Marie Bochet16 February 1994 Chambery, France
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- 2017 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships: Gold - Downhill, super-G and super combined; Silver - giant slalom and slalom
- 2015 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships: Gold - Downhill, super-G, super combined, slalom and giant slalom
- 2014-15 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup: Overall women’s standing title
- Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games: Gold - Giant slalom, downhill, super combined and super-G
- 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships: Gold - downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super combined and super-G
Marie Bochet has been one of the faces of the women's standing classification for many seasons, despite her young age. At 23-years-old, she is an 18-time medallist on the world stage and a four-time medallist at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
All eyes will be on her again as she takes to the slopes at PyeongChang 2018, especially after her impressive performance at the 2017 World Championships in Tarvisio, Italy.
At first, Bochet´s 2016-17 campaign was placed in jeopardy before it even got underway. The Frenchwoman injured her knee in training, forcing her to sit-out pre-season preparations while she waited for it to heal.
However, she returned just in time for the Worlds where she faced long-term rival Andrea Rothfuss of Germany. Bochet took gold in the women´s downhill, super-G and super-combined. But her impressive run of form was halted by Rothfuss in the giant slalom and the slalom with the German leaving with golds from both events.
Bochet, who has agenesis of the left arm, started skiing at the age of five and made her Paralympic Winter Games debut in Vancouver 2010 at just 15. While she failed to win a medal, she used the experience to build her resume, following it up with four medals at the 2011 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in Sestriere, Italy.
The Frenchwoman, a native of Chambery, went unbeaten at both the 2013 and 2015 World Championships, amassing an impressive 11 consecutive world titles.
The 2015-16 season also saw Bochet winning all her races and reaching 50 World Cup career wins. That resulted in a sweep of World Cup globes in all disciplines and the overall title.
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