Passing of Sophie Lefranc-Duvillard

FIS was saddened to learn about the passing of Sophie Lefranc-Duvillard who died on 22nd April 2017 at the age of 46.

Born in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, she started skiing at an early age and competed on the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup from 1993-1998 during which she earned two podiums in giant slalom. Her best season came in 1997/98 when she finished seventh in the giant slalom rankings.

During her skiing career, Sophie Lefranc-Duvillard participated in two editions of the Olympic Winter Games in 1992 on home snow in Albertville and in 1998 in Nagano (JPN) where she finished fifth in giant slalom. She also took part in two FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1993 in Morioka-Shizukuishi (JPN) and in 1997 in Sestriere (ITA).

She was married to former French skier Adrien Duvillard. Together, they have three children.

FIS would like to express its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sophie Lefranc-Duvillard.