Pernilla Wiberg

Pernilla Wiberg Christina (* October 15, 1970 in Norrköping) is a former Swedish alpine skier. With two Olympic victories, four world titles and one overall World Cup victory, she is one of the most successful athletes of the 1990s. She is also one of six runners who have won in all five disciplines Cup races.


As with its Swedish Ski colleague Anja Parson 's since childhood, the legendary Swedish skier Ingemar Stenmark their great role model. She is the most successful alpine skier of the 1990s and was able to celebrate World Cup victories in all five alpine disciplines.

Pernilla Wiberg may count itself among the most successful all-rounders World Cup history because she won in her career, in all disciplines, also in four different disciplines at World Championships and Olympics won medals and also because, in addition Petra Kronberger, Anja Parson, Lindsey Vonn and Tina Maze is the only ski racer, who managed to classify in all five World Cup discipline ratings at least at the 4th rank. The most successful but it was in the slalom, where she celebrated 14 victories and a few years was the toughest competitor of Swiss Vreni Schneider. The Slalom World Cup, she won once and finished five times second place, where she was beaten by the Swiss three times.

The 1996/1997 season was the most successful of the Swede: She denied that season all Alpine races in every discipline, a total of 32 races, and came up 24 times in the top five. She won nine races that season, was second five times and third four times and was thus a total of 18 times on the podium. Based on these findings, she managed this season also set a new high score in the World Cup, which was, however, narrowly outperforming Janica Kostelic from in the season 2005 /2006. This was also the season where she was the only runner Janica Kostelic next succeeded to classify in a single season in all discipline ratings among the top five. The overall World Cup, the World Cup Slalom and Combined World Cup they won the Super-G, she was third, fourth in the downhill and giant slalom Fifth. In the super -G had the score relatively clear headed until the season finale, but since she was eliminated in the final race, she had to leave the German Hilde Gerg the small ball.

She won at the 1991 World Championships in Saalbach -Hinterglemm the world title in the giant slalom, 1992, she won gold in the giant slalom at the Olympic Games in Albertville, 1994, she won the combination at the Olympic Games in Lillehammer

At the Ski World Championships in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada, she won the slalom and the combination, 1997, she won bronze in the downhill at the World Ski Championships in Sestriere. At the Olympic Games in Nagano in 1998, she won the silver medal in the downhill. In the Alpine World Ski Championships 1999 in Vail she also won gold in the combined still and silver in the slalom.

Pernilla Wiberg was the first Swedish world champion and Olympic gold medalist in alpine regions. She is also one of the few ski racers, the world champion was in three different disciplines. During her ski career but it was also often plagued by serious injuries, such as cruciate ligament, meniscus problems and broken ribs, which threw them back again and again and certainly prevented further success of the Swede. Especially the knee problems and the broken ribs after their successful 1997 season staggered her a big setback, so that they in Nagano could not be fully fit for the 1998 Winter Olympics. Overall, Wiberg twelve knee surgeries had to undergo in their career.

In 2002, she resigned after the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Since then, she has co- commentator for the Swedish television. She has a son and a daughter. Wiberg has since 2002 been a member of the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006 could therefore also her compatriot Anja Parson the gold medal she won in the slalom present. In 1991 she was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal - 1991 and 1992 and won the Radiosportens Jerringpris.

Wiberg owns a hotel in Idre in the province of Dalarna County. She lives in Monaco.


Olympic games

  • 1992 Albertville: 1 Giant Slalom, Super -G 12
  • Lillehammer 1994: 1 combination, 4 Super -G, Slalom 4th, 9th departure
  • Nagano 1998: 2nd exit 11 Giant Slalom, Super -G 14
  • Salt Lake City 2002: 12 Super -G, downhill 14

World Championships

  • Saalbach 1991: 1st Giant Slalom, Slalom 6
  • Sierra Nevada 1996: 1 slalom, 1 combination, 9 Super -G, Giant Slalom 18 21 Departure
  • Sestriere 1997: 3rd exit, 6, Giant Slalom, Super -G 7
  • Vail 1999: 1 combination, 2 slalom, 4 Giant Slalom, Super-G, 9, 18 departure
  • St. Anton 2001: 7 Super -G, downhill 18

Junior World Championships

  • Halls 1987: 24 Giant Slalom
  • Madonna di Campiglio 1988: 19 Downhill, 22 Super -G, Giant Slalom 26

World Cup

Pernilla Wiberg has once won the World Cup (1997), plus four more wins in discipline ratings.

  • Season 1990/1991: 2nd World Cup Slalom, Giant Slalom World Cup 3
  • Season 1991/1992: 5th overall World Cup, 2nd World Cup Slalom, Giant Slalom World Cup 5
  • 1993/1994 season: 2nd Overall World Cup, 1st Combined World Cup, 2 World Cup Slalom, Super - G World Cup 5
  • Season 1994/1995: 1 Combined World Cup, 2nd Slalom World Cup
  • 1995/1996 season: 3 Slalom World Cup
  • 1996/1997 season: 1 World Cup, 1 World Cup Slalom, 1st Combined World Cup, 3rd World Cup Super-G, downhill World Cup 4, 5 giant slalom World Cup
  • 1998/1999 season: 2nd Slalom World Cup

Overall, Pernilla Wiberg has won 24 World Cup races ( two downhills, three super -G, giant slalom 2, 14 slaloms, 3 combinations ). There are also 23 second places and 14 third places.


Super -G

Giant Slalom



Swedish Championships

Pernilla Wiberg was nine times Swedish champion:

  • Slalom: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996 and 1997
  • Giant Slalom: 1991 and 1997
  • Super -G: 1992
  • Departure: 1992