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11 January 2021

Prosecco DOC presents: #ThrowbackThursday with Gustav Thoeni, Giorgio Rocca, Kristian Ghedina and Julia Mancuso

The Alpine Skiing World Championship will take place in the outstanding Cortina d'Ampezzo in February, 7th-21st. It is already one of the most awaited events of 2021! The Championship, with its global reach, gives prestige to Italy and to the whole Italian ski movement. During two breathtaking weeks, the best alpine skiers of the world, women and men, will compete one after the other, at the highest level for the coveted medals.

We discussed the event and the emotions with 4 Legends who have made the history of Alpine skiing: Gustav Thöni, Kristian Ghedina, Giorgio Rocca, Julia Mancuso.

Remembering their days of glory, the Legends shared memories, anecdotes and background bits on those Championships that saw them as protagonists, reliving unforgettable moments of their careers and accompanying us to the next World Championships in Cortina. Between 1972 (Sapporo) and 2013 (Schladming), they collected 16 medals, writing an unforgettable piece of the history of this competition.


Gustav Thöni

One of the greatest and most successful skiers ever, he won 5 gold medals between 1972 and 1976 at the World Championships.

Giorgio Rocca

3 World Championship medals won at the editions of St. Moritz 2003 and Bormio 2005: in Bormio, Giorgio was the "flag-bearer" of our country, experiencing the unique thrill of being a protagonist in a Championship held "at home".

Kristian Ghedina

Winner of 2 silvers and 1 bronze between 1991 and 1997. Among the best Italian downhill skiers in the history of this sport, “Ghedo” is today a testimonial of the World Championship in Cortina, the place where he was born and raised.

Julia Mancuso

One of the greats of women's skiers of the last decade, a natural talent like few others. Between 2005 and 2013, she won 5 World Championship medals.



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