Marcel Hirscher

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Marcel Hirscher
— Alpine skier —
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Hirscher in October 2013
Disciplines Slalom, Giant slalom, Super-G
Club Skiklub Annaberg
Born (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25)
Annaberg-Lungötz,
Salzburg, Austria
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
World Cup debut 17 March 2007 (age 18)
Website marcelhirscher.at
Olympics
Teams 2 – (2010, 2014)
Medals 1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams 2 – (2009, 2013)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 8th – (200815)
Wins 26 – (11 GS, 14 SL, 1 P)
Podiums 62
Overall titles 3 – (2012, 2013, 2014)
Discipline titles 3 – (1 GS, 2 SL)

Marcel Hirscher (born 2 March 1989)[1] is an Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer. Born in Annaberg-Lungötz, Salzburg, Hirscher made his World Cup debut in March 2007.

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, Hirscher placed fourth in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom at Whistler Creekside. He placed fourth in the giant slalom at the 2009 World Championships, but broke his ankle the weekend preceding the 2011 World Championships, which ended his 2011 season.[2]

Returning after injury, Hirscher had his best season to date in terms of wins in 2012 with 9 victories and a total of 14 podiums, all in the two technical events (except for one third place in the season's last Super G). He won the World Cup overall and giant slalom titles, and placed third in the slalom.[3]

In October 2012, Hirscher was awarded the Skieur d'Or Award[4] by members of the International Association of Ski Journalists for his performances during the previous season.

Hirscher won the overall World Cup title again in 2013 with 6 victories; he also won the slalom title and was runner-up in giant slalom.[5] Hirscher scored a total of 18 podium finishes out of 19 races in the two technical events. The only race in either slalom or giant slalom where he finished outside top 3 was the giant slalom in Adelboden. In that particular race Hirsher was leading after the first run, built up his advantage to over a second in the second run, but nearly fell several gates before the final, thus missing the win and finished only 16th. He became the first male racer to retain the overall World Cup title since fellow Austrian Stephan Eberharter in 2002 and 2003[6] and the first to win it three years in a row since American Phil Mahre did so in 1981, 1982 and 1983.

World Cup results[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
2012 Overall
Giant Slalom
2013 Overall
Slalom
2014 Overall
Slalom

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2007 17 153  – 47  –  –  —
2008 18 51 15 60  –  –  —
2009 19 14 9 14 52  – 10
2010 20 6 8 6 34  – 12
2011 21 15 5 10  –  –  —
2012 22 1 3 1 27  –  —
2013 23 1 1 2  –  –  —
2014 24 1 1 2 31  – 8

Race victories[edit]

Hirscher in February 2011
  • 27 wins (12 GS, 14 SL, 1 P)
  • 64 podiums – (1 SG, 28 GS, 30 SL, 3 SC, 2 CE/Parallel)
Season Date Location Discipline
2010 13 Dec 2009 Val d'Isère, France Giant slalom
30 Jan 2010 Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Giant Slalom
2011 12 Dec 2010 Val d'Isère, France Slalom
2012 4 Dec 2011 Beaver Creek, US Giant Slalom
19 Dec 2011 Alta Badia, Italy Slalom
5 Jan 2012 Zagreb, Croatia Slalom
7 Jan 2012 Adelboden, Switzerland Giant Slalom
8 Jan 2012 Slalom
24 Jan 2012 Schladming, Austria Slalom
18 Feb 2012 Bansko, Bulgaria Giant Slalom
19 Feb 2012 Slalom
17 Mar 2012 Schladming, Austria Giant Slalom
2013 9 Dec 2012 Val d'Isère, France Giant Slalom
18 Dec 2012 Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
6 Jan 2013 Zagreb, Croatia Slalom
13 Jan 2013 Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom
27 Jan 2013 Kitzbuhel, Austria Slalom
29 Jan 2013 Moscow, Russia Parallel Slalom
2014 17 Nov 2013 Levi, Finland Slalom
14 Dec 2013 Val d'Isère, France Giant Slalom
22 Dec 2013 Alta Badia, Italy Giant Slalom
12 Jan 2014 Adelboden, Switzerland Slalom
16 Mar 2014 Lenzerheide, Switzerland Slalom
2015 26 Oct 2014 Sölden, Austria Giant Slalom
12 Dec 2014 Åre, Sweden Giant Slalom
14 Dec 2014 Slalom
21 Dec 2014 Alta Badia, Italy Giant Slalom

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
2009 19 DSQ1 4 DNF2
2011 21 injured: did not compete
2013 23 1 2

Olympic Results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 Slalom 
Super G Downhill Combined
2010 20 5 4
2014 24 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIS profile". Fis-ski.com. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ uk.eurosport.yahoo.com – Hirscher wins Beaver Creek giant slalom – 4 December 2011
  3. ^ "Marcel Hirscher wins overall title". ESPN. Associated Press. 17 March 2012. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Skieur d'Or Award". Snow Kings. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Manuele Lang (14 March 2013). "Alpine skiing: Hirscher assured of overall World Cup". Reuters. 
  6. ^ "Alpine Skiing". Fis-Ski. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Thomas Morgenstern
Austrian Sportsman of the year
2012
Succeeded by
David Alaba