Despite growing up in an area without strong alpine traditions, as a child Alberto Tomba developed an fondness for skiing. By the time he was six, he began his formal ski training. However, his mother kept worrying about him and advised him to stay out of the super-fast downhill races. Tomba concentrated instead on the slalom and giant slalom, which required less speed.
Famous for his aggressive style, which involves skiing down the course in a route as directly as possible, Tomba didn’t fail to surprise his audience. He won fourth place in the 1981 Junior World Championships, landing him a spot on the national B team. However, in that same year, he beat every member of the A team in a parallel slalom exhibition held in San Siro, Milan. The first Alberto Tomba appearance at the World Cup was in 1985 at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. He was 19 then and he had just won three Europa Cup circuit titles. A year later, in Åre, Sweeden, he astonished the skiing world by finishing sixth from the 62nd starting position. No wonder he was nicknamed La Bomba (The Bomb).
In 1987, Tomba won the bronze medal in the giant slalom and slalom events at the World Cup in Switzerland. He also won the 1990-1991 World Cup season titles in the giant slalom. In the 1991-1992 World Cup season, he won a total of nine victories and 15 podiums. At the 1992 Winter Olympics in France, Tomba earned a gold medal in the giant slalom and a silver in the slalom. Tomba’s win in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway made him the first Alpine skier to win medals in three different Winter Olympics. He also won the World Cup season title in the slalom in the 1993-1994 season. Tomba’s 1994-1995 World Cup season was perhaps his best ever. He again won the titles for his two event specialties, granting him the overall World Cup title. This was considered a rare feat, since he only competed in two disciplines. The next year he continued his success, winning the slalom and giant-slalom events at the 1996 Alpine skiing World Championships in Spain.
Tomba won two more World Cup races and became the second alpine skier to have won at least one race per year for 10 consecutive years. His splendid skiing career came to a close at the end of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games.
**Alberto Tomba Speaker**
Although the world-renowned Italian skier had a reputation for talking big, his well earned victories and unquestionable talent gives him the right to brag about them. However, Tomba also experienced lack of support from other people. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, he admitted that his father had no trust in his skills before. Tomba also fell in his first race, the super giant slalom. Not one to be discouraged by doubts or accidents, he rose again to prove himself and inspire those who watched him. And surely an Alberto Tomba speaker appearance will inspire your audience as well. Contact TSE now and we will oversee an Alberto Tomba speaker negotiations with his agent in your behalf.
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