Michaela Dorfmeister

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Michaela Dorfmeister
Michaela Dorfmeister 2008.jpg
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
Representing  Austria
Olympic Games
Gold 2006 Turin Downhill
Gold 2006 Turin Super-G
Silver 1998 Nagano Super-G
World Championships
Gold 2001 St. Anton Downhill
Gold 2003 St. Moritz Super-G
Silver 1999 Vail Downhill
Bronze 1999 Vail Super-G

Michaela Dorfmeister (born 25 March 1973 in Vienna) is a former professional alpine skier from Austria. Her specialities are both the downhill and the super-G disciplines, although she skis in and has had success in giant slalom.

Biography[edit]

The only daughter of a butcher by trade, Dorfmeister lived in Vienna until she was 6. She later studied at the Schladming ski academy, which has produced many of Austria's skiing greats.

Dorfmeister raced her first international season in 1983 and entered her first World Cup race in 1991 at Serre Chevalier coming 26th. Her first podium place was in 1995 at the St. Anton downhill when she was 1st. This was followed by a total of 25 victories (7 in downhill, 10 in super-G and 8 in giant slalom)

In 2000 she won the World Cup for giant slalom, and in 2002 the aggregate World Cup. She won two more speciality World Cups, in 2003 (downhill) and 2005 (super-G). At the 2006 Winter Olympics, she won the gold medal in the downhill and super-G races.

Dorfmeister's win in the Hafjell super-G on 3 March 2006 made her the oldest woman to win an Alpine Skiing World Cup race. [1]

World Cup victories[edit]

Overall[edit]

Season Discipline
2000 Giant slalom
2002 Overall
2003 Downhill
2006 Downhill
2005 Super-G
2006 Super-G

Individual races[edit]

Date Location Race
16 December 1995 St. Anton Downhill
6 March 1999 St. Moritz Super-G
4 December 1999 Serre-Chevalier Giant slalom
9 December 1999 Val-d'Isère Giant slalom
5 January 2000 Maribor Giant slalom
8 January 2000 Berchtesgaden Giant slalom
11 February 2000 Santa Caterina Super-G
24 November 2000 Aspen Super-G
9 December 2000 Sestriere Giant slalom
27 October 2001 Sölden Giant slalom
19 January 2002 Berchtesgaden Giant slalom
31 January 2002 Åre Giant slalom
6 March 2002 Altenmarkt Downhill
7 March 2002 Altenmarkt Super-G
21 December 2002 Lenzerheide Downhill
1 March 2003 Innsbruck Downhill
5 December 2004 Lake Louise Super-G
6 January 2005 Santa Caterina Downhill
16 January 2005 Cortina d'Ampezzo Downhill
19 February 2005 Åre Super-G
11 March 2005 Lenzerheide Super-G
18 December 2005 Val-d'Isère Super-G
20 January 2006 St. Moritz Super-G
21 January 2006 St. Moritz Downhill
3 March 2006 Hafjell Super-G

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Awards
Preceded by
Mirna Jukić
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2003
Succeeded by
Kate Allen
Preceded by
Renate Götschl
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
2006
Succeeded by
Incumbent