Born: Bolzano, Italy.
Residence: Banff, Alta.
Club: Banff Mtn. Academy
On national team since 1992.
Who says Canada only produces downhill, speed demons? Banff, Alberta's Thomas
Grandi is living proof that Canadians can excell in the more refined technical
alpine events, such as giant slalom and slalom, as his three top-15 placements
on the World Cup circuit last season show. The 24-year-old Grandi first served
notice that he was a legitimate contender in the technical events at the 1994
Lillehammer Olympics when he posted a 14th-place finish. And then during the
1995-96 campaign, the Italian born athlete improved his standing even further
when he posted a seventh-place showing in the combined event at the world alpine
championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.