Jean-Pierre Vidal

Jean-Pierre Vidal

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean-Pierre Vidal (born February 24, 1977 in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoie) is a French alpine skier. As a young skier, he focused mainly on downhill. After hurting his knee, however, he decided to go for slalom. In 2002, he had his best year, winning a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics and a victory in the World Championships. A song was called after him (Slalom dans la t te) and in the French ski resort Les Sybelles, a lift was named after his gold medal as well (M daille d'Or in La Toussuire). After this fantastic year, it took Vidal until 2006 to return to the highest level of skiing competition. In January 2006, he won a race in Kitzb hel. Barely a month later, on February 24, 2006, he broke his forearm during a training session in Turin. He then decided to stop his professional career. At this time, the 2006 Winter Olympics were not over yet.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135745638
  • 9786135745634