Pernilla Wiberg

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Pernilla Wiberg : biography

October 15, 1970 –

International Olympic Committee

Wiberg was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2002 and 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-).. 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., www.olympic.org – Official website of the Olympic Movement. 2008-09-02. Retrieved on 2008-09-09.

Personal life

Together with her partner Bødvar Bjerke, Wiberg has two children; Axel (b. 2003) and Sofia (b. 2007).. SvD – Svenska Dagbladet (TT). 2003-08-23. (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11.. Norrköping – Expressen. 2007-12-16. (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11. Since 1995, she lives in Monaco.

Awards

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.". 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 – sr.se. (Swedish). Retrieved on 2008-09-11.

Career

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 13 March 1990, she finished 5th in slalom, and five days later she finished 3rd in giant slalom in Åre. In the following season of 1991, she claimed three World Cup victories and a giant slalom gold medal at the 1991 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. Her finest season was in 1997 she won ten World Cup races and took the overall, slalom, and combined titles. In five World Championships she won six medals: four gold, one silver, and one bronze.

Her best season was in 1996/1997 when she easily won her only Overall World Cup title as well as the slalom title, with victories in all disciplines this year. Her biggest career disappointment also occurred this year where needing only a 5th place finish at the World Cup final to win the season Super G title she went off course and heartbreakingly lost the discipline title to Hilde Gerg.