Anna is young in years, but rich in experience. Together with her team she knows exactly what is important during preparation to be in top condition at the season´s highlight. You´ll find all important dates in the racing schedule.
Anna Fenninger was presented the Austrian sportswoman of the year 2013. Sports Media Austria, a federation of Austrian sports journalists, has chosen the 24-year-old skier.
Covershooting by Helge Kirchberger
Anna was model for the covershooting and a fashion line in the second edition of the Austrian magazine “Sportmagazin Ladies”. During the various shooting and through the professional cooperation with HelgeKirchbergershe had a lot of fun.
End of April 2013 Anna Fenninger visited the facilities of the NamibianCheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). On site she has informed herself about the CCF engagement in cheetah conservation and the preservation of their habitat. The experiences and the impressions in Namibia had moved Anna deeply: “It has been fascinating to get personally involved and I really hope that we can watch the wild animals for long time.”
Being the European Ambassador of the CCF Anna has set herself the aim to help the non-profit association, which was founded in 1990, as often as she can. During her stay the photographer Thomas Kettner took excellent and unique shoots of Anna and the cheetahs. These photos have now been compiled to thecalendar called “kraFtwerk 2014”. “With this calendar I try to draw attention of the difficulties between the people especially the farmers and the cheetahs. I hope much more people get interested in it and try to help”, said the skier. The net income of the calendar will be donated to the CCF.
By the way, the project – kraFtwerk– had already startedlast year.Then the photographer had taken incredible picturesof the German four-time World- and European champion in figure skatingAljonaSavchenko and Robin Szolkowy.
As of now Anna Fenninger belongs to the „Raiffeisen racingfamily“. „Besides her sportive achievements and the big capability to win, Anna Fenninger fits perfectly to Raiffeisen because of her personality. Polls illustrate that characteristics like pleasant, casual, natural and handsome are associated with Anna Fenninger”, said Dr. Leodegar Pruschak, executive director of the Raiffeisen marketing, pleased and very delighted about the new cooperation. Beside of Anna Fenninger overall World Cup Winner Marcel Hirscher, Kathrin Zettel and Max Franz are also part of the team.
In this season Anna Fenninger is coming up with a specialty! As first skier she is going to present two different designs on her helmet. While in speed events she is going to wear a yellow one like Hermann Maier years before, in technical events she will show up with a helmet in cheetah design. Thereby she calls attention for the CCF – the foundation protecting cheetah: it´s her matter of the heart.
The picture shows Anna Fenninger and Dr. Leodegar Pruschak
The goal is to assure the survival of the last free-ranging cheetahs in Africa
The Austrian world champion and multiple winner of world cup ski races, Anna Fenninger, has already shown her dedication for wildlife conservation in the past. In her role as the European ambassador for the Cheetah Conservation Fund she has recently caused a stir with her latest video and calendar shooting in Namibia.
This engagement will now be intensified together with the Austrian non-profit organisation Build an Ark – engaged in wildlife conservation for many years – in order to create a long-term effect for the project. The cooperation of a top-athlete and a wildlife conservation association constitutes an innovation and creates a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the cheetah`s plight and of society’s role in its long-term survival.
Cheetahs, the fastest terrestrial animals in the world, are currently endangered through loss of their natural habitat because of human colonisation, clearing of woodland, as well as poaching and hunting.
Anna Fenninger has achieved a lot in her career. Between 2002 and 2004 she was crowned six times the Austrian school-champion.At the European Olympic Youth Festival 2005 in Monthey(France) she was bronze medalist in slalom und Super G. Followed by four gold and two silver medals and another bronze medal at the World Youth Championships. 2006 and 2007 she has won the overall ranking of the European Cup twice. Then, at the 11th of November she made her debut in the World Cup at the slalom in Levi. Over the course of the years her focus changed to the quicker events like giant slalom, Super G and downhill.But she is still a good slalom racer. That she proved 2011 at the World Championship in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) when she won the gold medal in the Super-Combination.Two years later during the World Championship 2013 in Schladming (Austria) she won the bronze medal in giant slalom. By the whole World Cup Season she got several victories and places on the podium. Finally the third place at the overall ranking of the World Cup Season 2012/2013 fills her with s special pride.