010: 25 Slalom

World Championships

  • St. Anton 2001: 22 Slalom
  • St. Moritz 2003: 8 Slalom, Giant Slalom 26
  • Santa Caterina 2005: 10 Slalom, Giant Slalom 29
  • Val d'Isere 2009: 32 Giant Slalom

Junior World Championships

  • Quebec 2000: 16 Giant Slalom, Super -G 23
  • Verbier 2001: 11 Slalom, Giant Slalom 26
  • Sella Nevea 2002: 8 Slalom, Giant Slalom 12
  • Maribor 2004: 2nd slalom, 20th Super -G, Giant Slalom 33

World Cup

  • Season 2004/ 05: 10 slalom rating
  • 6 placements in the top ten

European Cup

  • Season 2003/ 04: 3rd slalom rating
  • 3 podiums, including two victories:

Other successes