|— Alpine ski racer —|
Schild in December 2010
|Disciplines||Slalom, Giant Slalom|
May 31, 1981 |
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|World Cup debut||December 9, 2001
|Teams||3 – (2002–10)|
|Medals||3 (0 gold)|
|Teams||5 – (2003–07, 2011–13)|
|Medals||7 (2 gold)|
|Seasons||11th – (2002–08, '10–13)|
|Wins||35 – (1 GS, 33 SL, 1 SC)|
|Overall titles||0 – (2nd in 2007)|
|Discipline titles||5 – (4 SL, 1 K)|
Marlies Schild (born May 31, 1981) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Admont, Styria, she is a specialist in the technical disciplines of giant slalom and slalom and has won multiple medals in Olympic and World Championship competitions, as well as five World Cup season titles.
At the beginning of her career, Schild preferred the downhill event. However, by the age of 19 she had already undergone five knee surgeries, prompting her to concentrate on the less dangerous slalom and giant slalom competitions. Since 2004, she has finished every season (except 2009 when out with injury) among the top 3 in the World Cup slalom standings, and won the slalom trophy in 2007, 2008, and 2011. Her best result in the overall competition was a second place in 2007, when she lost the overall trophy only in the last two races (slalom and giant slalom) against compatriot Nicole Hosp, after having taken the lead with a second place in downhill and a third place in Super-G on the first two days of the World Cup final 2007 in Lenzerheide.
While training for the giant slalom in October 2008, Schild fell and sustained a comminuted fracture in her left tibia and fibula, as well as a fractured tibial head. This severe injury sidelined Schild for the entire 2009 season. A few weeks after her return to competition in Levi in November 2009, she celebrated her first victory after the injury, winning the slalom in Lienz on December 29. Starting with Lienz, Schild has reached for more than two years the podium in all FIS slalom races she finished, including the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver (silver medal) and the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (gold medal). Her podium-run ended on March 10, 2012 when she finished 6th at the Slalom of Åre. Schild has not competed in downhill or Super-G since her injury. (Ref. Bio Patrick Lang)
Schild tore ligaments in her right knee on 20 December 2012 in Sweden, and it was announced that she will miss most of the 2013 season, including the 2013 World Championships. Nevertheless, Schild announced on 13 February 2013 that she will compete at the women's World Championships slalom three days later and will make her comeback only 58 days after her accident.
At the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, she placed second in the slalom behind Janica Kostelić, and in 2005 at Bormio, Italy, she won a bronze medal in the combined, behind Janica Kostelić and Anja Pärson. In 2007 at Åre, Sweden, Schild won silver in the slalom and bronze in the combined. In team events she won gold 2007 in Åre and silver at the 2011 World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, with the Austrian team.
At the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Schild won a silver medal in women's combined and a bronze medal in the women's slalom event; in the giant slalom, she placed 17th. In the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Schild improved to another silver in the slalom. She also competed at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake, but did not finish the slalom event.
World Cup results
|2004||13 Mar 2004||Sestriere, Italy||Slalom|
|2005||28 Dec 2004||Semmering, Austria||Giant Slalom|
|29 Dec 2004||Semmering, Austria||Slalom|
|9 Jan 2005||Santa Caterina, Italy||Slalom|
|2006||29 Dec 2005||Lienz, Austria||Slalom|
|5 Jan 2006||Zagreb, Croatia||Slalom|
|8 Jan 2006||Maribor, Slovenia||Slalom|
|2007||11 Nov 2006||Levi, Finland||Slalom|
|26 Nov 2006||Aspen, USA||Slalom|
|15 Dec 2006||Reiteralm, Austria||Super Combined|
|21 Dec 2006||Val d'Isère, France||Slalom|
|4 Jan 2007||Zagreb, Croatia||Slalom|
|7 Jan 2007||Kranjska Gora, Slovenia||Slalom|
|25 Feb 2007||Sierra Nevada, Spain||Slalom|
|11 Mar 2007||Zwiesel, Germany||Slalom|
|2008||10 Nov 2007||Reiteralm, Austria||Slalom|
|25 Nov 2007||Panorama, Canada||Slalom|
|6 Jan 2008||Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Rep.||Slalom|
|27 Jan 2008||Ofterschwang, Germany||Slalom|
|14 Mar 2008||Bormio, Italy||Slalom|
|2010||29 Dec 2009||Lienz, Austria||Slalom|
|12 Jan 2010||Flachau, Austria||Slalom|
|13 Mar 2010||Garmisch, Germany||Slalom|
|2011||13 Nov 2010||Levi, Finland||Slalom|
|21 Dec 2010||Courchevel, France||Slalom|
|29 Dec 2010||Semmering, Austria||Slalom|
|4 Jan 2011||Zagreb, Croatia||Slalom|
|4 Feb 2011||Zwiesel, Germany||Slalom|
|12 Mar 2011||Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Rep.||Slalom|
|2012||27 Nov 2011||Aspen, USA||Slalom|
|18 Dec 2011||Courchevel, France||Slalom|
|20 Dec 2011||Flachau, Austria||Slalom|
|29 Dec 2011||Lienz, Austria||Slalom|
|3 Jan 2012||Zagreb, Croatia||Slalom|
|11 Feb 2012||Soldeu, Andorra||Slalom|
- T W Flørenes, T Bere, L Nordsletten, S Heir, R Bahr (13 October 2009), "Injuries among male and female World Cup alpine skiers", British Journal of Sports Medicine 2009;43:973–978. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2009.068759
- "Alpine Skiing: Marlies Schild", ESPN, 2008. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
- "Schild claims World Cup slalom crown". Yahoo! Eurosport (TF1 Group). 12 March 2011. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
- "Ski Alpin: WM-Saison für Marlies Schild nach Sturz zu Ende", DiePresse.com. October 9, 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2012. (German)
- "FIS-Ski result list", results for Marlies Schild, slalom, sorted by race date. Retrieved January 10, 2012.
- "Marlies Schild injured, out for World Champs". Ski Racing.com. December 21, 2012.
- "Marlies Schild tritt zur Titelverteidigung an" (in German). derstandard.at. February 13, 2013.
- Marlies Schild mit viertem Sieg in Serie, NZZ. December 29, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2012. (German)
- "Marlies Schild". 2006 Winter Olympics profile. Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
- "Raich Benjamin & Schild Marlies – Alpine Skiing". Retrieved 2007-01-05.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marlies Schild.|
- Marlies Schild at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com – Marlies Schild – World Cup season standings
- Ski-db.com – results – Marlies Schild
- Sports Reference.com - Olympic results - Marlies Schild
- marlies-schild.com – personal site – (German)
- Austrian Ski team (ÖSV) – Marlies Schild – (German)
- Atomic Skis – athletes – Marlies Schild
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