Petra Majdic - Slovenia
Petra Majdic - cross country skiing
Petra Majdic was born on 22. December 1979. She is the most successful Slovenian competitor in cross country skiing.
So far she has already won 20 times in World Cup races, won a silver medal at the World Championships in Sapporo in 2007 and a bronze medal at the Winter Games olympic games in 2010 (with broken ribs) and two small crystal globes for winning the sum of sprints.
Petra Majdic has been selected three times for athlete of the year in Slovenia: 2006, 2007 and 2009
Petra Majdic on the podium
This season Petra Majdic allready won three races. She won Individual sprint in classic at 1.2 km in Obersdorf (Germany), individual sprint freestyle at 1.3 km in Toblach (Italy) and individual sprint classic at 1.2 km in Otepaa (Estonia).
Petra Majdic also won bronze medal in indivudal sprint at World Championship this year in Oslo.
In the Olympic seaos 2009/10 Petra Majdic won four eaces before Olympic games: individual sprint freestyle in Davos (Switzerland), individual prologoue freestxle and individual sprint classic in Oberhof (Germany) and individual 10 km classic in Val di Fiemme in Italy.
On the Olympic games she won a bronze medal in sprint, but she injured herself there at the warm up. She had to drop the other half of the season.
In the season 2008/09 Petra Majdic won altogether 9 races: Individual sprint clasic in Kuusamo (Finland), sprint freestyle in Davos (Switzerland) and Dusseldorf (Germany), individual sprint classic in Otepaa (Estonia), freestyle in Valdidentro (Italy) and Lahti (Finland), individual sprint classic and 30 km classic in Trondheim (Norway) and sprint in classic at the World Cup finale in Stockholm (Sweden).
This year she also won sprint world cup and she was second overall.
Petra Majdic in Vancouver 2010
The story of a willpower: She fell of the road by decline in warm up and she broke several ribs.
She said after the race, that after the accident, she tought it was everything over. She said, that the pain was so big, that she couldn't walk, move or even breath.
But she wanted to go on the start and she started in the last aquarter final group instead of first.
However, with great power of will she reached the finals, where she won third place and the bronze medal. A medical examination after the race showed the pneumothorax - punctured lungs.
Petra Majdic - bronze in Vancouver
Petra Majdic - links
- Petra Majdic 'Courageous' in Bronze Win - Petra Majdic - Zimbio
Petra Majdic of Slovenia celebrates with her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the Ladies' Individual Sprint Cross-Country on day 6 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Medals...
- Petra Majdi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Petra Majdi (born 22 December 1979 in Ljubljana, SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia) is a Slovenian cross-country skier. Her best results have come in classic style races. She has twenty World Cup race victories, sixteen of which have come in sprint races, but
- Petra Majdic - on squidoo
Petra Majdic, rojena 22. decembra 1979, je najuspesnejsa slovenska tekmovalka v teku na smuceh.Doslej je ze 20 krat zmagala v tekmah za svetovni pokal, osvojila je srebrno medaljo na svetovnem prvenstvu v Sapporu leta 2007, bronasto medaljo na zimski