At a glance

19 Dec 1966 San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy
182 cm / 92 kg 6'0'' / 202 pounds
Male
An Olympic gold medalist in the slalom and giant slalom in 1988, Italy’s Alberto Tomba succesfully defended his giant slalom title in 1992 when he also took the silver medal in the slalom. At his third Winter Games in 1994 he placed second in the slalom giving him a total of five Olympic medals. This record for men in alpine skiing has since been surpassed by Kjetil André Aamodt. Considered a rival of Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark as the greatest technical skiier ever, had Tomba chosen to compete regularly in the downhill and Super-G events he may have won even more...

An Olympic gold medalist in the slalom and giant slalom in 1988, Italy’s Alberto Tomba succesfully defended his giant slalom title in 1992 when he also took the silver medal in the slalom. At his third Winter Games in 1994 he placed second in the slalom giving him a total of five Olympic medals. This record for men in alpine skiing has since been surpassed by Kjetil André Aamodt. Considered a rival of Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark as the greatest technical skiier ever, had Tomba chosen to compete regularly in the downhill and Super-G events he may have won even more medals. Surprisingly, in view of his Olympic successes, he had a relatively poor record at the World Championships where he won a solitary bronze medal in 1987. In contrast, he enjoyed a superb record in the World Cup, winning 50 events in the slalom and giant slalom. A flamboyant, dashing character, both on and off the slopes, he was the idol of the Italian sporting public to whom he was always known as “Tomba La Bomba.”

Alberto in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
5
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal:2 Bronze medal:
  • Nagano
    Nagano 1998
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Nagano
    Nagano 1998
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
  • Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lillehammer
    Lillehammer 1994
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 2 Silver medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
  • Albertville
    Albertville 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Albertville
    Albertville 1992
    • 1 Gold medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 2 Silver medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom
  • Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Calgary
    Calgary 1988
    • AC
      Alpine Skiing
      Super G
    • 1 Gold medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Giant Slalom
    • 1 Gold medal
      Alpine Skiing
      Slalom