Mathieu Faivre, a champion already in gold!
Mathieu Faivre is the son of a ski instructor and grew up in Isola 2000. He then joined the ski-study section of Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée and the sports club of La Plagne.
Great hope of alpine skiing, he won the title of world junior giant in 2010 at Les Houches at the age of 18 years. In the senior category, he won two French championship titles, in slalom in 2010, and in super-combined in 2011.
In December 2016, he won his first World Cup victory in the giant slalom in Val d’Isère. He won a first gold medal at the world championships with the French team, during the Team Event at the 2017 St. Moritz Worlds.
He became double individual world champion at the 2021 Worlds in Cortina d’Ampezzo by winning the parallel event, before winning the giant slalom. Mathieu continues and wins the World Cup in Bansko.
At the 2022 Beijing Games, he won the bronze medal in the giant slalom, becoming the fifth French skier to win an Olympic medal in the discipline.
He will obviously want to defend his title and go for a second one!