Viktoria Rebensburg, born in Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany, is the 2010 Olympic gold medalist in the giant slalom. Her victory in the giant slalom at Vancouver in 2010 was her first victory in international competition.
Something triggered on that day and ten months later Rebensberg won her first World Cup race in October 2010, a giant slalom in the season opener at Sölden, Austria. She won two more GS races during the 2011 season and took the giant slalom season title.
In the 2012 season Rebensburg won four races and went on to defend the giant slalom season title. She also improved her speed skills and took her first super-g in Schaldming.
2013 was her best sesaon so far, with 3 more wins, a 3rd place in the GS standigns and a surprising 6th place in super-g.
The Olympic year 2014 brought one more medal (bronze in GS) to Rebensburg's collection, but she couldn't grab any World Cup win in that season.
Same in 2015, where despite good constant results, Rebensburg struggled to claim the top spot on the podium. In the regular World Cup season, she took three podium placements (Val d'Isère DH, Cortina DH and Maribor GS), and as always, she nails it at the season highlights and grabs a 2nd place at the World Championships in Vail / Beaver Creek. Unfortunately, her season ends early because of a knee injury beginning of March.
Her comeback in the 2016 season is pretty impressive, since Rebensburg had her best season ever, finishing 3rd of the Overall standings thanks to three wins and five podium placements in three different disciplines.