Moderated by Antonino Morici and Marisa Poli, La Gazzetta dello Sport journalists
Deborah Compagnoni was the first person to win a gold medal at three Winter Olympics, while Isolde Kostner secured the first in a long series of Olympics podium finishes before she even turned 19 years old. Together, they brought about a golden age of Italian female skiing, serving up unforgettable moments and repeatedly proving their ability to achieve results. Around them was a special group of athletes, including Sabina Panzanini and Barbara Merlin, with whom they forged a unique bond which endures to this day. In this event, we’ll discuss Compagnoni’s three Olympic titles, Kostner’s three Olympic podium finishes, their long list of World Cup wins (16 and 25, respectively) – but they’ll also reveal the pain caused by the injuries they’ve had to deal with and shine a light on the lesser-known side of a glorious period in Italian women’s skiing.