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Teams  2 – (2006, 2014)
Podiums  9 – (9 GS)
Weight  68 kg
Teams  5 – (2007–15)
Name  Thomas Fanara
Disciplines  giant slalom

Seasons  12th – (2005–16)
Role  alpine ski racer
Medals  0
Wins  0
Height  1.70 m
World cup debut  January 11, 2005
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Club  Douanes –C.S. Praz-sur-Arly
Born  24 April 1981 (age 40) Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France (1981-04-24)
Similar  Alexis Pinturault, Jean Baptiste Grange, Victor Muffat Jeandet

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Thomas Fanara (born 24 April 1981) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from France.

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Born in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Fanara specializes in giant slalom and has eleven World Cup podiums through the 2016 season; his first win came in March 2016 at the giant slalom finals in St Moritz, Switzerland. He has competed for France at two Winter Olympics and five World Championships.

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World Cup

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Fanara has started over 70 World cup races, mostly in giant slalom but also in slalom, and has been on the podium seven times. In December 2007, he fell and hurt himself in the second run after winning the first run of a race in Bad Kleinkirchheim, but finished. Two years later in December 2009, Fanara incurred a season-ending injury to his left knee after a spectacular fall during a race in Beaver Creek, two months before the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Race podiums

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  • 1 win – (1 GS)
  • 11 podiums – (11 GS)
  • World championships

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    Fanara has competed in four World Championships in the giant slalom discipline. In 2007 in Åre, Sweden, he finished 16th, but on home country snow in 2009 in Val-d'Isère, France, he did not finish the first run. At Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, he finished sixth in 2011 but failed to finish the first run in 2013 at Schladming, Austria. Fanara participated in the team event in 2011 at Garmisch and earned a gold medal.

    Olympics

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    At the Winter Olympics, Fanara did not finish the first run of the giant slalom in 2006 and was injured two months prior the 2010 Games and did not compete.

    National championships

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    Fanara reached the podium of French national championships four times, all in giant slalom. In 2005 he was third; in 2006 he was second; and he won in 2007 and 2009.


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    References

    Thomas Fanara Wikipedia