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Tomba, Alberto

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Born: 1966 AD
Currently alive, at 47 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
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1966 - Born on the 19th of December.

1981 - He took part in the Junior World Championships, where a fourth-place finish won him a position on the national B team.

1985 - His World Cup debut at Madonna di Campiglio, Italy.

1987 - He won bronze in the giant slalom at the World Championships in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

         - On the 27th of November, Tomba scored his first World Cup victory, in a slalom at Sestriere, Italy.

1988 - At the Winter Olympics, Tomba won gold medals in both slalom and giant slalom.

1990 - He returned to his winning ways, winning the giant slalom for a second time while finishing fourth in the slalom standings.

1991-1992 - Tomba's career reached its second peak during the nine victories and fifteen podiums, and he once again captured the season long discipline titles in both his specialties.

1994 - Tomba was back to his usual ways at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.

1995 - He amassed an astounding 11 consecutive victories, at last winning the overall World Cup title that had eluded him in years past and bringing the Crystal Globe back to Italy, twenty years after Gustav Thöni's title.

1996 - The World Championships, Tomba finally added the final missing pieces to his trophy case, winning two gold medals.

1997 - He decided to come back for one more World Championship, held on his home snow in Sestriere.

1998 - Tomba's performance at the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano was a sign that his career was winding to a close: for the first time in his Olympic career, he failed to medal.

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