Sara Hector, a powerful and impressive technician in giant.
Sara Hector, Swedish skier was born on September 4, 1992 in Sandviken. She made her World Cup debut in 2009 in Åre.
Sara Hector won the bronze medal in the team event at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen as an alternate.
She won her first victory in the giant slalom in Kühtai in 2014 and reached her first World Cup podium with a second place in the giant slalom in Åre in front of her home crowd.
During the 2015-2016 season, Sara Hector suffered a serious injury in December 2015 in Åre, forcing her to step away from competition.
Dominant in the discipline during the 2021-2022 World Cup season, Sara Hector dominated the Courchevel Giant in December 2021 and won her second victory. She continued in January 2022 in Kranjska Gora, with another victory in the discipline. For the first time in her career, she took the red bib of leader in the race for the small globe of the giant slalom, and continues to win with her third giant of the season on the Erta de Plan de Corones track. Finally, she became Olympic champion in the giant slalom at the Beijing Games.
In a wild final outcome, she did not manage to keep her lead in the rankings and finished 2nd in the discipline at the end of the finals in Courchevel Meribel 2022. She will obviously be followed at the 2023 Worlds.
Her strongest discipline is of course the giant slalom but she also competes in the slalom.