Became the first ever Italian woman to win an Overall World Cup title, and the first Italian, woman or man, to win since Alberto Tomba in 1994–95. In a brilliant year, she also won the Combined and Giant Slalom categories. She finished with 1,378 points ahead of Mikaela Shiffrin (1,225) and Petra Vlhova (1,189). She won five races, had six second places and one third.

I am very honored to have been nominated by media around the world for this prestigious Award. It was an important year for me and also for Italian skiing thanks to the overall women's World Cup victory. Alberto Tomba is a member of the Laureus Academy and an Italian ski legend so this makes the nomination even more special.

Federica Brignone

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