Andreas Wenzel

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Andreas Wenzel
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Super G,
Giant Slalom, Slalom,
Combined
Born (1958-03-18) March 18, 1958 (age 56)
Planken, Liechtenstein
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
World Cup debut 1976 - (age 17)
Retired March 1988 - (age 30)
Olympics
Teams 4 - (1976-88)
Medals 2 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 6 - (1976-87)
includes two Olympics
Medals 4 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 13
Wins 14
Podiums 48
Overall titles 1 - (1980)
Discipline titles 2 - (2 K, 1984,'85)

Andreas Wenzel (born March 18, 1958) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Liechtenstein, active from 1976 to 1988. Born in Planken, he was the overall World Cup champion in 1980, the same season in which his older sister Hanni won the women's overall title. He also won two season titles in the combined event, in 1984 and 1985.

Wenzel competed in four Winter Olympics, and won two Olympic medals and four World Championship medals, including one gold (through 1980, the Olympics doubled as the World Championships). One of the top five-event racers of his era, he finished his World Cup career with 14 victories, 48 podiums, and 122 top ten finishes. [1]

Up to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Liechtenstein has won nine medals in its history of competition in the Winter Olympics, with eight of these medals achieved by two sets of siblings – Paul and his sister Hanni are responsible for six medals, while brothers Willi and Paul Frommelt are responsible for two more.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1977 18 21 16 11 not
run
not
awarded
1978 19 3 7 2
1979 20 6 15 7
1980 21 1 8 4 13 2
1981 22 7 17 16 33` 2
1982 23 5 13 11 2
1983 24 3 3 12 not
awarded
30 5
1984 25 4 6 8 37 1
1985 26 3 4 14 35 1
1986 27 14 12 22 22 40 5
1987 28 19 28 19 13 2
1988 29 59 21 19

Season titles[edit]

3 titles - (1 overall, 2 combined)

Season Discipline
1980 Overall
1984 Combined
1985 Combined

Individual races[edit]

14 wins: 1 super-G, 3 giant slalom, 4 slalom, 6 combined

Season Date Location Race
1978 17 Jan 1978 Switzerland Adelboden, Switzerland Giant Slalom
6 Mar 1978 United States Waterville Valley, USA Giant Slalom
1980 12 Jan 1980 West Germany Lenggries, West Germany Combined
13 Jan 1980 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
8 Mar 1980 West Germany Oberstaufen, West Germany Giant Slalom
1981 4 Jan 1981 Switzerland Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland Combined
1983 23 Feb 1983 Sweden Tärnaby, Sweden Slalom
1984 1 Dec 1983 Slovenia Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Slalom
20 Dec 1983 Italy Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Combined
15 Jan 1984 Switzerland Parpan, Switzerland Combined
29 Jan 1984 West Germany Garmisch, West Germany Super-G
1985 16 Dec 1984 Italy Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Combined
6 Jan 1985 France La Mongie, France Slalom
13 Jan 1985 Austria Kitzbühel, Austria Combined

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ski-db.com - Andreas Wenzel - results

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