Alexandra Meissnitzer

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Alexandra Meissnitzer
Alexandra Meissnitzer Semmering 2002.jpg
Meissnitzer in December 2002
Personal information
Born 18 June 1973 (1973-06-18) (age 43)
Abtenau, Salzburg, Austria

Alexandra Meissnitzer (born 18 June 1973) is a retired alpine skier from Austria. Her specialities are the downhill, super-G and giant slalom disciplines.

She comes from Abtenau, Salzburg. Her father, Hans Meissnitzer, a mechanic by trade, taught her to ski at an early age.

In the 1998 Winter Olympics at Nagano, Meissnitzer won the silver in the giant-slalom and the bronze in the super-G race, and in the 2006 Winter Olympics at Turin she won the bronze in the super-G race. In 1999 she won the overall Alpine Ski World Cup, to which she added the super-G and giant slalom World Cups for the same season. She also won two world titles (super-G and giant slalom) at the 1999 Alpine World Ski Championships. Being heavy injured after a fell in a training in November 1999, she missed the following seasons. At the 2003 Alpine World Ski Championships, she won the silver medal in the downhill race (in a tie with Corinne Rey-Bellet) behind Melanie Turgeon.

Meissnitzer finished third in the super-G at the 2008 World Cup finals in Bormio, Italy, on 13 March 2008, and set a new record as the oldest woman to finish on the podium in an alpine skiing World Cup race.[1]

World Cup victories[edit]

Overall[edit]

Season Discipline
1999 Overall
1999 Giant slalom
1999 Super-G

Individual races[edit]

Date Location Race
7 December 1995 France Val-d'Isère Super-G
20 December 1995 Switzerland Veysonnaz Super-G
15 March 1998 Switzerland Crans-Montana Giant slalom
19 November 1998 United States Park City Giant slalom
29 November 1998 United States Lake Louise Super-G
10 December 1998 France Val-d'Isère Super-G
11 December 1998 France Val-d'Isère Giant slalom
19 December 1998 Switzerland Veysonnaz Downhill
24 January 1999 Italy Cortina d'Ampezzo Giant slalom
22 February 1999 Sweden Åre Giant slalom
10 March 1999 Spain Sierra Nevada Downhill
4 January 2004 France Megève Super-G
11 December 2004 Austria Altenmarkt Super-G
4 December 2005 Canada Lake Louise Super-G

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ski-db.com/db/stats/WC_f_age.asp

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Austria Renate Götschl
Austrian Sportswoman of the year
1998 – 1999
Succeeded by
Austria Stephanie Graf