Johan Clarey, an experienced downhill specialist!
Johan Clarey, reveals himself late, he gets his first World Cup podium by finishing third in the downhill in 2009 at the age of 28 years. In 2013, he broke the speed record in a World Cup downhill event, clocking 161.9 km/h in Wengen. He has nine World Cup podium finishes in downhill and Super-G skiing.
A silver medalist in Super-G at the 2019 World Championships, he is the oldest skier to reach the podium at the World Alpine Skiing Championships at age 38. He then became the oldest person to finish in the top three in the World Cup at 41. Finally, he became the Olympic downhill runner-up at the 2022 Beijing Olympics with a strong, committed race.
Although shaken by the death of his friend David Poisson in November 2017, Johan Clarey had his best season at age 38, during the winter of 2018-2019, placing very regularly in the top 10 in downhill and Super G, which allowed him to gradually climb back to the top World Cup bibs.
Having not announced his retirement, we can’t wait to see him perform at the 2023 World Championships once again!
His strongest discipline is downhill but he also competes in super-G and sometimes in combined!