Status: 21/09/2023, 05:02 a.m.
By: Andre Oechsner
It has been incredibly difficult months for Nadia Fanchini, who finally has a reason to smile again after the death of her sister.
Brescia – Nadia Fanchini has had an extremely emotional year. After her sister Elena Fanchini succumbed to severe cancer in February, Nadia is now announcing that she has given birth to her third child. Finally, a smile can be seen on her face again.
|Born:||25 June 1986 (age 37 years), Lovere|
|Greatest success:||Downhill silver at the 2013 World Championships|
|End of career:||April 2020|
Nadia Fanchini becomes a mother – with a plastered leg
Anyone who is one of Nadia Fanchini's almost 20,000 Instagram followers has long been in the know. In one photo, the 37-year-old presents herself with a broad grin. The reason for this lies in her arm. Their son Giacomo was born on 14 September.
What is also striking about the published photo is Fanchini's plastered left leg and the crutches leaning against the bed, on which she is apparently currently walking. What exactly happened to the Italian is not known. If she doesn't care because of the happiness of having a baby, at least it seems that she doesn't care at first.
Ex-ski star Nadia Fanchini has given birth to her third son. © © IMAGO / Eibner Europe / Instagram nadia_fanchini
Many former ski colleagues congratulate Nadia Fanchini
For Fanchini and husband Devid Salvadori, Giacomo is their third son after Alessandro (3) and Davide (2). Many of her former teammates leave warm messages. Nadia Delago sends a hug, Laura Pirovano, Manuela Moelgg and biathlete Dorothea Wierer also wish only the best.
Fanchini's latest leg injury and the birth of her son are the third emotional event this year. Together with her sister Sabrina (35), Nadia had to come to terms with the death of her sister Elena (†37) in February. The eldest of the three Fanchini sisters lost her battle with cancer.
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Nadia Fanchini has not been in the ski circus since 2020
Nadia Fanchini will spend the next few days at the Fondazione Poliambulanza Istituto Ospedaliero, a hospital in Brescia, Italy, to enjoy her first hours together with the newest member of the family. Together with Elena, the Speed sisters announced the end of their careers in April 2020.
"I started together with Elena in the World Cup, now we're going to stop together," explained the then 33-year-old Nadia Fanchini, who finished on the podium 250 times in 13 World Cup races in her skiing career – in 2008 she won a super-G, eight years later a downhill. Fanchini celebrated her greatest successes at World Championships, winning bronze in the downhill in 2009 and silver four years later. (aoe)