- Sport: Olympic Snowboarding
- Nation: Switzerland
- DOB: August 6, 1984
- Career Highlights: Frei has come on strong recently leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympics, winning bronze medals at the 2008 and 2009 Winter
X Games. She really began to come on the scene in 2007, however, when she finished second at the World Championships to U.S.
rider Lindsey Jacobellis. A three-time Swiss national champion, Frei's first podium finish in a World Cup event came when
she finished second in Spain in 2005. She won her first World Cup gold in Italy in January 2006, then took gold three more
times in 2008 and 2009 to establish herself as a major medal threat heading into Vancouver. Switzerland's Tanja Frieden is
the defending gold medalist in the snowboardcross, but many feel Frei - who's more than eight years younger than the 33-year-old
Frieden - is the best hope for the Swiss in Vancouver.
- Olympic History: None