Katja Seizinger

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Katja Seizinger
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G,
Giant slalom, Slalom,
Combined
Club Ski Club Halblech
Born (1972-05-10) 10 May 1972 (age 42)
Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
World Cup debut 10 December 1989
(age 17)
Retired March 1998 – (age 25)
Olympics
Teams 3 – (199298)
Medals 5 (3 gold)
World Championships
Teams 4 – (199197)
Medals 4 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 9 – (200298)
Wins 36 – (16 DH, 16 SG, 4 GS)
Podiums 76
Overall titles 2 – (1996, 1998)
Discipline titles 9 – (4 DH, 5 SG)

Katja Seizinger (born 10 May 1972 in Datteln, North Rhine-Westphalia), a former alpine ski racer, is the most successful alpine skier from Germany. She won three Olympic gold and two bronze medals, and won the World Cup championship three times (two in overall standings). She was also voted as Germany's sportswoman of the year three times over.

By winning the Olympic downhill races in 1994 and 1998, she became the first athlete to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in the same alpine speed-skiing event, and also the first woman alpine skier to defend an Olympic title.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
1990 17 44 39 12 21
1991 18 15 29 3 13 12
1992 19 3 10 4 1
1993 20 2 58 7 1 1 7
1994 21 3 49 6 1 1 19
1995 22 2 19 9 1 3 4
1996 23 1 39 2 1 2
1997 24 2 19 2 2 5
1998 25 1 12 6 1 1 2

Season titles[edit]

  • 11 titles – (2 overall, 4 DH, 5 SG)
Season Discipline
1992 Downhill
1993 Downhill
Super-G
1994 Downhill
Super-G
1995 Super-G
1996 Overall
Super-G
1998 Overall
Downhill
Super-G

Individual races[edit]

  • 36 wins – (16 DH, 16 SG, 4 GS)
Season Date Location Race
1992 7 Dec 1991 Santa Caterina, Italy Super G
1 Nov 1992 Schruns, Austria Downhill
25 Jan 1992 Morzine, France Downhill
7 Mar 1992 Vail, CO, USA Downhill
1993 20 Dec 1992 Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada Super G
15 Jan 1993 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
26 Feb 1993 Veysonnaz, Switzerland Downhill
3 Mar 1993 Morzine, France Downhill
20 Mar 1993 Vemdalen, Sweden Giant Slalom
20 Mar 1993 Åre, Sweden Super G
1994 14 Jan 1994 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Downhill
15 Jan 1994 Super G
6 Mar 1994 Whistler, British Columbia, Canada Downhill
9 Mar 1994 Mammoth Mtn., CA, USA Super G
16 Mar 1994 Vail, CO, USA Downhill
1995 11 Dec 1994 Lake Louise, AB, Canada Super G
9 Mar 1995 Bormio, Italy Super G
1996 5 Dec 1995 St. Anton, Austria Downhill
6 Jan 1996 Maribor, Slovenia Giant Slalom
13 Jan 1996 Garmisch, Germany Super G
2 Feb 1996 Val-d'Isère, France Super G
3 Feb 1996 Downhill
4 Feb 1996 Super G
9 Mar 1996 Hafjell, Norway Giant Slalom
1997 26 Oct 1996 Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom
30 Nov 1996 Lake Louise, AB, Canada Downhill
7 Mar 1997 Mammoth Mtn., CA, USA Super-G
13 Mar 1997 Vail, CO, USA Super G
1998 29 Nov 1997 Mammoth Mtn., CA, USA Super G
4 Dec 1997 Lake Louise, AB, Canada Downhill
5 Dec 1997 Downhill
6 Dec 1997 Super G
17 Dec 1997 Val d'Isère, France Downhill
18 Dec 1997 Super G
24 Jan 1998 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Super G
31 Jan 1998 Åre, Sweden Downhill

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Franziska van Almsick
German Sportswoman of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Franziska van Almsick
Preceded by
Franziska van Almsick
German Sportswoman of the Year
1996
Succeeded by
Astrid Kumbernuss
Preceded by
Astrid Kumbernuss
German Sportswoman of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Steffi Graf