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The 1980s and 1990s were a time of fierce competition in the Men’s overall, with many outstanding skiers. One of them, Andrea Alessi, better known to his friends as Bubu, emerged as a true champion during this time.
Bubu won his first medal at the age of 16 in 1983, qualified for his first World Championships in 1985, and won a gold medal in his strongest event, jumping, at the Singapore Worlds in 1993. Along the way he won five additional World Championship medals, including three silvers, two in overall and one in jumping, and two bronzes, one in tricks and one in overall.
In the European Championships, Bubu amassed 26 medals. Among these were 15 gold medals, six in overall and eight in jumping.
Competing and earning high placements in eight World Championships and numerous international events was an essential contribution to the achievements of the Italian team over a period of nearly two decades.
I am pleased to announce the induction into the International Hall of Fame of Italy’s most successful overall skier: Andrea ‘Bubu’ Alessi.