Annelise Coberger

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Annelise Coberger
Medal record
Women's alpine skiing
Representing  New Zealand
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville Slalom

Annelise Coberger (born 16 September 1971) is a New Zealand former alpine skier. Born in Christchurch, she became the first person from the Southern Hemisphere to win a medal at the Winter Olympics when she won silver in the slalom at Albertville in France in 1992. For this success, at the annual Halberg Awards she was awarded the title of New Zealand Sportsman of the Year. Coberger also competed at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer but did not finish her first run of the slalom. Coberger remained the only Winter Olympic medalist from New Zealand for 26 years until Zoi Sadowski-Synnott won bronze in the women's big air at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Coberger won one World Cup slalom and reached seven other World Cup podiums. In the 1992–93 season, she was the runner-up in the Slalom World Cup with just 6 points behind the winner Vreni Schneider. Coberger finished competing at an international level a couple of years after her Olympic success (her last World Cup race was in March 1995). She then joined the New Zealand Police and currently has two girls, first born in 2002 and the second in 2004.

World Cup victories[edit]

Date Location Race
14 January 1992 Austria Hinterstoder Slalom


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Preceded by
Philippa Baker
New Zealand's Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Susan Devoy
Halberg Awards – Supreme Award
Succeeded by
Eisenhower Trophy Team