Italian Skier Elena Fanchini passed at the age of 37 after a toiling battle with cancer on 9th February 2023. Elena Fanchini competed at three Winter Olympics and six World Championships for Italy, and she won a silver medal in the download at the 2005 World Championships. Her last race was in December 2017 after that she stepped away from the game due to her diagnosis.
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World Cup Skiing Medallist Elena Fanchini Dies Aged 37 – Key Points
- Elena Fanchini was prepared to return in 2018, however, she was unable to fully make it back and missed the 2018 Winter Olympics as a result.
- The Italian Champion who retired from competition in 2017, passed away at her home in Solato at the age of just 37.
- She died on the same day fellow Italian Skier Marta Bassino won the Super-G at this year’s World Championships.
Elena Fanchini About
Elena Fanchina was an Italian Alpine Ski Racer, she was born in Val Camonica and focused on the speed events of downhill and Super-G. Fanchini won two World Cup races downhill 9 years apart and won a silver medal at the 2005 world championships. She represented Italy at three Winter Olympics and four World Championships.
Fanchini announced her failed participation in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on 12th January 2018 to undergo cancer treatment. On 22nd April 2020, both Elena Fanchini and her sister Nadia announced their retirement from Alpine Skiing.