Elisabeth Görgl

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Elisabeth Görgl
— Alpine skier —
Österreichische Galanacht des Sports 2011 C Elisabeth Görgl.jpg
Görgl in January 2012
Disciplines Downhill, Super G
Giant slalom, Slalom,
Combined
Club Kapfenberger Sportvereinigung
Born (1981-02-20) 20 February 1981 (age 33)
Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Austria
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
World Cup debut 10 March 2000 (age 19)
Website lizz.at
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2006, 2010)
Medals 2 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 6 – (200313)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 12th – (200314)
Wins 6 – (2 DH, 2 SG, 2 GS)
Podiums 37
Overall titles 0 – (4th in 2008, '11)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in SG & GS: '08)

Elisabeth Görgl (born 20 February 1981) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria.

Born in Bruck an der Mur, Styria, Görgl made her World Cup debut in March 2000 and has reached World Cup podiums in all five alpine disciplines, with multiple victories in giant slalom, super G, and downhill. In January 2008, she won her first World Cup race in the giant slalom at Maribor, Slovenia. Into late January 2014, Görgl has six World Cup victories and 37 podiums.[1]

World championships[edit]

At the 2009 World Championships at Val d'Isère, Görgl won a bronze medal in super combined. In 2011 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, she won two gold medals, the first in the super G[2] and a second in the downhill five days later.[3] Her sweep of the two women's speed events marked the third consecutive occurrence at the World Championships – preceded by Lindsey Vonn in 2009 at Val d'Isère and Anja Pärson in 2007 at Åre.

Winter Olympics[edit]

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Görgl won the bronze medal in the downhill – the same medal in the same event as her mother half a century earlier at the 1960 and the 1964 Winter Olympics.[4][5] A week later she also won bronze in the giant slalom. Görgl also participated in 4 disciplines in the 2014 Winter Olympics (Downhill, Giant slalom, Super G, combined).

Personal[edit]

Görgl is the daughter of Traudl Hecher (b. 1943), an alpine racer for Austria in the early 1960s. She won Olympic bronze medals in the downhill in 1960 (at age 16) and 1964, and remains the youngest Olympic medalist in alpine skiing. Görgl's older brother Stephan (b. 1978) is a former World Cup alpine racer; he competed in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics.[6]

World Cup results[edit]

Race victories[edit]

  • 6 wins – (2 DH, 2 SG, 2 GS)
  • 37 podiums – (10 DH, 5 SG, 15 GS, 3 SL, 1 PS, 3 SC)
Season Date Location Discipline
2008 28 Jan 2008 Maribor, Slovenia Giant slalom
15 Mar 2008 Bormio, Italy Giant Slalom
2010 6 Dec 2009 Lake Louise, Canada Super G
2012 7 Jan 2012 Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria Downhill
2014 11 Jan 2014 Altenmarkt, Austria Downhill
23 Jan 2014 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super G

Season standings[edit]

  • Ranking and points
Season Overall Slalom Giant
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
2003 41 (178) 18 (112) 27 (66)
2004 10 (654) 5 (339) 4 (293) 38 (22)
2005 12 (511) 22 (99) 10 (225) 12 (137) 34 (26) 11 (24)
2006 10 (602) 36 (19) 16 (155) 11 (172) 8 (227) 15 (29)
2007 11 (568) 35 (39) 11 (171) 23 (96) 14 (184) 8 (78)
2008 4 (1137) 42 (22) 2 (479) 2 (326) 11 (215) 8 (95)
2009 8 (755) 4 (333) 14 (133) 10 (176) 5 (113)
2010 6 (591) 29 (49) 20 (67) 2 (300) 26 (65) 4 (110)
2011 4 (992) 33 (41) 4 (236) 9 (137) 4 (333) 4 (185)
2012 6 (987) 7 (333) 9 (205) 3 (384) 10 (50)
2013 19 (381) 15 (160) 14 (101) 24 (84) 13 (36)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mintz, Geoff (23 January 2014). "In Cortina, Goergl wins another; Mancuso, Cook top 10". Ski Racing. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ McKee, Hank (8 February 2011). "Goergl gets 1st gold of Championships, Mancuso gains silver". Ski Racing. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  3. ^ McKee, Hank (13 February 2011). "Joy in Austria, Goergl wins DH, Vonn snares silver". Ski Racing. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Stephan Görgl". Sports Reference. Olympic results. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Elisabeth Görgl bio". NBC Sports. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Stephan Görgl". Sports Reference. Olympic results. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Andrea Fischbacher
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2011
Succeeded by
Marlies Schild