Katarzyna Karasińska, born on 24. November 1982 in Wroclaw, Polish alpine skier, sportswoman of Ski – School and the Sudety Mountains Sport Club 'Aesculap' Jelenia Gora. The best Polish skier, who is taking part in the World Cup Skiing Championship nowadays. She took 16th place during the World Cup slalom championship in 2005 and finished the world championship in Are in 2007 in 21st place (after the end of the first run she was on a high, 11th position). Her greatest success up to now was taking 12th place on 29. December 2006 in a slalom in Semmering. She grew up on the slopes of Karkonosze and Kaczawskie Mountains. She's been competing representing Aesculap's team colours ceaselesly since 1987. Her first coach was Teresa Rażniewska and Piotr Wądołowski introduced her into the world of sport. Her further coaches were Jan Bisaga and Zbigniew Kamiński. Now she is being trained by Roland Bair from Austria. She owes a lot to her father, who is at the same time her manager and successfuly helps in developing the career of his daughter.

She has already qualified for the 30 world's best World Cup slalom skiers. She did her best in Levi, Finnland (19.); Aspen, USA (20.); Semmering, Austria (12.) in 2006 and Zagreb, Croatia (16.). She is a specialist in slalom and in this competition she is achieving her best results. She's been the member of the Polish national team for many years. She was many times the champion in slalom and giant slalom in Poland. She has to her credit the 2nd place in the unofficial children and junior World Championship in Italy – 'Trofeo Topolino'. During the junior World Cup in Verbier (2001) she was sixteen. She is the winner of the European Cup in slalom in 2005. She qualified and took part in the Winter Olympic Games in Turin (2006). One year later she won the gold in slalom during the international student's olympics in Bardonecchia (Italy). She is the inhabitant of Zgorzelec. She's a student of physical education at the University of Kraków. >>>

Author of the article Michał Rażniewski
Translation from English: Anna Słowińska

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