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Mourning for the first Swiss slalom Olympic champion

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Renee Colliard died

Mourning for the first Swiss slalom Olympic champion

Sad news from the ski world: Renée Colliard, the first Swiss woman to win a slalom race at the Olympics, died at the age of 88.

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With starting number 1, Renée Colliard won gold in the Olympic slalom in Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The first Swiss Olympic champion in slalom is dead. Renée Colliard from Geneva died in December a few days before her 89th birthday.

Renée Colliard won gold at the 1956 games in Cortina d’Ampezzo and was the predecessor of Vreni Schneider. The native of Glarus became Olympic champion in slalom in 1988 in Calgary and in 1994 in Lillehammer.

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