Sofia Goggia was born in Bergamo on 15 November 1992. She took up skiing at age 3 before competing in her first FIS events in 2007 and making her European Cup debut in 2008. Her first World Cup race came in the giant slalom in Lienz on 28 December 2011. After a fourth-place finish in the Super-G at the 2011 world championships in Schladming her career was once again halted by yet another knee injury (she has had surgery four times). 2016-17 was her breakout year, with 13 podium finishes in the World Cup (in four different events, an Italian record) and two wins, both at the Olympic qualifiers in Jeongseon, as well as bronze in the giant slalom at the world championships. She became the first Italian woman to win the gold in the downhill at Pyeongchang 2018, 66 years after Zeno Colò. Elsewhere in 2017/18 she won the downhill season title at the World Cup beating Lindsey Vonn by three points. She missed three and a half months of the 2018/19 season with a broken ankle but returned to win silver in the Super-G at the world championships in Are, Sweden. She races for the Fiamme Gialle.