Federica Brignone Skieur d’Or AIJS 2020
Twenty-five years after the great Alberto Tomba, another Italian
champion has been elected « Skieur d’Or AIJS » by the members of the
International Association of the Ski Journalists following the 2019/2020
season – Federica Brignone, the first Italian woman to clinch the
overall World Cup standings after a tremendous season.
It’s only the 20th time since the creation of the AIJS Trophy back in
1963 that a woman was elected by some of the most renowned Ski Experts
on the circuit as the « Athlete of the Winter ».
Among this very exclusive list of « Ski Greats » one can find true skiing
legends starting with the Goitschel sisters in1964 and Canada’s Tiger
Nancy in 1968 and including Mikaela Shiffrin in 2017 and 2019. Of course
top champions such as Annemarie Moser-Proell Rosi Mittermaier, Lindsey
Vonn or Janica Kostelic also belong to this prestigious group.
Interestingly, Brignone is also the first member of the Italian « Squadra
Rosa » to be named « Skieur d’Or AIJS » in its history, a fully deserved
reward for the accomplished champion who is also an excellent
communicator with the international media thanks to her language skills,
she speaks excellent Italian, German, English and French.
With 16 World Cup wins and 44 podiums in four specialties in her career
to date, plus medals at Olympics and World Championships in 2018 and
2011, « Fede » is ranked among the most successful Italian athletes on the
Alpine circuit. Last winter she celebrated five wins and a total of
eleven podiums which allowed her to also clinch the globes in giant
slalom and the big Globe for the Overall.
Only 17 when she made her debut in December 2007 at the World Cup race
at Lienz, Brignone had to fight hard and overcome difficult moments
including a foot injury in 2012 before finally enjoying her maiden World
Cup win at Soelden in October 2015.
Supported by her brother Davide for several years, also a promising
racer prior suffering several injuries, Federica was inspired by the
successful career of her mom, Maria Rosa Quario, one of the best slalom
specialists on the World Cup tour in the early 1980s with her 4
victories and 15 podium finishes.
Quario is now a established and respected ski journalist on the « White
Circus » that she has been reporting on for a long time on behalf of
several Italian media.
« It surely is very special for me to see Federica being awarded that
AIJS Trophy which also wears the name of my dad, as I have known her
since she was a little girl , » said AIJS President Patrick Lang about
« It’s also pretty funny for me to be watching her doing so well, so many
years after having attended many races in which her mother has been so
Because of the complicated sanitary situation that the World Cup tour
has been facing for over a year now, Federica could not receive her AIJS
Trophy at Soelden like many of the previous recipients during the FIS
Hopefully she will have the chance to receive the beautiful AIJS Trophy
in crystal provided by Joska on behalf of FIS in a few months time at
the next Forum Alpinum together with the winner from the present season,
Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy February the 17th – 2021
AIJS Photo Ski Contest Prix Armando Trovati – 3rd Edition
Giovanni Auletta, an Italian photographer for Pentaphoto, is the winner of the third edition of the AIJS Photo Ski Contest Prix Armando Trovati for his photograph of Federica Brignone (ITA) at the Women’s Downhill in Bansko (BUL) on January 24 at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2019-2020.
11 photographs were also selected for the annual exhibition: Gabriele Facciotti (Pentaphoto/AP), Alexis Boichard (Zoom), Lisi Niesner (Reuters), Gianpaolo Piazzi, Leonhard Foeger (Reuters), Alain Grosclaude (Zoom), Christophe Pallot (Zoom), Sébastien Boué (L’Equipe), Christian Bruna (EPA-EFE) and Giovanni Pizzato.
Thank you to all photographers who entered the competition. We look forward to the fourth edition of the award next year.
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Solden, Austria October the 25th – 2019
Fabrice COFFRINI a photographer for Agence France-Presse is the winner of the second edition of the AIJS Photo Ski Contest Prix Armando Trovati for his photograph of American Lindsey Vonn competing during the Women’s Downhill at the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at the National Arena in Are, Sweden on February 10, 2019.
Fabrice Coffrini, born in 1967, in Switzerland has led the photo operations in Switzerland for Agence France-Presse since 2005. He has covered nine FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and nine Olympics (winter and summer), he also covered regularly the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup the last 25 years.
He set up a remote to do this photograph.
Data of the photograph:
Model: NIKON D5
Lens (mm): 58
ISO: 640, Aperture: 2.8
Shutter: 1/8000, Exp. Comp.: +1.7
Flash Comp.: 0.0, Program: Manual
Focus Mode: MANUAL, White Bal.: AUTO0
ICC Profile: sRGB Profile, Quality: RAW
Fabrice Coffrini: “I pictured Lindsey Vonn, the greatest female alpine skiers of all time jumping during the last race of her career with the resort of Are (Sweden) as the landscape and a ray of light shining just on her.”
11 photographs were also selected for the annual exhibition:
Johann Groder (EXPA), Miguel Medina (AFP), Harald Steiner (GEPA), Christian Hartmann (Reuters), Alexis Boichard (Zoom), Leonhard Foeger (Reuters), Alain Grosclaude (Zoom), Jean Christophe Bott (Keystone), Gabriele-Facciotti (Pentaphoto/AP), Gianpaolo-Piazzi, GiovanniAuletta (Pentaphoto/AP).
Skieur d’Or AIJS – Serge Lang Trophy » 2019 – Second AIJS award for Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)
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