Personal fact sheet
Profession: Ski jumper
Place of birth: Bozen, Italy
Age: 26
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 52 kg
Star Sign: Cancer
Athlete since: always ๐Ÿ™‚
Family status: in a relationship

 

Elena Runggaldier was born in Bolzano in South Tyrol. She is a professional ski jumper and Nordic combined skier. She won a silver medal in the 2011 World Championship in Oslo. Her next big goal is to win a medal at the Olympic Games, the highlight of every athlete! Being asked, how she beats her way through these men dominated sports world, she states: โ€œWomen can be as good as men, sport is not only power you need to have a lot of sensibility, too, and thatโ€™s maybe something that women have more than men!โ€ In case she won the lottery, she would travel and give the money to people who need it.

Elena’s answers to 8 words:

Family?
Thankful about the time i can spend with them while Iโ€™m at home.

Sport?
Teacher of life, makes me feel free.

Computer?
Not the big computer freak.

Future?
I live in the present, for sure family and having kids.

Pizza?
Mozzarella di bufala, cherry tomatoes, anchovies and a lot of basil.

Summer?
Sleeping, training, eating and repeat. ๐Ÿ˜›

Communication?
Good way to be connected with my family and boyfriend when Iโ€™m far away from home.

Habits?
The little piece of black chocolate with my coffee after lunch.

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