Swiss skeleton racer who earned an Olympic precious metal medal in 2006 on the Turin video games, aswell as two precious metal medals on the Globe Championships. She gained her first silver medal in International Competition on the 2001 Globe Championships. She completed 9th in the skeleton on the 2010 Olympics. She wedded her trainer Snorre Pedersen in 2002. She gained gold on the 2006 Olympics where quickness skater Apolo Anton Ohno also had taken home the silver.