Tina Weirather

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Tina Weirather
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, super-G,
giant slalom, combined
Club Ski Club Schaan
Born (1989-05-24) 24 May 1989 (age 25)
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
World Cup debut 22 October 2005 (age 16)
Website tina-weirather.com
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2006, 2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 3 – (2005, 2007, 2013)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 7th – (200708, 2010,
        201215)
Wins 3 – (2 SG, 1 GS)
Podiums 17 – (9 DH, 6 SG, 2 GS)
Overall titles 0 – (5th in 2014)
Discipline titles 0 – (2nd in DH, 2012)

Christina "Tina" Weirather (born 24 May 1989) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from Liechtenstein.

Racing career[edit]

Weirather made her World Cup debut at age 16 in October 2005 and has three victories and fourteen podiums through February 2014.

Weirather competed in two events at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and finished 33rd in the super-G, but did not finish in the downhill. She had qualified to ski in four events at the 2010 Winter Olympics: downhill, super-G, giant slalom, and the combined. Just weeks before the Olympics on 23 January, while competing in a World Cup downhill at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Weirather suffered another anterior cruciate ligament injury to her right knee and missed the Olympics,[1] as well as the following World Cup season of 2011.[2]

Following years of training alongside her compatriots on the Liechtenstein Alpine Ski team, Weirather now trains with the Swiss team.[3]

During the fourth training run for the downhill at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Weirather crashed at Rosa Khutor on 9 February and injured her lower right leg.[4] The bone contusion caused her to miss her starts in the Olympics and the remainder of the 2014 World Cup season. At the time, she was second in the World Cup overall, downhill and super-G standings and third in the giant slalom.[5]

Personal[edit]

Born in Vaduz, Weirather is the daughter of former World Cup ski racers Harti Weirather of Austria and Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein (and the niece of Andreas Wenzel).[1] Her mother Hanni won two overall World Cup titles (1978, 1980) and two Olympic gold medals (1980); uncle Andreas won the men's overall World Cup title in 1980. Her father Harti won the season title in downhill in 1981 and was world champion in 1982.

Weirather currently resides in Gamprin.

World Cup results[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2007 17 56 23 51 43 16
2008 18 109 39
2009 19
2010 20 58 41 25 38 32
2011 21
2012 22 9 30 7 2 33
2013 23 18 37 9 6
2014 24 5 10 3 4 17

Race podiums[edit]

  • 3 wins – (2 SG, 1 GS)
  • 17 podiums – (9 DH, 6 SG, 2 GS)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
2012 2 Dec 2011 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2nd
28 Jan 2012 St. Moritz, Switzerland Downhill 3rd
4 Feb 2012 Garmisch, Germany Downhill 3rd
5 Feb 2012 Super-G 3rd
26 Feb 2012 Bansko, Bulgaria Super-G 2nd
2013 30 Nov 2012 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 3rd
1 Mar 2013 Garmisch, Germany Super-G 1st
2014 29 Nov 2013 Beaver Creek, USA Downhill 2nd
1 Dec 2013 Giant slalom 3rd
7 Dec 2013 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 2nd
8 Dec 2013 Super-G 2nd
14 Dec 2013 St. Moritz, Switzerland Super-G 1st
22 Dec 2013 Val-d'Isère, France Giant slalom 1st
24 Jan 2014 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy   Downhill 2nd
25 Jan 2014 Downhill 3rd
26 Jan 2014 Super-G 2nd
2015 5 Dec 2014 Lake Louise, Canada Downhill 3rd

World Championship results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2005 15 31
2007 17 DNF2 DNF DNS2
2009 19 injured, did not compete
2011 21
2013 23 27 DNF 13 DNS2

Olympic results[edit]

  Year    Age   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
2006 16 33 DNF
2010 20 injured: did not compete
2014 24 DNS DNS

Other honours[edit]

Alpine Skiing Junior World championships[edit]

  • 2007 Alpine Skiing Junior World Championships in Altenmarkt (Austria)
    • Gold Downhill
    • Silver Super-G
    • Silver Giant slalom
  • 2006 Alpine Skiing Junior World Championships in Mont Sainte-Anne (Canada)
    • Gold Giant slalom

Swiss Alpine Skiing championships[edit]

  • 2005 Swiss Alpine Skiing Championships in Veysonnaz (Switzerland)
    • Silver Giant slalom
  • 2006 Swiss Alpine Skiing Championships in St. Moritz (Switzerland)
    • Gold Giant slalom
  • 2009 Swiss Alpine Skiing Championships in St. Moritz (Switzerland)
    • Silver Giant slalom

German Alpine Skiing championships[edit]

  • 2009 German Alpine Skiing Championships in Oberjoch (Germany)
    • Bronze Giant slalom

Liechtenstein Alpine Skiing championships[edit]

  • 2006 Liechtenstein Alpine Skiing Championships in Malbun (Liechtenstein)
    • Gold Giant slalom

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dunbar, Graham (23 December 2013). "Liechtenstein skier Tina Weirather follows in her family's rich Olympic tradition". Courier Islander (Campbell River, British Columbia). Associated Press. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Battaglia, Joe (1 February 2014). "Perseverance has Tina Weirather on cusp of own Olympic Alpine greatness". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather is on the fast track". 
  4. ^ Battaglia, Joe (11 February 2014). "Injury knocks medal contender Tina Weirather from Sochi downhill". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Season ends early for Tina Weirather". Ski Racing. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Richard Wunder
Flagbearer for Liechtenstein
Sochi 2014
Succeeded by
Incumbent