|birthday||20th July 1980 (age 40)|
|place of birth||Črna na Koroškem , Yugoslavia|
Giant slalom , slalom ,
super-G , combination
|society||SK Črna TAB|
|End of career||2012|
|Placements in the Alpine Ski World Cup|
Aleš Gorza (born July 20, 1980 in Črna na Koroškem ) is a former Slovenian ski racer . He initially specialized in the disciplines of slalom and giant slalom and later developed into a good super-G driver. Gorza achieved two podium places in the World Cup and was twice in the top ten at World Championships and Olympic Games .
Gorza began in the 1995/1996 season with starts in FIS races and national championships. From 1998 to 2000 he took part in the Junior World Championships , in which, in addition to a few failures, he mostly placed in the midfield and achieved 22nd place as the best result in the 2000 Downhill . After several podium places in FIS races, Gorza was regularly used in the European Cup from the 2000/01 season . The first starts in this racing series he had in January 1999. In his first full European Cup season Gorza could only rarely place in the top 30, but in the winter of 2001/02 he drove three times in the fastest 15. In the same winter, Gorza came to first appearances in the World Cup , in which he has not yet qualified for the second round.
In the 2002/03 season Gorza drove only a few European Cup races, but focused primarily on the World Cup. He won the first World Cup points on December 16, 2002 with 18th place in the knockout slalom in Sestriere , but was initially only rarely able to qualify for a second round. His best World Cup result remained for almost two years a 14th place in the giant slalom in Adelboden on January 14, 2003. In the European Cup he achieved two podium places in the 2003/04 season . At his first World Cup in 2003 in St. Moritz , Gorza surprised when he finished fourth in the giant slalom. Shortly afterwards, he won his first of a total of six Slovenian championship titles .
In January and March 2005 Gorza finished ninth in the giant slalom in Adelboden and tenth in the giant slalom in Lenzerheide for the first time in the world cup among the top ten. From this point on he was able to qualify for second rounds on a regular basis. In contrast to the World Cup, Gorza was initially no longer among the top ten at major events. At the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2005 to 2009 World Championships, his best result was between 15th and 19th place.
After Gorza had previously only started in the technical disciplines of slalom and giant slalom in the World Cup, he also took part in super combinations from 2006 onwards . Already in his second World Cup super combination on November 30, 2006 in Beaver Creek , he reached fifth place, which he also achieved 15 months later in the super combination in Val-d'Isère . From the end of 2006 he started more and more often in the Super-G , while he rarely competed in the slalom from 2008, but continued to start regularly in the giant slalom. The Super-G quickly developed into Gorza's strongest discipline. On December 3, 2007, he finished ninth in Beaver Creek for the first time under the top ten and achieved two podium finishes on February 21 and March 13, 2008 with two third places in Whistler and Bormio , making him 13th in the 2007/08 season . in the Super G World Cup.
Gorza was unable to repeat these results over the next few years. Until the end of the 2009/10 season he was just under the top ten in three Super-Gs and under the fastest 20 in just as many giant slaloms. He also finished seventh in the 2009 Hahnenkamm combination in Kitzbühel . At his second Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 , he finished eleventh in the Super-G and tenth in the giant slalom. In his last World Cup season 2010/11, Gorza could only score in two races, with his best result being 19th place in the Super-G in Kitzbühel. In the Super-G of the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen , he finished 22nd. Gorza was released from the Slovenian national team in 2011, only drove a few FIS races in the winter of 2011/12 and finally ended his career in 2012.
- St. Moritz 2003 : 4th giant slalom, 12th combination
- Bormio 2005 : 18th giant slalom, 24th Super-G
- Åre 2007 : 19th Super-G, 39th downhill
- Val-d'Isère 2009 : 16th Super-G, 23rd giant slalom
- Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2011 : 22nd Super-G
- 2 podium places, another 10 places among the top ten
Junior World Championships
- Megève 1998 : 23rd Super-G, 38th downhill
- Pra Loup 1999 : 35th giant slalom, 39th descent
- Québec 2000 : 22nd departure
- 6 Slovenian championship titles :
- 4 × giant slalom (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007)
- 2 × combination (2003 and 2005)
- 2 podium places in the European Cup
- 1 victory in the South American Cup
- 3 victories in FIS races
- Aleš Gorza in the database of the International Ski Federation (English)
- Aleš Gorza in the database of Ski-DB (English)
- Aleš Gorza in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Cochran, Kreuzer, Gorza retire. fisalpine.com, April 1, 2012, accessed on May 2, 2012 (English).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Slovenian ski racer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 20, 1980|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Črna na Koroškem , Yugoslavia (today: Slovenia )|