|— Alpine skier —|
Heel in July 2011
|Club||G.S. Fiamme Gialle|
23 March 1982 |
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|World Cup debut||28 December, 2001 (age 19)|
|Teams||1 – (2010)|
|Teams||4 – (2007–13)|
|Seasons||13th – (2002–14)|
|Wins||3 – (1 DH, 2 SG)|
|Podiums||9 – (4 DH, 5 SG)|
|Overall titles||0 – (16th in 2009, 2013)|
|Discipline titles||0 – (2nd in SG, 2009)|
Born in Meran, Heel grew up in St. Leonhard in Passeier and currently resides in Meran, where he works as a police officer. He began skiing at the age of four. His main disciplines are downhill and super-G. In order to be competitive in super combined he also practices slalom. In 2004 he won the Italian championship in super-G at Caspoggio. His career has been slowed by several injuries.
During the 2005 season Werner Heel achieved his best results in the European Cup with two third places in the downhill races in Roccaraso and Bad Kleinkirchheim and a fourth place in the super-G race in Tarvisio.
Heel debuted in the World Cup on 28 December 2001 at the Stelvio downhill in Bormio, finishing 37th. In the 2007 season, he achieved his first top ten finish at the Kvitfjell downhill and finished 12th at Lake Louise.
The 2008 season started very well for Heel, finishing 6th in the Lake Louise downhill. He won his first race on 29 February 2008 in the Kvitfjell downhill. One day later he reconfirmed his potential finishing third in the second Kvitfjell World Cup downhill. He concluded the 2008 season with his best super-G result, a 7th place in Bormio on 13 March 2008. Near his hometown, Heel won the Super-G at Val Gardena on 19 December 2008. On 12 March 2009 he concluded his outstanding 2008/2009 season with a super-G victory in Åre, finishing second in the overall super-G world cup.
Heel races on Atomic skis.
|2008||29 Feb 2008||Kvitfjell, Norway||Downhill||1st|
|1 Mar 2008||Downhill||3rd|
|2009||19 Dec 2008||Val Gardena, Italy||Super G||1st|
|12 Mar 2009||Åre, Sweden||Super G||1st|
|2010||28 Nov 2009||Lake Louise, Canada||Downhill||2nd|
|12 Dec 2009||Val d'Isère, France||Super G||3rd|
|23 Jan 2010||Kitzbühel, Austria||Downhill||3rd|
|2013||14 Dec 2012||Val Gardena, Italy||Super G||3rd|
|3 Mar 2013||Kvitfjell, Norway||Super G||3rd|
Media related to Werner Heel at Wikimedia Commons
- Werner Heel at the International Ski Federation
- FIS-ski.com – World Cup season standings – Werner Heel – 2005–present
- Ski-db.com – results – Werner Heel
- Sports-Reference.com – Olympic results – Werner Heel
- Italian Winter Sports Federation – (FISI) – alpine skiing – Werner Heel – (Italian)
- Atomic Skis – athletes – Werner Heel
- Official website