Trude Beiser

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Trude Beiser
— Alpine skier —
Disciplines Downhill, Giant Slalom,
Slalom, Combined
Born (1927-09-02) September 2, 1927 (age 87)
Lech am Arlberg, Vorarlberg, Austria
Teams 2 – (1948, 1952)
Medals 3 (2 gold)
World Championships
Teams 3 – (1948, 1950, 1952)
includes two Olympics
Medals 5 (3 gold)

Trude Beiser (after her marriage Trude Jochum-Beiser) (born September 2, 1927) is a former alpine ski racer from Austria. Born in Lech am Arlberg in Vorarlberg, she won two Olympic gold medals and a world championship.

At the 1948 Winter Olympics, Beiser won the gold medal in the combined and the silver medal in the downhill competition. In 1952 she became Olympic downhill champion.

Between these two Olympics, Beiser won two medals at the 1950 World Championships in Aspen, Colorado; a gold in the downhill and a silver in the giant slalom.[1] Four months earlier, she had given birth to her first child.[2]

After her racing career, Beiser worked as skiing trainer and opened a café in her home town.


  1. ^ Claasen, Harold (February 14, 1950). "21-year-old Austrian co-ed wins giant slalom race at Aspen". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. p. 12. 
  2. ^ "Young mother wins ski title". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. February 18, 1950. p. 3-part 2. 

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Preceded by
Austria Erika Mahringer
Austrian Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Austria Trude Klecker