Maya Pedersen-Bieri

Maya Pedersen-Bieri

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:27 Nov,1972
:46 years, 9 months
:Spiez, Bern, Switzerland

About Maya Pedersen-Bieri

Maya Pedersen-Bieri is a Swiss skeleton racer who has competed since 1995. She won the gold medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.

Career Highlights:

  • She is one of the most successful skeleton athletes in the world. Pedersen-Bieri won the FIBT World Championships in the women's skeleton event in 2001 and 2005, and earned two medals at the 2007 FIBT World Championships in St. Moritz with a silver in the women's skeleton and a bronze in the mixed bobsleigh-skeleton team event. Pedersen-Bieri also won a silver in the mixed team event at the 2009 championships.
  • Pedersen-Bieri was also European champion in 2006 (in St. Moritz). She won the women's overall Skeleton World Cup in 1997-8.
  • Pedersen-Bieri also finished fifth in the women's skeleton event at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
  • Born in Spiez, Switzerland, Pedersen-Bieri is married to Snorre Pedersen (who is her trainer), has two children, one of whom is a daughter, and lives in Øyer near Lillehammer, Norway. She returned to competition for the 2008-09 Skeleton World Cup after sitting out the 2007-08 season to maternity leave. She finished third in her return at the 2008-09 event in Altenberg, Germany on December 5, 2008.
  • Pedersen-Bieri also qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics, finishing ninth.

Maya Pedersen-Bieri Achievements

Medal Records:

Olympic Games

  • Gold medal – 2006 Winter OlympicsWomen

World Championships

  • Gold medal – 2001 FIBT World ChampionshipsWomen
  • Gold medal – 2005 FIBT World ChampionshipsWomen
  • Silver medal – 2007 FIBT World ChampionshipsWomen
  • Silver medal – 2009 FIBT World ChampionshipsMixed team
  • Bronze medal – 2007 FIBT World ChampionshipsMixed team

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