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Alberto Tomba
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Age55
Birthday 19 December, 1966
Birthplace San Lazzaro di Savena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Height 5' 11¾" (182 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality Italian
Occupation Skiing
Claim to Fame 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin
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Alberto Tomba (born 19 December 1966 in San Lazzaro di Savena) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Italy. He was the dominant technical skier (slalom and giant slalom) in the late 1980s and 1990s. At 6 ft tall and 90 kg, his powerful build was a contrast to the lighter, more traditional technical skiers who prioritised agility over muscle. Tomba was able to take advantage of the introduction of spring-loaded ski gates which replaced the older, solid gates in the early 1980s by using his power to maintain a faster, more direct line through courses. Tomba won three Olympic gold medals, two World Championships, and nine World Cup season titles: four in slalom, four in giant slalom, and one overall title. He was popularly called Tomba la Bomba ("Tomba the Bomb").

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