Tina Maze

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Tina Maze : biography

2 May 1983 –

In the 2010 season she was on the podium 3 times, she won the giant slalom race in Garmisch, Germany and also finished 2nd once in giant slalom and once in Slalom. Maze had 15 top 10 results, and finished the 2010 season 4th in the overall standings.

2010 Winter Olympics

She was the Slovenian flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, where she won two silver medals in the Super-G and giant slalom at Whistler. She also competed in the super combined where she finished 5th, in Slalom where she finished 9th and in Downhill where she finished 18th.

2011–2012

Maze began the 2011 season strong with several good results and podiums. She won her first race in the 2011 season in Tarvisio, Italy in the Super Combined. Her 2nd win came in Slalom in Lenzerheide, Switzerland 5 days later. She was on the podium a total of 8 times, a win in Slalom and Super Combined, 2nd place in Slalom, Downhill and Super Combined, 3rd place in giant slalom and twice in Slalom. She finished the 2011 season 3rd in the overall standings with 1139 points. At the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch, Germany, Maze won the silver medal in the combined and the gold medal in the giant slalom. She finished 5th in the slalom and downhill, and 11th in the Super-G. 2012 was a very interesting season, she did not win any race but finished on the podium 10 times, barely missing the win several times. 4 times she finished 3rd once in each Slalom, Downhill, Super-G and giant slalom and 6 times she finished 2nd once in each Super-G, Super Combined and two times in Slalom and giant slalom. She finished the 2012 season 2nd in the overall standings with 1402 points.

2012–2013: The record breaking season

Maze started the 2013 season with a win in giant slalom in Soelden, Austria. She then won the 2nd giant slalom in Aspen, United States of America, followed by two wins in St.Moritz, Switzerland both in giant slalom and Super Combined. She then won again in giant slalom in Courchevel, France making it 4 wins out of the first 4 races in giant slalom. She managed 11 podiums till the New Year, 5 wins, 2 times 2nd and 4 times 3rd, gaining a sizable lead in the overall standings. She also broke the record for most points in a calendar year (2180) and most podiums (19) in a calendar year. Her first victory in a Super-G on 13 January 2013 in St. Anton made her a member of the small group of all-event winners in alpine skiing. On 26 January 2013, Maze finished second in giant slalom in Maribor, Slovenia, and clinched her first World Cup title in giant slalom. On 27 January she added another win in slalom in Maribor, Slovenia. Maze also added several podium appearances during this time gaining even a bigger advantage in the overall standings, more points than the 2nd and 3rd combined.

On 24 February she won the 2nd super combined of the season in Meribel, France, thus securing the overall World Cup title nine races before the end of the season.http://www.rtvslo.si/sport/zimski-sporti/mazejeva-osvojila-veliki-kristalni-globus/303097 Despite having the most points in Super Combined standings, the crystal globe for this discipline is not awarded anymore since the start of this season. On 1 March 2013 she was 2nd in a Super-G in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany securing her 19 podium of the season and thus breaking the previous record for most podiums in a single season which was 18. On 2 March 2013 she won in a Downhill in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, thus winning in all disciplines in a single season, something only 2 other female skiers achieved so far, in this race she also surpassed 2000 points and broke the record for most points in a single season which was 2000 held by Hermann Maier. On 13 March 2013 they canceled the Downhill race in Lenzerheide, Switzerland which meant that she finished 2nd in the downhill title race 1-point behind Lindsey Vonn. On 14 March 2013 they canceled the Super-G race as well which meant she secured her 2nd discipline title of the season in Super-G. On 17 March 2013 Maze won her 11th race of the season in Giant Slalom and finished her season with the record score result, and with 2414 points.http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/disciplines/alpine-skiing/cupstandings.html?suchen=true&suchcompetitorid=&suchseason=2013&sector=AL&suchgender=L&suchcup=WC&suchnation=&discipline=ALL&search=Search