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Mateja Svet

Full name: Mateja Svet
Other name(s): Матеја Свет
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2 (158 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: August 16, 1968 in Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Affiliations: SD Novinar, Ljubljana (SLO)
Country: YUG Yugoslavia
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Mateja Svet made her World Cup début in the 1984 season, and competed in the Sarajevo Olympics. A slalom and giant slalom expert, she broke through two years later with her first World Cup win. She won three medals at the 1987 World Championships. In Crans-Montana, she gained a silver in the giant slalom, and bronze in the Super G and slalom. In the following season, she collected the giant slalom World Cup with three season victories, and placed second to Vreni Schneider in the Olympic giant slalom. Her biggest success came the following year in Vail, when she won the slalom at the World Championships, also adding a giant slalom bronze medal. Aged only 22, she retired after the 1990 season, with a total of seven World Cup victories (six in the giant slalom), having placed sixth in the overall World Cup twice (1988, 1989). Named Slovenia's sportswoman of the year seven times in a row (1984-1990) and Yugoslav's sportswoman of the year three times (1986, 1987, and 1989), Mateja Svet currently is a part-time psychology student.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 15 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Yugoslavia YUG 23
1984 Winter 15 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Yugoslavia YUG 15
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Super G Yugoslavia YUG 20
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom Yugoslavia YUG 4
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Women's Slalom Yugoslavia YUG 2 Silver

Women's Super G

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Final Standings 20 1:21.96

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Winter 15 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Final Standings 23 2:26.22
1984 Winter 15 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 1 24 1:11.88
1984 Winter 15 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 2 26 1:14.34
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Final Standings 4 2:07.80
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 1 10 1:00.95
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 2 3 1:06.85

Women's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Winter 15 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Final Standings 15 1:40.85
1984 Winter 15 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 1 19 51.12
1984 Winter 15 Sarajevo Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 2 15 49.73
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Final Standings 2 1:38.37
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 1 3 49.21
1988 Winter 19 Calgary Alpine Skiing Yugoslavia Run 2 4 49.16
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