Benjamin Maier

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Benjamin Maier
Benjamin Maier - Team Austria Winter Olympics 2014.jpg
Personal information
NationalityAustrian
Born (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 24)
Hall in Tirol, Austria
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
Spouse(s)Elisabeth Vathje (m. 2018)
Sport
Country Austria
Sport Bobsleigh

Benjamin Maier (born 19 April 1994) is an Austrian bobsledder.[1]

Maier competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics for Austria. He teamed with brakeman Markus Sammer in the two-man event, finishing 22nd, and with Sammer, Stefan Withalm, Angel Somov and Sebastian Heufler in the four-man event, finishing 21st.[2][3]

As of February 2016, his best showing at the World Championships is a bronze medal, in the 2013 team event. His best finish in an Olympic event is 5th, in the 2016 four-man event.[1]

Maier made his World Cup debut in January 2014. As of February 2016, his best finish is 2nd two times, in 2015–16 at St. Moritz and Schönau am Königssee.[1]

Maier married Canadian skeleton athlete Elisabeth Vathje in 2018.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c FIBT Profile Archived February 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Sports Reference Profile".
  3. ^ "Sochi2014.com profile". March 20, 2014. Archived from the original on March 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Elisabeth Vathje and Benjamin Maier celebrate wedding on Hawaii" (Press release). International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-14.

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