Philippe Roux

Philippe Roux ( born December 7, 1952 in Verbier ) is a retired Swiss ski racer. Roux was ten years on the Swiss national team and was one of the mid-1970s to the best downhill racers in the world.

Roux stepped into the early 1970s, the international World Cup scene. Between 1972 and 1979 he was also placed in a total of 26 races in the top ten. His best results were three second places in the Kandahar downhill in Garmisch -Partenkirchen ( January 1973), at the 3- Tre race in Madonna di Campiglio ( December 1975 ) and at the Lauberhorn in Wengen ( January 1976).

At the zenith of his career, he was in 1975 and 1976 Swiss champion in the downhill and fourth in the Olympic downhill from Innsbruck. In the downhill standings of the World Cup finished second in the 1975/76 season also fourth place.

In December 1976, a severe fall in Val Gardena interrupted his career. After a one year break, he returned to the World Cup and but said after the 1978/79 season for his resignation. Following his athletic career, he focused entirely on the sporting goods store, which he opened in his home town of Verbier 1974.

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