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Yael Margelisch


Discipline: Paragliding

Birth date: 15 February 1991

Location: Verbier

Anecdote: “As a child, I used to play football in front of my parents’ house on the Planards plateau. Several times I kicked the ball a bit hard and it started rolling down towards Verbier. I would then start running down through the swamps to catch it. A few times, I found myself in Les Esserts, with my balloon 😉 Otherwise the adventures to go to school by snowmobile in winter, especially in 1999 when we were stuck at home for a week!

Favourite place in the Val de Bagnes: Pierre Avoi, and the path that climbs to it via the crests of La Marlénaz.

Prize list:

    • world champion 2021
    • swiss champion 2018
    • 3rd place european championship 2018
    • 2nd place Word Cup 2019
    • Holder of three world records:

– Free distance (552 km) 2019
– Free distance by 3 points (531 km) 2019
– Free distance round trip (301 km) 2020

    • 11 world cup podiums from 2015 to 2021
    • X-alps “last standing woman”