Marta Bassino, a skier with a lot of finesse.
Marta Bassino, born February 27, 1996 in Cuneo, is an Italian alpine skier. She participated in her first World Championships in 2015 where she retired in the giant slalom. She obtained a top 10 at the end of the season with a sixth place in Åre.
Her 2016-2017 season starts with a third place in the giant slalom in Sölden and continues with two more podiums in giant. In January 2018, she achieved her first podium in the Alpine combined in Lenzerheide.
She wins the first World Cup victory of her career in 2019 in Killington by winning the giant slalom ahead of Federica Brignone and Mikaela Shiffrin.
In the 2020-2021 season, she won the World Cup giant slalom events in Sölden as well as Courchevel and Kranjska Gora. This allowed her to win four consecutive giant slalom races and consequently the small crystal globe of the discipline. She was also co-world champion in the parallel at the 2021 World Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo.
During the 2021-2022 season, she finished 2nd in the giant slalom at the World Cup finals in Courchevel Méribel, finishing 10th overall. She will be looking for medals at the 2023 World Cup!
Her strongest discipline is of course the giant but she is also capable of great things in combined, super-G or parallel!