Viktoria Rebensburg is one of the brightest stars of the German ski team. Young, confident and ambitious, Vicky revealed a precocious talent for skiing as she honed her skills on the slopes around her family home in Tegernsee, Bavaria.
In 2003 she was included in the C-squad of the German Ski Association, and in 2005 won her first German championship in the super-G.
Her first major international successes followed at the 2008 Junior World Championships in Formigal with gold in the downhill, silver in giant slalom and bronze in the super-G. In 2009, she became junior world champion in giant slalom and super-G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and was named Germany’s Junior Sportswoman of the Year.
But nothing could have prepared her for her biggest success – Olympic gold in the giant slalom at Vancouver 2010. Since that momentous victory, Viktoria went on to take gold in the World Cup giant slalom in 2011. In 2012, after an impressive win in front of her home crowd in Ofterschwang, she successfully defended the GS title in Schladming, having won the super-G race there just three days before. In 2013, Viktoria once again pulled out all the stops to claim gold at the Super G in Italy and bronze at the FIS World Cup in Germany.
At the start of the 2013-14 season, Viktoria sustained a lung illness that forced her to miss four weeks of competitive action. But that didn't stop her from taking part in the Sochi Olympics in the giant slalom, the super-G and the downhill – and winning bronze in her favourite discipline, the giant slalom!
In 2016, Viktoria achieved her best finish in the overall season standings of third, behind Lara Gut and Lindsey Vonn, having won three Giant Slalom races in Flachau, Maribor, and St. Moritz.Read more