Johanna Bassani

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Johanna Bassani (25 April 2002 – 5 May 2020) was an Austrian combined Nordic skier and ski jumper.[1]

Career[change | change source]

She began her career with the team UVB Hinzenbach, winning the championship in her Austrian hometown of Attnang-Puchheim at the age of twelve.[2]

In her debut at the Summer Grand Prix in 2019, Bassani finished 18th. In October 2019, she won the silver medal at the Austrian national Nordic combined championships.[3] Afterwards, she focused on the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne with Nordic combined.

After finishing eighth in the Gundersen individual event, Bassani competed with the Austrian Nordic combined team, winning the silver medal. She then finished 11th at the 2020 Nordic Combined Continental Cup in Eisenerz.

She was named to the Austrian national team for the 2020 Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in Oberwiesenthal.[4]

Death[change | change source]

Bassani died on 5 May 2020 at the age of 18.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "I sjokk etter dødsfall". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 9 May 2020.
  2. "Zwölfjährige Johanna Bassani ist Ski-Stadtmeisterin". meinbezirk.at (in German). 6 February 2013.
  3. "Staatsmeister von der Normalschanze gekürt". Österreichischer Skiverband (in German). 19 October 2019.
  4. "33 ÖSV-Athleten für Nordische JWM nominiert". Österreichischer Skiverband (in German). 27 February 2020.
  5. "Verein trauert um Johanna Bassani". UVB Hinzenbach (in German). 7 May 2020.