Christa Kinshofer

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Christa Kinshofer
Christa Kinshofer 1980 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Personal information
Born 24 January 1961 (1961-01-24) (age 54)
Rosenheim, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport Alpine skiing
Club SC Miesbach

Christa Kinshofer-Güthlein (born 24 January 1961) is a retired German alpine skier. She won a silver medal in the slalom event at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Eight years later at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary Kinshofer won two more silver medals in the giant slalom and bronze in the slalom.[1]

Kinshofer started competing in alpine skiing in 1971. In 1979 she won the world cup in giant slalom, and was elected German Sportswoman of the Year. After the 1980 Olympics she competed briefly for the Netherlands, but returned to West Germany for the 1988 Olympics, after which she retired from skiing. Later she co-wrote a book Fit for Success,[2] and became an organizer of golf and ski events.[1]

World Cup victories[edit]

Overall victories[edit]

Season Discipline
1979 Alpine Skiing World Cup Giant slalom

Individual victories[edit]

Date Location Race
18 December 1978 France Val d'Isère Giant slalom
7 January 1979 France Les Gets Giant slalom
6 February 1979 West Germany Berchtesgaden Giant slalom
8 March 1979 United States Aspen Giant slalom
11 March 1979 United States Heavenly Giant slalom
21 January 1981 Switzerland Crans-Montana Combined
19 December 1987 Italy Piancavallo Slalom


  1. ^ a b Christa Kinshofer.
  2. ^ Alfred J. Kremer and Christa Kinshofer (2001) Fit for Success. Mi-Wirtschaftsbuch. ISBN 347824790X
Preceded by
Germany Maria Epple
German Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Germany Irene Epple