Mateja Svet was a Slovenian Alpine skier, born on 16th August 1968 in Ljubljana. In year 1984 she became young world champion in giant slalom, what was her first noticeable success. The same year she took part on Olympic Games in Sarajevo. Next season, 1984/85, in Slovak Vysoke Tatry she got her first Slovenian women victory in World championship in giant slalom. After this she was just increasing her performance and so next year, in 1987, in Swiss Crans Montana on World championship, she got three medals. In giant slalom she rose on second place, in super giant slalom and slalom she rose on the third place. The following year she took part in the Olympic Games in Canadian Calgary, where she narrowly missed the medal in giant slalom. But in slalom she managed to get the silver medal. She won the small crystal globe in giant slalom ranking in the season 1987/88. Next year, 1989, in World championship in Vailu, she became the world champion in slalom, in giant slalom she got third place. She finished her carrier at the age of 22, after season 1989/90. The final decision came due to disagreement with Ski Federation of Slovenia. In her short, but successful carrier she won 7 victories and 22 classifications on podium.
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