Top Speed S1
233.010 km/h
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Year of birth
168 cm
56 kg



Speed 1

Celia Martinez


Celia Martinez is a French athlete racing in the S1 class.

Celia was born in Dax in the southwest of France, not far from Biarritz. She has been skiing since she was 3 years old. At the age of 8, Celia entered the Quiksilver Challenge in Vars, a speed skiing competition for kids at the lower parts of the famous Chabrieres track. It was just for fun, but it became obvious it was her sport.

In 2008, at the age of 16 years old, Celia started racing with the French Speed Ski Team. She raced in the SDH class using standard production FIS DH Equipment. Her fastest speed during the SDH years is 184,10 km/h from Vars in 2013.

In 2015 Celia changed to the premier Speed 1 class and quickly shot through the 200 km/h limit. At the Speed Masters in Vars, the same track where it all started she now skied 211.392 km/h. 

For the 2016 edition of Speed Masters, Celia further increased the pace to 233.010 km/h making her the 7th fastest woman in the world.

In the total FIS Speed Ski World Cup ranking Celia ranked 3'rd when the 2016 season came to an end. For the season 2017 her World Cup total ranking was number 2.

Celia lives in Clermont-Ferrand, known for it's Circuit de Charade used for Formula 1 during 1965-1972. When not skiing, Celia is a competitive marathon runner. She does the marathon at 3h25 and the half at 1h29'21.

I started speedskiing at 8 for fun at the beginning. Now I do speedskiing because it is a very beautiful and demanding sport which needs a lot of physical and mental preparation all the year to bring the best performance. I really love to go fast!
Next season will be faster!