|Men's Alpine Skiing|
|Bronze||2003 St. Moritz||Slalom|
Giorgio Rocca (born August 6, 1975, Chur, Switzerland) is an Italian Alpine skier, a specialist of Slalom skiing. Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and Sport involving sliding down Snow -covered hills with long Skis attached The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2003 were held in St Moritz, Switzerland, from February 2 - 16, 2003. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005 were held in Bormio, Italy, between January 28 and February 13, 2005. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005 were held in Bormio, Italy, between January 28 and February 13, 2005. Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. CHUR may refer to CHUR-FM, a radio station in North Bay Ontario Canada Chur, is a city in Switzerland Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Alpine skiing (or downhill skiing) is a recreational activity and Sport involving sliding down Snow -covered hills with long Skis attached Slalom is an Alpine skiing discipline involving skiing between poles (gates spaced much closer together than in Giant Slalom, Super-G or Downhill Together with Marc Girardelli and Ingemar Stenmark, he is the sole skier to have won 5 Alpine Skiing World Cup slalom in a row, a result he scored in the 2005/2006 season: only Alberto Tomba (7) made better. Marc Girardelli (born 18 July 1963 in Lustenau, Austria) is a former Alpine skier Girardelli started skiing at the age of five Jan Ingemar Stenmark (born March 18, 1956 in Joesjö, Storumans municipality) is a former Swedish skier, active during The alpine skiing World Cup is a circuit of Alpine skiing competitions launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Alberto Tomba (born December 19 1966) popularly called "Tomba la Bomba" ("Tomba the Bomb" is a retired Italian alpine He is currently the fifth all-time slalom winner, with a total of 11 victories.
Rocca made his debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup on January 6, 1996, at Flachau. Events 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Flachau is a village in the district of St Johann im Pongau in Salzburg, Austria, with a population of 2625 (2001 census However, Rocca broke his right knee and was forced to a one-year stop. In March 1997 he scored his first point result in the Cup, at the Shigakogen slalom. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar He was for the first time in the top ten in the November 1998, at the Aspen slalom. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Aspens are Trees of the willow family and comprise a section of the Poplar genus Populus sect
One year later Rocca finally managed to be on the podium, scoring a third place in the renowned Kitzbühel slalom. Kitzbühel is a medieval city in Tyrol, Austria, situated along the river Kitzbühler Ache. In 1999 he won the bronze medal at the Alpine World Skiing Championships in Vail. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS Rocca began of course to be considered the legitimate heir of Italy's unrivalled champion of all-time, Alberto Tomba, who had just retired. This responsibility, however, seemed to crush Rocca and relented his evolution, together with another knee accident.
After two difficult seasons, in 2001 Rocca was again on the podium, with a second place in Aspen and Madonna di Campiglio. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Madonna di Campiglio is a village and a Ski resort in northeast Italy. In January 2003, after another 2nd in the Sestriere slalom, Rocca finally won his first World Cup race in the Lauberhorn Run in Switzerland. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Sestriere ( French: Sestrières) is an alpine village in Italy, a Comune (municipality of the Province of Turin. The Lauberhorn ski race (Lauberhornrennen takes place annually near Wengen in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland on the longest Downhill In 2004 Rocca imposed definitively as a major force in the slalom race. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " In that season he obtained two victories at Chamonix and Flachau, and two bronze medals at the home World Championship at Bormio, in the slalom and the combined. Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or more commonly Chamonix (ʃamɔni in French is a Town and commune in eastern France, in the Haute-Savoie Flachau is a village in the district of St Johann im Pongau in Salzburg, Austria, with a population of 2625 (2001 census Bormio (Bormio Buorm is a town located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Italian
Rocca won again the February 2005, this time at Kranjska Gora, and raced for a while for the final victory in the Slalom World Cup. Kranjska Gora (German Kronau) population 1605 is a town and a municipality in north-west Slovenia, close to the Austrian and Italian
Rocca started the 2005/2006 season with an impressive series of five wins a row in the first five slalom races. The 2006 Alpine Skiing World Cup began on October 22, 2005, and ended on March 19, 2006, at the World Cup finals held in Åre He explained his notable improvements from a psychological point of view, as he has taken advantage of the help of a team of psychologists to solve the alleged fragility that had thwarted him in the past seasons.
Rocca currently lives in Livigno. Livigno (Livigno Livign is a town in the Alps It belongs to the Province of Sondrio, in the region of Lombardy, Italy.
He recited the Olympic oath at the 2006 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. The Olympic Oath is taken by one athlete and one judge at the opening ceremonies of each Olympic Games. The Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics ( Torino 2006) was held on February 10, 2006 beginning at 2000 CET (1900 It was at these Olympics that he was hoping to win gold in his strongest event: slalom, after his giant success in the world championship, so he decided to focus on this event and he did not enter the Giant Slalom or Super-G, which he was formerly going to, but did compete in the Combined race where he placed 5th and a total time of 3:10. The Super Giant Slalom is an Alpine skiing discipline It is usually referred to as Super G and is considered a "speed" discipline along with 74. At the Slalom he was the first person to start but with so much pressure on him as the favourite, he stradled at the second gate, throwing away his chances of being champion.
|19 January 2003||Wengen||Slalom|
|16 March 2003||Lillehammer||Slalom|
|11 January 2004||Chamonix||Slalom|
|22 December 2004||Flachau||Slalom|
|9 January 2005||Chamonix||Slalom|
|27 February 2005||Kranjska Gora||Slalom|
|4 December 2005||Beaver Creek||Slalom|
|12 December 2005||Madonna di Campiglio||Slalom|
|22 December 2005||Kranjska Gora||Slalom|
|8 January 2006||Adelboden||Slalom|
|15 January 2006||Wengen||Slalom|