Maria Walliser

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Maria Walliser
Pirmin Zurbriggen and Maria Walliser 1987 Paraguay stamp crop.jpg
Pirmin Zurbriggen and Maria Walliser (right) on a 1987 Paraguay stamp
Personal information
Born 27 May 1963 (1963-05-27) (age 51)
Mosnang, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Sport Alpine skiing
Club SC Libingen

Maria Walliser (born 27 May 1963) is a Swiss former alpine skier.

Together with her fellow Swiss Erika Hess, Michela Figini and Vreni Schneider she dominated the female alpine skiing during the 1980s. Among her many successes, she won two overall World Cups (1986 and 1987). Walliser also won three world titles in 1987 and 1989, as well as three Olympic medals at Calgary 1988 and Sarajevo 1984.[1]

Walliser retired in 1990 with a World Cup tally of 72 podium finishes, including 25 victories. In 2000 she became president of Die Stiftung Folsäure Offensive Schweiz, a Swiss health organization fighting folate deficiency.[1]

World Cup victories[edit]

Season titles[edit]

Season Discipline
1984 Downhill
1986 Overall
Downhill
Combined
1987 Overall
Super-G
Giant Slalom

Individual races[edit]

25 race victories (14 downhill, 3 super G, 6 giant slalom, 2 combined)

Date Location Race
January 21, 1983 France Megève Downhill
February 5, 1983 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo Downhill
December 8, 1983 France Val-d'Isère Downhill
January 21, 1984 Switzerland Verbier Downhill
March 8, 1985 Canada Sunshine Village Downhill
January 11, 1986 Austria Bad Gastein Downhill
January 12, 1986 Austria Bad Gastein Combined
February 5, 1986 Italy Val Zoldana Giant Slalom
March 1, 1986 Japan Furano Downhill
March 8, 1986 Canada Sunshine Village Downhill
March 9, 1986 Canada Sunshine Village Combined
December 14, 1986 France Val d'Isère Super-G
December 20, 1986 Italy Val Zoldana Giant Slalom
January 6, 1987 Austria Saalbach-Hinterglemm Super-G
January 18, 1987 Germany Bischofswiesen Giant Slalom
February 27, 1987 Germany Zwiesel Giant Slalom
March 15, 1987 United States Vail Super-G
March 22, 1987 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo Giant Slalom
December 4, 1987 France Val-d'Isère Downhill
January 16, 1988 Switzerland Zinal Downhill
December 15, 1988 Austria Altenmarkt Downhill
January 19, 1989 France Tignes Downhill
March 4, 1989 Japan Furano Giant Slalom
December 9, 1989 United States Steamboat Springs Downhill
January 13, 1990 Austria Haus Downhill

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Maria Walliser. sports-reference.com

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Switzerland Michela Figini
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
1986–1987
Succeeded by
Switzerland Vreni Schneider