Werner Heel

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Werner Heel
— Alpine skier —
Werner Heel Merano.jpg
Heel in July 2011
Disciplines Downhill, Super-G
Club G.S. Fiamme Gialle
Born (1982-03-23) 23 March 1982 (age 32)
Merano, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
World Cup debut 28 December, 2001 (age 19)
Website wernerheel.com
Olympics
Teams 1 – (2010)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 4 – (200713)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 13th – (200214)
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)

Werner Heel (born 23 March 1982) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from northern Italy.

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.[citation needed]

European Cup[edit]

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.

World championships[edit]

He participated in the 2007 World Championships in Åre without finishing his run in the Super Combined, and placed 27th in the super-G.

World Cup[edit]

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.

Season standings[edit]

Season Age Overall Slalom Giant
Slalom
Super G Downhill Combined
2005 22 136 42
2006 23 83 36 41 29
2007 24 74 32 33 36
2008 25 24 21 5 38
2009 26 16 2 11 26
2010 27 18 17 3 26
2011 28 34 14 22
2012 29 97 35 45
2013 30 16 4 10

Race podiums[edit]

  • 3 wins – (1 DH, 2 SG)
  • 9 podiums – (4 DH, 5 SG)
Season Date Location Discipline Place
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


External links[edit]

Media related to Werner Heel at Wikimedia Commons