A great figure in skiing in Chamonix, Lucienne Schmith-Couttet died on Tuesday at the age of 95 after a busy life. A member of the Chamonix sports club, she was considered the first great French ski champion. After several French championship titles, she was the first tricolor to win a world title, in Are, Sweden, in 1954. In addition to gold in the giant slalom, she then brought back two other medals, bronze, downhill and combined.
” It is only elegance, flexibility and efficiency said her admirers. After her champion career, Lucienne Schmith-Couttet pursued her passion for skiing and became an instructor in Chamonix.