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Medal record
Women's cross country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold 2002 Salt Lake City 30 km classical
Bronze 1992 Albertville 4 x 5 km
Bronze 1994 Lillehammer 4 x 5 km
Bronze 1998 Nagano 4 x 5 km
Bronze 2006 Turin 4 x 5 km
World Championships
Silver 1991 Val di Fiemme 4 x 5 km
Silver 1993 Falun 4 x 5 km
Silver 1999 Ramsau 4 x 5 km
Bronze 2001 Lahti 4 x 5 km
Bronze 2005 Oberstdorf 4 x 5 km

Gabriella Paruzzi (born June 21, 1969 in Udine) is a retired Italian cross-country skier who competed from 1991 to 2006 and formerly skied with the C.S. Forestale club. She skied in World Cup events, and won the Women's Overall World Cup in 2004.



She was sponsored by Rossignol, and skied with Rossignol X-IUM skis for both skate and classic disciplines. Her boots were also named Rossignol X-IUM's, and the bindings are Rottefella R3's. Her boots and bindings are of the NNN (New Nordic Norm) system.

2002 Olympics

At the 2002 Olympics, she was in the women's 30 km classical event, when one of her poles broke. Luckily, her coach was nearby, and she took his pole, which was too long. She kept on racing and near the end the coach came back to give her the right size pole. She caught the pack of skiers and ended up winning gold by 4.5 seconds in that race.

Sport Results


  • The ski stadium in Tarvisio is named in her honor.[1]


  1. ^ FIS Newsflash 117. March 7, 2007.

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