Italy’s ski star Federica Brignone had a lot to smile about last winter. The 31-year-old celebrated four World Cup victories (three Super-Gs and one giant slalom), won silver (giant slalom) and bronze (combined) at the Olympic Games in Beijing and secured the small crystal globe in super-G.
In mid-April, Brignone revealed on the “Verissimo” program that she was able to celebrate her successes with a very special person: her boyfriend. “Yes, I’m in a relationship.” And apparently for a long time. For over a year there has been a man by her side again. So far, she had simply not made the relationship public.
“He’s also a skier”
«I have found a fantastic person. We’re totally on the same wavelength. He’s a saint, because I’m on the road a lot, but he understands everything,” Brignone enthuses about her boyfriend. “I found a golden person.”
Happiness in love is written all over her face. However, she does not want to reveal more. Brignone keeps to herself who her partner is or his name. Only so much: “He is also a skier, but not in the World Cup. I’m so happy.”
It’s not the first time the Italian has lost her heart to a skier. In 2020, her long-standing relationship with French downhill skier Nicolas Raffort ended. This also recently made headlines. However, not because he was talking about a new love, but because he decided to end his career at the age of 30. (bir)