Günther Mader

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Günther Mader
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Super G,
Giant Slalom, Slalom,
Combined
Club SC Gries Am Brenner
Born (1964-06-24) June 24, 1964 (age 50)
Matrei am Brenner,
Tyrol, Austria
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
World Cup debut December 22, 1982
(age 18)
Retired March 1998 (age 33)
Website guenthermader.at
Olympics
Teams 4 - (1988-98)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 7 - (1985-97)
Medals 6 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 16 - (1983-98)
Wins 14
Podiums 44
Overall titles 0 - (2nd in 1995 & 1996)
Discipline titles 2 - (1 GS, 1 K )

Günther Mader (born June 24, 1964) is a former alpine ski racer and Olympic medalist from Austria. Born in Matrei am Brenner, Tyrol, he is one of only five men to have won World Cup races in all five alpine disciplines (downhill, super G, giant slalom, slalom, and combined).

Mader made his World Cup debut at age 18 and competed for 16 seasons, including four Winter Olympics and seven world championships. He was the bronze medalist in the downhill at the 1992 Olympics and won a total of six medals in the world championships. Mader won two World Cup season titles, giant slalom in 1990 and combined in 1996, and placed second in the overall World Cup standings in 1995 and 1996, and third in 1990.

His only World Cup victory in downhill was the prestigious Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel, Austria, in 1996 at age 31. Mader retired from competition after the 1998 season with 14 World Cup victories, 44 podiums, and 146 top ten finishes.[1]


World Cup victories[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
1990 Giant Slalom
1996 Combined

Individual races[edit]

  • 14 victories - (1 DH, 6 SG, 2 GS, 1 SL, 4 K)
  • 44 podiums - (6 DH, 12 SG, 8 GS, 5 SL, 13 K)
Season Date Location Race
1986 21 Feb 1996 Wengen, Switzerland Combined
2 Mar 1986 Geilo, Norway Slalom
1988 20 Mar 1988 Åre, Sweden Combined
1990 2 Dec 1989 Mt. Ste. Anne, Canada Giant Slalom
30 Jan 1990 Les Menuires, France Super-G
1991 6 Jan 1991 Garmisch, Germany Super-G
1992 8 Mar 1992 Panorama, Canada Super-G
1993 28 Mar 1993 Whistler, Canada Super-G
1994 27 Nov 1993 Park City, USA Giant Slalom
12 Dec 1993 Val-d'Isère, France Super-G
1995 16 Jan 1995 Kitzbühel, Austria Super-G
1996 13 Jan 1996 Kitzbühel, Austria Downhill
14 Jan 1996 Combined
1997 12 Jan 1997 Chamonix, France Combined

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ski-db.com - results - Günther Mader - accessed 2011-01-16

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