Marielle Goitschel

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Marielle Goitschel
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Marielle Goitschel
Medal record
Competitor for  France
Women's Alpine Skiing
Winter Olympic Games
Gold 1964 Innsbruck Giant Slalom
Gold 1968 Grenoble Slalom
Silver 1964 Innsbruck Slalom
World Championships
Gold 1962 Chamonix Combined
Gold 1964 Innsbruck Combined
Gold 1964 Innsbruck Giant Slalom
Gold 1966 Portillo Combined
Gold 1966 Portillo Giant Slalom
Gold 1966 Portillo Downhill
Gold 1968 Grenoble Slalom
Silver 1962 Chamonix Slalom
Silver 1964 Innsbruck Slalom
Silver 1966 Portillo Slalom
Silver 1968 Grenoble Combined

Marielle Goitschel (born 28 September 1945 in Sainte-Maxime) is a former French alpine skier. Marielle is the younger sister of Christine Goitschel, another champion skier of the time, and the aunt of current speed skier Philippe Goitschel.

After great success in the 1962 World Championships and 1964 Winter Olympics, winning 5 medals including 3 golds, Goitschel was considered the world's best female skier. She continued her domination at the 1966 World Championships in Portillo, Chile, winning medals in all 4 events, with 3 golds and one silver. When the alpine skiing World Cup debuted a few months after those championships in January 1967, Goitschel was expected to again dominate the circuit that season. However, she narrowly lost the overall title to Nancy Greene of Canada, but did take the discipline cup in downhill and tied for the win in slalom with her compatriot Annie Famose . During the next season, she again missed the overall title, finishing only 4th while repeating as slalom champion. She won her final gold medal in slalom at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, and then retired from ski racing after that season. Goitschel's total of 11 World Championships medals in alpine skiing is second all-time among women to the 15 won by Christl Cranz of Germany (see the note below).

Marielle and sister Christine were the first ever female siblings on the same individual's event Olympic podium, winning the gold (Christine) and silver (Marielle) medals in the 1964 Olympic Women's slalom.[1] They would repeat the feat two days later, switching their gold-silver order, in the 1964 Olympic Women's giant slalom.


World Cup victories[edit]

Season results[edit]

Season Discipline
1967 Downhill
1967 Slalom
1968 Slalom
 

Individual races[edit]

7 wins (5 slalom, 2 downhill)

Date Location Race
18 January 1967 Austria Schruns Downhill
19 January 1967 Austria Schruns Slalom
3 March 1967 Italy Sestriere Downhill
12 March 1967 United States Franconia Slalom
6 January 1968 West Germany Oberstaufen Slalom
13 February 1968 France Grenoble Slalom
28 March 1968 Canada Rossland Slalom

Notes[edit]

From 1948 to 1980, the alpine skiing events at the Winter Olympics also counted as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, so Goitschel's medals in 1964 and 1968 are double-counted in the list above (shown in both Olympics and World Championships). Separate World Championships medals were awarded each Olympic year in the combined using the results of the slalom and downhill. Also, for the only time in 1968, the results of the Olympic races counted for World Cup points, so Goitschel's slalom gold medal is also listed as a World Cup race win in the table above.

References[edit]

  1. ^ QMI Agency writer (2014-02-09). "Dufour-Lapointe duo not first 1-2 Olympics sister act". Toronto Sun.com. Retrieved 2014-02-13.