Paul Accola

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Paul Accola
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Born 1967

Paul Accola (born February 20, 1967 in Davos) is a Swiss former Alpine skier. He came top in the overall World Cup in 1992, and won a total of four medals at the Winter Olympics and World Championships in the combined event.

By the end of his career he won seven world cup victories and was on the podium 26 times last time in 2000. In 2002 Accola suffered a serious ankle injury, breaking both of his talus bones. In February 2005, on his 38th birthday, Accola announced that he would retire as alpine skier after nearly two decades in the sport.

He is the sixth Swiss sportsperson to compete at five Olympics, after middle-distance runner Paul Martin, equestrians Henri Chammartin and Gustav Fischer, javelin thrower Urs von Wartburg, and equestrian Christine Stückelberger.

He is the brother of fellow former alpine skier Martina Accola.[2]

World Cup victories[edit]

Date Location Race
November 29, 1991 United States Breckenridge Giant Slalom
November 30, 1991 United States Breckenridge Slalom
January 13, 1992 Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen Combined
January 19, 1992 Austria Kitzbühel Combined
January 26, 1992 Switzerland Wengen Combined
February 1, 1992 France Megève Super-G
March 1, 1992 Japan Morioka Super-G

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998 Nagano Olympics; 1988 Results". CNN. Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Athlete profile: Paul Accola". CNNSI. 3 February 1998. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

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