Adrien Théaux, a career disrupted by injuries
Adrien Théaux, born in Tarbes in the Hautes-Pyrénées, began skiing at a very early age in the wake of his father, a ski instructor and coach in La Mongie. At the age of 13, Adrien left the Pyrenees with his family to settle in Val Thorens. In parallel to his studies, Adrien Théaux obtained his first notable results: he became triple French junior champion in 2004 in downhill, super-G and combined.
He made his debut in the World Cup in 2004 and obtained his first podium in December 2010, finishing 2nd in the Beaver Creek super-G. Adrien won his first event in 2011 in the downhill in Lenzerheide.
He participated in the 2007 World Championships in Åre, Val-d’Isère in 2009 where he obtained a 5th place in the downhill, in Schladming in 2013, and finally in Beaver Creek in 2015 where he won the bronze medal in super-G.
In September 2012, Adrien hit the base of a pole during a training session. After an operation and 6 weeks of immobilization of his right wrist, he took 2nd place in the super-G at Lake Louise. In March 2013, he wins the second victory of his career by winning the downhill in Kvitfjell. The 2013-2014 season went very well for him, with a string of podiums that allowed him to enter the world top 5 in downhill.
In January 2020, he fell during training and his anterior cruciate ligament ruptured, forcing him to end his season. He returned to skiing in October 2020 and resumed racing in December 2020. However, during a training session in the United States in November 2021, he seriously injured himself again and fractured his left elbow, his right tibia and his right ankle, depriving him of the 2022 Beijing Olympics. We hope to see him back in full shape and with a good health during the 2023 World Championships! He will have in heart to express himself as a neighbor but fine connoisseur of the largest ski area in the world, the 3 Valleys.
Speed has no secret for him, whether in downhill, super-G or combined!