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Robin Buffet

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Robin Buffet Ski Alpin
Nation FranceFrankreich France
Birthday 14. October 1991 (29 years)
Birthplace France
Career
Discipline Giant slalom, slalom
Association C.S. La Clusaz
Status resigned
Career End April 2020
Placements in the Alpine Ski World Cup
Individual World Cup debut 24. January 2012
Overall World Cup 90. (2016/17)
Slalom World Cup 30. (2016/17)
last update: March 16, 2020

Robin Buffet (born 14 October 1991) is a former French ski racer. His strengths lay in the technical disciplines of giant slalom and slalom.

Biography

Buffet competed in his first European Cup race in the 2008/09 season and it took him four years to finish in the top 10 for the first time. Buffet celebrated his first victory in the European Cup on 16 December 2015 in the Slalom in Obereggen. This was followed by another slalom victory in Val-Cenis on 4 January 2016. ER took part in the 2011 Junior World Championships in Crans-Montana, where he played no part in the fight for the medals, however. His best placing was 12th in the slalom.

Buffet made his debut in the Alpine Ski World Cup on 24 January 2012 in Schladming, where he failed to qualify for the 2nd round. He scored his first World Cup points on 13 December 2015 with 22nd place in the slalom in Val-d’Isère. In the 2015/16 European Cup season he won the slalom classification. He achieved his best result in a World Cup slalom on 15 January 2017 with 9th place in Wengen.

Buffet was never able to equal that result.
He ended his career in April 2020.[1]

Successes

World Championships

  • St. Moritz 2017: 18th Slalom

World Cup

  • 1 Placement in the top ten

World Cup rankings

Season Total Slalom
Place Points Place Points
2015/16 98. 58 31. 58
2016/17 90. 65 30. 65
2017/18 122. 18 40. 18
2018/19 134. 10 50. 10

European Cup

  • Season 2015/16: 4th overall, 1st slalom ranking
  • Season 2017/18: 6th slalom ranking
  • Season 2018/19: 10th slalom ranking
  • Season 2019/20: 1st combined ranking
  • 7 podium places, 4 of them victories:
Date Location Country Discipline
16. December 2015 Obereggen Italy Slalom
4. January 2016 Val-Cenis France Slalom
17. March 2016 La Molina Spain Slalom
10. December 2019 Santa Caterina Italy Combination

World Junior Championship

  • Crans-Montana 2011: 38th downhill, 49th super-G, 12th slalom

Other successes

  • 8 victories in FIS races
  • 2 podium places in the South American Cup
  • Winter Universiade 2015: 4th Giant Slalom, 4th Slalom

Web links

  • Robin Buffet in the database of the International Ski Federation (English)
  • Robin Buffet in the database of Ski-DB (english)

Individual references

  1. Andreas Raffeiner:Buffet ends his career.Skiweltcup.tv, accessed April 10, 2020.