Thomas Fanara

Thomas Fanara (born 24 April 1981) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from France.

Born in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Fanara specializes in giant slalom and has eleven World Cup podiums through the 2016 season; his first win came in March 2016 at the giant slalom finals in St Moritz, Switzerland. He has competed for France at two Winter Olympics and five World Championships.

Fanara has started over 70 World cup races, mostly in giant slalom but also in slalom, and has been on the podium seven times. In December 2007, he fell and hurt himself in the second run after winning the first run of a race in Bad Kleinkirchheim, but finished. Two years later in December 2009, Fanara incurred a season-ending injury to his left knee after a spectacular fall during a race in Beaver Creek, two months before the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Fanara has competed in four World Championships in the giant slalom discipline. In 2007 in Åre, Sweden, he finished 16th, but on home country snow in 2009 in Val-d’Isère, France design youth football uniforms, he did not finish the first run. At Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, he finished sixth in 2011 but failed to finish the first run in 2013 at Schladming small water bottles, Austria. Fanara participated in the team event in 2011 at Garmisch and earned a gold medal.

At the Winter Olympics, Fanara did not finish the first run of the giant slalom in 2006 and was injured two months prior the 2010 Games and did not compete.

Fanara reached the podium of French national championships four times freezing water bottles, all in giant slalom green and football socks. In 2005 he was third; in 2006 he was second; and he won in 2007 and 2009.