The former skier Elena Fanchini died at the age of 37. The blue had been ill for some time, she was fighting against a tumor. During her career she had collected a world silver in downhill in Bormio 2005 and two victories in as many World Cup races.

Born in Lovere (Bs) on April 30, 1985, Elena stood out in the downhill of the 2005 World Championships in Santa Caterina Valfurva when, at not even 20 years old, she conquered an amazing silver medal behind Janica Kostelic. She is the sister of former internationals Nadia and Sabrina, she took part in six editions of the World Cup and three Olympics. In the World Cup she conquered two downhill victories in Lake Louise in 2005 and in Cortina in 2015, for a total of four podiums, despite a repeated series of injuries that have never taken away her smile and the ability to be loved by her companions. team and by the opponents.

The president Flavio Roda and the whole family of the Italian Winter Sports Federation are close to Nadia, Sabrina, father Sandro and mother Giusi in these difficult hours.

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