Sylvia Eder

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Sylvia Eder
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
World Championships
Silver 1985 Bormio Combined
Silver 1987 Crans-Montana Combined
Silver 1993 Morioka-Shizukuishi Super-G

Sylvia Eder (born August 24, 1965 in Leogang[1]) is a former Austrian alpine skier.

As a 17-year-old, in 1982, she won her first downhill race at Bad Gastein, Austria.[2] The downhill remained her specialty discipline throughout her early career. She later developed an interest in the slalom, at which she won the world championship in 1985 in Bormio and the silver medal, after Erika Hess of Switzerland, at the World Cup in 1987.[2]

Later Eder focused on the giant slalom and the super-G, the latter becoming her main discipline. In 1993 she won a silver medal at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Morioka.[2]

Nearly 13 years after her first World Cup victory, in December 1994 she once again celebrated a success, winning the super-G at Vail, Colorado before her team colleague Veronika Wallinger.[2]

The alpine skier Elfi Eder is her younger sister.[3]

World Cup victories[edit]

Date Location Race
January 18, 1982 Austria Bad Gastein Downhill
December 4, 1994 United States Vail Giant Slalom

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biographie: EDER, Sylvia". International Ski Federation. 
  3. ^ Scott, Bill (15 February 1993). "Skiing:Family affair for the Eders". The Independent.