Corinne Rey-Bellet

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Corinne Rey-Bellet
Medal record
Women's Alpine Skiing
World Championships
Silver 2003 St. Moritz Downhill

Corinne Rey-Bellet (2 August 1972 – 30 April 2006) was a Swiss alpine skier.

Rey-Bellet shared a World Championship silver medal in the downhill event in St. Moritz in 2003 and won a total of five World Cup races. She retired in 2003 because of a series of injuries to her right knee.

Death[edit]

Rey-Bellet was shot and killed in her parents' home in the Swiss village of Les Crosets, Canton Valais on Sunday, 30 April 2006[1] by her husband Gerold Stadler. She was three months pregnant.[citation needed] Her brother Alain, who was to have been married the following Friday, was also killed, and her mother Verena was severely injured. Corinne's two-year-old son, Kevin, home at the time of the attack, was left unharmed, and Corinne's father was not home at the time.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of her husband, Gerold Stadler. The couple had separated approximately 10 days before the murders took place. Stadler - a Swiss soldier - was the father of their two-year-old son. His body was recovered in a forest on 3 May 2006.[2] The Swiss police eventually confirmed that Stadler committed suicide using the same gun - his military weapon - that killed Rey-Bellet and her brother.[citation needed]

World cup victories[edit]

Date Location Race
16 January 1999 Austria St. Anton am Arlberg Super-G
16 January 1999 Austria St. Anton am Arlberg Downhill
15 January 2000 Austria Altenmarkt im Pongau Downhill
9 March 2001 Sweden Åre Super-G
2 March 2002 Switzerland Lenzerheide Downhill

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