Pernilla Wiberg

Pernilla Wiberg

Pernilla Wiberg (born October 15 1970 in Norrköping) is a former Swedish alpine skier, who competed on a high level between 1990 and 2002. On club level, she represented Norrköpings SK. [ FIS-Ski - Biography] . Retrieved on 2008-09-11.]


After competing without much success in two junior world championships in 1987 and 1988, Wiberg got her international breakthrough in the early 1990s. In her World Cup debut in Vemdalen, Sweden, on 8 March 1990, she finished 5th in slalom, and five days later she finished 3rd in giant slalom in Åre. The following season of 1990/91, she claimed three World Cup victories and a giant slalom gold medal at the World Championships in Saalbach. Until the end of her career in 2002, Wiberg won an additional 21 World Cup races, earning her a total of 24 World Cup race victories, including at least one victory in each of the five different alpine disciplines. In 1997 she won the overall World Cup. In the World Championships she won a total of six medals including four gold medals.

Wiberg won the giant slalom gold in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville and the combination gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. She was at both these olympics the most successful Swedish athlete. [ [ Nationalencyklopedin - Pernilla Wiberg] . (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11.] She participated in the olympic games of Nagano 1998, where she won the downhill silver medal. Wiberg herself holds this achievement to be the best of her career. [ Pernilla Wiberg official website] . Retrieved on 2008-09-11.] In her final olympics in Salt Lake City 2002, she failed to reach the top ten, finishing 14th in downhill and 12th in super-G. The olympic super-G was to be her final international race, as she a few weeks later announced her retirement following a surgery to her knees. [ [ "Pernilla Wiberg opererad och karriären är över"] . - Sundsvalls Tidning (TT). 2002-03-01. (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11.]


In 1991, Wiberg was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal. The jury's motivation was: "For the sensational giant slalom victory in the World Championships, secured through a bold and skillful second leg." [ [ "Bragdmedaljörer genom tiderna"] . SvD - Svenska Dagbladet. 2007-12-04. (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11.] The same year, 1991, she was awarded Jerringpriset, an award she received again the following year. [ [ Radiosporten - Jerringpriset] . Radiosporten - (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11.]

International Olympic Committee

Wiberg was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2002. Since then, Wiberg has been a member of the following commissions: Athletes’ (2002-), Sport and Environment (2002), Ethics (2003-), Coordination for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 (2003-), Nominations (2003-). [ [ IOC Members - Pernilla Wiberg] . Retrieved on 2008-09-09.] On 2 September 2008, IOC announced that Wiberg is to chair a commission appointed by the president of IOC, Jacques Rogge. The commission will analyse the projects of the shortlisted cities candidating for 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games. [ [ "Pernilla Wiberg heads IOC Evaluation Commission for 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games"] , - Official website of the Olympic Movement. 2008-09-02. Retrieved on 2008-09-09.]

Personal life

Together with her partner Bödvar Bjerke, Wiberg has two children; Axel (b. 2003) and Sofia (b. 2007). [ [ "Pernilla och Bödvar fick en pojke"] . SvD - Svenska Dagbladet (TT). 2003-08-23. (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11.] [ [ "Pernilla Wiberg: "Det blev en liten Sofia""] . Norrköping - Expressen. 2007-12-16. (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11.] Since 1995, she lives in Monaco.

World Cup victories

Overall and single discipline results

Race victories


External links

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